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  • 121 Earl's Court Road
    London SW5 9RL
    South Kensington
  • Transit information Circle District Piccadilly Get Directions
  • Phone number 020 7259 2620
  • Business website addiesthai.co.uk

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  • 5.0 star rating
    2/4/2014

    My favourite Thai place in London. Curries are a bit of a let down but Thai curries are not my favourite things in the world so it's not going to impact my rating.  The steamed fish is to die for.  I can slurp that sauce/juice all day, every day.  The Tom Yum is also fantastic.  To be honest, all the dishes we've ordered have been good with the exception of the curries.

  • 4.0 star rating
    21/5/2014
    2 check-ins here

    tasty... this is a quick and easy decision for a green currie din-din after a long day of focused work!  

    usually i findself too lazy to not just order room service; but this tidy spot is a great restaurant within a quick stroll from the Marriott

    highly recommended

  • 4.0 star rating
    27/3/2014
    1 check-in here

    The food was pretty good, the only thing I didn't like was rushing. I know its a small place and they want as many customers as they can get but they did everything very fast. They came take order as soon as I opened menu, they took my glass as soon as I finish my drink, they bring my bill even when I was still eating. Like I said the food was very good and came very fast so if you don't mind being rush go for it :)

  • 5.0 star rating
    8/10/2013

    Excellent service from start to finish ! If you're looking for an authentic and tasty Thai meal, this is the place to go to, surrounded by many locals.

    The satay chicken and pad thai were truly delicious. To add a local flavour to your meal, you can also order one of the Thai beers. The place is perfect for dinner. Be sure to come early or book in advance to avoid the long queue.

  • 5.0 star rating
    28/4/2013
    2 check-ins here

    Addie's Thai Cafe is a hidden gem in the far west of London. Few may contradict but many will likely agree with me that this is the best Thai restaurant in London.

    Starting with service, upon entry we were warmly welcomed with big smile by the hostess. Oh what a magic this sweet gesture does to guests especially from stoic inhabitants of London. Nextly, while seated to the dinner table, I noticed the calm and zen-like ambiance and decor they created here. It is a typical but good quality of any Thai establishments that Addie's incorporated at the restaurant which I think makes dinning experience enjoyable.

    As for the food, they have quite a huge selection. It can be overwhelming to those who are new to thai menu but personally I believe it is better to have more  choices than be limited. You can always ask for recommendations from your servers who are very attentive and accommodating. Luckily, we knew what we want and went for it. We had Pad thai, beef ginger stir fry, panang curry and fried rice. Each one of the dishes were perfection. All were tasteful and flavorful that it nicely stimulated our palate and filled tummy.

    To our surprise, the prices here are on the good value thus making us extra happy to find this cafe. We will definitely be back to explore more their menu.

  • 4.0 star rating
    3/5/2013

    A casual, little Thai restaurant near earls court, definitely worth booking a table in advance as there was a pretty long queue when we came in.

    Awesome food, the weeping tiger is superb as was the 'barbecue' pork with excellent sized portions, don't fill up on starters.

    Be sure to order the Chang beer, two bottles equals a free glass to take home...excellent surprise when we got the bill :)

  • 1.0 star rating
    19/10/2013

    Called for delivery. I was quoted "2 hours for delivery because the restaurant is quite busy." Um, seriously? Don't advertise as having a delivery service if you cannot accommodate.

  • 4.0 star rating
    19/9/2011
    Listed in London!

    I went into Addie's Thai Cafe with no expectations since the Thai food we get in Thai Town Los Angeles is pretty authentic and BOMB.  The modern interior and table settings give out the non authentic - English influenced Thai food vibe. It is definitely different from the Authentic Thai food I've eaten in Thai Town Los Angeles, but the food was pretty tasty!

    I ordered the BBQ pork leg and steamed rice and my friends ordered the duck.  I didn't really like the duck but the BBQ pork leg was so good!

