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About Nam Long Le Shaker
Trends come a go, but one famous Chelsea establishment has remained resolute to the changes over the last thirty years.
Beyond Vietnamese cuisine, we now embrace all our favourite flavours and herbs from the Orient. Sample and share a variety of our dishes, then move onto the bar for a night cap or two.
Nam Long prides itself for being a favourite cocktail bar to the Chelsea locals. The fact that it was originally conceived as a Vietnamese colonial restaurant and cocktail bar adds to its unique character and charm amongst the glut of generic bars in the capital.
It is also the birthplace of the infamous “Flaming Ferrari” cocktail, a drink that is a favourite amongst city workers and royal families, and spawned countless imitations and flaming lamborginis around the world.
Nam Long also offers a private dining space for up to 20 people, or an event space for 45 people in their downstairs opium lounge
London, SW5 0LJ
Pan-Asian, Asian, Vietnamese
Hours of Operation:
Monday — Saturday: 7pm – 2am
£41 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
020 7373 1926
Accessible by Gloucester Road, Earls Court and South Kensington tube stations.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Nam Long Le Shaker Ratings and Reviews
We all enjoyed the really tasty food they make, one of us was vegetarian and she had good variety of choices on the menu. Spring rolls are highly recommended from everyone on our table! After dinner we had some cocktails, really good and balanced, atmosphere was great we had big fun while some of us enjoyed famous flaming ferraris accompanied by the typical Ferrari song! Great night,good price,we'll go back soon!
A neighbourhood hotspot which oozes sophisticated Vietnamese cuisine. There are some regular dishes from which to choose, but also some unexpected twists and specials. Service is perfect, really old school perfect, with the additional advantage of having handsome faces behind the bar to help you choose from some of the best cocktails I have ever had the pleasure of sipping my nights away on. Personally I love the warmth and the atmosphere downstairs. Great for groups or just a romantic dinner with your better half. Of course, I live nearby, but anyone would love this Chelsea institution! Highly recommended.
This was my first visit to the restaurant, although the 'Flaming Ferrari' cocktail is renowned for it's potency among my friends and the place had been highly recommended to me for food and fun!
It didn't disappoint.
Despite being a relatively quiet Wednesday evening at the beginning of January, the atmosphere was relaxed and jovial.
The staff were quietly efficient and attentive; the food and drinks came quickly, the water was replenished without asking and empty plates cleared when everyone had finished (a pet peeve of mine if removed when someone is still eating...)
The food was fantastic, great for sharing and I particularly enjoyed the crispy duck and Sea bass.
Whilst I didn't brave the Flaming Ferrari, the cocktails list is plentiful, exotic and unique.
This place lures you in and keeps you there all night...
Nam Long Le Shaker is a classy bar and a neighborhood gem that has been around for 20+ years!
If it's your first time here try the: pork buns, crispy spring rolls, Siu Mai and my all time favorite the Duck salad. Everything here is very impressive, tasty and good value for money.
The cocktail list is extensive, but the Flaming Ferrari Cocktail is the one not to miss.
After visiting Nam Long on a number of occasions, it definitely tops the list of my favourite spots in London. The food is utterly delicious and I would certainly recommend their pink panthers/espresso martinis for a post-dinner cocktail! Whether you're looking for relaxed fine dining in beautiful surroundings or a place to catch up with friends over a cocktail or two, you're bound to have an enjoyable night.
Characterful independent venue that combines good Vietnamese / Asian food in a relaxed atmosphere and a uniquely decorated cocktail bar. Dinner was very good and the service was excellent. We stayed on for some cocktails afterwards as the bar got very lively from 10pm. We'll definitely be visiting again in the near future
Came here with a date because we wanted somewhere that had a nice bar area to hang out at after our meal. Nam Long certainly delivered! Great fun and a really friendly Chelsea crowd. We stumbled out at 2am. Thank god it was Good Friday the next day!
Recommend the cocktails and the pork buns!
If you want dinner in a lively and buzzing environment, Nam Long is perfect. Love the homey ambience to this place- it did become very busy throughout the night, would say quiet meal it will not be on a weekend but this is a fun place with great food.
My girlfriend and I enjoyed the Duck Pomelo salad and Roast belly pork buns. We had a brilliant time and will definitely be back for more.
