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Nancy Lam's Enak Enak

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Leicester Square / Shaftesbury Avenue
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56 Lavender Hill | Battersea, London SW11 5RQ, England
+44 20 7924 3148
Wed - Sat 18:30 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant. Nancy is great, a wonderful funny irreverent host and the food is awesome. Service is wonderful and the wine is very good too. Thanks, can't recommend this place highly enough!

Thank Junkmailnick
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went recently with a friend to catch up over dinner. We found the restaurant comfortable, uncrowded, and pleasant. The waitress was polite and helpful. The menu simple yet creative enough to want to read the descriptions. Prices were very reasonable. The wine list also offered good value with just enough selection to compliment any dish. We chose Chicken and Beef... More 

Thank Daniel K
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have frequented this establishment on multiple occasions, and the food has never disappointed. The menu consist of a few well cooked dishes and the staff are polite and efficient. The mixed satay starter is too die for, and the curries are lush. If you can get a night when Nancy is at the restaurant you'll have even more fun.

Thank Chris B
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a delicious meal here. The food was great - enough spice to add heat without overpowering the other flavours. Loved the coconut rice! And such friendly service. They made us feel really welcome and didn't rush us, even though it was quiet and I'm sure they would have liked to have gone home. Highly recommend.

Thank Titchy M
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

First eat here on opening night 30 years ago. Then had children and moved to Kent. Then daughter moved to clapham and we rediscovered Nancy Lam. Still great food! Highly recommend the experience and if you are lucky say hello to Nancy!

Thank John B
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

My other half and I had come across Nancy Lam through her YouTube videos and were rather excited at the opportunity to actually visit her restaurant. Of course, we happened to choose a night she wasn't in, but that didn't tarnish an incredible evening. We were welcomed warmly and given the menus and decided to share everything to be able... More 

Thank Cartophile
Friendswood, Texas
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

My wife and I had a wonderful meal there. The service was excellent. The wait staff was very good. The restaurant was quiet. It was more expensive than we expected, but the meal was worth it.

Thank Randyjac0
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a great family feel about it. Food was excellent with lovely flavours, perfect portion size and reasonably priced. Waitresses (who are Nancy's daughters I believe) were lovely and have a great chat with you. Would definitely come back again

Thank MI5TY
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Tasty food but over priced. I really think you are better off going to the Banana Leaf as the food is just as good but cheaper. They charge top end prices for what is really street food.

Thank MJP1971
London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

I’ve come here a couple of times with friends. The food is very tasty but the portions are quite small and it is on the expensive side. I remember watching Nancy on TV as a child and it is great to meet her in person - she always seems to be buzzing around. The vegetables in batter are very nice... More 

Thank Joanna G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$56
Asian, Thai, Indonesian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Lavender Hill | Battersea, London SW11 5RQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Leicester Square / Shaftesbury Avenue
  • Neighbourhood: Leicester Square / Shaftesbury Avenue
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7924 3148
You may recognise celebrity chef Nancy Lam from her Channel 5 show. What better way to try her unique Indonesian and Far Eastern cooking than in her own family-run restaurant. At Enak Enak (Indonesian for "yummy yummy") she serves honest, healthy meals in a smart, homely setting. Favourites include her famous satay, barbecued prawns and home-made sorbet. Everything is cooked fresh and its best to come with good company and a mind to relax. This isn't the place for a quick bite. The eccentric star occasionally comes out of the kitchen to chat with excited diners, the majority of whom are locals. Marco Pierre White regularly brings his family here. The lovely staff have a talent for remembering your name and helping you enjoy yourself

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