Dining out in London is truly fantastic. With some of the best restaurants in the world to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice with cuisine, atmosphere, price range and location. Thai cuisine is a wonderful blend of several Southeast Asian traditions, combining gorgeous flavours with aromatic spices to create an amazing array of dishes. There are plenty of Thai restaurants in London to choose from so we’ve selected our favourites to help you choose!
The Blue Elephant, Fulham Broadway
Currently located on the Broadway, this exciting and popular restaurant will be relocating in January 2012 less than ten minutes up the river due to an expired lease on their current property. Hopefully the new premises will be decked out in a similar fashion as the current décor is one of the big selling points of this Thai restaurant. Of course, the food is utterly gorgeous too! The interior of the restaurant is decked out like a tropical rainforest; you’ll be guided over bridges and under trees to your table where you’ll dine on some of the most delicious Thai dishes available in the area. It’s not the cheapest option but it’s worth splashing out at this fab eatery.
Another one for the bottomless wallet, Nahm is located within the exclusive Halkin hotel in upmarket Belgravia. Decked out like a Thai palace, be ready to splurge as you sample the gorgeous monkfish curry or squid in black ink. The service is naturally impeccable and the wine list is extensive. You can go for the £60 per person set menu if you want to know what the bill’s going to look like at the end of your meal!
Thai on the River
A slightly more budget option, Thai on the River is based on the south banks of the River Thames and provides wonderful views over the river while you dine. Offering what has been touted as ‘the best Thai green curries’ in London (according to several reviewers), the restaurant offers superb food and attentive service for a slightly lower price tag. If you’re not a fan of Thai green curry, be sure to go for the beef stir fried with fragrant Thai basil and oyster sauce. If you’re heading to this popular eatery on a balmy evening, sit out by the river for a fabulous al fresco dinner you’ll savour for months to come!
Get your glad rags out to dine at this upmarket restaurant in fashionable Chelsea. The dining room is done in minimalist cream theme with wooden floors and dark oriental furniture. The roof comes from an original Thai temple – how authentic is that? It’s a pricey establishment due to the location and the quality of the food so only head there if you’re willing to pay out! The waiting staff will take good care of you and you’ll certainly be satisfied with what you get for the money. Be prepared to go all in for three courses as some of the portions can be a little small.