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“Very switched on place to eat with plants of choice”

L'Elephant Restaurant
Ranked #30 of 227 Restaurants in Luang Prabang
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$45
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Located in a building from the 60s, near the banks from the Mekong, the Restaurant “L'Elephant” offers an essentially "falang" (French) Menu with a small selection of Lao Dishes since 2000. From the home-made charcuterie to the duck breast roasted with “Mak Toum” or the Burgundy snails, L'Eléphant offers you original French family style cuisine. L'Eléphant restaurant cooks typical Lao dishes for you; dried meats and river weed as an aperitif, soups, grills or fish wrapped in banana leaves… Home-made breads and pastries, wines, spirits, ciders and a selection of beers complete the offer of this old-fashioned restaurant, chic, classy yet simple with its wooden floors and local wooden furniture. Relaxed atmosphere; casual attire! Open daily for lunch and dinner! Home made pastries and drinks all the day long ! You can choose from the à la Carte, our set menus or opt for the daily menu (110 000 kips for 3 dishes)! We are looking forward to welcome you!
Reviewed 29 November 2013

This place has got the more upmarket tourist trade and caters very well for it. The service is incredibly slick for Laos and food comes swiftly and efficiently. It's in a side street so hasn't got a lot of noise and pollution unlike some other places. Eating outside on the terrace has a bit more of an ambience than indoors . The food was plentiful and good quality. We had the lamb shank which was as good as anything you'd get in the uk, and local fish which was delicious... Good for when you've had enough of Lao sticky rice and spicy dips!

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Reviewed 19 November 2013

This restaurant had been recommended by friends of ours who were in Luang Prabang the week before we were. They are foodies so they always have great recommendations and this was another one of them! We had a wonderful evening. We made a reservation which was a good thing because I saw other people who tried to drop-in and the restaurant was full. We had a delicious dinner and the staff was wonderful. I ordered the mushroom soup and the duck. Both were excellent. If we were fortunate enough to return to Luang Prabang, this would be my first stop!

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Reviewed 16 November 2013

We had dinner on our own when in Luang Probang. We were on a tour with Grand Circle Tours when we stayed at our hotel and the tour director asked if we wanted to go with him to his favorite restaurant we did and we were not disappointed. The food was good, the service was good but a little slow but you have to remember we were a group of 15 or so. All in all, very nice. The food is priced a little high but you are in a French restaurant.

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Reviewed 9 November 2013

We tryed L'elephant for a recommendation from a family member. We were very excited about our dinner there but unfortunately it didn't meet our expectations. The restaurant is nice , beautiful decorated, very good and friendly service, nice wine list and french and Khmer menu.
We got the onion soup, which was average, a salad with too much dressing, duck breast that was pretty good and filet mignon with was OK.
Nothing to die for and very pricy! Is like having dinner in Laos with NY prices!
The highlight was the coffee and dessert.
You can have memorable dinners at Luang Pragang for less than half, just saying.

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Reviewed 8 November 2013

You will generally need to make a reservation if you want to eat at this highly rated restaurant. Lovely location. Very efficient service. We rated the meals as some of the best while touring in Laos. Really enjoyed the sour dough bread. Definitely not the cheapest in LP but still reasonably priced compared to other destinations.

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