The Chef

David Thompson is the Australian-born chef at nahm in Bangkok. When not in the kitchen, David is also an author, broadcaster and widely acclaimed expert on Thai cuisine.

Prior to opening nahm, David established himself with Darley Street Thai in Sydney, a restaurant that debuted in 1991 and was voted 'Best Thai Restaurant' by the Sydney Morning Herald eight years in a row. David followed this up in 1995 with Sailors’ Thai in Sydney’s Rocks area. nahm London came next, where David secured the first ever Michelin star for Thai cuisine.

nahm was awarded the prestigious World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Asia's 50 Best Restaurants awards organised by the UK’s industry publication, Restaurant Magazine.