Laotian cuisine from the heart of Luang Prabang.

Our Story:

From Luang Prabang to London, the Lao Café was born from an accidental pop-up in 2015.

Saiphin Moore, co-founder & Thai-Lao chef, had long craved the chance to bring the food of her roots to London, and a temporary site equipped with charcoal grill presented the perfect opportunity. The pop-up was an overnight success seeing queues out of the door from day one.

At our permanent Covent Garden restaurant, we focus on Laotian cooking and tradition - coupled with Saiphin’s obsession with family recipes and a communal dining style - make for a sharing menu which encourages interactions and conversations. At the heart of a Laotian meal is sticky rice. More of this is consumed in Laos than anywhere else in the world.

Char-grilled meats and freshwater fish; piping hot curries; bowls of fresh, raw greens and herbs; and punchy, fragrant dipping sauces are served communally from the kitchen as and when ready, alongside other authentic Laotian dishes. Rather than courses, dishes will be served continuously throughout the meal.

Online order for collections and deliveries now available.

Online order for collections and deliveries now available.

We deliver to the following postcodes –  NW1 0, NW1 1, NW1 2, NW1 3, NW1 7, NW1 8, SE1 6, SW1A, W1, W1V, WC1A, WC1B, WC1H, WC1R, WC1V, WC2, WC2E, WC2H, WC2N, WC2R


Food Allergies: Our dishes are prepared in areas where several allergens are present. All our dishes may contain traces of nuts, gluten or other allergens. If you have an allergy, please speak to the manager and make sure you inform us of your allergy and/or any dietary requirement(s). Not all ingredients are listed.

we take reservations for 6 or more, please give us a call

walk-ins are welcome

Find Us:

LAO CAfé, 60 Chandos Place,
London, WC2N 4HG

Opening Times:

closed christmas day & new year’s day
23rd dec closed at 10pm
christmas eve closed at 9pm
boxing day closed at 10pm
new year’s eve closed at 9pm

For any feedback & comments, email us here.