the central London restaurant will be backed by MJMK, the London-based group of restaurants and bars that are behind the likes of Portuguese Casa do Frango and soon-to-launch Cuban Bar La Rampa, as well as KOL, Santiago Lastra’s critically acclaimed Mexican restaurant, which opened last October.
AngloThai has run a number of high profile residencies across London in venues including The Dairy and Newcomer wines.
John has built a reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting Thai chefs, with time spent in kitchens across London, Europe, North America and Asia, including Som Saa, and David Thompson’s Nahm.
John’s half British and half Thai heritage has 'inspired a dedication to celebrate both the cooking techniques, flavours and culture of Thailand, with the seasonality of produce from the British Isles'. This will be at the heart of the menu and overall concept of the restaurant.
Desiree will oversee the front of house operations and will also be responsible for the wine list at AngloThai. John and Desiree’s passion for low-intervention, natural wines, will be evident in the drinks offering of the restaurant, with a focus on small-batch producers.
In the lead up to the opening of the restaurant, John and Desiree will continue with a number of projects including appearances at Wilderness Festival this August, and a series of intimate dinners, AngloThai Baan, hosted at their home in South London.