The Elephant Sidcup

4.5
120 reviews
£25 and under
Sri Lankan
THE ELEPHANT we are a brand that aims to blend the concept of “Bar & Kitchen” with the great authentic food from Sri Lanka and its hidden mouth-watering flavours. Come and visit us for delicious Cocktails, Mocktails and many more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 120 People Are Saying
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HarveyA
Kent
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food and staff, cocktails are also very good.

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Panda
London
17 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious authentic Sri Lankan food and great cocktails. Very friendly staff. Highly recommended

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T2Gama
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t normally go to Sidcup for lunch but The Elephant was a quite and cheerful place to spend your afternoon. Lovely attentive staff and delicious food. We will be back for some Happy Hour cocktails once you are opened. Stay strong 💪

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Isenannie
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal (highly recommend the squid starter!) with cocktails. What is important is how different this restaurant feels compared to other venues in Sidcup. It has great ambience, the Sri Lankan menu has lots of options and the staff are incredibly friendly. We would definitely go again.

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Giubee
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and good service
Portions are small for the price other than that, really great

MJ
MelissaJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty food, excellent service from all staff. Will be back

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MandyR
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere & friendly staff.
Lovely food & great value

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Very rushed, only had an hour and a half but we were reminded about 3 times by staff. When it came close to our allocated time I could see the waiter/manager looking over at our table ready to kick us out, lucky I asked for the bill first. Not a nice experience, don’t feel valued and just a number they are trying to shift out the door when finished.

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RamithaK
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Worth the price and great atmosphere

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EvaD
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Irish waiters was very sweet and professional

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GaryC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another excellent meal. Food and service is always very good. Excellent value for money. Would recommend.

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Lesley
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

A very noisy restaurant, tables quite close together. Food average but not great.

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LucianoF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very good service, food isn’t for everyone’s taste... but acceptable...

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Unknow
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a brilliant service! The people are so lovely and kind!

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RoyH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Imaginative selection of dishes. Coconut milk used in place of cow's milk - great for me and my intolerance to cow's milk.

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KiranB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Super nice staff but food was pretty terrible. Wild boar curry and devilled chicken inedible, seems like the meat has been pre boiled and thrown in to a bad oily mess. Sorry we will not be back

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Foodies
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Always eat here and think it is superb as per my previous reviews but on this occasion it wasn’t very good.

The wild boar dish was so spicy that it spoiled the rest of the meal because the amount of water i had to drink to take the burn away. I ordered this to be mild I mentioned this to the waitress but no action was take. Although i she is a new face and wasn’t familiar with the menu anyway so lets hope its just a one off as i do love it there

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend and I popped in here for a drink earlier this year and have been meaning to go back to eat ever since then... and I am so glad we finally made it, The Elephant did not disappoint!
We shared a mixture of starters and sides as there was so much that we both wanted to try. Everything was absolutely delicious! Possibly my favourite was the Dahl. My friend is vegan and the menu held lots of options for her.
The staff were very welcoming, friendly and helpful and answered our questions happily.
Also we felt perfectly safe with all staff and customers following the covid guidelines... and still the restaurant maintained a great atmosphere.
Thanks to all at The Elephant for a fantastic evening... We will definitely be back! X

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LynneW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great evening and meal. Staff are extremely friendly and helpful and food was delicious. Will definitely go back

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LerajJ
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to dine. Fully recommend as a place to eat out and excellent service including delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not had this cuisine before but the waitress was really helpful and advised us what to have. Lovely food and cocktails really cool vibe had a great time

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Foodies
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 4th visit to introduce more friends to this little gem of a place and they will definitely be returning. I recommend for 3 people to share the sizzle platter while you wait for the main event. And to pick a few things you all like the sounds of to mix and match for mains

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GrahamM
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

All in all a very enjoyable evening.slightly disappointed that they ran out of Elephant beer after only two pints and the only alternative a much stronger lager that we didn’t like.food was nice.we booked table for 7pm but wasn’t aware we only had two hours and we nearly had to not order main course however we were able to stay longer.all the staff were excellent and all in all a very nice evening and glad to see it so busy in there in these tough times and I hope the elephant continues to be a success.could do with a separate bar area where people could stand or sit to have a quiet drink if they don’t have or are waiting for a table.

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LoisB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wine and cocktails, great service and atmosphere

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GaryC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Good value for money. Will definitely return for another visit

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LS1992
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the environment and food, will deffo be back soon!

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SDZB91
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food just wasn’t up to scratch. Starters definitely feel like frozen food that’s been heated up.

A shame as the overall vibe is good.

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MichelleR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent very different but food and service of an excellent quality.

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Foodies
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is Authentic and so tasty but it’s not like anything I could compare it to in another restaurant but I totally recommend it. Have been here a few times now and every time the food is amazing the service is amazing and we all love it. My only criticism would be that the cocktails need more alcohol and less ice

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JagjitK
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice restaurant and excellent customer service-can improve on giving extra rice with currys as sri Lankan are always more fond of rice. But excellent overall

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JackieW
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting we wanted to try something different and i must say it was delicious.
Loads of flavours I’d say medium to hot taste .
Staff were lovely and very helpful.

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MagdalenaW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 2nd visit in this outstanding restaurant, but this time during pandemic following government scheme: eat out to help out.
No words can describe how comfortable we felt. No one from the restaurant guests were closer than 2m to our table. Staff was wearing masks. Hand sanitisers on the entrance. Not mentioning delicious food! We were absolutely delighted to be there again and enjoyed Sri Lanka cuisine. Highly recommended.

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DeniseJ
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really good food, the starters were amazing. The main dis of rice topped with a freid egg was okay not much flavour and the prawns were overcooked.
I would definitely go back and have lots of starters instead.

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Tashtam
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive and kind staff!
I always enjoy my time at The Elephant :)

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LexieM
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as usual and such good value for money! Staff were lovely and very attentive plus everything was Covid safe which put us at ease!

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cherylbcherryade
Kent
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a very enjoyable meal on Thursday 27 August the staff were lovely would go again

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BeckieFoodie
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff all very helpful and friendly. Food brilliant!!! Thank you

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Gigi
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You must visit this amazing restaurant. Friendly staff, fresh tasty food and efficient service.
Love the playlist, totally on point.
Excellent value and would visit again.
Highly recommended 😊

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sri Lankan food in the UK :)

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Colette
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service. The staff are very knowledgeable about the menu and the cocktails are delicious!

FAQs

The Elephant Sidcup does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. The Elephant Sidcup also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8302 2105.

The Elephant Sidcup is rated 4.5 stars by 120 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.