    We were really craving Thai Food so we were happy with what he got :)  Would definitely come back when I'm back in London~

  • 4.0 star rating
    22/1/2012
    1 check-in here

    Addie's is one of the ten or so Thai restaurants in London that cater mostly for the Thai community rather than for native Thai-food lovers. They have an authentic menu including Isaan street-food, and a downstairs area for karaoke parties. The decor is quite cool and modern with gorgeous little scale models of street-food stalls framed on the walls. The place is frequented heavily by London's Thai students - so much so that booking in advance at the weekend is essential. The whole restaurant is buzzing with cool young Thai kids who've spent their parent's money on Kings Road early that day. You can't move for boutique shopping bags.

    But on to the food and drink... the Thai food is great, but not London's best and the prices here feel a good 20 to 30% more than many equivalents. We had the Isaan sausage (gorgeous but I'd give it London's bronze), a fermented fish som tum (disappointing), fried cat fish in morning glory (wonderful), a spicy lemongrass and pork soup (very sharp) and grilled pork neck (very tasty but not stellar). With rice, sticky rice and a beer and Thai iced tea it came to about 45 pounds.

    Addie's is definitely worth a try, especially with a big group. Book early and plan to party.

  • 4.0 star rating
    30/9/2012

    I ordered the Drunken Duck for take-out. There was a miscommunication over the phone, but the staff was willing to accommodate me by preparing a free drink and promptly preparing the dish. While waiting for my dish, I saw the presentation of the food for those who were seating and it looked nice.

    The dish was very good. It was a proper stir fry and the peppers used were extremely spicy but tasteful. All was cooked perfectly, and I plan to return and try the other dishes offered.

  • 5.0 star rating
    28/8/2009

    A very quaint place with not a tremendous amount of seating, but the food is spectacular.  I have never had much luck with food in Britain aside from the ubiquitous fish and chips, but this was some of the best Thai cuisine I have experienced.  ANYTHING you try will be great.  We had several dishes, including the pad thai.

    A 3-4 minute walk from the Earl's Court tube station.

    Offers home delivery

  • 5.0 star rating
    26/9/2012
    1 check-in here

    Surprised that Addie's hasn't garnered a few more reviews!  I first discovered this place about 8 years ago through a Thai friend of my sister's and it's always come through for me.  I thought that the quality dropped off a tiny bit a couple of years ago, but the last time I went, it was as good as ever.  Also, they've redecorated the front of the restaurant - before, I frequently managed to walk right past the place and have to double back due to the total lack of visible signage (and the utterly forgetable pinky-beige paint at the front).

    The inside of the restaurant is low-lit and fairly quiet, so I guess it'd be a decent date location (not that I know about these things).  I also like that it smells like jasmine rice too which is really pleasant.

    I really like the curries here - the flavour balance is just right and the sauce is really moreish (I can't say that with all curries...) and they have a decent amount of chilli without being excessive (and I'm sure they'd happily oblige if you want more).  I also really like the salads here too, although they are HOT - it'll take 30 seconds for the birdseye to kick in, but you'll know when it does.  The raw prawn salad is particularly tasty - I know many people are sceptical about eating them, but they have such a unique, almost buttery texture which is lovely in combination with the crunchiness of the rest of the salad.  For the carnivores amongst you. the Weeping Tiger steak is tasty too - I love the marinade.  Lastly, for hot beverage lovers, you should try the lemongrass tea - it's really refreshing.

    Value-wise, it's excellent for the quality and presentation of the food.  The portions aren't as big as you'd get in some other places, but they're not piddling either.  Most starters are around £4.50, curries are generally under £7 (although they don't come with rice), and main dishes are in the range of £7-£10, so it's pretty reasonable.

    By far and away my favourite place to eat around Earl's Court - I admit I've neglected it a bit in recent years, but it's some of the best Thai I've had in London and I'd recommend it to anyone in a heartbeat.

  • 4.0 star rating
    9/11/2013
    1 check-in here

    Pretty good food, I personally had the Chicken Pad Thai. I don't think it was anything extremely special, but it tasted good, with a decent serving size as well. Extremely kind and polite service!

  • 5.0 star rating
    24/10/2011

    Oh man. This may be my favorite Thai restaurant in London. If you know any better places, let me know! I think I've been here at least twice and have always been impressed.

