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Wild Elephant

Thai, Vegetarian and Healthy Options Restaurant and Takeaway

3.9 out of 5 3.9/5 from 6 reviews (add your opinion)

21 Newington Road
Edinburgh
EH9 1QR

Phone: 0131 662 8822

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Price: £££
Licensed: Yes
BYOB: Yes
Pre-Theatre: Yes

Takeaway: Yes
Delivery: No

Opening Hours:
Sun-Thu: 1630-2300
Thu-Fri: 1200-1400

Menus:

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Tags: wildelephant restaurant takeaway licensed byob pretheatre thai vegetarian healthyoptions

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3 from MartinR (88%) on September 11th, 2009 (9 years ago)

Wild Elephant, 21 Newington Road, EH9 1QR, Edinburgh

The Wild Elephant is an unassuming but charming restaurant on the main drag in Newington. The ambience is particularly interesting, as on entering, you immediately feel transported to the 1970s Soho due to the decor. I half expected Del and Rodney to walk in. With high-backed and comfortable fitted seating around three-quarters of the room and a wooden Thai-hut which acts as bar and serving area covering the other quarter.

The staff are incredibly polite and utterly charming. Service is efficient, and the dining area is big enough that even when busy, the general chatter and bustle doesn't cause disruption to a quiet meal out for two.

The food is good, but not the quality one would expect for the price, and to my mind not in the same league as the nearby Celadon. We chose dishes which were noted on the menu as house specialities and whilst they were excellently presented and good quality, they exuded neither inspiration nor excitement.

In all, excellent service which is unfortunately not matched by the food.

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3 from EmmaR (69%) on October 6th, 2009 (9 years ago)

Wild Elephant, 21 Newington Road, EH9 1QR, Edinburgh

This is a nice Thai restaurant and fairly reasonably priced. The decor is not modern to say the least but it still has a warm and friendly feel. The staff were welcoming and friendly but were not too invasive.

The food was average. It wasn't terrible by any means. I had tempura to start which was a generous size and tasted fine. The main course was beef. I can't actually remember what it was called but this is probably because it was so mediocre. I would eat here again if I was invited but probably not out of choice. It was good enough that I felt I'd had a filling meal and had been looked after well. I think my main problem is that Celadon is round the corner and that place blew me away in comparison. Wild Elephant is certainly worth trying. It may well be for you. It just didn't inspire me as I'd hoped.

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3.5 from irishphat (61%) on August 17th, 2007 (11 years ago)

Wild Elephant, 21 Newington Road, EH9 1QR, Edinburgh

Quiet but excellent food. Had a red curry which I loved and the meal for 2 was excellent value. Will go again and would bring people with me happily. I don't think it ever gets busy mind you and minimal chat from the staff but thats ok as you're too busy eating.

I wouldn't imagine you'd need to book as I've never seen it full.

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4.5 from rhona (12%) on February 23rd, 2008 (11 years ago)

Wild Elephant, 21 Newington Road, EH9 1QR, Edinburgh

Absolutely love this place, feels like you're actually in Thailand.

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4.5 from hulala (12%) on July 20th, 2008 (10 years ago)

Wild Elephant, 21 Newington Road, EH9 1QR, Edinburgh

Best value Thai restaurant in Edinburgh. Beautiful decoration, great atmosphere, and a lot of elephants. Very reasonable price for the quality of the food.

I ve been there a couple of times and very impressed, would definitely return.

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5 from Benny Mac (12%) on June 20th, 2009 (10 years ago)

Wild Elephant, 21 Newington Road, EH9 1QR, Edinburgh

Amazing amazing amazing!

Best value for money, Great friendly service, magnificent food!

Great veggie choice as well! Perfect restaurant for any occassion!

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