About Sawadika Fine Thai Restaurant

Dear diners, please be aware that Sawadika asks for a deposit of £30 for bookings of eight and under, and a deposit of £5 per person for bookings over eight people.You must also inform Sawadika at least 60 minutes before the booking time if any of the party is not coming, or you will be charged an Absence Fee of £5 per person for anyone who does not show up.

Amid the hustle and bustle of central London’s Holborn, Sawadika Fine Thai Restaurant has created a little oasis where guests can relax and immerse themselves in the authentic flavours and aromas of Thailand. Situated along Red Lion Street, about equidistant from Holborn and Chancery Lane tube stations, the friendly folks behind Sawadika invite you to experience Thai food the way it’s meant to be: fresh, richly flavoured and altogether satisfying.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 10:20 pm
12:00 pm - 10:20 pm
12:00 pm - 10:20 pm
6:00 pm - 10:20 pm
12:00 pm - 10:20 pm
12:00 pm - 10:20 pm
12:00 pm - 10:20 pm


Sawadika Fine Thai Restaurant
71 Red Lion Street, Holborn
London WC1R 4NA

Menu Highlights



Satay Chicken

Grilled marinated Chicken skewers served with peanut sauce

Golden Bags

Crispy Pastry filled with minced Prawns, Chicken, Carrot and Potatoes

Corn Cake

Traditional Thai Corn Cake


Pad Thai

Stir fried rice noodles with egg, bean sprouts, ground nuts and tamarind topped.

Pad Suki Chicken

Stir fried glass noodle with egg, chilli sauce, sesame oil and vegetable.

Gai Med Mamuang with Jasmine Rice

Stir fried Chicken with pineapple, cashew nuts and straw mushroom and dry chilli.


Pad Thai Goong

Stir fried rice noodles with Prawns, egg, bean sprouts, tamarind sauce and ground nuts on side

Pad Nam Prik Pao

Stir fried with chilli jam, fine beans, sweet basil, red pepper and green pepper.

Green Curry

Green curry paste cooked with coconut milk, bamboo, green pepper, red pepper, aubergine and sweet basil

Stir fried Broccoli with garlic and oyster sauce


Prawn Herb Salad

Prawn salad with chilli, lemongrass, mint leaf, carrot, sweet chilli paste and lemon dressing

Main Menu



More about Sawadika Fine Thai Restaurant, London

With long opening hours every day of the week except for Sundays, London locals have plenty of time to enjoy delicious Thai cuisine at Sawadika Fine Thai Restaurant on Holborn’s Red Lion Street. Elegantly decorated with dark walls and splashed with golden accents throughout, this local favourite is ideal for a romantic evening out or a special dinner party. Indeed, Sawadika is an upscale Thai restaurant, but the dinner prices are surprisingly affordable – a real bargain considering the kitchen’s use of premium ingredients flown in daily from Thailand, as well as seasonal produce and herbs.

Thai cuisine has a reputation for being particularly spicy, and for all the chilli heads out there, Holborn’s Sawadika Fine Thai Restaurant always impresses with dishes like kai tod rad prik (battered and fried boneless chicken thigh covered in a spicy chilli sauce) and the red curry tofu (tofu cooked with spicy red curry paste, bamboo, pea, aubergine, sweet basil and coconut milk). And if you don’t think you can handle the heat, there are numerous items for you to choose from, including goong op woonsen (steamed jumbo prawns cooked with curry powder, spring onion and sesame oil) or the stir fried broccoli with garlic and oyster sauce. Ready to dive headfirst into London’s best Thai cuisine? Book your table at Sawadika’s Red Lion Street restaurant today.

59 Sawadika Fine Thai Restaurant Reviews

59 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
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charlotte q.3 months ago · 2 reviews

I have now visited Sawadika three times and each time I have visited the food has been amazing. Would certainly recommend for an authentic Thai experience.

Amy J.4 months ago · 1 review

Great meal - very tasty, would go back. Went for the express lunch which was quick and flavourful (soup and red Thai curry). Would recommend

Penny M.4 months ago · 1 review

Not the first time I've been to this restaurant, lovely food, staff and atmosphere. I especially love their spring rolls with sweet chilli sauce always a favourite starter!

Katya V.5 months ago · 1 review

Great lunch menu choices at very reasonable prices. Service always very efficient. Very popular place for lunch so either arrive early or make sure to book!

Emma C.2 years ago · 1 review

We visited on a week night. The restaurant was fairly busy (all front tables taken), so we were seated at the back. I was a little concerned that we may be forgotten about as we were around a corner, but the waiter kept looking to make sure we didn't need anything throughout our meal. The food was delicious (we chose the tofu Panang curry and Drunken Noodles for our mains - word of warning; the Drunken Noodles are VERY hot). Service was excellent, attentive but not over bearing and the waiter was very friendly and chatty. Prices seemed fairly reasonable for the centre of London. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and wouldn't hesitate to eat there again.

Nicky A.2 years ago · 1 review

The restaurant was easily located and very accessible in the heart of central London in holborn which is very good. The restaurant is very nice as well as the décor and the food was superb as well. My friend and I really enjoyed our food. However the only negative is that it would have been nice if we were told as soon as we sat down by the waiter that cash would be preferable as oppose to card as we were given our bill after we finish our dinner and the waiter inform us that we can save 10% if we pay cash or pay card with added 10% as well as compulsory gratitude. So we had to scrape our bags for change, luckily we have cash on us.

Elizabeth C.8 months ago · 1 review

I thought that the ambience was relaxing as soon as I stepped into the restaurant. My friend and I ordered the lunch set with her getting Pad Thai and Satay Chicken, while I got the Pad Suki Chicken with Tom Yum King Prawn. I also ordered Thai Iced Milk Tea. Everything was tasty, although the Tom Yum was a little too salty for my taste. The staff were attentive and it did not take long for them to serve our food.

Yolanda B.2 years ago · 1 review

Very nice Thai food. I went for the classic pad Thai as I wanted comfort food that night. My friend had the green curry. We were both very happy with our meals. The most authentic I've tasted in London. I would definitely go back especially to try more of the menu. Highly recommend.

Dawn S.3 years ago · 1 review

Lovely food and wonderful service - however Sawadika lost a couple of points here as they failed to recognise that we had booked the table as a birthday celebration. Last year we were presented with a free ice cream bomb dessert with a candle in it, which is a big reason why we returned this year expecting the same! Very disappointed this year to not even receive so much as a "happy birthday"!

Aimee G.a year ago · 1 review

Food was so lovely the tastes in my Pad Thai were great. Had the lunch time appetiser and main for £9.50 I think it was and the portion size was huge for the price! Filled me right up! Service was also good, polite waiters :) thanks!