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5.5 /6 Wonderful 177 Reviews

Tumnan Thai

Battersea Thai ££ +100
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About Tumnan Thai

Nothing short of the finest and most inspired Thai food: Tumnan Thai is a direct link to both the legend of Thailand and the legend of food. Authentic? We’ll have to find a better, more appropriate expression. Tumnan Thai is something far superior. The restaurant on Lavender Hill believes that food should be a form of an archetype of reproduction and therefore truly original. Curious yet? You well should be. Tumnan Thai is unmistakably wonderful and easily one of London’s first choices for Thai cuisine.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 18:00 - 23:30
  • Saturday 18:00 - 23:30
  • Sunday 18:00 - 23:00
Tumnan Thai, 163 Lavender Hill, SW11 5QH London

Further Information

Tumnan Thai Restaurant prides itself in bringing you an authentic Thai cuisine inspired from the rich and enviable Thai heritage. For now over seven years they have delivered a truly appetizing and sumptuous food. Tantalizing Green and Red Curry, Chicken Satay, Phad Thai among many others will make each trip to the Lavender Hill restaurant a thing to look forward to, days in advance. And thanks to fresh ingredients and a light and healthy way of preparation, dining at Tumnan Thai makes for a healthy and wholesome experience.

Because that is the true magic of Thai cuisine: The dishes are nutritious without making you feel heavy or exceptionally full, using healthy herbs and spices and many other culinary tricks Tumnan Thai’s chefs have up their sleeves. A delicious and exotic taste, made possible by a dazzling array of dishes and menus – the restaurant on Lavender Hill is certain to bring you a culinary experience you are sure to remember fondly, time and time again.


177 Reviews

5.5 /6 Wonderful 177 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Atmosphere: excellent
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: great value
Noise: quiet
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
18.08.2017 08:07

Lovely food friendly and helpful staff with good understanding of coeliac requirements. Good gluten free choices. I would definitely recommend this place and would go again.

1 review so far 6
13.08.2017 11:31

It was our first time at the restaurant and all six of us loved the food, and the service was great too. We'll definitely be back soon!

1 review so far 6
29.07.2017 10:03

Tunman Thai is my favourite local restaurant - the amazing food, lovely staff and great value for money make it unbeatable in the Clapham area. The Thai curries and starters are all delicious!

1 review so far 6
04.07.2017 08:00

Great food and ambiance. Would return. Thai salads are delicious and some live music on Fridays (not too loud you can't speak!). Very much enjoyed the evening.

1 review so far 6
01.01.2017 09:04

We order takeaway from Tumnan Thai pretty frequently but had never been to the restaurant before. It exceeded expectations! Beautiful interior decoration and not too far from home. The service was polite and friendly and the food just as amazing as it always is. We will definitely go again! Thanks for the wonderful New Year's Eve dinner!

1 review so far 4
03.03.2015 22:03

Tumnan Thai has great and fresh food at really great prices. We were a bigger group (8) and there was another much larger group next to us which meant that our food took longer than ideal, however, considering there appeared to be only one waiter for us all he worked incredibly hard and all food arrived at same time for all and was met our expectations of exceptional food. Will definitely return - and make the most of their home delivery whenever feeling lazy!

6 reviews so far 6
16.04.2017 16:05

We love Tumnan Thai and have never been disappointed..it is one of our locals. Really friendly staff and fun, easy atmosphere. The food comes quickly and is really good! Best Thai food around the area! Pad Thai, Beef Massaman and Thai Green Curry are some of our favourites..

1 review so far 6
28.08.2016 04:52

I rate this a 6 because when you get there they are really friendly nd already ask you what you want for the drinks and the gibe you these really nice prawn crackers. I have he chicken satay for the starter and had the dumpling for my main. The were both delicious. For dessert I couldn't choose between Mango or Coconut. I finally choose mango and it was so rasy I finahed it all up. I all i think this is a lovely place and will visit it again.

4 reviews so far 6
23.04.2016 08:07

Went out as a four had three courses each with 2 bottles of wine and a few soft drinks and a beer and came to £35 each. The food is amazing the best Thai I have had. Friday night was very busy and you need to book, service is great but be aware they can get slammed and you might be left waiting a little but it's not out of carelessness you might just need to remind them. Great staff, great food Highly recommend

4 reviews so far 6
11.01.2015 02:31

Food was incredible. I love Thai and that is the best restaurant I have been to. Service was fast but the waiting staff were very very slow and kept forgetting us, in regards to taking our desert order and clearing our deserts and getting the bill and bringing the card machine over. However they were polite and kind and I can only assume tired and distracted. Nothing a brief reminder didn't solve. Would 150% return to this restaurant.

1 review so far 6
11.05.2017 07:44

Fantastic meal, brilliant service. Had a really lovely time at Tumnan Thai, the food was some of the best Thai food I have had and the service was faultless, I will definitely be going back.

