David Thompson is renowned as a world authority on Thai food. His restaurants in Sydney, London and Bangkok have won great acclaim. David first went to Thailand in 1986 and was seduced by the country and its people, its culture and its cuisine. “Thai food has such great depth – the diversity of ingredients, deft balance of flavours, textures and seasonings and vast repertoire of dishes make it one of the world’s great cuisines.” Enthralled, David lived in Bangkok for 3 years where he began to explore and cook some of the wonderful, intricate dishes that make Thai food so remarkable.
In 2001 David was asked by the COMO group to open a restaurant at the Halkin Hotel in London. Nahm opened to immediate critical success and was awarded a Michelin star within six months and in 2003 he was awarded ‘London Chef of the Year’ at the Carlton Evening Standard Food Awards. In 2010 David opened Nahm at the Metropolitan in Bangkok.
"After 20 years of cooking Thai food, it was like coming home. But what made this restaurant different from all the previous one was the wide variety of uncommon local ingredients which allowed Nahm to attain a much higher level of cooking.”