Farang London

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£26 to £40
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Thai
Farang London aims to feed Londoners modern Thai street food with a key focus on fusing seasonal ingredients with home-made Thai street food. Parties of eight and larger, kindly contact the restaurant directly for reservations.
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GA
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and a fantastic variety of tastes throughout. The dishes are simple yet always surprising and exciting. Service was excellent as was the general ambience. Fantastic to have something so brilliant in the quiet heart of residential Highbury.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service2ambience3

The service was bad- and I felt everything was a little over done. More keen to get the style looking right rather than the experience. The giant fish for example, that we had to carve was served on a tiny plate. Food was good, although everything was very very hot/spicy.

Farang London
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Anonymous, thank you for taking the time to review. We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience at Farang. We always do our best to please every single customer and give to everyone the best experience ever. We thought our front of house team was well trained and same our chefs. Apparently, despite ages of experience we still have a lot to learn. But there is something we know: is not always possible to please everyone, and maybe this is the case. All the best!

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MD
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very tasty and interesting Thai food. Good service and help with menu choices

PL
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is a real find. The food is amazing - incredible flavours and completely delicious. Staff are knowledgeable, friendly and professional. We absolutely love it. A few extra veggie dishes on the menu wouldn't go amiss, and they could really, really do with sorting out the playlist. They lost a star for ambience because the music is way too loud, and way too bizarre - segueing from The Who to Nina Simone, and even (unless my ears deceived me) Deep Purple (god help us!). Other than that, Farang does everything right.

LW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it, Thai food are generally on the salty side so I don’t think those review about saltiness justified the negative rating.

I ordered the deep fried sea bass, fried chicken, jungle curry - they are lovely!

Farang London
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Lynn for taking the time to review. We are very glad you enjoyed your dinner with us. We hope to see you again very soon. All the best from everyone at Farang.

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GH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing food every time, service could be better

RL
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food in this Thai restaurant is superb. Each spice flavour is fresh and individual flavours are distinct in each dish. The dishes are all very different from each other, we had amongst other things duck massaman and fried aubergine, which were superb. The roti is delicious. This restaurant is certainly the best Thai food I've had in the UK. Each dish is popping with flavour!

Farang London
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Rachel, thank you for taking the time to review. We are very happy to read your feedback and that you enjoyed your meal. We hope to see you again very soon. Best wishes from everyone here at Farang.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Don't go to this place unless you have deep pockets. The price of each dish is way too high considering the size of the portions. You are advised to get dishes to share but each one was the size of a measly starter - my friend and I found it quite difficult to share because there wasn't enough on each plate to go around. I guess that's a cynical ploy to get you to order more dishes. This is supposed to be Thai street food though, and that certainly wasn't reflected in the price. My friend was also a vegetarian and there were hardly any options for him, which really surprised me - normally Thai restaurants offer a lot of vegetarian choices. The food did taste good but the dipping sauce was the same for the few dishes we were able to order, which was disappointing, and I was so hungry when I got home I had to eat again.

WW
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal that surpassed expectations. Excellent service and ambience.

Will be back to try the rest of the menu.

Bloody fantastic!

Farang London
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you William for your positive feedback. We are very glad you had a nice evening here at Farang. We hope to see you again soon. All the best from the Farang team!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

The food was reasonable, our experience was ruined by bad service. There were long delays between different dishes arriving for the main course, they forgot one order completely. They added on extra items that we never received and when we questioned the bill, the waiter ridiculed us. Our service was so poor, we raised it as an issue and they took off service charges

KP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Remarkably good food. Incredible flavours, cooked to perfection. Have never had Thai food this good.

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Berlin
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just absolutely love this place, the food, the staff and the chef.

l
London
63 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great flavours and textures, esp the duck massaman and fried aubergine dishes! The house red was delicious and went perfectly with the spices. Lively buzzy atmosphere. Only drawback was the desserts- none sounded particularly exciting so gave these a miss.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good time with friends love the food

M
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are so many restaurants in North London but we keep returning to Farang and are never disappointed. Massaman Duck curry was absolutely delicious. Food is so fresh and flavours so well balanced. highly recommended.

SB
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another exceptional meal at what has become my favourite restaurant in London.

If you’re looking for something special, this is for you.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food! Every dish is carefully crafted and rich in flavor.

HN
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Easily my favourite restaurant in london.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great authentic Thai food. Go for the tasting menu to try a bit of everything. Service was very patchy especially once our food started to come out, had to flag down wait staff for more drinks and bill. They all seemed to be by the kitchen constantly, not walking past or checking the tables by the window. As others have mentioned at full capacity it is very very noisy in the there! Had to shout to be heard by the person opposite at times and when tables are close together diners close by loud conversations were over powering. Some soft furnishings and wall hanging would really help absorb the sound! Food really delicious but that's not the only reason people eat out.

