Hello my name is Nartnapa , I am the owner of this Thai Eatery, I love cooking food from my homeland and use only the best ingredients from local butchers and greengrocers.
As you will see from our menus we offer Take Away and Eat in food.
I originate from a rice farm in North Eastern Thailand, here we like to eat in a casual fun way, often eating with friends and neighbours, Our premises have been designed with this in mind and to keep things authentic to my roots, If you have ever had the chance to visit the land of smiles you will already know that we like to share our food often ordering a few dishes between us and just enjoy each others company, we hope this is the way you will enjoy your experience with us.
I live here in the UK with my husband who is a local man and my 2 children Archie and Asia. We travel to Thailand as often as we can to spend time on the farm with Yai and Da ( Nan and Grandad )
From always loving I decided to undertake chef college where I learnt to cook fresh Thai food from O.Yingsak, This chef is the Thai equivalent to several celebrity chefs here in the UK, During my education he offered me a chance at the foody big stage and cook with him on television which I gladly took and thoroughly enjoyed doing.
Nartnapa Thai kitchen was initially opened in our small but perfectly formed restaurant in Lynton, The doors were initially opened as a take away but within just a few months my husband had made a brick counter, tables and benches out of garden wood and we were now running a restaurant, Local people and tourists alike made my dream come true and people could now taste the food I love right here in Lynton. We absolutely loved our little restaurant, It was held specially close to my our heart as everything in it was made by my husband, Often with our son Archie one step behind.
In January 2015 we made a decision that we needed a more stable home life and needed to be closer to our children, so we decided to make a commitment to the stunning Cottage Inn, a 17th Century Inn in Lynton. Now we enjoy time with Archie and Asia whilst also enjoying running a business in a stunning building overlooking the river Lyn.
The Cottage Inn is a building full of character and history, We feel it’s a privilege to be part of its story, our aim is to make it as inviting as possible for our customers to enjoy.
Gary and Nartnapa Eastman