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5.3 /6 Excellent 65 Reviews

Nakhon Thai

Docklands Thai £££ +100
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About Nakhon Thai

For a meal that highlights the best flavours of the Thai kitchen, head over to Nakhon Thai in the Docklands and be swept away by the taste of coconut, chilli, galangal, lemongrass and a wide range of other fresh Thai ingredients. From their stunning waterfront location on the eastern side of the Royal Victoria Docks – at Waterfront Studios on Dock Road close to ExCel London International Exhibition Centre, Royal Victoria DLR station and Emirates cable car station – Nakhon Thai serves dishes that are completely halal, made with local produce and seafood brought in fresh daily from Spitalfields and Billingsgate markets. Enjoy a selection of mocktails to whet your appetite before chowing down on elegantly plated dishes such as himmaparn (stir-fried chicken with cashew), pad phad khing (roasted duck sauteed with mushrooms, pineapple, ginger and spring onion) or the vegetarian Monk’s Delight with green curry, basil and eggplant.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:30
  • Saturday 13:00 - 23:30
  • Sunday 13:00 - 23:00
Nakhon Thai, 1 Dock Road, E16 1AH London

Further Information



Dear diners, to reserve for groups larger than 4 people, please contact the restaurant directly.At Waterfront Studios on Dock Road – close to ExCel London International Exhibition Centre, Royal Victoria DLR station and Emirates cable car station – Nakhon Thai is all about elegance whether you’re dining indoors or al fresco. Given London’s rather famous reputation for rain it’s probably more likely you’ll be dining indoors, but do not fear, the main dining area is stylish and equipped with a cocktail bar, and there’s also a lovely and intimate mezzanine area. This restaurant is very possibly one of the most pleasant in Docklands to enjoy Thai cuisine that goes way beyond the London norm.

We say beyond the norm because although Nakhon Thai makes use of classic Thai ingredients, there’s a definite feel of gourmet with each beautifully-presented plate. You’d be wise to try the himmaparn (stir-fried chicken with cashew), pad phad khing (roasted duck sauteed with mushrooms, pineapple, ginger and spring onion) or the vegetarian Monk’s Delight with green curry, basil and eggplant. Any of those, or anything off the chef’s special menu; they’re nothing short of delightful. Nakhon Thai is a gem of Docklands and of London, and its set menus are very much worth a shot as well.

CHEF'S CHOICE

65 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 65 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Noise: quiet
Service: extraordinary
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: excellent
Quality/Price: cheap
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1 review so far 6
27.06.2017 09:40

Had a cocktail to start and then wine. Really lovely food as always, and great service and atmosphere. Will be going back again very soon.

1 review so far 6
26.06.2017 23:12

Really friendly service, great food, particularly sharing starter and both red and green Thai curries. Would absolutely visit again if in London and docks way.

1 review so far 6
23.06.2017 16:46

Beautiful restaurant, lovely views especially at sunset 🌅The food was amazing will definitely return. Staff were very attentive and helpful with dietary needs. Overall a wonderful experience

1 review so far 6
25.05.2017 09:30

Beautiful atmosphere , must go when the weather is sunny for perfect experience! Food was lovely but service was a little slow and had to wait almost an hour for our food

1 review so far 6
12.02.2017 07:50

Absolutely brilliant restaurant. It's in s lovely location. We sat upstairs, near the window which was pretty much requested when we got there and the staff were very accommodating. It was a beautiful view of the Royal Docks. The food along with the service was also fantastic. A must try place for sure. Cannot wait to go back when it gets warmer. Thanks Nakhon Thai!

1 review so far 6
23.05.2017 08:00

I have recently moved to Royal Victoria Docks and decided to try Nakhon Thai as it is so close to where I now live. The service was great, the food was outstanding and even the wine was exceptional. I really enjoyed my visit and will certainly be returning again and again. I am so happy that Nakhon is my local Thai restaurant!

1 review so far 6
12.09.2016 07:25

I was very impressed with my visit to Nakhon Thai. The staff went out of their way to provide excellent service (we sat outside in the evening but they assured us that if we got a bit chilly it would be no problem to move us inside) and the food and cocktails were delicious.