RH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing testing menu with lovely service! We visited for a birthday celebration and tried the tasting menu, each course was amazing. Highly recommend!

WR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best Thai I’ve had in the UK since moving here. Delicious!

LA
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! Highly recommended! Delicious, fresh food!

TM
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Underwhelmed - had heard good things about this restaurant, however it just wasn't that amazing! Food was nicely presented but didn't have the wow factor. Lacking depth of flavour and texture. Roti was over fried, hard and not particularly enjoyable to eat. Service was good but seemed irritated when we asked where one of our dishes was as it came a long time after all our other dishes, by which time the rest were cold/eaten. Unfortunately I would not eat here again!

SH
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!! So many unique and wonderful flavours; the staff were so friendly too and made it such a personal experience. Am 100% going back!

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great vegan options. Especially loved the ‘gaeng gatti’

y
Singapore
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food. Service was on point and the ambience is perfect for a gathering of friends and family. Not too fussy and just the right amount of cozy

M
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed eating at Farang. The service was great and the food was incredible. We ordered the sharing menu and couldn’t fault any one of the dishes, it was all delicious. Lovely little restaurant, would definitely recommend if you love Thai food.

Farang London
Responded on 2 October 2019

Dear Maddie, thank you very much for your lovely feedback. We are very glad you had a nice time here at Farang. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes from all of us.

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i
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Thai meals I’ve ever had.
Service was amazing (from the chef himself) and every dish was a flavour explosion.
We’ll be back!

Farang London
Responded on 2 October 2019

Thank you idoe for your 5 star review. We really appreciated. We hope to see you again soon. All the best from everyone at Farang.

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s
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

service a bit slow. quite dark in the corner we sat in. food was really tasty and delicious so would say good value

Farang London
Responded on 2 October 2019

Dear Seagra, thank you very much for your feedback. We acknowledge that there has been issues with service. We are actively working to towards changing that. Should you dine with us again in the future, we do hope you will have a better experience. Best wishes from the Farang team.

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Y
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really interesting flavours - great salads with seasonal fruits and yummy roti. Perfectly cooked rice.

Farang London
Responded on 2 October 2019

Dear Yenny, it's lovely to read your review. We really appreciated it. We hope to see in you again in the future. All the best from everyone at Farang.

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AJ
Frankfurt Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, the food was so good! And the service was great. A new favourite of mine!

Farang London
Responded on 2 October 2019

Thank you AlexandraJ for your 5 star review. We are so glad you had an enjoyable experience and we hope you will come back very soon. All the best from everyone at Farang.

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MT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I have been to Farang once before and was excited to return. The food was still great but the service was really poor. We weren't paid any attention at all. Had to call the waiter over to order drinks, order food.

Farang London
Responded on 2 October 2019

Dear MeganT, thank you very much for your honest feedback. We are aware that our service standards have faltered in the last couple of weeks. Unfortunately due to holiday and unforeseen circumstances our front of house team have been a little bit shaky. We are in the process of rectifying this. We are sorry if your experience was spoiled on the evening. We do hope if you dine with us in the future, you will have a much better time. All the best from all of us at Farang.

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IW
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We travelled a long way to visit Farang and weren't disappointed!

Farang London
Responded on 2 October 2019

Dear IqbalW, thank you very much for making the effort to travel to see us. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed yourself. We hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes from everyone at Farang.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food, best Thai in town, great friendly service, amazing cocktails. Loved the place.

DH
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful, imaginative food, great vegan options. Service is outstanding, friendly and knowledge. Totally recommended.

SL
London
67 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great buzzy atmosphere for a midweek night. We were very well looked after by our waiter despite the busy restaurant. And the food was great!

C
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious in every way! Go for the feasting menu - best thai dishes I've eaten in years!!

JH
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best Thai restaurant that i have been to food is so tasty and full of wonderful flavours.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service honestly you must try this place.

Farang London
Responded on 2 October 2019

Thank you for your 5 star review and your lovely comments. We really appreciated it. We hope to see you again soon. All the best from everyone at Farang.

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m
London
28 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit just as good as the first. Took friends with us this time. Had great fun working through the varied menu options for both starters and mains. Good advice from our waiter regarding quantities with no attempt to make us over order. All the dishes were clearly made to order, fresh, vibrant and so full of flavour. It was a taste sensation.