We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
41 Upper Elmers End Road, Beckenham BR3 3QY, England
020 8650 9343
Website
Improve this listing
Today
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 41 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Fantastic food, service and décor

Fantastic service, but at times a little quiet. Decorated fantastically with traditional Thai art and ornaments. Great tasting food at reasonable prices (we use taste card frequently here). Portions are ample, and the Thai Style ribs to start are recommended. Easy parking out the front of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
asavage_uk
,
Croydon, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Level Contributor
24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here as a party of 4 on a busy Saturday. Seems they were paying more attention to the amount of takeaway orders than severing their busy restaurant. Waited 10 minutes before we were asked for a drink, food when it did arrive was good - the shocking service just ruined the experience. And if you have the need... More 

Helpful?
Thank Guy H
Croydon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic service, but at times a little quiet. Decorated fantastically with traditional Thai art and ornaments. Great tasting food at reasonable prices (we use taste card frequently here). Portions are ample, and the Thai Style ribs to start are recommended. Easy parking out the front of the restaurant in the evening.

Helpful?
Thank asavage_uk
Surrey
Level Contributor
306 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the King and I for dinner during January. The restaurant was very busy - full tables and lots of take away orders coming through on the phone. The restaurant couldn't cope with demand. There was one member of waiting staff who was rushing around and with th best will in the world, kept forgetting tables and orders... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank SurreyTweety
Beckenham
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant recently and had a lovely meal -Massuman curry and Pad Thai. My daughter has also visited recently and rates the food as excellent. She has been to Thailand and rates the food as very good.

Helpful?
Thank TailorBeckenham
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We've been wanting to try out the 'King and I' for a while so took the opportunity to get a take away on New Year's Eve. We called up and the staff were friendly. The food only took fifteen minutes to prepare. We went to collect but they do a delivery service too. My husband had a dish with chilli,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Morgan V
Beckenham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We have been here a few times and have never had a bad experience. The ambiance is busy and fun and the curries are amazing. The staff is friendly and accommodating as well. We will be back!!

Helpful?
Thank Dezmorized
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Always superb. Food cooked fresh to order using the freshest ingredients. Great for couple and groups alike. Don;t be put off by the look of it from outside or the decor. Yes it could do with updating but some of the best food served in Asia is from hawker stalls. This place is a gem and a must try. 10... More 

Helpful?
Thank FJT_11
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Brilliant place, good food, cheap prices! Will be making a return. Service good and well worth visiting somewhere different..

Helpful?
1 Thank Sambates44
Beckenham, UK
Level Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I love this small restaurant near Beckenham. The food is fresh, fragrant, delicious, and excellent value (especially with a Tastecard). It has a family atmosphere with friendly and patient service. They have one dish with pineapple that I had not encountered before, but is absolutely delicious.

Helpful?
Thank Paddy_London_10
Croydon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We visit The King & I about once a month. Lovely atmosphere, small family run business and the food takes a short while but is well worth the wait. All cooked freshly and very very tasty!

Helpful?
Thank Colin F

Travelers who viewed King & I also viewed

Beckenham, Greater London
Beckenham, Greater London
 
Bromley, Greater London
 

Been to King & I? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 Upper Elmers End Road, Beckenham BR3 3QY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Beckenham
  • Phone Number: 020 8650 9343

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from King & I staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?