    I came to Addie's expecting a very typical place. There are tons of little restaurants up Earl's Court Road. Many of them are fine but not amazing. This one is amazing -- and priced about the same.

    What I love about Addie's: The food is fresh, the sauces are surprising and spot-on. Oh, and they aren't afraid of spicing it up -- a lot. We had a pork starter that left our mouths burning, but in a good way. The duck main course recommended by our server was unexpected and delicious.

    Gluten-free notes: They were able to tell me what did and didn't have soy and oyster sauce, making gluten-avoidance delicious and easy.

  • 5.0 star rating
    6/10/2012
    1 check-in here

    Spectacular Thai food and added bonus - it cleared my sinuses! Great location just steps away from Earl's Court tube stop. We picked this restaurant because it was just around the corner from our flat and the reviews were stellar.

    Deceivingly large dining area because you walk into a shotgun style room lined with table-tops on one side. But wait there is a whole other dining area downstairs. Very hip, chic decor but not over the top. Awesome stenciled wall art of Bangkok street scenes. The room was predominantly filled with Asian clientele which signaled that we were in for a treat. Very friendly staff and loads of regulars flowing in/out with big hugs-n-kisses reception. Another clear message that this place will kick ass!

    We had Royal Addie's Platter to start. This is my new 'last meal' before they shoot me up with electricity. Mix of fish cakes, prawns, chicken satay, spring rolls and moneybags... deep-fried chicken/prawns in pastries. Lordy. Served with a trio of dipping sauces, this was so delicious I was worried the mains might pale in comparison. Perfect crunch on the fried items. Not refried, but prepared fresh to order despite the busy turnover. The fish cakes were sublime. They were flavorful and the perfect texture and left me wanting to place another order. For £11.50, you can't go wrong. Honestly, get this and a main to split for 2 and you'll not leave hungry.

    I had the Salt with Chili Soft Shell Crab for £12.95 and Man had the Chicken Masaman Curry for £12.95 - not sure of that price. Damn Vince (Van Gogh). Masterpiece. If soft shell crab is cooked improperly, it tends to get chewy and dull-flavored. This crab dish ranked as good as those I've ordered in New England. Yummy. I am normally not a curry lover because coconut milk gets richer with each bite to the equivalent of overindulging on creme brulee. This was not too overpowering and the chicken was incredibly tender.

    I loved this dinner so much that upon our return home, we researched the most authentic Thai restaurant local to Columbus and found one. Yelp coming soon. Addie's is great all around! Great value. Great location. Great staff. I''ll be craving this place something awful.

  • 4.0 star rating
    2/5/2011

    4 Stars for great value and great food!

    I ordered Pad Thai. The price was EXTREMELY reasonable for London and the pad thai was great. A little on the greasy side, but still nice.

    The service was great as well......

  • 4.0 star rating
    23/2/2014
    1 check-in here

    Fun to get back here on a visit to London.  Great food and friendly people.  Always busy, but always fast and efficient to match.

  • 5.0 star rating
    28/11/2007
    First to Review

    Addie's is an excellent value Thai restaurant, slightly away from the main drag of Earl's Court Road, towards Kensington.

    The food is authentic and well prepared, and service is both efficient and friendly. Although the only Thai eaterie in the area, it nevertheless provides very good value (around £15-20 a head, including beverages). The interior is decorated in warm, pleasing tones, giving it a very cosy ambience.

    The only gripe I have is that their vegetarian selection is (in common with many Thai restaurants) rather limited, although fish enthusiasts will be spoiled for choice. It's worth trying to book ahead if you can, as they are always very busy, and packed at week-ends.

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    Update: 17-04-2008

    Another excellent meal, and two courses with three bottles of wine between 4 of us came to just under £25 each, including service. They will now do tofu veggie versions of many of the main courses - just ask. Booking now seems essential even on a Monday.

    • Qype User Client…
    • London
    • 38 friends
    • 12 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    29/5/2009

    Never been to Addies? You have never had Thai! Simple.

