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Best Thai Restaurants in London

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Discover some of the tasty suggestions for Thai restaurants in London from tucked away gems to all out posh Thai cuisine. We have suggested a list of great Thai restaurant’s in London to try out.

Blue Elephant

The Boulevard, Imperial Wharf, Townmead Rd, London SW6 2UB

Nestled at the very edge of the waterfront in Chelsea Harbour, the Blue Elephant fuses a picturesque setting with fabulously spicy Thai food. Their service is impressive and professional and every guest is welcomed with warm, welcoming smiles, courtesy of the reputed Thai hospitality. The superbly decorated restaurant is done up in varying hues of brown, gold and yellow, a combination that throws quite a warm and calm aura around the eating area.

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Pleasantly enough, their menu is categorized in several sections such as Thai Cooking of the Past, Memories of Siam Tasting Menu, Thai Kitchen of Tomorrow, Thai Cuisine of Today, Desserts, Wines, Cocktails, Vegetarian Menu and Lunch Menu. Indeed, there’s certainly an impressive assortment of Thai food to choose from. A few of their most sought-after dishes include Lamb Shanks Yellow Curry, Coconut Rice, Stir Fried Tiger Prawns with Black Truffle, Steamed Salmon in Red Curry Paste as well as unique desserts like their Ginger Crème Brulee.

The Heron

Norfolk Crescent (off Edgware Road), London, W2 2DN

Undoubtedly one of London’s hidden jewels, The Heron specialises in authentic Thai cuisine that will immerse guests in a vivid sensory experience. In true Thai spirit, the establishment serves deliciously hot food that might bring even the most experienced pimento addict to his knees. Thankfully, though, meals can be customised and you can ask for a milder option of whichever dish you decide to go for.

The Heron

While the Heron boasts of an elegant and beautifully furnished eating area on the ground floor, it also offers patrons the possibility of dining in a much more relaxed environment in the basement. Doubling as a Karaoke Lounge, the basement is decorated in a 90’s like setting with reflective accents on the ceiling, colourful cushions and lanterns. The menu is just as diverse and offers traditional Thai dishes such as Cashew Salad, Northern Pork Sausage, Deep Fried Duck, Mango and Catfish Salad, Salted Eggs and Papaya, among many others. If you want to try one of their super spicy, super-hot meals, the waiters are kind enough to bring you a side serving of peanuts to help you get rid of the heat.

Nipa Thai

1st Floor, Lancaster Terrace, London, Greater London W2 2TY

With a calming, almost serene ambiance and some of the most succulent Asian dishes on the menu, it should come as no surprise that Nipa Thai is one of London’s most coveted restaurants. From the teak interior to the genuine Thai artefacts, everything about this restaurant breathes a deep sense of Asian culture, hence providing a soothing retreat from the outside world. The food is just as impressive, courtesy of the extensively-trained and experienced chefs from Thailand. In fact, this restaurant provides such an alluring combination of dishes that it even received two AA Rosettes for their impressive meals and service.

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Thai foodies will absolutely be delighted by Nipa Thai’s unique twists on some classic dishes such as Fried Prawn Dumplings with Sweet Plum Sauce, Thai Jasmine Rice, Spicy Lemongrass, Lime and Chilli Soup, Green Papaya Salad and Crispy Soft-Shell crab, among various other gourmet delicacies. Their dessert menu is equally impressive with decadent treats in the likes of Caramel Lychees, Mango Sticky Rice, Deep Fried Ice Cream, Exotic Thai Fruits and other such dishes that will certainly have you reaching for more.


593 High Road Leytonstone, London E11 4PA

Customers who are looking for budget Thai food but who don’t want to compromise on quality should absolutely head to Singburi. Nestled in a hidden corner of Leytonstone, this cosy restaurant provides homely Thai dishes that have been carefully and creatively prepared by skilled chefs. It’s extremely easy to keep the bill down at Singburi because this is one of the rare establishments that offer the possibility of bringing your own alcoholic beverages.


Customers will be able to relax in the welcoming décor of Singburi as they enjoy some of the restaurant’s recommended dishes such as Deep Fried Prawns Wrapped in Pastry, Spring Rolls, Traditional Thai Fish Cakes, Stuffed Chicken Wings, Chicken Cooked in Coconut Milk, Fish Soup with Lime Leaves and Lemon Grass and much more. Dessert-wise, this establishment simply excels itself in terms of traditional Thai desserts that can prove to be irresistible to most.

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One of the most luxurious Thai restaurants in London, Patara is the sort of establishment that will never fail to go the extra mile to satisfy its guests. Indeed, with a secluded and highly romantic atmosphere, this restaurant will gently guide you through an innovative journey into some of Thailand’s most popular culinary achievements. Patra favours a more sober and sophisticated décor to keep the mood as laid-back as possible. Still, a well-trained eye would not miss the original artworks and exquisitely comfortable furniture that surround the eating area.


Patara offers a mouth-watering selection of Thai dishes that have been prepared according to their original recipes, without any contemporary twist. Fans of authentic Thai food are not going to be disappointed by some of the most coveted items such as Prawn and Chicken soup infused with Lemongrass, Pad Thai with Giant Tiger Prawns, Chicken and Prawn Curry served with fragrant Thai Rice and Tuna Carpaccio. As far as the desserts go, Patra isn’t afraid to experiment with novel flavours like their highly-acclaimed Ginger Stem Ice Cream with a luscious slice of Coconut Tart.