Nancy Lam's Enak Enak

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372 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indonesian
You may recognise celebrity chef Nancy Lam from her Channel 5 show. What better way to try her unique Indonesian and Far Eastern cooking than in her own family-run restaurant. At Enak Enak (Indonesian for "yummy yummy") she serves honest, healthy meals in a smart, homely setting. Favourites include her famous satay, barbecued prawns and home-made sorbet. Everything is cooked fresh and its best to come with good company and a mind to relax. This isn't the place for a quick bite. The eccentric star occasionally comes out of the kitchen to chat with excited diners, the majority of whom are locals. Marco Pierre White regularly brings his family here. The lovely staff have a talent for remembering your name and helping you enjoy yourself. Please note we now accept Bitcoin.
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London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visited again after a decade and still as authentic and great Indonesian food.

m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

15 years after we first tried the beef fillet rendang it still tastes as good as ever. As usual Nancy put in an appearance to make sure we were happy with the food and of course it was.
Always like the food here and looking forward to going back soon.

DS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always wanted to visit Nancy's restaurant and eventually got their for my wife's birthday. She did not disappoint, the food was lovingly cooked by her and it was so fresh and delicious everyone enjoyed. At the end of the meal, Nancy came and sat with us which was a great end to the evening.

She did say that she was shutting up shop but didn't know when...so if your meaning to go...GO NOW !!!

M
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was great. We especially loved the BBQ prawns which were delicious. The atmosphere is lovely and the staff are very friendly and made us feel welcome. It’s a shame it will be closing soon.

KM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enak Enak is always lively and fun. Everybody is warm and friendly and Nancy is unique! So sorry to hear she is retiring - Battersea will miss you Nancy.

HB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must visit eaterie!
Great food, clean restaurant and the wonderfully eccentric Nancy Lam!

PB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always. Nancy and her family makes you feel truly welcome and it's like visiting friend at home.

BG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a delightful evening with my daughter, son in law and grandson, all of whom I had brought on a previous occasion.
The food was absolutely delicious and we enjoyed every mouthful and the waitress was really charming.

m
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

On a wet Wednesday evening my wife and I were the only customers.
Our waitress was excellent; attentive when needed and fading unobtrusively when not. Leaving us unpressured to make our choices from the menu.
The food was impressive, the battered vegetable starter is practically a meal in its own right and is light and delicious, as was the Satay.
I had Beef Redang which was falling apart in my mouth but for me the real prize was the Nasi Goreng which was (for me at least) spiced to perfection. After this my wife's Pad Thai tasted a little pedestrian to me.
We made the aquaintance of the restaurant owner who told us of some of the celebreties who drop in and, rather sadly for her customers, that she was retiring in December to go travelling.
My wife and I will certainly fit in a couple more visits to enjoy the food and the ambience before this happens.

PU
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

If the surroundings we more comfortable, it would be 5 stars all the way.

HB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You must come here! The food is terrific but Nancy, herself, makes the experience - what a character!
Service is excellent and the place is bright, cheery and clean.

E
London
54 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This place is definitely worth a visit. Lovely food and charming service, and Nancy is quite a character. The prices are very reasonable as well.

N
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife myself and a friend had been there ages ago and were happy to come back. We love the food and Mancy is a wonderful host. She is a woman of class and character and the food is excellent.
Highly recommended!
We will be back!

OT
Liverpool
8 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was very tasty but the staff really made the experience - especially Nancy who was a fantastic host. We ended up speaking to her for 30 minutes before we left with sore sides from laughing!

AG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was really top-notch. Utterly delicious.
Us two girlfriends shared chicken satay, beef rendang, nasi goreng, withak choi on the side and a selection of 4 coconut themed desserts.

All really delicious, warm spicy flavouring rather than fierce heat.

And Nancy was there! Think she cooked!

It felt a bit quiet which was a shame as her food is so much better than many other places of repute.

