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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
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Wed - Sat 18:30 - 22:30
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

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Thank John B
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Thank Cartophile
Friendswood, Texas
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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.

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Thank Randyjac0
Crawley
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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

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Thank MI5TY
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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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.

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Thank MJP1971
London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
77 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 

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Thank Joanna G
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

We ate at Enak Enak for the first time in months. Nancy Lam herself was cooking, and the food was as delicious as I well remember it. Her daughters, who serve the tables, are as delightful as ever. Cobra beer or Tiger beer as well as cocktails and wide choice of wines are available. Vegetarian and unspicey dishes are available,... More 

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Thank S C
London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

I visited this restaurant a few days ago with friends to celebrate a friend's birthday. It's a bit of a hike to get there if not a local. In a short parade of shops, the approach to the restaurant is to say the least, unprepossessing. I'm afraid the interior is also somewhat of a disappointment. As Nancy Lam is a... More 

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London
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

We went to Enak Enak for our anniversary and were impressed with the food. As we had heard the portions might be a little on the small side and we eat large, we ordered three mains and that filled us completely. Try anything with prawns, they are so fresh. The beef curry is first rate as well.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

I agree with a previous contributor about the décor and ambiance...could certainly do with a revamp but the food is really good. True, the portions are not huge but this is an Indonesian restaurant catering for an English clientele ...not Americans. The dishes are authentic and tasty, and that is what counts. The beef rendang is really good and I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$56
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Indonesian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Wednesday
18:30 - 22:30
Thursday
18:30 - 22:30
Friday
18:30 - 22:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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