It’s odd to find some good Thai food being served at a historical British pub (it was built around 1750 and Churchill’s grand-parents were regulars), but that’s exactly what the Churchill Arms is about. This charming pub is literally impossible to miss from the outside: the place is crumbling under the plants and flowers that are hanging from its facade.
Inside it is a cosy place with wooden floors, fireplaces and some Churchill memorabilia on the walls. And there is almost as much greenery inside than outside – especially in the green house where you will find the Thai restaurant.
The food is nice and cheap – not the finest Thai food I have had but it serves good, simple family Thai food and the atmosphere is really worth it. I was a bit put off by all the bad reviews I had seen on Tripadvisor with regards to service, but when I came the waiters were attentive and friendly. No complaints from me there.
I went there for the first time with my mom and sister during a girly family week-end and we had a lovely time there! I have been back a few times since, both for lunch and dinner, and the place works well for both.
I would advise you to book ahead – I have been there for lunch after a shopping afternoon in High Street Kensington without booking, but tried to book on a Saturday morning for the same evening and it was fully booked already.
Source: Cover photo from the Churchill Arms website