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About Krua by Nathong

Contemporary Thai restaurant from Thailand would like to bring you the real taste of Thai food and what Thai people have for their meals to UK. Nathong restaurant has been open since 1984 in Bangkok, Thailand. We would like to serve you the contemporary Thai food in our style to show the world what Thai food should be like.

56 Carter Lane
London, EC4V 5EA
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Thai

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 12pm-3pm; 5pm-11pm
Saturday 5pm-11pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7213 9888

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

Public Transit:
Train stations: City Thameslink and London Blackfriars

Additional:
Non-Smoking

Krua by Nathong Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (9)
Casual (7)
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Spicy (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Business Meals (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Cozy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Fun (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Romantic (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great food and attentive service. Couldn't help but feel that it was slightly overpriced but that will no doubt in part be due to its location and usual clientele. When we went it was very quiet which was pleasant, but it was a Monday!

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Always a good standard of food and service at Krua and this was no different.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic
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vip
 (London)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great dinner with a group of 10-wonderful food and service followed by a hilarious session in one of the karaoke rooms. Highly recommend.

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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Always great food and service. Can get busy at lunch times so recommend that you book.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (London)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Food was tasty but was spoilt by the plates being cold so the food went cold quickly.

Tags: Spicy
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 (London)·Dined on July 21, 2017

A firm favourite for great authentic Thai food in London

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kent)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Lovely food. Good service.
Would definitely recommend

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (London)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Reliable, affordable Thai just behind St Pauls. The grilled butterfly prawns were particularly good.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great wine with great food
Price was decent
And service was very good

Tags: Authentic, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Very attentive staff made the evening run very smoothly. Good food in a relaxed environment

Tags: Casual
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 (London)·Dined on May 10, 2017

so dissappointed. missing ordered items. felt like a cheap and downgraded experience in a canteen not what was a great restaurant. :-(

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 (London)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Good food, nice atmosphere, excellent value for money

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Good food, not too spicy and good portions.
Restaurant was quiet and comfortable for different occasions.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on March 13, 2017

Went to the restaurant because we read great reviews about this place. The pad Thai was really good but three people who ordered lamb felt it couldn't get any worse. Chewy and rubbery, doesn't taste like lamb at all.
Also it was quite dodgy that on the door it says '10% off for all bookings' but after the meal we were told the discount was cash only.
Overall the experience wasn't as good as we expected.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on March 10, 2017

I don't get to visit Krua often now that I no longer work in the City, but the wait was worthwhile. We started with the mixed sharing starter plate and followed with each with the Pad Thai. Food was just yummy! Cant wait to visit again.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Food arrived quickly and staff was friendly. The food however was very uninspiring and portions were very small )and I'm a light eater!)

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on February 28, 2017

My second visit was as good as the first: friendly, unobtrusive service and excellent food, with allergies remembered (after just one visit!) and catered for. Very glad I found the place.

Tags: Spicy, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on February 18, 2017

The best starters that I have ever had in a Thai restaurant either here or in Thailand. However, prawn green curry main course was disappointing and the pad thai was ordinary.

Tags: Authentic, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly
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 (London)·Dined on February 13, 2017

If you like authentic Thai food, Krua is for you. The spicy dishes are delicious, hot but full of flavour too. Good food at a good value.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Spicy
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 (London)·Dined on February 10, 2017

9 of us went for my Fiance's birthday on Friday. The staff where very accommodating and looked after us well. The food was very good but felt it was a little pricey.

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 (Nottingham)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Good service and food. 10% off bill if you pay in cash.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on February 8, 2017

A new find, and well worth the walk: a nice little Thai restaurant with really excellent staff who paid full attention to my allergies and adjusted accordingly. Delicious food, good quantity, reasonably priced. I'll certainly be returning.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Business Meals, Fun, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Quick Bite
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 (London)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Great food and service with a good varied Thai menu. Good little find in London!

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 (Yorkshire)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Bland is the best word to describe the food! Thai idea of what Brits want for Thai food.

