9 Elephants Thai Drink & Dine

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£25 and under
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Thai
Providing authentic Thai taste while breathing new life into Thai dining with a harmonious partnership of vintage, rustic and traditional Thai decor, 9 Elephants promises to deliver a jazzed-up Thai dining experience. With a decluttered, concise menu including kid's menu.

Peruse our extensive beverages menu and whether you opt for one of our cocktails, non-alcoholics, healthy Thai herbal teas and smoothies or just a regular cuppa, we've got you covered. Once your drink is ordered, socialize and nibble away on Thai bar snacks or Thai-Tapas among the fun and humble bustle of the tall-tables at our centrepiece bar. Alternatively, enjoy our private corners for a more relaxed ambiance and witness food served straight from the burners through our semi-open plan kitchen.

Specials

2 Course £14.95/3 Course £18.95/4 Courses £21.95

A choice from a selection of our most popular dishes from a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: February 5, 2020

Ends: February 29, 2020

Availability: Sun-Thu 12:00PM-2:30PM 5:00PM-6:00PM

Quick Lunch: £10.95

£10.95 for a selection from a range of the most popular mains + a soft drink. Extra £1.50 for a side of fried egg/stir-fried mange tout or bean sprouts.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: December 2, 2019

Ends: April 30, 2020

Availability: Daily 12:00PM-2:15PM

What 467 People Are Saying
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D
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the meal, the only problem was we were sitting next to the door when the weather was cold and windy. The staff sorted a problem with the food before we even got it.

PH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Funky decor, good armosphere, great service and delicious food. Would definitely recommend for a date for 2 or a meal with friends.

JO
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

My husband is a very fussy eater. He loves eating here.

KR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and a nice chilled out atmosphere. I'll definitely be visiting again!

H
Cheshire
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A bit quiet at lunch time.
Food very good, excellent choice.
In fact we were spoilt for choice and will certainly visit again.

M
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food made from fresh ingredients. The food is expensive for the quantity but this is easily forgotten considering the quality of the food itself. I am also very impressed with the options available for vegetarians as almost every dish is adaptable. Staff are very helpful and attentive. I would definitely go again and recommend to others.

TS
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were most impressed by the quality of the food and the service was excellent. A truly delicious meal. The only criticism I have got that the portion size of the side dishes is rather small, although very nicely cooked and super tasty.

D
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was fantastic - delicious and beautifully flavoured. Service was a little slow to start with, but otherwise very friendly and attentive. A little on the expensive side, but well worth it.

NC
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is great. Music was so distracting and not as much sauce as usual but otherwise enjoyed it

JG
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes, we love the food here, it’s amazing! We’ve recommended nine elephants to so many friends and we had a great celebratory meal here on Friday

KS
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic, delicious, fresh. The staff are great too, as is the drink selection. Go!

K
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t fault it! Service was great from walking through the door! Had to wait for table as we arrived early but were seated in the back and had drinks! Food was amazing, couldn’t fault it or service! Will be returning

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Fantastic food and atmosphere only let down by having to wait 50 minutes for food to be served and others arriving after us being served first.

JJ
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always and my friend who was visiting loved it too :)

BB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Service excellent, friendly staff. Food good variety and delicious

HW
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food, nice relaxed informal atmosphere. Perfect for our early evening meal. Will eat there again.

VL
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely, the staff were very polite and welcoming .we were sat by the door which was a bit draughty at times, however the staff were always trying to be quick to close it. Which was good.
Only thing would like to point out is that we all thought the starters were not good value for money, based sorely on the potion size, however, the food was excellent 😊

HM
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I have mixed reviews in this restaurant! Food was lovely, however I don’t think I’d return and definitely not with children!!! There is no children’s menu and the meals that said ‘child friendly’ were most certainly not child friendly! My daughters dish took ages to arrive and when it did I was not happy with it so the waiter took it away and then we were still charged for it! Then I ended up having an argument with staff about this to get it removed! She ended up having chips which also took forever! We ended up paying full adult prices for the other children! It was just the way the situation was dealt with.

