Our Story

Sawasdee and Welcome to “The King and I” Thai restaurant.

Our first restaurant opened in 1991, just a few doors down from where we are now located. Back then in early 90’s London, we were only the 8th Thai restaurant to open up when Thai food was still new in may areas. Our mother was a true entrepreneur and this was a trial run to see how we would fare as a family run business. Would people appreciate the fresh ingredients and produce with an authentic Thai taste? Would our Thai restaurant develop a local customer base?

Thirty years on we are delighted to say that the answer has been a resounding “Yes”. We are still here, lucky enough to welcome our wonderful customers into our restaurant; the new curious ones and the many who have been with us from the very beginning. With the wonderful support of the local community and surrounding areas, the
“King and I” is the family run restaurant in Beckenham that serves truly authentic Thai food in a cosy living room type environment.

As we move into our fourth decade, there comes a time for change. Tony has now taken over the helm of running the restaurant from Mum who is finally hanging up her apron(although she is sill known to randomly wander in and check how we are doing).


We thank you for your loyalty over the last three decades and look forward to serving you the freshest food with our signature authentic Thai taste.If you need any assistance or have a query, Please do not hesitate to ask our lovely staff. We are only too happy to make sure your dining experience is great one – and no complaints to our Mum please!

Khob Khun from all of us here.