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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 7:00PM

About Nipa Thai

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.

First Floor, Royal Lancaster London Hotel
Lancaster Terrace
London, W2 2TY
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Thai

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 17:00 - 22:30

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7551 6039

Website:
http://www.niparestaurant.co.uk/

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, View, Wine

Private Dining

A hidden corner of Thailand in London. Delicious and traditional are some of the words used to describe this restaurant by our guests. Nipa Thai is open to exclusive dining at lunchtimes and smaller parties at dinner time. Enjoy the mini break to Thailand and join us in Nipa Thai from 12-3 every day

Nipa Thai Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

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Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (10)
Special Occasions (10)
Good for a Date (8)
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Quiet Conversation (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Spicy (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Scenic View (4)
Romance (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Business Meals (3)
Cosy (3)
Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Casual (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Group Bookings (2)
Neighbourhood Gem (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Child Friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (London)·Dined on 31 December 2017

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 :-)

Tags: Comfort Food
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food5
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·Dined on 30 November 2017

Had a marvellous birthday meal with friends. Scrumptious and extremely filling plus it was great value for money. Definitely recommend and will be back during the warmer months as it over looks Kensington gardens. So happy we found this gem!

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on 25 November 2017

Lovely ambience and great food. The service is incredible too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic
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value3

 
·Dined on 17 November 2017

Great food, nice restaurant but a little expensive.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching
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·Dined on 11 November 2017

Top quality food. Great ambience and attentive service.

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 (London)·Dined on 12 October 2017

Good Thai food, but the real charm is the service and ambience.

Great for a special occasion, but a bit pricey for general dining.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 23 August 2017

The service at this restaurant was exceptional. The food was tasty. We opted for the early bird menu which was very good value.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on 7 August 2017

We are becoming regulars at Nipa Thai and each time we go it just gets better and better. I had the pleasure of meeting the Head Chef Sanguan Parr, a lovely and supremely talented chef who is maintaining the Thai tradition where the kitchen is a female domain! I cannot praise Nipa Thai enough - anyone who wants to know what proper Thai food should taste like – and to experience what it would be like to east in restaurant in Bangkok - then this is the place to go. We will be back very soon…..

Tags: Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 5 July 2017

Very good service and nice food. Loved the tasting starter! And the wine from Thailand.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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service4
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on 4 July 2017

Very good restaurant, more specifically the food, the service and the ambiance were all excellent.
Very cosy atmosphere with dim lights and elegant decor. Suitable for most occasions that are not intended to be boisterous Next time in England we will return.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Spicy, Business Meals, Authentic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Berkshire)·Dined on 21 June 2017

Met up with our daughter and son-in-law to celebrate her birthday. Chatted with the maitre de on our arrival and mentioned our daughter's birthday. She was presented with a helium balloon and brought a special dessert with a candle. Food was fantastic. We chose the set menu - I have to avoid gluten and the only thing I had to avoid was the spring rolls. We opted for the wines paired with the different courses but I think another time we would choose to share a bottle of wine. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 29 May 2017

Fantastic food and very friendly and helpful service. Beautiful restaurant - would definitely go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 15 April 2017

We came back a second time this week and were so very glad we did. Ordered off the ala carte menu this time for 5 people. All delicious. Highly recommend the phad Thai with Prawns (I've sampled phad Thai throughout the US and even in Europe and I've never had better). My husband raved about his spicy sea bass dish. Even the desserts. Most of all, the attentive staff gave impeccable and polite service. Pretty views of Kensington Gardens/ Hyde Park too.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on 13 April 2017

Hands down the best Thai food we have ever eaten! We did the tasting menu and were pleasantly surprised from start to finish. Great attentive staff. Overlooking the park. If you travel before the construction is done (summer 2017), ask for directions as the way in is through another restaurant. Anyhow, we've already booked it again and bringing family and friends!

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 (London)·Dined on 12 April 2017

Best Thai in London! It is also our neighbourhood favourite!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Spicy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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service4
value4

 
 (Dorset)·Dined on 18 December 2016

The food was very good and the quantities were superb. The service was attentive but not intrusive. overall a lovely meal, one which we would repeat and recommend

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 10 December 2016

Food was excellent, everyone enjoyed what they ordered. Reasonably priced for where it is. Service was good, mentioned to the waiter it was my girlfriends birthday and they brought her out a free dessert with candles and sparklers and sang happy birthday to her, which was very nice. I would recommend it.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 4 December 2016

Definitely recommend. Good Location , 2 minute walk from Lancaster gate tube station( need to go through ground floor grill bar to access restaurant) food delicious, staff attentive, good value for money.