My boyfriend and I had dinner here on a Thursday night and the food was absolutely delicious! I would personally recommend the spring rolls, ceviche and beef stir fry! The restaurant itself has a great vibe with friendly staff. They also have a cosy bar that serves yummy cocktails, my favourite drink was the passion fruit martini!
We live nearby, and pass Nam Long at least once daily, usually with a comment like "we really should try it". So we finally did. We were there on a Friday at 7:30, and the dining room was nearly empty. This is a place that is in its full glory late in the evening, we were neither surprised nor disappointed. By the time we left, 9:30, tables were filling up and there was a livelier buzz.
Appetizers were good, and were surprisingly substantial and very good- chicken satay and shrimp/avocado rolls. We started with a couple of cocktails, which were quite tasty as well. Dinner included Saigon chicken curry, and a spicy beef dish, both very good also.
Food prices were reasonable, and the food part of our bill was only 41 pounds; the cocktails, at 11 pounds each, seemed a bit pricey.
While the food was good, and prices reasonable, there are other pan-asian restaurants in the neighborhood that are equally satisfying, with a somewhat more pedestrian (and no less interesting) drink menu.
All in all, worth a visit.
First impression was poor? we rocked up just before 7pm for a 7.15pm reservation and were told they were closed and didnt open until 7pm which left me speechless as all the staff were ready. I wasn't even asked if we had a reservation just sent away...!!! We went to the pub next door for a drink to pass away 15 minutes and came back to find it now locked up..!!! We hung around outside like a couple of spare idiots until someone came and let us in. Still wasn't asked if we had a reservation just sat down and handed menus. I must say that it would have been more traditional if some of the staff were actually Vietnamese or even close? On the plus side the food was good, however not presented very well. I wouldnt go back again becasue party going other people were dancing round the tables while I was trying to eat..? If these are the sort of clients they want fair enough but I was just trying to have a nice meal with my wife.
i returned after a long absence, having been a regular in the 80s.
food was tasty especially the dim sum and chilli prawns, duck a bit dry. cocktails fun but weak. decor unchanged which is part of the charm. staff charming and overall it deserves to be busier!
It's obvious the place is passed its prime. It's a bit too dark to appreciate its decorative features and the furniture is (and felt) from the 90s. That's probably when the place peaked so they're probably just coasting now.
Surprisingly, the entire waiting staff and bar crew are from Mexico. All of them nice but the waiting staff in particular seemed quite disconnected.
Maybe it was the dinner time slot (8pm) but when we got there the restaurant was nearly empty. There was only a group of dudes on one side and then us (couple) on a small table by the stairs. Not the greatest impression.
The food was average. Not bad but nothing memorable either... I literally don't remember what I ordered so that's how much of an impression the food left on me.
Two starters, two mains and two drinks - £91. Yeah, the definition of poor value.
On the other hand, the bar was buzzing so go there for drinks on a Friday night. Flaming Ferrari? Not sure it's worth the trip unless you're a wannabe junior analyst at Barclays pretending to have money to spare.
Honestly, drinks there wouldn't be my first choice considering that there's a pretty good pub next door and a cocktail bar across the street (their Voodoo Punch is gnarly!). If you're already smashed, have poor self-control and you just happen to be walking past the Nam Long Le Shaker then sure, go for it.
I went for the food, not the cocktails. The food was very average, and in fact the restaurant is at the back of the room, with the pub at the front. The food arrives hot, but it does not seem fresh or made by the establishment. The shrimp rolls (dim sum) remind me of a frozen product steamed, and the chicken satay were dry. The broth for the won ton soup had no flavour. I am sure it is a great pub, but they are advertising themselves as a Chinese restaurant. It does a poor job of that.
We were the only diners and yet the service did not reflect any sensitivity to that fact. Indeed they either hovered inappropriately or weren't available for even simple things like more water.The food was cold and mediocre. Other than the quiet which was helpful for conversation, there was little to recommend this meal.
Went on Saturday night. Had good reviews so thought we would give it a go. Food was generally speaking bland and over priced. Partner had a cocktail which was undrinkable and service was very poor. Waiters unattentive, disorganized, unprofessional. Needless to say we didn't pay the service charge and we won't be back.
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