There are a number of Thai restaurants in London but this one is exceptional.
The Nipa Thai is the Thai Government approved glamorous Thai restaurant inside the Royal Lancaster London Hotel. The Royal Lancaster London has reopened following an £85million renovation.
After massive renovation of the hotel, the Nipa Thai restaurant looking absolutely stunning inside, a plus point of Nipa Thai is the huge floor to ceiling windows, which look out over Hyde Park.
The restaurant is renowned as one of London’s best Thai establishments using original Thai ingredients. Nipa Thai offers a holistic experience, from the all female Thai kitchen brigade to the smell of essential Lemongrass oil gently permeating the restaurant. Nipa’s stunning flavours and inventive food set the standards for some years in London.
Nipa Thai has received the prestigious “Thai Select” award from the Thai Government for its authentic cuisine. This accolade is presented to Thai restaurants proven to have achieved the highest standards of quality. The 55-seat restaurant features a teak panelled interior with traditional Thai furnishings, and ornate decorations crafted in Thailand. The authentic décor complements the cuisine which is served by Thai staff.
The restaurant delivers outstanding traditional cuisine that combines hot spices with mild and sweet flavours, offering a mix of dishes from Thailand’s central region. The Head Chef Sanguan Parr and her dedicated team according to traditional recipes prepare each of the dishes.
Kaseam Jongpitakrat, Nipa Manager, who has been with Nipa for over 20 years, warmly welcomed my colleague and myself. We took Kaseam’s advice to choose our selection of dishes. Everything we had from Starters to desserts was packed with flavours.
Main course dish we recommend is, Phad Kra Prao Pla (Crisp fried Seabass with aromatic coriander, chillies and fried holy basil). My Red Curry was particularly nice, best I have ever tasted for sometime.
For the food at Nipa is so extraordinary nice that one is left simultaneously pleased and astonished that such an institution can retain its effortless charm.
We had a really wonderful evening at Nipa Thai and no doubt this is truly one of the best quality Thai restaurant in London.
Nipa also has two fantastic offerings, with its Thai Wine paired set menus and the early bird pre-theatre Nok Khamin menu.
Thai Wine Paired Set Menus
Each menu features a selection of Head Chef Sanguan Parr’s speciality Thai dishes such as Nor Mia Fa Rang Phad Hoy Shell (Stir-fried fresh scallops with asparagus) and Award-winning wines have been chosen to highlight the dishes’ flavours, including wines from Monsoon Valley’s prestigious Hua Hin Hills Vineyard. The menus are priced at £59, £64, £69 and £74 (with wine pairings).
Pre – theatre Nok Khamin Menu
The Nok Khamin menu is served from 5pm to 6.30pm and priced at £24 per person. With London’s West End and the Royal Albert Hall just a short distance from the hotel, the menu offers the perfect pre-theatre or early bird dinner.
The Early Bird menu is served daily and includes a starter, main and glass of house wine or Singha beer.
The menu features Thai favourites such as Thai Green Curry (Kaeng Kiew Warn Puk), and Deep-fried spring rolls with glass noodles (Por Pia Thod).
Nipa Thai Restaurant, 1st Floor, Royal Lancaster London, Lancaster Terrace,
London W2 2TY.
020 7551 6039 or visit www.niparestaurant.co.uk