Nipa Thai offers a holistic experience, from the all female Thai kitchen brigade to the smell of essential Lemongrass oil gently permeating the restaurant. Nipa Thai has received the prestigious “Thai Select” award from the Thai Government for its authentic cuisine. This accolade is presented to Thai restaurants proven to have achieved the highest standards of quality. The 55-seat restaurant features a teak panelled interior with traditional Thai furnishings, and ornate decorations crafted in Thailand. The authentic décor complements the cuisine which is served by Thai staff.
The restaurant delivers outstanding traditional cuisine that combines hot spices with mild and sweet flavours, offering a mix of dishes from Thailand’s central region. Each of the dishes is prepared by the Head Chef Sanguan Parr and her dedicated team according to traditional recipes.
Nipa Thai’s all-female kitchen brigade is lead by Head Chef Sanguan Parr. Born in the Chumphon Province of Thailand, Sanguan moved to London in 1984, and has been working in Nipa Thai ever since.
Thai food doesn’t get much more authentic than within Nipa Thai. Having learnt to cook at a young age from her mother and family, Sanguan honed her traditional Thai cooking skills to a fine cuisine level, training at several prestigious chef schools in Thailand, before fulfilling her dream of moving to the UK, and beginning her work at Nipa Thai.
Sanguan started out as an Administrative Chef, and swiftly moved up through the ranks, working as Sous Chef for the past 6 years. In 2014, she was promoted to Head Chef, and now at the grand age of 57, Sanguan has over 30 years of experience under her belt.
The restaurant delivers outstanding traditional cuisine that combines hot spices with mild and sweet flavours, offering a mix of dishes from Thailand’s central region. Each of the dishes is created by the Head Chef Sanguan Parr and her dedicated team according to traditional recipes, and she enjoys developing ideas for monthly specials to add to the menu.
Sanguan is proud that Nipa Thai is often the restaurant of choice for important visitors from Thailand, and her career highlights include cooking for royalty and the Thai Ambassador.
What could you not live without in the kitchen? Gas, utensils, ingredients and other chefs.
What’s the most important thing to consider when designing a kitchen? A good layout and safety
Which kitchen appliance manufacturer supplies your kitchen? MKN
If you had to choose a last meal, what would it be? Fried fish with morning glory
Telephone: 020 7551 6039