The Elephant at the Market

(14 Reviews)
8 Market Place, Newbury, South East England, RG14 5BD
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Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 11:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 21:30.

Restaurant description

With rustic original features like exposed wooden beams and rustic brick walls, The Elephant at the Market serves up gourmet British recipes in laid-back comfort. The restaurant boasts both a Josper charcoal oven and wood-fired pizza oven, while the bar offers up signature cocktails and guest ales.

Premium aged steaks cooked in the Josper charcoal oven take pride of place on The Elephant in the Room menu, with cuts including a 20 oz chateaubriand to share. Wood-fired pizzas come topped with prosciutto ham, spicy chilli chicken and peppadew peppers, and a selection of other main courses include home-style favourites like Gloucester Old Spot sausages and mash, and ale battered fish and chips.

Sundays at The Elephant at the Market in Newbury are for generous roast dinners, with slow-cooked meats served with seasonal vegetables and all the trimmings. From the bar, local guest ales and international craft beers are on tap, along with a diverse wine selection and selection of signature cocktails.

A warm, inviting setting for gourmet British and European flavours, The Elephant at the Market is opposite the Kennet Shopping Centre, and 6 minutes' walk from Newbury Rail Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Elephant at the Market
(based on 14 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • breakfast (1)
  • business (1)
  • child friendly (3)
  • dinner (9)
  • large parties (3)
  • lunch (9)
  • luxury (1)
  • private dining (2)
  • romantic (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • value (5)
  • By Eleni M from Reading
    8 March 2020

    We visited the Elephant for the first time after friends' recommendation. We absolutely loved it. Already making plans to go back.

  • By Dale B from Newbury
    22 February 2020

    Enjoyable, welcoming visit

  • By Sian L from Thatcham
    14 February 2020

    Delicious food, super friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere. Fair, competitive offers for Valentine's too. Will visit again.

  • By Dave S from Newbury
    9 February 2020

    Extremely disappointed, poor service, had to meals came out over a period of 15min so my wife and kids had all but finished theirs before mine arrived. They offered 10% off bill, we still paid £92 for 2 x adults and 2 x infants. Manager couldn’t bring himself to speak with us to apologise, leaving it to an extremely embarrassed waitress. Restaurant was empty due to storm as well, so no excuses. Food was less that average considering cost.

  • By Leanne H from Newbury
    9 February 2020

    Service was appalling, very slow and not at all attentive. Food took over an hour to arrive. Communication with server impossible. Food very nice but service appalling.

  • By Karen W from Newbury
    17 October 2019

    Food delicious and service from waitresses very good.

  • By Amber M from Newbury
    5 January 2019

    Lovely food , nice atmosphere

  • By Dawne S from Newbury
    25 July 2017

    Love the booths, which I always ask to sit in. Staff polite and friendly. Love their half price steak night, great value, although 2 of our 4 orders for steak were overlooked, we didn't complain because they said they were quite tasty!

  • By Stephen W from Newbury
    14 April 2017

    Nice welcome on arrival, good service during stay, food very nice all in all a pleasant lunch time experience

  • By Caroline B from Basingstoke
    26 March 2017

    Excellent food and our waiter was really attentive.

Restaurant Location Map
The Elephant at the Market
8 Market Place, Newbury, South East England, RG14 5BD