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 (London)·Dined on December 19, 2016

It's real Thai food !!
Ambience is also so relax.
It's really recommended.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Popped in for working lunch here and the food was delicious! The grilled prawns were juicy and had a great char-grilled taste, with a kick in the sauce! The thai green curry was also very hot and tasty. The seafood special was also really good... we were surprised by the good quality. There are set lunch menus too, but we just picked a few things to share from a la carte and were happy. The staff were super helpful and friendly.

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 (London)·Dined on December 12, 2016

Great choice and well cooked. Food could have been a little hotter though- some dishes were lukewarm when they got to the table.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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food3
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 (London)·Dined on December 9, 2016

The staff is lovely, exceptional food, great service and all for a very good price. Very recommended!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Cozy, Vegan, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on November 30, 2016

Krua by Nathong is a very pleasant restaurant to enjoy a good meal with friends or colleagues. The staff are friendly and helpful, the food delivered fast but not rushed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Spicy
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 28, 2016

Krua has an excellent value lunch menu which is served quickly and efficiently - ideal if you are on a tight schedule. The food was good and would encourage me to go back and sample the a la carte menu when I have more time.

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 (London)·Dined on November 3, 2016

Lunch at Krua was very tasty and the service was efficient. We had spicy calamari (excellent) and vegetarian spring rolls(not great, too much crust and not enough veg), crying tiger (perfectly cooked) and pad thai (as good as we have had anywhere). Would recommend it for a casual business lunch or catch up with a friend.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Spicy, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on November 1, 2016

Top Thai food as always, we work round the corner and have a lot of people go to lunch at KRUA. Well worth a visit. Staff are friendly and food is reasonably priced!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on October 15, 2016

I'm not sure quite why but at some point during the meal we became invisible. The service started well and the main course was excellent. After that it got weird. There were two other tables in action which theoretically left at least one member of the visible staff free to offer a dessert or coffee. Instead they were happy to chat to the other two tables whilst we waited....and waited...and waited...then 45 minutes later gave up, rugby tackled (well not quite but it could have been necessary) a passing staff member and paid the bill.

The staff do the waiting not the punters people.

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 (London)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Tasty authentic Thai food in a somewhat hidden location (close to St Paul's but on a backstreet). Friendly and attentive staff. They learned we were celebrating our 10-year old's birthday and brought a surprise ice cream for her.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on July 7, 2016

Great service, food was really lovely, excellent value. We were drinking wine/beer but was also impressed that our tap water glasses were topped up without us having to ask. Recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on June 16, 2016

Lovely place, great service and fantastic food! Would definitely visit again

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on May 21, 2016

Overpriced for what you get. Food is decent, service feels like it's being run by high school students.

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 (London)·Dined on May 20, 2016

I was looking for somewhere new to take my fiance for his birthday and found Krua online. Menu looked great, and the reviews were good so I booked it.
Krua is nicely hidden away and from the moment we walked in the staff couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful.
There really is too much to choose from on the menu but what we did choose (a lot!) was all delicious. I'd even go as far as saying that the steak in their Crying Tiger was cooked much better than a lot of the city steak restaurants - tender, juicy and full of flavour.
After our main meal, the waiter remembered that I'd mentioned it was my fiance's birthday in the booking and came to our table singing and carrying a complimentary dessert with a candle in it! Nice touch was very much appreciated.
Krua - we will be back to work our way around your menu!

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 30, 2016

We had booked for 5pm and when we arrived it was all closed up! But thankfully somebody came out to us straight away and reassured us we were ready to go......we were alone in the restaurant for a while but that was due to the early time we chose.....about an hour later a few more tables arrived.

We were given Thai crackers and chilli sauce and ordered dumplings to start and a mixed platter which were delicious. Main course was duck in tamarind and Duck with fruits with coconut rice and sticky rice as side orders. Both dishes were cooked beautifully, the duck was melt in the mouth tender and the rice was lovely and coconutty!!! As we were full we were going to skip dessert but we were told that if we liked their FB page and checked in that we would get a free special dessert.....of course we obliged! We were given a lovely warm cake type dessert with ice cream.....a nice finish to a great meal

We would totally recommend this restaurant to others, if I could give any constructive feedback it would be to bring something warm as the restaurant was a little chilly, other than it was a great choice!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on April 22, 2016

First time dining here, food was good, although a bit too greasy. Service could be improved, although very attentive, staff struggled with with understanding English.

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