    Amazing decor, very friendly service and the Amazing decoris to die for. Full of flavours that are exquisitely presented

  • 5.0 star rating
    14/7/2012

    Found this place on Yelp...thought I would try it. Omg...this place is so good and true to it Thai taste. All my friends told me, this is a good find. Excellent food...it tend to be a little bit spicy.

    The restaurant itself is a little small...make sure to make reservation before going if you have a big party. They add 10% service charged to your bill.

  • 5.0 star rating
    21/9/2013
    2 check-ins here

    Such a gem of a place to have found in the heart of Earl's Court! It's such a handy place to have nearby too! This place is fantastic not just to eat in but also to have takeaway. It's always crowded so reservations are advised. Most of the food I've tried here are magnificent along with the service. These include: morning glory cod, fish cakes, prawn phad Thai and green curry, prawn red panang curry. Only bummer is that they don't take american express.

    • Qype User Daavi…
    • Brighton
    • 30 friends
    • 22 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    21/9/2007

    We went to 100% Design at Earls Court yesterday and so had the opportunity to go back to my old stomping ground with friends.

    Addie's looks very odd from the outside and based on this first impression you might choose not to go there BUT you'd be missing out!

    The place is always filled with Thai people, which should give you some indication how good the food is... it's mouthwateringly delicious!

    In contrast to the outside, the atmosphere inside is friendly, the menu comprehensive and the service excellent.

    Whether you're a local or are just visiting the area, Addie's comes with a five-star rating in my book!

  • 4.0 star rating
    29/6/2009

    I've only ever been to Addies one time last July, and I've been wanting to head back ever since.

    If you want authentic Thai food, you have to try Addies! The restaurant was packed when we arrived, and we had to wait a bit, even though we had placed reservations.

    I cannot fully recall what we ordered, since we were a large group, but I remember the dishes were truly tasty and memorable. Our Thai friend had recommended the place, and she ordered most of the dishes. You'll find that many Thai and Chinese people frequent this place.. so if you wish to sink your teeth into genuine Thai food without leaving the country, Addies is the place to go.

    Prices and portions are very reasonable. We paid under £20 per head the last time we were there, and this included drinks, starters, main courses and we were completely full by the time we rolled out of the restaurant.

  • 4.0 star rating
    4/3/2013

    Came here on a Thursday night last week. Had a chicken and cashew nut dish and vegetables with tofu. The portion sizes were good, the taste was great and it was good value. Service was also excellent. So pleased I chose this over one of the big chain restaurants beginning with 'W' that I had seen down the road. On the whole I prefer to support local businesses and I think the food here far exceeded the chain anyway. Give it a try.

  • 4.0 star rating
    4/2/2013

    I had the stir fry and the coconut sorbet. Service was great, and the food was incredible. Holding out on giving 5 stars because of portion size, but you definitely get what you pay for. Solid 4 stars.

    • Qype User Smarti…
    • London
    • 7 friends
    • 25 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    9/5/2013

