Nahm is set within the luxurious Halkin Hotel, just round the corner from Hyde Park, and across the road from Green Park and Buckingham Palace Gardens. The acclaimed restaurant is decked out in light coppery tones with fat pillars holding the place up and lit by cylindrical-shaped light shades that hang from the ceiling. The atmosphere is bright and welcoming, as are the staff, not to mention the food.
The menu has been sculpted by the skilled hand of Australian chef, David Thompson. Thompson is renowned for both his cooking and his cookery writing; he's written several books focusing on the Thai cuisnine, and helped Nahm become the world's first Thai restaurant to gain Michelin Star status. With such temptations as crispy noodles with prawns and roast garlic (mii grap), salted chicken wafers (kanom muang gai kem), grilled pigeon salad with chilli jam which, by the way, is supposed to be eat-by-the-jarful stuff, it's no surprise this place has been awarded such accolades. Something else that's recommended is having the one of the milder soups between dishes (the set menus comes with bowls of soup) to air your mouth - or cleanse your palate - before diving into the next round of excellence.
Nahm is great for a night out with your partner or a few close friends. You can chop and change what you order and share it amongst yourselves, giving you all a chance to sample Thompson's Thai creations.
Opening times: Monday - Friday lunch: 12:00 - 14:30 , Monday - Saturday dinner: 19:00 - 23:00, Sunday: 19:00 - 22:00
The Halkin, Halkin Street, Belgravia, SW1X 7DJView Larger Map