Nipa Thai

4.3
316 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Thai
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Thai
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday: 17:00 - 22:30
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Phone number
020 7551 6039
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, View, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 7:00PM

What 316 People Are Saying
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4.3
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5.0Dined on 30 May 2018

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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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Good food but wide tables!

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4.0Dined on 23 April 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 15 April 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 11 April 2018

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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4.0Dined on 17 March 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 6 March 2018

Every dishes that we ordered were delicious. Excellent service.

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4.0Dined on 28 February 2018

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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4.0Dined on 24 February 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 17 February 2018

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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5.0Dined on 16 February 2018

Amazing food and a really relaxed dinning experience.

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4.0Dined on 15 February 2018

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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3.0Dined on 14 February 2018

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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5.0Dined on 21 January 2018

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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4.0Dined on 20 January 2018

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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2.0Dined on 13 January 2018

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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1.0Dined on 5 January 2018

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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5.0Dined 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 :-)

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4.0Dined on 6 December 2017

Decent sized portions. Good service. Very good flavours. Quite enjoyed the experience here.

Comfortable seating. Convenient location to meet a Business Colleague who had to catch the Heathrow Express from Paddington after dinner.

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4.0Dined on 1 December 2017

Top Thai en super bediening

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on 25 November 2017

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

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5.0Dined on 17 November 2017

Great food, nice restaurant but a little expensive.

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4.0Dined on 12 November 2017

Good food and intimate experience

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5.0Dined on 11 November 2017

Top quality food. Great ambience and attentive service.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on 24 September 2017

The ambiance was very nice as was the service....couldn't do enough for us. The two of us had a small bottle of sparkling water, one glass of Sauvignon Blanc (shared), one Papaya Salad, one chef's noodles, one chicken cashew nuts (fair), a fried rice with vegetables. The cost for the two of us was about $91.00...a bit on the high side, but the atmosphere and service were outstanding so all in all a pleasant experience. We would return.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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…..

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4.0Dined on 30 July 2017

The Food, ambience and service were great 👍🏽

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5.0Dined on 5 July 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on 20 June 2017

The food was lovely and the staff were very sweet

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4.0Dined on 11 June 2017

Superb food served in a cosy atmosphere. The view over the park from the front tables is beautiful.

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5.0Dined on 29 May 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on 12 April 2017

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

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4.0Dined on 15 March 2017

Celebrated my wife's 50th birthday with family.
Excellent service and food - knowledgeable head waiter who suggested alterations to dishes to suit us (vegetarians).
Good setting for a quieter meal.
Not very easy to find as part of hotel.

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