Will definitely go back!

r
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Such a lovely place, the staff are the best part!

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience4

This place offers good Indonesian INSPIRED dishes. But if you are missing authentic Indonesian food, you'll be disappointed.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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AG
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Lovely food, it's not cheap but oh so tasty! Nancy's is definitely worth travelling across London for.

CS
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tasty food, loved the Indonesian decor, and the staff including Nancy Lam herself were very accommodating, friendly and polite. I hope more people visit this charming restaurant!

MK
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All of us had a really great time. Nancy was a wonderful hostess and the food was great. Hope to rebook another visit.

m
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall1food1service5ambience3

just saying it was NOT ENAK AT ALL like not even a lil

CM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious food , lovely staff and even Nancy was there herself to say hello.

RT
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I first went to Nancy Lams 15 years ago for our first wedding anniversary, it was brilliant then andI am so pleased it has not changed a bit. Food was/is amazing, very authentic. Service is friendly and professional, and great fun. It is well worth the trip for amazing food in a family environment...One of my favourites restaurants.

r
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we went for a Birthday meal and had a lovely time, Restaurant was quiet but still great fun. The owner was around and we had lots of lovely chats. It was the best night out we had in ages so well done. We will be returning again soon. the food was delicious

RH
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have been going to Nancy's for probably around 30 years.
Great food - always delivers excellent flavours and quality
Nancy as everyone knows is a 'genial' host!! Ben cooks the food wonderfully well and the girls look after you at the table (Nancy too on occasions)
Well worth a visit.

TK
London
31 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very tricky to write a review about this place as it lives on Nancy's character and on some fairly authentic dishes. The place is self feels a bit rundown and service was slow too. The dinners on the evening seemed to be mainly regulars. Some dishes are good enough for London where (unlike other ethnic food) you dont find too many well executed authentic Indonesian/Malay dishes. Why she adds Thai dishes in the menu is beyond me. Nancy herself is a character which makes the visit quite entertaining. Would I travel across town for it? No.

RK
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lavender Hill old stager still expertly managed by eponymous chef. Great food, excellent wine list. Ambience still firmly anchored in the late 1980's but that was perfect for this example of Gen X.

JA
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Indonesian food served well and tasted as it should. Good atmosphere and friendly service. We enjoyed our evening and shall return and will recommend to friends and family.

AA
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really great and Nancy was amazing. There were 6 of us and we all had an amazing time.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I used to watch Nancy on TV with my family back in the day. Her personality was vibrant, and her food always looked delicious!
It's fair to say, that I was rather disappointed with my dining experience. We didn't feel very welcomed to begin with due to the long awkward silences when being served by Nancy herself! The food size was small and though the main was quite tasty, everything else was pretty average - like a standard takeaway from a random Thai place. I would have loved to make this place a regular as it's very near to our location, but we won't be returning.

SM
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent and really good quality.
The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly, almost homely.
We were not rushed and the service was good.

K
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very nice food. The atmosphere was lacking as not many diners to appreciate it!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nancy and staff made our welcome appealing friendly and extremely appreciative.

T
London
20 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very warm experience with Nancy adding a special touch to our experience.
Very funny and friendly!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, served by celebrity chef Nancy Lam herself. She spent a long time talking to us and telling us stories as well as providing a free birthday dessert with candles. Fantastic atmosphere and service with a great host.

LR
London
50 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was a lovely evening in Enak Enak. The food was delicious. Nancy was fun and very friendly. I will definitely go back.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Team was warm, welcoming & very hospitable. I went for my mothers birthday, where a happy birthday chant & cake were supplied by the front of house team.

Food was Outstanding!!!!
Perfect Blend Of Herbs & Spices

Will definitely be returning soon,

Thank You Everyone At Enak Enak

R
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Nancy is full of character. One of the best restaurants in London, beef randang, pak choi, coconut rice, cashew chicken, so so delicious.