Nipa Thai is a restaurant inside the Lancaster Hotel, on top of Lancaster Gate tube station. Described as ‘a hidden away corner of Thailand in London’, this is quite apt as I found myself walking around in circles trying to work out exactly where the place was but I had certainly worked up an appetite by the time I got there.
The ‘NOK KHAMIN’ Menu will get you two courses and a glass of house wine or Singha beer for £23 each and is available between 5-6.30pm. If you are over that side of London and want to eat before heading off to the theatre or a night out then this is a peaceful environment away from the hustle and bustle of the West End.
I tried the SATAY KAI (Char-grilled marinated chicken served with peanut sauce and cucumber relish) and TOONG NGERN YUANG (Crisp fried prawn dumplings served with homemade sauce) to start and then PANANG NUEA RUE MOO (Dry and aromatic beef or pork red coconut curry with basil and kaffir lime leaves) and KUEY TIEW PHAD SEE IEW KAI (Wok stir-fried rice noodles with chicken and oriental greens) for the main course. For desert, who could resist deep friend ice cream and some exotic fruits!
Nipa Thai has beautiful food and great service. A calm and tranquil environment will also take you away from the busy lights of London.