1 review so far 6
09.02.2015 11:17

Two of us ate at Tumnan last Saturday night and although it was busy inside, the food was tasty, the service was good and it was reasonably priced. The only negative comment I would have is regarding the slightly questionable cheesy 80's music that was playing quite loudly when we first arrived, but this seemed to be turned down later in the evening and provided some mild amusement.

1 review so far 4
07.02.2015 11:30

Great food, but felt the spark had gone due to a fall in service from last time (summer). Feel they need their hostess front of house to welcome & seat people. Could be much faster on seating to take drinks order, and server to introduce themselves (you're left for a while not knowing who your waiter/waitress is). We'll be back because the food's so good, but I really hope they can bring that spark back that could have made this a real gem south of the river.

1 review so far 3
19.04.2016 14:15

Was a very busy Friday night and we got the dud table in the middle of the room. The food wasn't as good as last time we ate here. They don't bring chilli sauce with the prawn crackers, we had to ask twice. Only one rice came out when we ordered two. Chicken larb lacked any of the sweet/salty/spicy balance it needs and was dry and not very nice. Lamb and aubergine was flavoursome but a very meagre portion also it was missing the peppers so was basically a tiny amount of lamb with onion and not much aubergine. Wont' be returning, will try and find a better thai in the area. Shame

14 reviews so far 6
08.11.2015 01:39

As always a wonderful meal and exceptional service from all at Tumnan Thai. Food is delicious as always especially the Satay Chicken - no one does it better!

1 review so far 5
05.01.2016 12:36

I did not give the maximum score because it was difficult for us to read the food menu because of the very low level of lighting inside the restaurant on the night that we went. However, me and my two companions really enjoyed the food as well as the service. So we would all happily go back there again for another meal.

2 reviews so far 5
05.01.2017 10:32

Yummy, affordable food! It arrived quickly, was presented beautifully and tasted sooo good! The restaurant is clean and well decorated. Only down side (which is a good problem to have I suppose) is that the menu is so big! It makes choosing really difficult. We all went for some variation of pad thai and will definitely be back.

5 reviews so far 5
21.02.2016 08:50

This was a nice surprise - we were looking for good Thai food in the area, and we found it! All four of us were happy with our starters and mains. It was very good value for the price. The house red wine was better than the highest priced wine on the menu. Will definitely be back again!

4 reviews so far 6
18.10.2016 13:50

This was our 4th visit, the food absolutely was mouth-watering as always. The atmosphere was so relaxing which we felt we were in Thailand eating their cuisine. Will go back again. Highly recommended as it is the best place in South London for miles around.

4 reviews so far 6
06.04.2015 19:06

This was our second visit, the food absolutely was mouth-watering as always. The atmosphere was so relaxing which we felt we were in Thailand eating their cuisine. Will go back again. Highly recommended as it is the bestest place in South London for miles around.

3 reviews so far 6
08.03.2015 09:06

A friendly restaurant with super efficient staff. The menu is extensive and we were pleased to find set menus to sample a selection of goodies. We had delicious food and were impressed by the ambiance and decor too. An all round lovely evening.

4 reviews so far 6
04.10.2015 09:20

The restaurant was nicely decorated and the stuff very friendly and fast. A very good service. It is easy to get there, even if you are travelling from northbound. The price is incredible cheap, literally nothing above £9 and a good portion size.

10 reviews so far 3
06.03.2016 22:46

Tonight we were disappointed with the staff. They lacked the professional polite manner they normally have. Same staff, just didn't seem to want to be there working. Shame, because that's all part of the experience. The food was good. But based on the poor attitude we think we will leave it for a while. We didn't even want to tip but did! They expected us to use the same cutlery fit the starter for the main course ... We are not in Wagamamas!!! Really disappointing!

1 review so far 5
08.02.2017 09:43

Tumnan Thai is an authentic Thai place with good food, cute decor and very affordable menu. Close to Clapham Junction station, would definitely go back.

10 reviews so far 2
20.03.2016 16:51

The older man here is just sooooo rude! Such a shame as the food is great! We wanted to show our friend what a great place this is ... We go at least once a month. But last night we had just about had enough. There is an older waiter who is just rude! He doesn't care about customers and is almost as bad as the lady boy who was sacked! Maybe he will go soon as he will bring the business down. He doesn't have eye contact and really seems like he'd rather be somewhere else ... Quite frankly ... So would we!! If you like great food then it's a must; if you can't tolerate rude people then find somewhere else!

3 reviews so far 6
27.03.2016 13:01

Most authentic Thai food outside of Thailand we had so far! Prices are very reasonable, food tastes great and staff was very helpful. Spiciness of meals were adjusted to our preference from mild to 'Thai spicy'. Definitely coming back. Highly recomended.

3 reviews so far 6
07.08.2016 13:00

Amazing food, great service! Best Thai we had in London and this is why we keep coming back at least once a month (not very local to us unfortunately...). We just hope they would start deliveries to the Kennington area.

