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Indonesian, Asian, Thai
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Reviewed 19 February 2020

My wife and I went to Nancy Lam's last week for a Valentine's Day dinner. We have been visiting Nancy's on our own, with our children, and with friends for 30 years now and it is still as good as ever. The barbecued prawns we...shared as a starter are simply unmatched anywhere else - so good they almost spoil you for eating them anywhere else. My main course - Udang Lemak was also quite perfect as was my wife's Sambal Chicken. We were too full for dessert. Anyone who hasn't been to Nancy's should hurry along soon - it won't be there for ever.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 30 November 2019

There was nobody in the restaurant except ourselves (5), the owner and the waitress. We were wll looked after and the owner was very sociable. One of our guests knew the owner from previous visits which was the reason for going and she recommended the...place.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 10 November 2019

Very quiet at the restaurant only a few people eating .All food freshly prepared by nancy Service excellent and good value for money . Made to feel welcome from the moment we entered the restaurant. Nancy is a truly remarkable lady . Well worth the...trip to Lavender hill would highly recommendMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 8 June 2019 via mobile

Indonesian food has to be some of the best food in the world, for anyone who has visited the markets of Java and Sumatra. There is something very special about the fresh warmth and sweetness of sambal based prawns, the depth of the slow cooked...beef randang, the banquet style servings of Nasi Padang and the incredible sweet savoury combination of the Indonesian pancakes Martabak Manis. Indonesian food is right up there alongside Japanese, Italian, French and Brazilian as the world’s best. For anyone missing the delights of Indonesian food, Nancy Lam’s is the stand out choice in London and a fabulous restaurant in itself. Exceptionally friendly to families and children, this is a proper but very relaxing restaurant experience. Go there now before this great restauranteur retires end 2019 !More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 11 May 2019 via mobile

Started coming here about 30 years ago, and Nancy’s quickly became a firm favourite. Returning this evening, we had a fantastic birthday supper. Prawn Tom Yum soup, spare ribs, BBQ prawns, beef rendang, Thai green curry, Sambal prawns, nasi goreng, and more...all wonderfully fresh and...tasty. And Nancy is still ruling the roost in her indomitable style!! Still absolutely brilliant, and as good today as always. Also, *thank you* to the very generous party sitting next to us who shared the delicious tiramisu they had brought in for their celebration. Entirely in keeping with the friendly and characterful atmosphere we have always enjoyed there.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 5 May 2019 via mobile

We travel over an hour each way to eat at Nancy’s! Always worth it. Especially as Nancy plans on retiring later this year and the opportunity won’t be available anymore. As always Nancy and her beautiful daughters look after you and ensure you feel welcomed....The food is fresh and definitely has that home cooked feel, as opposed to that heavy processed feel that many similar restaurants offer. Even the background music makes you smile as it’s all familiar tunes that provoke memories. A friendly chat with the wonderful Nancy at the end of the night is the perfect finish to the meal. I can’t recommend anything over anything else as I’ve worked my way through the menu now and absolutely love everything I’ve ever eaten. But last night the beef rendang was outstanding. Please please don’t miss the chance to visit. As once it’s gone...it’s gone!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

I was treated to a pre birthday meal there by my daughter and son in law. The whole experience was absolutely wonderful from start to finish. Nancy Lam gave us a warm welcome and made us feel special. She has a brilliant sense of humour...all of which contributed to making this a very happy evening to remember. We chose a selection of dishes across the range all of which were perfect. It really was the most enjoyable meal I have had out in ages. There will be many heart broken residents of the area and regulars who travel far to experience this wonderful gem of a restaurant as Nancy says she will be retiring at the end of the year. Well worth making a special effort to go there before she closes. A big thank you to you Nancy and to your smiling daughter who also looked after us.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

From the outside it's deceiving, the food is amazing definitely going back! Thai green curry is to die for, and hot sour soup is the best I've tried..... definitely going back

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal at Nancy Lam's. Every dish was delicious and the service and ambiance was first rate. The wine list is wonderful too. My new favourite restaurant. Nancy is a wonderful host and made our night.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

The food and service here is amazing! The flavours and unique dishes are a must try. I can't wait to go back to try more things. Warm friendly service. You will not be disappointed!

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Forget this review by MJP1971. I read this exact same review with same comments in 2016. As a regular visitor to this fabulous restaurant I figure its just an attempt to rubbish this place in favour of another! Trust me, this is the best and...most authentic Nonya style restaurant outside Singapore. I've always loved the Chicken Satay and the Rendang but the Prawns are to die for. Price? Worth every penny! Don't be put off by one lousy review... I'm with ALL the other folks!!More

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Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Overpriced and undelivered. Food ok but not great. You are getting average street food dishes at high mid end UK prices. Better off at Banana Leaf near by.

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We were visiting our daughter in London to celebrate her birthday. Being reasonably new to the area we randomly chose 'Nancy Lams' as the place to try. Oh my did we strike lucky 👍 Greeted by Nancy at the door, we were guided to our...table with some friendly welcoming banter. The layout is simple but clean and well presented. We chose mixed satay for starters, two dishes for five of us was just enough to wet our appetite, this was accompanied by crackers and dips (a gift from Nancy) For the main course we chose a selection of dishes to share, Beef rendang, green Thai chicken, sweet and sour chicken, sizzling beef etc with noodles and coconut rice. All beautifully presented with exquisite and unique tastes. All pastes are made in house accompanied with home grown vegetables and spices. For dessert coconut pancakes with homemade sorbet rounded off a wonderful evening. Nancy worked with her daughter Yangtze front of house for the evening. Full attention was paid to every detail to ensure our evening was positively memorable The walls are adorned with photographs of celebrities that have dined here over the years, and the fact that Nancy has been in this one restaurant for 31 years speaks volumes for her reputation. Thoroughly recommend and yes we will returnMore

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Nancy Lamm is an original, very sweet and funny and she will welcome you to her restaurant where you will enjoy authentic delicious Indonesian/Singaporean cuisine. Great flavors and reasonable prices. Very cute and fun.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

My partner and I booked a table last minute at Nancy Lam’s as it had been recommended on trip advisor and, following a trip to Bali, we fell in love with Indonesian food. We weren’t disappointed - we chose the chilli beef, chicken with cashew...nuts and coconut rice. All well cooked with excellent flavours. The highlight for me though was the dessert - the banana fritters were some of the best I’ve had and the salted caramel ice cream (which they make in house) was superb! On top of that, the service was great. They weren’t too busy that night but Nancy came to chat to us and was so friendly - it made us feel so welcome, even though it was only our first visit. Will be sure to go back there - a good local restaurant with a relaxed vibe.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Nancy Lam's Enak Enak is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4