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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.
PRICE RANGE
US$22 - US$62
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Asian, Thai
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent Thai food, service and views. I invited guests to the hotel and we booked this restaurant in advance as suggested. We were comfortable, ate delicious fresh food for a decent price and spent a delightful evening.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here recently for my wife's birthday and ordered one of the set menus. My wife also had the wine pairing. An amuse-bouche was brought out first and complementary prawn crackers before the meal even started. The food was all delicious. The items on...the set menu, save perhaps for the scallops and asparagus dish, were all relatively well known Thai dishes which you may have had before, but they were done so well, packed with flavour and really enjoyable. To start with I was disappointed we weren't getting something "novel" but the dishes were all really good and I soon forgot about that. We did note that if we had gone A la Carte then there was some other, less classic dishes available too, if you like being more adventurous. The staff were all lovely and they made my wife feel special on her birthday. They had also reserved us a window seat which was great. Overall, we had a great meal here. It is hotel prices, and they add a 12.5% service charge, but I feel they more than earned it on this occasion with top notch service and friendliness.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

60th birthday gift for my husband, this Thai restaurant didn’t disappoint. We were hoping to be in Thailand for the occasion but health and finances meant for a change of plan. The staff were so humble, polite and knowledgeable, we chose a set menu and...wine flight, everything was beautiful and matched the flavours very well. My husband was presented with a Thai cocktail and little birthday cakes along with a rendition of happy birthday of course 😁 I can’t recommend this place highly enough, and the hotel, royal Lancaster, in which it is situated . A perfect gift xxMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this as it was close to our hotel and we both like Thai food What a delight is all I can say, but I will say more of course. Fabulous host and ambiance. We had the Chiang Mai set menu with wine pairing,...the Thai wines were actually very very good. The starters certainly started the taste buds going, the Tom Yum Koong was a touch too spicy for me. The main dishes of Chicken, scallops and Phad Thai complemented each other. Sliced fruit followed by coffee finished us off. It was nice to see the restaurant full through out.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 26 August 2022 via mobile

My brother in law and his wife are visiting us from South America. We decided to take them out for a nice meal. As usual , this lovely restaurant didn’t disappoint us. It doesn’t matter what you order, it always taste delicious. Thank you for...the fantastic evening!!!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 12 August 2022

I booked Nipa Thai for a birthday dinner with my girlfriend and could not recommend it enough to others. The food was absolutely delicious (especially the marinated chicken cooked inside a leaf, giving it great flavour) but we were blown away with the exceptionally professional...and welcoming service from the staff. We were mainly served by who I assume to be the Maitre'D - I'm not 100% sure of the gentleman's name however I believe it was Kawsaem - he was really friendly and provided an exceptional service for a great birthday dinner. He's also knowledgeable of his Thai wines and gave us a great recommendation for our food. Top notch experience thanks to great staff, great chefs, great food and a fantastic atmosphere.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 27 July 2022 via mobile

Very small restaurant on the first floor of Lancaster Hotel with view to park. Warm staff, great looking and tasting food.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 9 July 2022 via mobile

Excellent food the friendliest staff you could imagine and the best table in the restaurant couldn’t ask for anything more. Thank you

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 July 2022

We enjoyed the CHIANG MAI meal in June 2022! Fantastic food, excellent service, good value for money. We will certainly be back!!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 28 June 2022 via mobile

We had a good meal here but I have to admit from the reviews on here I didn’t realise this restaurant is situated within a hotel. Which of course means it is top end prices. Staff were polite. Restaurant was busy, slightly lacking in atmosphere,...food was good but have to say I’ve had better at our favourite Thai in Maidstone. And yes it was expensive!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 9 June 2022

2nd time bac here again, the restaurant is beautiful and food is amazing. The staff are very attentive and help you create a memorable evening. Would definitely go back again.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 26 May 2022

We visited last week to celebrate my husband’s 50th birthday. The food was exquisite with each course being beautifully presented with wonderful flavours. Service was outstanding and the atmosphere was very warm, welcoming and relaxed. We had a lovely window table in the panelled restaurant...overlooking Hyde park. Following the desserts my husband was presented with a taster plate of cakes with a candle whilst they sang Happy Birthday to him. This was a love surprise because it hadn’t been requested! Wouldn’t hestitate to recommend Nipa Thai - we will certainly return! Superb!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 24 May 2022

We had private hire for a business dinner - 30+ people. It was a real success as we received so much great feedback from our guests. I would like to thank the team for looking after us on the evening, amazing food and hospitality.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 12 May 2022

First time visit since Covid , I am very happy to be back again and all people still working ther. Food and service were excellent!!! as before and I look forward book again for my Birthday. Thanks again for your hospitality. AG

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 26 April 2022

Amazing stay. Hotel rooms where so beautiful and the view and sun rise in the morning was almost like we where on holiday. I would have given it 5 stars but the Nipa Thai restaurant really let us down. The atmosphere and food was very...average, it almost ruined me and my partners mood and experience. The restaurant definitely needs more staff as the one lady seemed very stressed and not as attentive as I expected from a restaurant of that standard. I returned my first main and swapped it for something else, but unfortunately I was still unhappy with what came. We paid quite a bit of money but the standard did not match the price. However, the hotel was amazing and the male staff at the Cafe afternoon tea was absolutely amazing. He certainly made our stay feel much better and was very bubbly and welcoming. The door man was very kind and would greet us every morning and open our doors with a smile. Thank you for the lovely experience despite the negative review on the NIPA Thai restaurant.More

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