Nakhon Thai - Royal Docks

4.2
138 reviews
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£25 and under
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Thai
Top tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Spicy
SAWASDEE KHA,
The flavours of Thai cooking are easy to identify: Lemon Grass, Fish Sauce, Coriander, Galangal, Garlic, Sweet Basil and Coconut Milk; all combined to make a harmonious and unforgettable experience, as is its aesthetics.


With its philosophy of decorated dishes, beautifully set out in small groups, accompanied with exquisite vegetable carvings and complemented with tiny bowls of clear soup steaming beside communal pots of fluffy fragrant rice. All elegantly placed together to be served in the manner for sharing.
Thai food is known for its diversity,< as each dish reflects heavily upon its geographical origins, thus by drawing upon these influences we can create stunning culinary masterpieces.
But its popularity has grown of recent, corresponding to today’s genre of nutritional thinking, as Thai cooking emphasises upon fresh ingredients, no artificial enhancements and the preserving of flavours.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Thai
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Hours of Operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12pm - 3pm

Saturday - Sunday: 1pm - 6pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6pm - 11pm

Friday - Saturday: 6pm - 11:30pm

Sunday: 6pm - 11pm
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Phone number
020 7474 5510
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Chaliew Plangsri
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Cross Street
Attached to Waterfront Studios Business Centre
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Parking Details
Ample on site and street parking is available for our customers
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Public Transit
Nearest DLR: Royal Victoria
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Entertainment
Live music every Friday and Saturday night from 8:00pm
Additional
Delivery, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 138 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice meal - friendly staff - would recommend - best to book

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YH
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Amazing authentic Thai food and drinks, it is a great atmosphere with a scenic view and outdoor terrace seating area.

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MV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great location, staff were very welcoming, good cocktails too. Shame there's no longer any on-site parking.

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MV
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great little find by the water, lovely food and fab wine, will go back.

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SQ
London
73 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Spotlessly clean with very attentive staff. Nice comfortable atmosphere. Our food was very good, jungle curry, sticky rice, ped phad khing (chicken & ginger) plus noodles. Thought the noodles were a bit dense and lacking in flavour but overall good food. The house red wine was very drinkable too. Its very local to us and a great restaurant to visit nearby.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was lovely and service was good! Felt like I was on holiday!

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C
Newcastle
8 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Restaurant is okay; lots of rules everywhere - don’t do this, you’ll be charged for that etc. Drinks service was slow and food was very average

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JE
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, great service

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A
London
15 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always good service was a bit slower than normal and the pop up beach has slightly restricted the view.

In the summer it’s so nice to sit outside and enjoy the view. Sure there is airplane noise but for some that’s part of the attraction otherwise you can sit inside and not get that side of the experience.

But food is always brilliant

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DB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

This is a pretty decent restaurant. Service was ok and the food decent enough. For London it was fair value for money.

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great location and very good Thai food

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MT
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little gem tucked away on the Docklands riverside, the ambience was perfect as we dined al fresco watching surfers & wakeboarders - it felt like we were on holiday. The service was fantastic - attentive & friendly. The food was wonderful - fresh and the choice plentiful. Couldn't fault anything and would definitely go again.

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SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Nakhon Thai. I have been going here for a few years, been at least a dozen times and every time the food and service has been lovely.

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit to Nakhon Thai and can't complain! Food is good and portion sizes decent. Service also attentive and good value for money.

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MA
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food great, view great, couldn't ask for more. Service was great, best Thai food I ever had!

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HJ
London
63 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Really good, though not exceptional, Thai food. Lovely ambiance; looking out over the Royal Docks on a beautiful sunny day was a treat, though I’m sure it would be just as lovely at night with the lights reflected in the water.

