Award-Winning Thai Food


Farang – original Thai food from Sebby Holmes and the team, showcasing the very best fresh Thai and British produce.

Farang began in 2016 trading at street food markets throughout London. A year later we took up residency in our current home in Highbury & Islington as a pop-up. After excellent reviews, we took on the space permanently and since then it has gone from strength to strength. The team is very excited that we were recently inducted into the National Restaurant Awards top 100 and awarded a MICHELIN Bib Gourmand. We also received the Thai select award from the UK Thai Embassy which certifies authenticity and the freshness of our ingredients.

We’re a young team of enthusiastic individuals, who over the last few years have bought our passion and skills to the table.

Farang has never taken any funding or investment and all profits go back into the restaurant and our staff. We hope you like where we’re at.



72 Highbury Park,
London, N5 2XE, UK

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Tue – Thurs: 17:30 – 22:00
Fri: 17:30 – 22:30
Sat: 12:00 – 15:00, 17:30 – 22:30
Sun & Mon: Special Events / Private Hire


A takeaway menu, with a selection of our favourite dishes is also available from 5.30pm each day for collection until 10.00pm, simply phone through your order and we'll have it ready for you to collect and enjoy at home. However during peak times there may be a wait and sometimes this service may be unavailable. Please be aware that takeaway dishes are subject to change and will not necessarily be the same as advertised in the pdf below. Please speak to a member of our staff to find out more.

View our example takeaway menu (PDF) here

Call us on +44 20 7226 1609



View our A La Carte, Feasting, Vegetarian, Vegan and Beer & Wine menus here


We are dog friendly during Saturday lunch and for evening tables for those with early dinner reservations (joining us by 6pm) through the rest of the week.

We do love dogs, but the restaurant gets busy later so to be fair to them and others we can only accommodate them earlier in the night. In the good weather, we can book you and your pup a table outside at any time.


Make a Reservation

Fortunately loads of people seem to love our food, so reservations are strongly recommended.

The easiest way to make a reservation is just to call us on

+44 20 7226 1609

If you’re busy and/or want to get in touch outside restaurant hours, then please email us at


Or failing that, you can always make a reservation online through OpenTable.


Events and
Private Hire


The Farang team can also be found bringing what we do best to private hire events at the restaurant and beyond the bricks and mortar of our Highbury restaurant. We cater for corporate events, private parties, weddings, and big birthdays.

We are happy to discuss any specific requirements. Simply get in touch on +44 20 7226 1609 or email events@faranglondon.co.uk

To see our sample event menus click on the button below.

The chef –
the man behind the magic

Portrait of Sebby Holmes – Head chef of Farang Thai Restaurant in Highgate, London

Sebby Holmes

Sebby began his cheffing career at the age of thirteen, training in British cuisine before falling for Thai food during a tour of Asia in 2008.

On returning to London Sebby started working at Jane Alty’s acclaimed The Begging Bowl, before moving to 2015’s most lauded new opening, Smoking Goat, Soho, where he spent more than a year as head chef.

In 2016, Farang was born, seeing Sebby Holmes host a series of pop-ups, supper clubs and private catering events before bringing their residency to Street Feast. 2017 saw Farang adopt San Daniele, Highbury, as a longer term location, prior to announcing it at their new permanent home.

Follow Sebby on Instagram

Link to Sebby’s Recipe Blog Here

Sebby Holmes latest book – Cook Thai

The Book ––
Cook Thai by Sebby Holmes

Easy. Simple. Incredible flavours. What more could you want? Cook Thai brings Sebby’s simple approach to southeast Asian food to cooks of all levels – From Snacks & Nibbles to sharing dishes of Curried Crab Claws, the book builds on everything Seb and team deliver in the restaurant, in a way that’s easy to create at home.

Published by Kyle Books, it’s available in store and online through independents and;