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L'Elephant Restaurant

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Ban Vat Nong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 252 482
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

We "treated" ourselves to dinner at L'Elephant (hey, we're backpackers), mostly because we really fancied some good wine and SE Asia doesn't acquit itself in that department. However while the food may be cheap the wine is about the price you'd pay at home - think $20 for the cheapest bottle and it goes up and up from there. But... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

Good Lao and european food prepared in a traditional house in the center of town. Not the most economic meal in town though.

Thank Frankbcn
Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

After so many local noodles meal, we love to go to L'elephant. As compare to HK, the price is very good (about HK300 for a set dinner). Wine selection is not bad too. Wonderful service & ambiance.

Thank JMak2014
Miami, Florida
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114 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

We had a very nice lunch in this place, a piece of France in this city and like french the bread, butter, escargots, onion soup, steak, french fries, crème brûlée, etc, etc, etc was delicious.

Thank Marcela S
Rabat, Morocco
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

the L'Elephant is the best restaurant in Luang Prabang. Local food, french food. You name it. Had a fantastic foie gras homemade.

Thank FredericoMeyer
Glyfáda, Attiki, Greece
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

We decided to visit L'Elephant after reading about it on tripadvisor that it was french cuisine and we had to try. Staff was warm and welcoming with proffesional knowledge of fine dining service. When I flipped the first page on the appetizers I knew I was in for good French food... Escargots and frogs legs... The French baguette was amasing... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

We had Lasagna, Buffalo steak and Raviolis, and they are very delicious. The resturant is clean, food is well presented like in Europe, friendly staff, and they are attentive to child. Though, not the cheapest place to go, the quality worth it.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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327 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

Each time we visit Luang Prabang we go at least once for dinner to L'Elephant. However, on this occasion, we actually flew from Thailand just for one night, to have dinner at this restaurant .... it is so good! Beautiful colonial decor, with soft lighting and the whir of fans above, while sitting on the open terrace is the perfect... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

We had an excellent, I can't remember the dish, maybe a boeuf stew a la francaise, excellent wine and friendly and helpful staff at reasonable prices. Not cheap but good value for money. I would have gone again if we had stayed one more night.

Thank nickdeb1949
Brisbane, Australia
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

We stumbled across this lovely place after not locating another restaurant. So glad we did. Beautiful French Colonial setting. Great choices of meals. I liked that you could order a glass of wine or a small pitcher of wine in place of a bottle which we didn't want. Our mains were delicious & came with a simple green salad that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Asian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ban Vat Nong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: +856 71 252 482

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?