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Nipa Thai at Royal Lancaster London - Nipa Thai, London,

Nipa Thai

4.6
4.6
544 Reviews
£41 and over
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.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Thai, Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–10:15 pm Lunch Sat 12:30 pm–2:30 pm
  • Phone number
    020 7551 6000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Sanguan Parr
  • Neighborhood
    Bayswater
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public transit
    Lancaster Gate Tube Station is adjacent to the hotel and Paddington Station is less than ten minutes walk away.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Kin Khao six course set menu for celebrations

    £75.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    There's nothing like sharing a six course meal with friends to celebrate a special occasion or just to catch up on life. Each dish is a delight for the senses, from the appetizers to the desserts. You savor every bite, every flavor, every texture, while enjoying the lively conversation and laughter around the table. Our six course meal is more than just food, it's an experience of joy and connection. Please note this menu is only available for minimum 2 persons.
    Kin Khao six course set menu for celebrations Photo

What 544 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • London

    Thai

  • West London

    Great for scenic views

544 Reviews
  1. martind

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been here a few times before and ranked this as the best Thai restaurant in London but last night it disappointed. My Tom yum goong soup was not as spicy or tasty as usual. Normally this is an intense dish but it was just - ok. Then my pork with basil stir fry was a bit chewy. I usually have the chicken so not sure if it is like that always. Also it wasn’t as flavoursome as I normally get. My partner thought that the crab and the pad Thai also needed more spice and asked for some chilli sauce to add. Not sure if it was a chefs bad day or if they have downgraded the spice levels for the tourists but overall I was disappointed. Perhaps I will try one more time to see if this was a one off bad day but it wasn’t as good as it has been.

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    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! It was delicious food that felt very authentic. The wine service was a little slow, but they noticed this at some point. Thank you!
    Nipa ThaiResponded 1 day ago
    Dear Anonymous, We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the authentic flavours of our dishes and we truly appreciate your kind words. We apologize for any delay you experienced with our wine service and are glad that our team was able to address it during your visit. Your feedback is invaluable to us as we strive to provide not only exquisite cuisine but also exceptional service. Thank you for dining with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Balazs Varga, Deputy Director of Food & Beverage

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If I could sum up Nipa Thai in a few words: refined, but relaxed. The food was excellent; the service was excellent. Unable to fault it. They even brought me a small complimentary dessert, with a candle, and sang Happy Birthday! Nipa Thai has been around for decades, because a) it's consistently excellent, and b) it seems the same people who own the restaurant also own the beautiful Royal Lancaster Hotel on whose first floor the restaurant is situated.

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  4. MarkT

    London

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What can I say about Nipa Thai that is not superlative? The answer is nothing. It is simply superb. The spring rolls were as always crispy but also with a taste that makes your hair stand on end, it is just so perfect. And as for the soft-shell crab, well world beating is the best description. But it is the wonderful smiling and attentive staff which really made the evening with the best Maitre D'Hotel in London and a wonderful head waitress. As always, the dinner that made my week.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous, service was exceptional, would definitely go again

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Appreciate all the staff… chefs was excellent ✊🏾
    Nipa ThaiResponded 1 day ago
    Dear Anonymous, We are thrilled to hear that you and your family had a memorable birthday celebration with us. Our chefs and staff are dedicated to providing an exceptional dining experience, and it's rewarding to know we succeeded. We look forward to welcoming you back for many more special occasions. Best wishes and we hope we can welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Balazs Varga, Deputy Director of Food & Beverage

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely environment. Service was nice - but drinks and meals were not served to everyone at the same time. Made for an ackward dining experience.
    Nipa ThaiResponded 1 day ago
    Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your feedback and for complimenting our environment. We're glad to hear that you found our service nice. We apologize for the timing issue with the service of meals and drinks; we understand how important synchronized service is to the dining experience. We are addressing this to ensure that all our guests receive their orders together promptly. We appreciate your patience and hope to offer you a more seamless experience on your next visit. Kind regards, Balazs Varga, Deputy Director of Food & Beverage

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  8. Louise

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was extremely slow and staff were not friendly. Food was great but price has surged.

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  9. RSena

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good experience at the restaurant and good food We went as a small group and the waiters and staff were incredibly helpful. There were times where we felt a bit rushed to turnover the table and we also thought, while the food was good, it wasn’t spectacular considering the price. Overall though it was a good experience.
    Nipa ThaiResponded 1 day ago
    Dear RSena, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We're delighted to hear that you found our staff helpful and your overall experience positive. We understand your concerns regarding the pacing and the value, and we're continually striving to balance attentive service with a relaxed dining atmosphere. Your comments are invaluable to us as we work to enhance our offerings and ensure that each dish not only meets but exceeds expectations. We hope to welcome you back soon for an even more enjoyable experience. Thank you for your kind review of Nipa Thai restaurant. Kind regards, Balazs Varga, Deputy Director of Food & Beverage

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall a very nice evening with two standout dishes - tempura crab and scallop salad.
    Nipa ThaiResponded on May 26, 2024
    Dear Anonymous, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your evening, especially the tempura crab and scallop salad. Our team takes great pride in preparing these dishes and we're glad they stood out to you. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another delightful evening. Balazs Varga, Deputy Director of Food & Beverage

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FAQs

Nipa Thai is rated 4.6 stars by 544 OpenTable diners.

Nipa Thai does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Nipa Thai

First Floor, Royal Lancaster London Hotel, Lancaster Terrace, London, W2 2TY

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Bayswater
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–10:15 pm Lunch Sat 12:30 pm–2:30 pm
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Thai, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public transit
    Lancaster Gate Tube Station is adjacent to the hotel and Paddington Station is less than ten minutes walk away.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Sanguan Parr
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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