Nipa Thai

4.5
338 reviews
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Thai
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  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
In the Royal Lancaster Hotel, the Nipa Thai restaurant has been named after the original Nipa Restaurant in the Landmark Hotel in Bangkok. Lots of teak panelling, traditional Thai furnishings and artefacts lend an authentic air. All the staff dressed in traditional Thai costume are from Thailand - even the lady chefs. This authentic Thai restaurant is one of the first 15 recipients of the 'Thai Select' award - this award has been described as being the first ever Michelin-style award for Thai restaurants proven to be performing to the highest standards of quality and cuisine, and is awarded by the Thai Government. We think this award sums up Nipa Thai rather nicely. What's cooking? Kai Haw Bai Toey - deep fried marinated chicken in pandanus leaves, Kaeng Kiew Warn Kai - chicken in green curry soup, also recommended the Nipa platter - a selection of the chef's special Thai starters.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, as always! Limited menu but fantastic flavours.

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DB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our third visit as we love the place. The food is so fresh and tasty and never fails to deliver.
The staff are so welcoming, friendly and hard working, ensuring that your experience at Nipa Thai is exceptional and memorable.
Cheers again and see you on our next visit to London

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LK
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

9 years ago we celebrated our wedding anniversary at Nipa Thai. It was fantastic. We went again 2 day's later.
After 9 years we went back again for our anniversary. Same quality, same great taste.
Real Tai food. Fantastic!

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KP
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience here. The food was amazing. We had by far the best thai food here. The desert was spectacular as well. The service was amazing and they made my wife's birthday special. We will definitely visit again.

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Cheshire
4 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Starters were poor, main course was sensational. Wine was nice and service couldn’t really fault.

Just skip the starter and go for mains

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JZ
London
19 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Service was slow. Felt that waiters were not properly trained. Food bordered on Chinese. When asked about sticky rice and mango, was told it is not in season (mango is sold everywhere in supermarkets). Wanted to try a true Thai restaurant. I guess I made the wrong choice. That said, this is my personal opinion as I am very familiar with and fond of Thai food. Maybe their menu is adjusted to fit the English taste?

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J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Located in the Royal Lancaster hotel. The staff are professional and attentive. The menu is simple so quite easy to order. Sat there with friends from overseas who also enjoyed the meal.

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E
London
82 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for a special occasion; very good ambiance and service and excellent food

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F
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tasty food, good service and nice ambience

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Quality seems to have declined sadly, and service was very poor tonight. Had to keep looking for waiters to order food or drinks, or clear the table

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Food average. Two mistakes on the bill at the end once of which was an overcharge for a glass of wine and the second then resulting in the bill going up.

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e
London
19 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top food! I wish they had sticky mango rice though!!

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely room. Staff great but not enough of them. Food good, starter portions a little too large. Overall recommend.

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T
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

There are many Thai restaurants in London and over the years of visiting London, I have been to quite a few. I would say that this was average - not a bad choice if you are staying at the hotel and don’t feel to head out by tube or taxi for Thai food.
The service however, is s but rough around the edges, which makes it somewhst pretentious.

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BZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Been here 5 or 6 times and surely come back again

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HL
London
161 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The staff were great; friendly and flexible when my friend didn't quite realise that when she ordered the salad, it had lots of fried crab on it. They kindly let her order something else and didn't charge us for the 1st dish.
Nice atmostphere and convenient location. The food wasn't particularly special. I'd say you could get a nice meal but there are lots of other places in London that do it a bit better.

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TS
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Terrible Thai Food
Don’t go here, worst Thai food I ever had in London.

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D
London
93 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

good service and great food made for an excellent evening

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MP
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was great but quality/taste wise was the same as you'd get in less upmarket but good thai restaurant. The ambience and atmosphere made it worth the visit.

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DM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely view by the window, great service and the food was tasty too

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MH
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to Nipa for 15+ years. Outside of Thailand there are very few places you can get Thai food cooked this well. Service is excellent, prices are a worth it once you taste the fresh, beautiful flavours

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AM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely, tasty meal, staff were very friendly.
Happy to return

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RM
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This gem located close to Hyde Park and in the Royal Lancaster London Hotel, was a culinary delight. My wife who is Thai by birth, also thought we found the best Thai food in London, and for me maybe best outside Thailand. The flavors were intricately developed and blended to petfection. The crab salad was perfectly fried n lightly breaded in a "panko" style. The green curry and pork dish was outstanding and delightful. I eould highly recommend this restaurant for all who like asian food or any first timers. Five stars here.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food but wide tables!

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PT
London
35 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was tasty and well presented, the staff were very friendly & helpful.

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BM
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were lovely,the food was great and would definitely go back there.

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T
London
39 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went there for a friend’s birthday. They forget the birthday treat at the end but brought out something later once they realised. Great food and service.

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T
London
18 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very stylish restaurant, good dishes and a wide range of gluten free choices. Excellent curry. Very attentive service.

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GF
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dishes that we ordered were delicious. Excellent service.

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PY
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I really enjoy Thai food and this location is good. Lovely attentive staff and lovely decor. Very well presented however for the price of the food I was expecting to be amazed and I wasn't. Tasted as good as other Thai places I had been and much cheaper.
I would recommend going there but only as a one off occassion.

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NP
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food, bar not so good though- I couldn’t have a cocktail ! However, the food was very good.

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I
London
39 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a pleasure to come to Nipa Thai. Location is perfect - a short walk from the Lancaster Gate tube station (Central Line). Wonderful, tasty food in a pleasant and elegant environment. Super taff and great service. We will keep coming back

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p
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and a really relaxed dinning experience.

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RV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good customer service, the food was very tasty authentic Thai flavours. The steamed seabass was very delicious. My partner and I absolutely loved this restaurant

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KD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

We went to the restaurant for Valentine’s Day. Quick service but food wasn’t that amazing. We ordered some fish cakes that was very chewy and tasted like frozen supermarket fish cakes. We were hoping for freshly made one so very disappointed. Main course wasn’t too bad but again not impressive. It took us a long time from home with an expensive cab fare to get there so honestly not worth the time & money from our experience.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thai is my favourite cuisine, I have literally been to about 15 different Thai restaurants in London and this is by far the best Thai restaurant. The food was well cooked and seasoned, the service is wonderful. Top top restaurant, will be coming back here again for sure!

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E
London
82 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food at Nipa Thai is excellent, tasty and beautifully presented and there is a very nice relaxed ambience but the service towards the 2nd half of the evening was very slow and that spoiled an otherwise good experience.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Sorry to say was disappointed with the whole experience. Hotel itself feels very old and dated, and not ideal that they had us down for 6:30pm not 8:30pm as per email. Plenty of food and wasnt bad, but not as good as i had expected. Table stuck in the corner and 'Happy Birthday' sung every 10 mins. Was girlfriends birthday also though, but defo not worth the time or effort to get there.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Having ordered a bottle of wine they brought one that had already been opened and was missing about a glass worth of wine. At the end of the meal despite this they did not bring our change despite having charged us 12.5% service charge. Would not return

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy this restaurant : the food is outstanding and the staff is really nice. The Chandra menu is a must and you will sure take a doggy bag home :-)

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