1 review so far 3
27.03.2017 17:42

Truly terrible service and the restaurant wasn't even half full. There was no shortage of wait staff, they are just disinterested. Always trying to avoid eye contact, myself and other diners had to shout over to the bar where they were stood drinking drinks (nice for them to have the option!) and generally standing around, this included what appeared to be the manager. 3 of them took the time to reset a table for 4 while the patrons sat waiting for service. I couldn't, in good faith, leave a tip for the 1 member of staff that seemed capable, because I imagine it's a shared pool where the 5 other members will get a cut for doing less than nothing. The food was okay, my pad thai tasted like they used a bottle of tomato ketchup, the duck main was overcooked - nothing "tender" about it at all, but my company did seem to enjoy her meal.

1 review so far 6
28.03.2017 12:04

My experience of Nakhon Thai was great, been a number of times and the quality is just the best every single visit. The food is fantasic and the service is great too.

1 review so far 5
06.11.2016 14:42

Lovely restaurant in a lovely location. Service was very nice and welcoming. Everything we ordered was tasty and fresh. My only critique would be that they could increase the serving sizes a little more especially since they charge above average prices. Would recommend this restaurant for special occasions

2 reviews so far 6
06.09.2016 07:39

Set around the excel centre this restaurant is very good,panoramic views of the dock ,the menu was extensive and each course was professionally presented, the staff were dressed in authentic attire and all the staff and management were very friendly.

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 14:05

Absolutely amazing !! Good prices !!! Very posh and proper!! Staff were amazing and catered to all our needs.. made a complete overall romantic experience for my boyfriend !! He was so mesmerised! Thank you !

1 review so far 3
16.07.2016 09:17

The food was lovely, restaurant is great. However, it seems they can't handle being busy. Waited well over an hour between each course. The staff were so rushed off their feet that they weren't taking time to listen to orders properly. They brought me the wrong desert twice, so I ended up cancelling the order. Would recommend it, but don't go on a Friday or Saturday, they just can't handle it.

4 reviews so far 6
30.04.2017 09:59

Great food as always, have visited this place about 7-8 times and never fails. Tried new dishes and they were just as delicious. Manager and his staff were courteous and service was quick.

1 review so far 6
27.11.2016 08:08

Was excellent food and service one of the best Thai restaurants I have been to food was delicious excellent again would definitely recommend if I was down here again would definitely return

1 review so far 5
05.09.2016 09:42

Good Thai food, excellent service and a beautiful location. A warning to the ladies out there, for some bizarre reason they think one toilet can cater for a large restaurant full of women and children, expect to queue...

1 review so far 6
12.03.2017 19:51

Great fresh food, service brilliant, Would highly recommend. Staff brilliant and in traditional dress. Very well priced menu, lovely place Can't wait to eat outside in summer, lovely outside eating area.

1 review so far 6
12.05.2017 09:55

Great service and amazing food. Eaten here twice with business groups whilst attending events at the ExCel. Highly recommended and great option if you don't want to eat in your hotel.

1 review so far 6
14.08.2016 07:19

Been to the Nakhon several times, as a couple and with family or friends in groups, very friendly, attentive staff, nice atmosphere, good food, which is reasonably priced. We'll be back...

1 review so far 6
21.05.2017 08:58

Always love visiting , staff are very friendly. The food is always amazing!!! I've never been let down always had a great experience. Thank you for the amazing food and service.

1 review so far 6
06.11.2016 09:35

The staff were ever so polite and accommodated my dietary needs with no issue. The customer service was excellent and the food was superb! I will definitely be visiting again.

1 review so far 6
14.03.2017 10:17

This is my favorite spot in Royal Victoria. The food is delicious, the staff friendly and well trained, the location very relaxing and comfortable. 10++++ Will be back a lot

1 review so far 6
08.11.2016 10:49

Food was excellent and very tasty with delicious although their customer service terrific warm and fantastic. Atmosphere view awesome me and my fiancée we love to go there .

1 review so far 6
20.11.2016 09:45

Excellent food, amazing service. Would recommend a visit there to anyone. Good value for money, really tasty food. The staff were helpful and attentive. Will definitely be going back.

1 review so far 6
09.02.2017 09:46

Simply excellent Thai food served by lovely staff in a pleasant environment not too far from the Excel Hotels!! Highly recommend the place for groups of two to eight.

