Poverty and rampant starvation in the mountainous 

regions of Southern China, many ethnic Chinese 

embarked on the arduous journey towards a better 

life. One of those places......Thailand.

Many didn’t make it along the way, but those 

that made it to Thailand worked very hard, many

becoming very successful. 

Our dishes pay homage to the age-old heritage of 

the Teochew immigrant Chinese population in Bangkok 

and their home-style cooking.

The dream of Chalida was born on a dusty road in Bangkok called Yaowarat Road.

100 years and thousands of recipes later, we opened our doors in London.

CHALIDA has two rooms: Our Thai tapas and our Hot Pot each with their own dedicated kitchen team. 

CHALIDA is my mother's name- the concept is a true celebration of the woman in my life, my Thai heritage and the amazing food that I grew up with.


Together we will end homelessness. Sharing is giving, not just in Thai food culture but we believe this norm extends beyond the country's culture with strong family roots. From parents going to the market or cooking family meals, to extended relatives bringing home snacks and sweets as gifts after every outing. 


Chalida is supporting Crises to support people out of homelessness for good through education, training, housing, employment and health support.


Our company culture is a reflection of social conscience and we believe that supporting our community is the greatest gift. Let's make a difference together!      

เรารู้สึกเป็นเกียรติและภาคภูมิใจที่ได้มีโอกาสที่ได้มีส่วนร่วมในการส่งต่อการทำอาหารที่มีธรรมเนียมปฏิบัติที่สืบทอดมาหลายทศตวรรษ เราถือว่าการรักษามรดกทางวัฒนธรรมอาหารและการทำอาหารเรื่อยไปเป็นหนึ่งในหน้าที่และความรับผิดชอบของชลิดา

Our Story

Chalida brings you the best age old favourites of Thai - Chinese home- style cooking influenced by family recipes.  My grand mother, Chinese war time immigrant moved to Bangkok and made the living serving food, and what she did best in the stalls of Yaowarat road, “the birthplace of Thai street food”. Our menu is an interpretation of the street food we grew up with showcasing vibrant, confident flavours of street side stalls and the food of all Bangkok.  Our restaurant interior is a reflection of this rich Thai-Chinese heritage. 

Contact Us

17 Wardour Street, London, W1D 6PJ

Phone 020 7734 6480

Opening Hours

Mon - Thurs 12pm - 11pm​​        Friday 12pm - 12am​​        ​Saturday 11am - 12am

 ​Sunday 11am - 11pm