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Sawadika Fine Thai Restaurant

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71 Red Lion Street | Holborn, London WC1R 4NA, England
+44 20 7831 8488
18:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I' have been to Sawadika Restaurant with a friend of mine..... very wide selection of food even for vegetarian.... I had as a main course "Kai Yang" a lovely chicken served with Thai sweet chilly sauce... full of flavour,very tasty! A thumb up even for the service.... everyone was so helpful, polite and friendly with us. I will come back... More 

Thank Lavinia M
Congleton, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came across this lovely restaurant whilst walking around the city and thought we'd give it a try. We had a lovely meal and the service was excellent. We would definitely dine here again if we were in the area.

Thank Holidayhound22
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Horrendous service. Felt like the staff (esp the guy- manager?) were trying to outdo each other in who could be the worst. The current 3.5 stars is really unjustified... Of the food had, nothing was remotely worth recommending. Was disappointed as all I wanted was good Thai food and a pleasant experience (this was not it). Will stick to Heron... More 

Thank foodie2524
1 review
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Randomly visited to Sawadika Thai Restaurant with my friends while we were walking in Holborn and wanted to sit somewhere so then we all can chat lil longer. Never been to Thailand but we had amazing thai food here. Food was delicious and we ordered tom yum pla, goong pow and prawn pad pong karee and recommended dish from waitress... More 

Thank rahul q
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

I regularly visit this place as i work around the corner. It is very good quality food for the price, the staff are always friendly with a quick and efficient lunch service. Enjoy your visit!

Thank d_m_ldn_769
Bangkok, Thailand
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here expecting a great thai experience but there was nothing Thai about this restaurant other then the name. We were expecting thai staff for service but no one.

Thank NamFahBluewaterworld
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88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Was quite impressed by Sawadika when I recently visited. The starters were good and the sea bass excellent. Service was decent and the place had a good atmosphere. Recommended.

Thank Barrington1978
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179 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

A flying visit! The food was tasty but nothing special...though I thought good value ..... £13 for a flavoursome red curry with coconut rice is ok. That said not a vast amount of meat in the curry. The starter of Thai prawn & chicken parcels was nicely presented and tasty. I did think the price of soft drinks was ridiculously... More 

Thank eddi10c
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Despite being a little apprehensive after reading some of the other reviews, we thought we'd judge Sawadika ourselves and decide whether or not the damning comments were fair. Perhaps those talking about 'bland food' ate somewhere else or simply ordered the wrong dish, but both of our mains were superb. I had the yellow lamb curry (served with a full... More 

Thank EuroNomad91
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I went there for a Business lunch with a client I ordered a Tea but as it was too much for me I wanted to share it with the other person so I asked for a empty cup when the bill came I saw they charged me £3 for that empty cup...Ridiculous!! Obviously I complain but the manager answer was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$39
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Red Lion Street | Holborn, London WC1R 4NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Holborn
  • Neighbourhood: Holborn
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7831 8488
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 12:00 to 15:00, 18:00 to 23:00Saturday 18:00 to 23:00 Sunday ClosedOur restaurant is located in Central London, only 5 mins away from Holborn tube station and Chancery Lane Tube Station. There are ample off-street parking opportunities after 6:30 pm.

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