ER
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best Thai in chester cannot wait to go for round two

CC
Liverpool
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food was totally outstanding.. so tasty and presented beautifully... staff were very attentive and service was impeccable...really got Christmas off to a good start cannot wait to return ... 5*

LW
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didn’t spend a awful lot of time here as the service was that quick, but the food was amazing best green curry I’ve ever tasted would highly recommend it. There is plenty of other choices on the menu that sound just as appetising. I will definitely go again

SB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were five including a vegetarian. Choice of food was excellent, the waiting on staff very attentive, beautifully decorated space with warm atmosphere. One of the beef dishes was a bit bland, otherwise lovely place and we will return.

KR
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We bought some vouchers as Christmas presents
Food was excellent as was the whole experience

HN
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Thai meal just before Christmas. Starters of chicken satay and spiced meatballs were lovely and the green curry and jungle curry were excellent with a good amount of heat to them which we love. Looking forward to visiting again.

AD
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very impressed with the food and the atmosphere, was our first time but won't be the last!!

PR
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, lovely food, great staff. 5 Stars all the way! Can’t say how much I enjoy this restaurant. Best Thai in town👍🏻

OT
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is mine and my boyfriends new discovery. It was our second time visiting last night. Friendly staff but not massively attentive. Food is amazing. They accidentally brought out something that was wanted with our main as a starter, we didn’t mind at all. But they very kindly gave us another one when the mains came, they didn’t have to but it was very nice! Overall very enjoyable and we will be back again. Thankyou!

TR
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service was excellent! The food if I’m honest wasn’t as good as last time we visited , my husband had chicken satay to start and it wasn’t that hot and he had beef on a sizzling platter and it was so tough he couldn’t eat it , I had the chicken river and that was nice tbf . Quite expensive so you would expect it to be very good . Our friends meals were ok so maybe it was a one off . Good serve and amazing cocktails!

GH
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined here on a Saturday afternoon with friends, the food was well presented, and very tasty. The waiters were very attentive, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and will definitely be back.

TA
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was delicious and the place is really well designed. However, the service was really slow. 20 mins before drink order taken, one of our party was without his meal for an extra 10 mins- nothing offered to compensate for his wait and still charged full price. It was a struggle to catch the waiters’ eye for anything so I’d say their service needs some looking into. If a meal is late, offer a complimentary drink or prawn crackers. But food in itself was fantastic.

WG
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always, my go-to place whenever I have guests in Chester.

NR
Cheshire
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As usual the food was delicious and service excellent

KR
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Turned up 5 mins before table was booked. No waitress there told by a random man to sit down, the waitress came back and moved us to the next table even though the restaurant was empty.
We were told “I’m not ready for you yet” even though the restaurant was open. She then took our drinks order and we were told she couldn’t take our food order for 10 mins as the kitchen was not ready.
Waited over 20 mins for a starter which was a very small and disappointing size.
Mains followed 15 mins later also a very small portion.
We also booked on open table website for lunch and she said she didn’t know what we had booked as she didn’t know what the offer was.
Very cold in there and no music.
Over all a very disappointing meal, especially after coming many times in the evening and always reviving great service and food.

MB
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food at Nine Elephants is amazing. We went on my daughter's 18 birthday and it was her choice to go there as we'd been once before. Unfortunately we sat down at 7.30 but didn't get our starters until 8.30. The restaurant needs to prioritise it's diners over the take away deliveries that were clearly being sent out quickly. Disappointed.

AF
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good, and also thanks for the nice music as background (Chinese Man is a French group that we like a lot)

RN
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My first time and it was a lovely experience, the food is very tasty, service was good..I will definitely be returning, lots to try.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner
Food very good but double what we would pay in Australia!
Perhaps next time go for the more affordable set menu

PW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab fab fab, what a find. From start to finish the service was great. Such a wide choice of food, what we choose was not only delicious but beautifully presented.

C
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service. We’d definitely come back again, thank you

DL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a brilliant meal here!! We have been wanting to go for a while but it has always been fully booked but we finally managed to get a table and we were not dissappointed! The food was really excellent and the service was great. The staff were really attentive and professional.
The only negative is that we were sat in one of the window seats and as people seem to struggle with manners these days and do not close doors any more, it was cold - the staff couldn't do anymore and kept closing the door but I think during winter they aren't great tables.
That being said we will definitely be coming back!!!