Housed inside the Lancaster London, Nipa is plush and polished – just as you’d expect from a hotel restaurant. Decorous waitresses in traditional attire greet you at the door of the teak-panelled room. You’re then escorted to tables immaculately laid with white cloths and vases of fresh orchids; plump for a window spot if you can, for views of Hyde Park across the road.
The menu encompasses the gamut of classic Thai cooking, including a few less-common dishes. Food is attractively presented, with carved vegetable garnishes. A penang chicken curry was thick, fragrant with lime leaves and subtly spiced, while a stir-fried pork dish with coriander and pepper was fresh and aromatic with plenty of punchy fine-chopped garlic. Chilli is used in moderation, so as not to offend the well-turned-out international patrons.
Opt for a set meal and Nipa can also deliver smart dining at relatively affordable prices. Served in a round blue and white ceramic platter with different compartments for each dish, the early-bird ‘khantok’ meal is impressively good value at £19.50 for four courses, with a glass of wine or beer.
|Venue name:||Nipa Thai||Contact:|
|Opening hours:||5pm – 10.30pm daily.|
|Transport:||Tube: Lancaster Gate|
|Price:||Starter £11-£14, Main £16-£30, Desserts £9. Set menus from £35 to £40 for four courses.|
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Dissaponited that we arrived early at 1833 on a Tuesday to an empty restaurant for the early evening good value Khantok light taster menu to be told that it finished at 1830. Ordered off Al A Carte cheapest options 1 starter 2 main 1 veg 2 rice cheapest white wine £98. All very nice with lovely staff and nice views over Hyde Park. Disspointed the Khantok cheaper option is not availbe 3mins beyond decided deadline when other web sites say 7pm..
Wonderful atmosphere and food. Really delicious Thai cuisine served kindly and promptly by the friendliest of staff. Had a thoroughly enjoyable evening in the company of the Nipa decor and delicacies. Recommended!