The Best Thai Restaurants in London

Whether you’re in the mood for a bowl of Tom Yum soup or an authentic Pad Tai, here’s a look at some of the best Thai restaurants in London.

London is one of the most popular tourist destinations not just in the UK, but in the entire world.

It is a culturally diverse city that is home to a number of popular tourist hotspots and historic landmarks which is one of the reasons why people flock there in droves to see the sights every single year.

However, London is also hugely popular with foodies. No matter what food you’re in the mood for, it’s highly likely that London will be able to accommodate you and feed you exactly what you need.

Thai food in London is one of the most popular cuisines, so we scoured the streets of the capital to find the most mouthwateringly delicious Thai food in the city.

Whether you’re in the mood for a bowl of Tom Yum soup or an authentic Pad Tai, here’s a look at some of the best Thai restaurants in London.

The Begging Bowl

168 Bellenden Rd, Peckham, London SE15 4BW, United Kingdom

First on our list has to be The Begging Bowl.

This Thai restaurant is located in Del Boy’s favourite haunt, Peckham.

The Begging Bowl is run by Jane Alty, who keen foodies will know from the now sadly closed Thai restaurant Nahm.

The Begging Bowl gets its name from the vessels in which monks used to collect donations from locals in the Chiang Mai province.

Despite this, though, the menu reflects cuisine from all across Thailand. Here you’ll enjoy firm favourite curry dishes, as well as some more unique and unusual dishes like braised pig cheek curry with black pepper and turmeric, or fermented fish with coconut cream relish.

101 Thai Kitchen

352 King St, Hammersmith, London W6 0RX, United Kingdom

As the name implies, this Hammersmith Thai restaurant is no-nonsense and is exactly what you expect from an establishment with such a name.

This restaurant will win no awards for interior design and decoration, but that’s okay because it’s all about the food here!

Inside, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d wandered into an old Thai kitchen canteen in terms of the décor, but just wait until you try the food.

Here you can enjoy everything from green papaya salad to turmeric marinated sea bass or sour prawn curry.


72 Highbury Park, Highbury East, London N5 2XE, United Kingdom

Farang Thai restaurant is one of the more unusual restaurants/pop-ups that made the list, due to the fact that it is a fusion restaurant.

Thai fusion restaurants are not uncommon, as Chinese/Thai, Japanese/Thai, and even Indian/Thai fusion restaurants are quite common in good old London town. However, Farang combines Thai cuisine with an Italian twist, and the results are spectacular!

Complete with an Italian-styled dining room, the food here is divine. You can sample such delights as beef cheek curry braised for over six hours in a pizza oven until it is melt-in-the-mouth tender.

Whilst you wait for your food, why not enjoy a kaffir lime leaf sour.

Smoking Goat

64 Shoreditch High St, Hackney, London E1 6JJ, United Kingdom

Last, but by no means least, we have the Smoking Goat.

The Smoking Goat was once located in both Soho and Shoreditch, though it is now exclusive to Shoreditch.

Taking inspiration from Southern Thailand and Bangkok’s street food scene, the restaurant here stays open late and serves up all manner of delights, including Thai-Style Duck Laab salad.

If you want authentic food for affordable prices, Smoking Goat is the place to be.