1 review so far 5
24.05.2017 11:03

Excellent food with very pleasant service. The menu gave a serious range of Thai specialties and on a table of 4 we had a wide spread of interesting dishes. Definitely worth a return visit.

1 review so far 6
08.05.2017 10:37

very nice and tasty, good service, perfect environment. we really enjoyed it withmy friend and we will defo come back. No wonder why this restaurant is always full

1 review so far 6
01.10.2016 21:32

Very good. Excellent service and good food The staff were very attentive and the food was served promptly. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal and would recommend the restaurant

1 review so far 6
19.02.2017 10:57

Very good thai food and reasonable rate . The ambience is beautiful therefore you will see lot of couples there. Book your reservation before going. A must visit

1 review so far 6
21.10.2016 18:08

The food was fabulous and served promptly. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the restaurant was in a great location with good views of the Thames.

2 reviews so far 6
12.11.2016 15:43

Had a fantastic time food was great service what can say it was out of this world the staff really looked after me I would go back again

1 review so far 6
05.11.2016 23:27

Excellent service and great food. Highly recommend :) Had the Thai green curry. Very attentive staff and a very warm welcome. Mai tai was also very well made.

1 review so far 6
02.10.2016 07:43

Beautiful venue, friendly service and delicious food! The view looking out to Royal Victoria Docks is also worth it. Will definitely go again in the near future!

4 reviews so far 6
14.04.2017 13:37

Fantastic, friendly service and delicious food. Didn't have to wait too long for the food to be delivered and a great choice of dishes to choose from.

1 review so far 6
19.07.2016 08:36

Best it been really improved on level of food and service great value for food quality and service . Cocktails are lovely try the mango daquiri

4 reviews so far 6
14.04.2017 13:33

Great atmosphere, very friendly staff and efficient service. Above all, delicious food and would definitely visit again in the future, as well as recommend to others.

4 reviews so far 6
14.04.2017 13:37

My friends heard about it from word of mouth and we all were not disappointed. Would definitely come again and try a new dish each time.

1 review so far 6
26.03.2017 13:42

The food was delicious and the service was even better. The best Thai halal restaurant in London. The prices are very fair too. Excellent all round

1 review so far 6
12.11.2016 20:29

The starters were very nice, the pad Thai was great. Service was friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our meal and highly recommend the restaurant.

1 review so far 5
11.11.2016 10:11

There was a lovely atmosphere, and the staff were very attentive but without rushing us. We felt it was fairly good value, large portions and excellent quality. Would return happily.

2 reviews so far 6
11.11.2016 08:39

Amazing service and food (I always have the Massaman curry and coconut rice )friendly staff and free mint choc at the end - heaven :@)

1 review so far 5
02.03.2017 11:59

The food was excellent & service prompt and very good also... the only gripe was not doing any draught beers, only bottled and only 1 type. Will definitely re visit

1 review so far 6
03.12.2016 17:32

Brilliant restaurant...staff polite and always near by to assist. Food is spectacular...flavoursome and exotic definitely a must for all Thai food lovers. Would googly recommend.

1 review so far 5
24.07.2016 08:21

Nice location, staff pleasant, not expensive for London. Food was very nice but service a bit slow. Starters arrived quickly then had to wait an hour for main course

1 review so far 5
13.08.2016 12:02

Delighted with the great vegetarian options. The food was delicious. Pretty, clean and authentic surroundings. The staff were polite and attentive. Would definitely recommend and will be returning.

1 review so far 5
11.02.2017 18:23

Very good cuisine. Good service and stuff. Very taste desserts. Good vines. Little tricky way to restaurant from public transport. But with car good connection. Have a parking.

1 review so far 5
05.04.2017 08:11

Food was yummy and service was on point! The environment is nice and cosy and the location is worth it too. I would definitely recommend this place.

1 review so far 5
16.10.2016 08:22

Excellent food and service at a very good price. Well worth a visit and the view of the dock is excellent. Can be busy so book

2 reviews so far 5
16.05.2017 21:16

authentic thai cuisine, friendly staff, nice surroundings near the river, rare find in this part of London, would recommend especially thai green curry and satay chicken.

1 review so far 5
14.05.2017 11:11

Wonderful setting to have dinner. Located at the edge of the river. Excellent food and good service. really worth the visit. Booking highly recommended at weekends.