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Lancaster London Hotel | Lancaster Terrace, London London W2 2TY T, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
020 7551 6039
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Ranked #341 of 17,998 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $156
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Thai
Neighborhood: Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate 
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Street Food
Description: One of only 15 UK restaurants recognised by the Thai government for its quality and cuisine, Nipa wears its heritage proudly on its sleeve. The teak-panelled interior is inspired by its sister restaurant in Bangkok, with a profusion of orchids that feel strangely at home in their first floor setting in the Lancaster Hotel overlooking the Italian Fountains of Hyde Park. Three set menus and the extensive à la carte offer a mouthwatering range of intense Thai flavours, mixing traditional dishes of central Thailand with regional specialities.
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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Enjoyed this restaurant with my husband and daughter. They (hubbie and daughter) are not Thai fans but gave me the last night in London. We all loved our meal and the doubters in the family thanked me for a perfect choice for our last meal in London. The staff is friendly, helpful and very approachable.

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2014_RandB, Manager at Nipa Thai, responded to this review

Dear ripraft, Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We strive to provide the best possible Thai dining experience whether guests are already Thai fans or not (yet) and we are delighted to know you all enjoyed it! We will be looking forward to see you again next time you are in London. More 

Wokingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Just ate and I'd say good not great. Portion size is quite generous and justified the prices charged. Service wasn't as attentive as could be. Water glasses not filled when empty etc and my pet hate of reaching across the customer to place items was a common problem. Food was good but had much better in Thailand, Hong Kong and... More 

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2014_RandB, Manager at Nipa Thai, responded to this review

Dear Rtwwpad, Thank you for sharing your experience – we are open for any feedback, both good and not so good, as long as it let us learn something. We appreciate your comments about food and service and will be looking into our standards again to see where we can improve. More 

Stevenage, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The food is great, fragrant and spicy everything you would expect and want in delicious Thai food. The staff are lovely, very friendly and attentive without being over the top. The restaurant décor provides a good setting but the atmosphere does lack a buzz. My second visit (and certainly not my last), but on both occasions the restaurant hasn't been... More 

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2014_RandB, Manager at Nipa Thai, responded to this review

Dear Geoff C, Thank you very much for your feedback, we a glad to read you enjoyed your evening. Nipa Thai is usually getting very busy towards the weekend and that’s when we recommend advance bookings but casual weekday is the best for long relaxed dinners – you have experience the latter so we welcome you on a busy Saturday... More 

London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I am a returning customer . The restaurant has been renovated since last time and the food is delicious like always I have only words of praise for both service and quality of food.

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2014_RandB, Manager at Nipa Thai, responded to this review

Dear Aura B, We appreciate your review and your praising words, we hope to see you really soon! More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Really just okay. Lovely polite staff. Wide ranging menu. Good wine list. But.... Ambience and atmosphere are equally important to me for a good night out, and we were amongst only two other small groups of diners. It's difficult to create a buzz amongst 9 people, and my evening fell flat as a result. I was surprised it was so... More 

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2014_RandB, Manager at Nipa Thai, responded to this review

Dear HinksyJ, We appreciate your feedback and sorry to know you were not fully satisfied with your experience. The restaurant is usually quite lively and really fills up towards the weekend but there are some quiet evenings too, however we sincerely hope to see you back in the future. More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I couldn't praise Nipa Thai high enough - many years since I came here for dinner for the 1st time and it never fails to astonish me, almost unbelievable. Kaseam and his team give their best every time and food is straight from heaven - authentic, hot enough, fresh and just the way I would imagine my perfect Thai meal.... More 

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2014_RandB, Manager at Nipa Thai, responded to this review

Dear Jo H, Thank you for such a positive review! We will share all the praises with the team and yes, we will keep up so we could see you and your guests happy again. Will see you soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Having travelled to Thailand extensively and also having done the Thai cooking course I always venture to Thai restaurant in this country with trepidation. Well, no more! Nipa Thai is the real deal - authentic, spicy and charming. We will return!

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2014_RandB, Manager at Nipa Thai, responded to this review

Dear Sally C, We really appreciate the kind words – especially when they from a traveller and passionate foodie! Nipa Thai team is passionate too – about the food, the service we provide and the experience each of our guests is having so it is really rewarding to read a comment like yours. We will be looking forward to welcome... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We loved the Nipa restaurant at the Lancaster London Hotel. Its hard to find an authentic Thai restaurant in London that you would return to time after time but this is one that we will most definitely revisit. The front of house team were welcoming and attentive. The food was beautifully presented, delicious and reasonably priced. Recently refurbished the restaurant... More 

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2014_RandB, Manager at Nipa Thai, responded to this review

Dear Bill D, Thank you so much for this positive review – Nipa Thai refurbishment was an exciting project for us this year and the result is very pleasing so it is great to read that our guests too, take pleasure in the atmosphere! Though we changed the exterior, we stay authentic within, keeping the authentic flavours and discreet service... More 

Lohman, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Three of us ,one of whom is a Thai food connoisseur, dined at Nipa Thai at the Lancaster London hotel and each of us found our choices delicious. The appetizers were wonderful and our main courses were just as good. The service was quiet and polite, the décor soothing, and it was in total a delightful evening. Ekcp, USA

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2014_RandB, Manager at Nipa Thai, responded to this review

Dear Kay P, We are very pleased to read your review – we are aiming to provide the most authentic Thai experience in town so it is really rewarding to read such review from demanding guests. Thank you for coming and we look forward to welcome you back again! Kind regards, More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Had the pleasure of visiting Nipa Thai in Lancaster London hotel on the recommendation of the Executive Chef Ben – who also insists that we return for what I hear is an amazing afternoon tea. Nipa was fantastic and to find such authentic Thai food served by a great front of house team was the perfect way to end a... More 

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2014_RandB, Manager at Nipa Thai, responded to this review

Dear Mruby13, We are very grateful for your review and sincerely hope you would be coming back – alone or with friends you are always welcome. Should you decide to come for the Afternoon Tea next time, we can assure you will also have the most wonderful experience of this great English tradition. Kind regards, More 

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Additional Information about Nipa Thai

Address: Lancaster London Hotel | Lancaster Terrace, London London W2 2TY T, England
Phone Number: 020 7551 6039
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate 
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 156
Cuisine: Thai

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