Service was prompt and friendly. A fine neighbourhood restaurant

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice and friendly staff. Tasty flavours, not over powering and great value for money. Love date nights at NT😊

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Food was good but kind of lukewarm when we received the beef green curry and the beef were lost somewhere in the gravy and packed with veg instead of beef.I have mentioned to the staff but as if they don’t take customer feedback seriously.Service was not I expected as No one came to the table to take order until you have to look for someone or grab attention.No one came to ask how was my food but I saw waiters going to other tables but completely ignored my table.My partner loves Thai food that’s why we went there for a special occasion.Manager should take customer service seriously as myself GM of a restaurant

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AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great al fresco dining with decent food and friendly service

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EH
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

It's nice to find a good restaurant in this area as it is SPARSE for tasty food! I had the red duck curry and if the duck had been tender (it was tough) then I would have given this a five star. The flavours were delicious and the chargrilled mushrooms to start were amazing with the fresh lime and chilli sauce on them (very spicy!). We also had the INCREDIBLE chilli martini which was just the most fantastic cocktail!
Service was on the slow side but always very friendly (the guy bringing the drinks said ' spicy spicy spicy' and looked concerned that we didn't realise it would be properly hot. It's fair enough since so many Thai restaurants seem to dampen down the heat of their food for western palates (which is fair enough, I can't handle FULL thai heat but still like it very hot!).
I'd recommend if you want a tasty meal and are stuck at Excel for a weekend!

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A
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere, amazing food and service. The food tasted so good loved the appetisers n the non-alcoholic mocktails. Would defo come back again and rememd to everyone who haven’t had Thai.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visiting this restaurant and can't fault it. Lovely surroundings and decor. Staff very attentive and gave advice on spiciness of food. Food was plentiful and they boxed up what we couldn't manage to take home. Will definitely go back

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good tasty Thai food
We had green curry and for the first time yellow curry...very nice...mango and sticky rice for dessert delicious.. good friendly service..

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely place, great service. Hidden gem that I hope more people travel across the river for when they’re in the North greenwich area

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T
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was awful, smelt awful, tasted awful, I’m not sure if it was a one time thing or if we just didn’t have great luck, overall, wouldn’t recommend.

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GD
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere was very good and the staff were welcoming and attentive until the end when we were left alone a bit too long as they prioritised packing up for the night over checking if customers wanted anything else (we would have had more cocktails!!) or even the bill!
The decor was interesting and location on waterfront has fabulous views.
Overall I think the food was a bit disappointing. My duck was over cooked and rice was tasteless but the starters were very good.
I would go again but choose different mains and see if it could be better.

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PD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice place with friendly staff

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ST
London
11 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I recently went for dinner here with my parents for a casual but special occasion. The service was good, the place cosy and the food delicious. Looking forward to going back there soon. The yellow king prawn curry and the Thai Fish cakes were especially delicious.

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OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

About my third time here and amazing as always

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, lovely service, lovely view. I would recommend the Thai green curry spicey tangy and more-ish. Value for money and portion size is big. Overall a delightful meal for two.

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j
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful night all round

It was my partner’s birthday and we could not fault the service, ambience or the food. We had an amazing time. The service was top notch and the staff were extremely attentive. As for the food....... Every course was beautifully prepared and presented. Absolutely delicious. I would definitely recommend Nakhon Thai for a special occasion or just for every day dining.

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OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, a perfect place to hang out with friends and family and enjoy an authentic Thai meal.

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OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and staff. A bit cold in there though

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice looking Restaurant. Fast service (if a bit robotic). But poor food quality and uninteresting menu really let it down

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and great service.......highly recommended!

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

First time in Nakon Thai and if I'm honest I was pleasantly surprised. Ambiance was nice, food was good with reasonable sized portions. I would go back again.

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LT
London
18 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful evening celebrating my birthday with friends. Fantastic food which was served quickly and a warm friendly service. We arrived a little late but we were still welcomed. After our 2 hour slot we sat outside in the warm evening sun and had drinks. Great views over the river Thames so we ended up staying nearly 4 hours. Definitely will go again. This is how life should be. Good food with the right people in a wonderful place. This is Nakhon Thai.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic thai food, unapologetic with the spices, not fir those who like it mild. Standard favourite for both earing in and takeaway.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved coming back to the Nakhon Thai. Service was excellent and the hosts were attentive and thoughtful. The food was superb - as usual - with a great selection to choose from. And the aspect is just lovely. We sat in the balcony area - which felt really secluded and gave great views over Royal docks.
Car park is a challenge to find, but worth the effort:-)

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