We don't know exactly when, but it's exciting news that renowned Thai chef David Thompson (of Nahm at The Halkin, 2001-2010, RIP) is returning to London with his Long Chim brand (open in Sydney, Perth and Dubai but recently closed in Melbourne and Korea). More news as we hear it...
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Chef David Thompson has built international renown for his Thai cuisine, although his previous London venture of over a decade ago – Nahm (long RIP), in Belgravia’s swanky Halkin Hotel – never quite hit the mark (despite achieving a Michelin star). This Chinatown newcomer joins branches in Sydney, Perth and Dubai and incorporates a big basement, with a small ground-floor mezzanine and sizable exterior courtyard for outside dining. As you’d expect, this is a more down-to-earth formula than Belgravia’s was, with a more casual, street-food-style menu.
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