The White Elephant

Traditional English Cafe with a Thai Twist


To all of our amazing customers old, New and yet to be!

In line with government Covid guidelines. We are still open for Takeaway only.
You can call in person to place a takeaway order, or you can phone ahead of collecting.

Don’t worry if you can’t collect from us, as all of our menu is available to order for delivery on Ubereats & Deliveroo.

We are also super excited about re-opening our outdoor seating areas on April 12th when the government restrictions are eased!

Stay safe & well
Jit, David & Staff

Our Story


About The White Elephant Cafe

about the white elephant cafe image of the sign
We acquired this charming little business in December 2019. The business caught our attention when we saw the name “White Elephant”
My wife “Jit” and I were instantly attracted to the name, as “Elephants” to Asians, are a very sacred, beautiful and peaceful creature!
image of a beatiful elephant
image of dave and Jit about the white elephant cafe
image of Spicy minced pork salad with rice, chilies, and tomatoes in a black plate.
The White Elephant is often associated with royalty and Thai Bhuddist leaders and is a symbol of Prosperity.
image of Jit about the white elephant cafe
Jit is a lady with a real passion for traditional home made and Thai Food. And yes, Thai food will be very prominent on our menu. Along with traditional home made foods of course!
image of sculpture outside of the white elephant cafe
We were also attracted to the pure beauty of the building.
Situated in a Victorian courtyard which simply oozes character!
It has beautiful high ceilings, a real cosy community feel, and is surrounded by a stunning urban oasis!
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image outside about the white elephant cafe
The Restaurant has outside space and seating, which makes it a fantastic venue to hire for any event. Inside or outside.

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