    Addie's Thai is an Urban Legend; and for good reason too. They've been here since 1987, and are still going strong; not surprising, as they've perfected the art of serving Oriental fast food that places the sole priority of satisfying the eater's tastebuds first, way before everything else. It's all about the flavour; there are no corners cut here when it comes to tending to the tongue. The flavours are over-the-top, massively indulgent, satiating, animated in appearance, glutinous, and gluttonous; a real treat, leaving the mouth awash with pure satisfaction, with lips curled up at the side in sheer delight. When it boils down to it, 'Oriental delivery/takeaways' are a treat really, aren't they? You don't eat this type of food to get healthy, do you? You eat it because it tastes good; it tastes different; it's the opposite of boring isn't it? 'Boring' is boiling a pot of pasta and adding some ground beef to it to turn it into a Spaghetti Bolognese; 'fun' is picking up the phone after a few drinks and having a bit of a bubbly chinwag with the restauranteur, then setting the stop-watch before frantically scurrying around the house like the Tasmanian devil, trying to find some cash (with a fictitious elongated 30-min Countdown theme-tune building up in your head), or for the more sadistic of you, gleefully laying in wait until the order has been relayed, then reveling in the tremendous joy of hearing that ever-so-slight woefully sounding sigh as you connivingly state to the person on the other end of the line I'd like to pay by card please.; the cheap thrill you get and the goosebumps that cover your forearms when the front doorbell goes, it's here!!!; the ceremonial '2001 A Space Odyssey'-styled 'opening of the front door' to greet the spaceman who smells of traffic (who's already reaching out to hand you a big plastic bag filled with your steaming goodyness); the expectation of it all; the pulling of the dishes out one by one from of the bag and trying to figure out what is what and who's is who's; the lid-popping; the sniffing; the obligatory I didn't order this!? comment regardless of the whether or not it was what you ordered; the tucking-in, the munching-with-no-manners, the burping, the small-talk, the guzzling of the fizzy drink right at the end; the playing of 'kitchen-basketbal' with the kitchen bin and the empty containers; and then finally, the last act, the waddling over to the sofa and slumping down in it like a Walrus auditioning for a part in the 'Royle Family'.
    There's a whole culture involved isn't there? It's an operatic act starting right from the second you pick up the phone. And with Addie's Thai, you are not just 'ordering a takeaway', you are buying a ticket or two for this Oriental opera, that will provide you with the classic takeaway/delivery experience, from start to finish.
    As soon as the call is answered, you are greeted by the ever-chirpy, effusively attentive, heart-warmingly friendly host, a lady who's name I have forgotten, who, regardless of the weather, will cheer you up no-end, and by the second call, will know your first name and your favourite dishes off by heart. Slightly lascivious in nature, if you are male, do not be put off by what may seem like flirtatious behaviour; it all adds to the Addie's experience. This is the time to practice some sexual innuendo jokes, or any joke for that matter. The phone-calling here reminds me of communicating with male Air Stewards on British Airways flights; it's got that similar sort of tongue-in-cheek Carry-on style of tone to it. And when the food arrives, you will have no trouble whatsoever with their extremely efficient, polite, methodical delivery staff; have no fear, there won't be any Hey, how's it going geezer?! Did ya watch tha footy?! small-talk here, nor any off-putting 'huffs and puffs' from peeved-off drivers, as the Addie's delivery crew are like commandos, straight in, straight out, hi and bye is all you get (if that), and that's it. For the more frugal of you out there, rest assured, you will not encounter any 'Oxfam eyes' from the driver, as the passing-over of the food is complete, but I always tip anyway, so personal preference is key here. The food is gorgeous. I quickly became an Addie's addict circa 2006/2007, when I was living in an apartment block in South Kensington, and had the good fortune of coming across one of their menus they had left on the counter of the reception down in the lobby. The rest is history. I was ordering at least three times a week from them, and quickly became a regular Alas, I am no longer an addict now, as I went into re-hab (moved 'north of the park'), and as they don't deliver too far from their base-camp, their food is something I will not have the pleasure of experiencing any time soon.
    FOOD:
    Phad Thai: 'Alice in Wonderland'-styled appearance of this staple Thai dish, with whopping chunks of all the ingredients crammed into the container, with the lid literally bursting

  • 4.0 star rating
    6/6/2013

    Plenty good, and we go back regularly. Best consistant Thai I've had in London. Not quite SriPraPhai in Queens, NY but very good nonetheless.

    • Qype User LiiPio…
    • London
    • 17 friends
    • 12 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    8/1/2012

    absolutely fantastic thai restaurant
    food, service, setting, price
    Glad it's small and unknown : keep it secret!

  • 4.0 star rating
    9/5/2013

    As a New Yorker visiting London on business, I was pleased to find Addie's near my hotel. Excellent food, very affordable, casual but pleasant atmosphere. Had the Larb chicken and Pad Khing veggie, both of which were very tasty. The "two peppers" markings are pretty serious, so if you can't take spicy food, better order it mild!

  • 4.0 star rating
    12/3/2013

    All around great experience. They took our party without a reservation providing we would be finished in 90 minutes . We lingered and enjoyed every minute. Wonderful favors and competent service. Great value for the $. We will be back.