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 12:23

The food was great, tasting and good portions. Serving was also quick and staff very polite. Atmosphere is also very romantic, we were given a red rose at the end of the dinner (as it was San Valentine). Very happy

1 review so far 5
08.03.2015 11:19

Myself and 3 friends visited this resturant last night staff were very attentive and loved the food. Even though it was quite full we did not have to wait long for our food to come. Very good turn around. Just needed some cocktails to go with out food😐

1 review so far 6
21.10.2016 08:10

Delicious Thai in Clapham. Lovely family restaurant (also do take away and delivery). Best Thai I've ever had. I recommend it to all my friends. And they all keep coming back! Try Chicken Panong Gai or Pad Thai. Delicious!

1 review so far 6
03.02.2016 08:49

Such a nice restaurant with great food with good service. Went for a girls catch up and the lovely staff never rushed to get us out even though we stayed well after our meal. Definitely go here :) Maxine

1 review so far 6
04.09.2016 21:51

Best Thai food in London and such a nice friendly people, the food just amazing , with my family we love it. It is a such a great family restaurant if you love Thai food don't look somewhere else.

1 review so far 4
09.03.2016 09:00

Although the food was absolutely delicious, the service was not. The waiter needs to be encouraged to smile, be more friendly and social. He was a bit of a mood dampener. The young lady who helped serve us just once, was much more friendly, which was a welcome change. Would still recommend for the quality of the food.

14 reviews so far 6
07.11.2015 00:14

Came here for end of term meal and all enjoyed it. Recommend this restuarant to everyone and cannot speak more highly of the food and staff here. They make you feel so welcome and I enjoy every visit.

1 review so far 6
09.02.2017 21:46

Food was great, the staff went beyond the call of duty even having to tend to a lady who went into labour. Can't wait to come back, hopefully in less memorable circumstances. Thank you for a lovely evening.

1 review so far 6
15.02.2016 09:57

Being my first time in this restaurant, my experience was good! Fantastic atmosphere! I have been accommodated very well and the food was delicious. I would recommend this place if someone is looking for a great Thai restaurant.

3 reviews so far 6
22.03.2017 09:57

Food was great quality and good sized portions. Wine list really reasonably priced which makes a nice change. Staff were lovely. We will definitely be returning. Good to find a good Thai restaurant in the area.

1 review so far 6
23.03.2015 12:14

We enjoyed a set meal for 8 between 11 and it was fantastic. We were all so full and food left over! They also kindly gave a free desert for our friends birthday. Would definitely recommend.

1 review so far 6
30.12.2016 18:50

Wonderful food (we all ate off the chef's specials) and really smiley helpful service, despite have to accommodate a member of our party who was gluten, dairy and egg intolerant - most inconvenient. Would highly recommend!!

1 review so far 6
16.04.2016 15:30

I went there for my birthday dinner. Absolutely delicious food and very good value for money! It was very busy so we could not stay longer than we planned. I would definitely come back soon.

1 review so far 6
06.05.2016 07:53

Lovely Thai food and nice Royal Thai decor. My favourite Thai in London. You must try the sweetcorn cakes on the veggie starter menu if you go - they have kaffir lime in them, yum!

3 reviews so far 5
14.09.2016 23:18

Excellent food and very friendly and accommodating staff. It was my birthday and my friends went ahead and brought a cake and balloons for me for when I arrived. The staff dealt with it so well and gave excellent service.

1 review so far 6
13.04.2015 13:34

Great place. Food delicious. Fare price for quality. Service Exerlent, staff very friendly and not over the top. We went on a Sunday evening and it was still busy. Would defo go back.

1 review so far 6
09.01.2016 11:44

Great food and great service made for a lovely evening. The staff were always available and answered any questions we had about the menu. Can't wait to go back and try the desserts!

1 review so far 5
27.07.2016 08:54

The food (pad Thai, massaman curry, green curry and papaya salad amongst others) was all delicious, well presented, and eaten in a cosy, comfortable setting. The staff were very polite, friendly and attentive. Great Thai food, would definitely return.

10 reviews so far 5
23.12.2015 07:58

Absolutely worth the journey each time ... Food is astounding! Staff are just so polite, friendly and caring. A true gem ... If you haven't been - make it your news year resolution to try. You won't be disappointed!

1 review so far 6
24.11.2016 17:25

Delicious food, exceptional waiting service, delightful ambience. A particular positove for me was the large variety of vegetarian options, which in Thailand itself is not always east to find. Will visit again!

10 reviews so far 6
11.10.2015 22:24

Absolutely fantastic!! A must for perfect food and excellent staff. The best Thai in London, by far. The som Tum is incredible ... Try the green curry and coconut rice - superb!!

10 reviews so far 4
01.01.2016 09:36

We went on New Year's Eve. The staff were both lovely, as always...but the food wasn't as good as usual. Maybe the chef was off or having an off day. Normally it is excellent here but it was missing a certain richness and depth if flavour and finesse.

3 reviews so far 6
11.04.2017 08:09

One of my favorite restaurants in Battersea! Delicious food, good ambiance. The wait staff is get friendly as well. The set menus are a great deal for a lot of food!