Tags: Spicy, Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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food5
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service4
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 (London)·Dined on 12 November 2016

Great food and lovely ambience. Service a little rushed as they were busy the evening we were there.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 17 September 2016

Perfect food and ambience. Menu is a very good choice both from the economic and culinary point of view.

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 (London)·Dined on 17 August 2016

I have to admit, I was recommended this restaurant by a friend of mine, and it lived up to expectations. The service was exemplary and by far the stand out aspect of my experience there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (London)·Dined on 27 July 2016

Have been coming here for years and hosted many friends to dinner. Food is consistently awesome. If you love mussamun curry, then you just try it here. Service is consistently professional also.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 6 June 2016

Great food. Not to miss the starters!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 27 May 2016

Great food all round. Definitely returning!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 20 January 2016

We have been here many times and it is always fantastic. The food is very authentic. Fresh, tasty and beautifully presented. The service is friendly and professional - the management recognise us now and we are treated like VIP's! Many thanks Nipa Thai. We will be back again soon.

Tags: Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 13 September 2015

Keep returning for unbeatable Thai food served with polite elegance in a room that makes you feel special. Our only challenge is to avoid ordering too many dishes - they are all tempting but soon make a banquet. Worth a detour to experience.

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 (London)·Dined on 3 July 2015

Great food, great staff and great service. Good portion size.
It was my wife's birthday and the amazing staff prepared a nice surprise treat for her; made her very happy.
Thank you for the great night.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 1 July 2015

A little tricky to find as the restaurant is hidden on the first floor of the Lancaster Hotel. Once found the food was authentic and delicious. Good service and would definitely return

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 26 May 2015

Really lovely meal.
Our only complaint was our dinner reservation was 10.15 and the kitchen closed at 10.30 so we had to have all our courses together.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 15 May 2015

Go here often for some great Thai food - some of the best we've tasted anywhere (including Bangkok). The room feels luxurious and has great views to the Park. Service is very well mannered and polite. Recommend when you fancy a Thai meal but want a place that feels a bit special.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on 14 March 2015

We have travelled extensively in the Far East and Thai is our favourite food and we can honestly say that this is the best Thai food we have ever eaten! Nothing more to say really.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 13 March 2015

We had the pre theatre platter with a cocktail for £25 which was great value and the food quality was excellent.Would definitely visit again to try the a la carte menu when we aren't in so much of a rush.
Excellent service - would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 7 March 2015

I had the massaman curry with coconut rice. It was amazing, one of the best outside Thailand. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I saw one bring some toys for some of the kids dining there. They also gave us extra crackers one the house. The service is really five star!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 27 February 2015

This is excellent in terms of decor , appearance, menu and quality. The prices are not cheap but it is London. Located within Lancaster Terrace Hotel - access through hotel reception.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Oxford)·Dined on 18 December 2014

For the past 4 years or so, I've had a deal with a close friend of mine. On my birthday, she takes me to a steak place and on hers I take her to Nipa. It never, ever fails to impress me. Starting from an easy booking to a courteous, warm Thai welcome to the restaurant followed by a floor to ceiling window which most tables look out to - everything is fantastic. Dining at Nipa does come with a steep price but I can safely say that it's so so so worth it. As for some recommended dishes - the tom yum soup (ask for it to come with their king prawns!), the vegetable spring rolls (go to the back of the menu to see the vegetarian starters), the chicken green curry, the lamb/duck massaman curry, and of course, the good old phad Thai! Also, every night, the Nipa chef team serves a complimentary started which is changed every night. It's a fantastic place. If you decide to go, can I come?

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 9 November 2014

Went to Nipa to celebrate anniversary and our daughters first birthday and had a wonderful time. The food and service were excellent and we will definitely be going back. The scallops were divine and our daughter really enjoyed the prawn crackers. Having our daughter with us, we timed it just right by booking for as soon as the restaurant opened so it was nice and quiet and by the time we were ready to leave it started to get busier. A lovely, well run restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 24 October 2014

Since its refurbishment Nipa Thai has just got even better. I'd prefer not to have to go through a hotel but once there the room is very luxuriously furnished and feels like a place for a special occasion. Food is fantastic - never had a disappointing dish. Very fresh Thai beautifully presented. Brilliantly handy for Lacaster Gate tube too. Great value considering the quality of the whole experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 7 May 2014

My partner and I were in London for a short business trip and used Opentable to find somewhere within walking distance. We were seated at a table at a window over looking Hyde park with views of the Italian garden. The food was delicious, portion sizes were good and the service was commendable.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 27 March 2014

Excellent Thai food in a nice atmosphere with good service!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (London)·Dined on 9 February 2014

some of the tastiest Thai food in London. 300% better than typical Thai takeout restaurants

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