  • 5.0 star rating
    23/6/2013

    I love to eat Thai. So, I had fairly high expectations of Addie's, and I'm pleased to say it served to perfection.

    I traveled with my family, and we were FAMISHED. Addie's seemed like a great place, and it was. From the large menu to the attentive waiters (with excellent English, might I add) to the delicious food, I loved it all the way through. The duck is excellent.

    2 thumbs up to Addie's!

  • 5.0 star rating
    1/6/2013

    Great Thai food. Service was wonderful and well priced.

  • 5.0 star rating
    3/10/2009
    ROTD 2/2/2010

    This is hands down the best Thai food I have ever had in my whole life.  Ever.  I had green curry and it was fabulous!  It was spicy and I didn't have to ask for it that way.  Yet it wasn't full of red chili flakes.  It had the perfect balance that you look for in Thai food.  It was freakin delicious! Plus you can order sticky rice instead of steamed or fried.  What a treat!  Honestly though, we were sat by the kitchen and I wish I would have been more adventurous when I chose my meal.  Everything that came out of the kitchen looked and smelled amazing.  I have to go back here...as soon as possible.

  • 3.0 star rating
    17/12/2012

    Sateh (Chicken skewers) - 6/10 - the chicken was bland, but the sauce were very good
    Tamarind Pranws - 7/10
    Rice noodle side dish - 4/10 - good size portion of rice noodles easily shared by 2 people. Unfortunately, it was bland.

  • 4.0 star rating
    12/3/2013
    1 check-in here

    What great food!  We ended up in London over the weekend on a whim and found this little gem.  The service is a little inattentive, but the food is wonderful.

  • 5.0 star rating
    8/6/2012

    I learnt about Addie's from people who generally don't ever go to Earl's Court. Yes, it's got a reputation that has spread far and wide. I've only been here twice so far as I don't live in the area (the most recent visit being this week), but it's well worth a visit, and is a great stop on your way back in if you've decided to drive out somewhere outside of London.
    Anyway, let's get down to the restaurant itself. Addie's has got great decor but is rather small. Hence, if you're able to book, you should. Staff well, I think 90% of them are incredibly friendly, while there was one who seemed a bit surly and abrupt while taking our order, saying And then? in a rather sharp tone after every item we ordered. Still, the rest of the staff were friendly and smile-y so it wasn't enough to put us off.
    The food was absolutely divine. I'd gone for the pork neck in tamarind sauce as a side dish and it was delicious. The sauce was very spicy though and almost killed me. My friend's masamman curry was not bad, but he said he'd had better elsewhere. The pad thai, which every Thai restaurant has to serve, was good, and looked very pretty with an egg lattice over the top. Be sure to mix in the chicken floss and crushed peanuts on the side before eating though. My friend didn't and missed out on the crunchy, savoury extras.
    Our bill wasn't too bad. Came up to £22 each including a drink and service for quite a fair bit of food.

  • 5.0 star rating
    3/9/2013

    Just the best Thai food I've ever had in life, that's all.    I could recommend specific dishes, but why?   Every dish our table had was just killer.   Duck was wonderful, everything was perfectly spiced.   Place was clean.   Service was attentive.   I am jonesing for this place.

  • 5.0 star rating
    6/12/2012

    Coming from Thailand this restaurant is as authentic as it gets. Addie's is open quite late which is a plus. Things to order include the duck and soft shell crab. Definitely a must for thai food cravings.

  • 1.0 star rating
    7/10/2013

    Food was about average compared to other thai food I've had, but they get a single star for the service. When I first walked in, the hostess asked if an hour and a half max was ok. I said sure, that'd be more than enough time. But 30 minutes later after I'd finished my meal, they actually came up and asked me to leave. I get you want to move tables faster, but then don't say an hour and a half in the first place.

    • Qype User Jia…
    • London
    • 5 friends
    • 170 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    29/3/2011

    This restaurant is always busy. Make sure you book in advance. The food is good. However the service is a bit of a shame. Otherwise everything else is great in this restaurant.

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