about us, papaya tree, modern, contemporary, romantic thai restaurant, take away, home delivery, party, kensington high street london w8 6bd uk englan-...the only REAL Thai in Kensington! - Evening standard
this restaurant has been serving thai food since the 1960’s and we have been told by locals that it was one of the first thai restaurants in london. the owners at the time were officials from the thai embassy in queens gate, london. they missed their thai food and could not find any restaurant serving this ‘new to uk’ cuisine. so a small group of them decided to open their own thai restaurant.
we took over in the spring of 1997 and began renovations. our aim was to give the restaurant a fresh, bright and contemporary feel with touches of thai charm. walls were painted white, dark wooden floors were laid and low voltage ‘chopstick’ halogen lighting was installed.
to this day, we are proud to be the only thai restaurant in kensington which is run, owned and cooked by thai's.
we pride our food in being authentic, almost homely, so no expense spared, we order the freshest thai ingredients flown in twice a week from thailand, as the key to delicious thai cuisine is to use quality thai grown herbs, spices and vegetables.
we look forward to welcoming you to papaya tree!
we are open 7 days a week
mondays - saturdays: 12.00pm - 3.30pm / 6.00pm - 11.00pm
sundays: 12.00pm - 3.30pm / 6.00pm - 10.00pm
closed only on: christmas eve and day
209 kensington high street, london w8 6bd
tel: 020 7937 2260
we are just a short walk from kensington high street underground station. just take a left when you exit the station, walk 5 minutes down the high street and look out for a bright orange sign. we are on the same side of the street as the station.