Thai Cuisine

Hot talent: l-r Andy Oliver, Mark Dobbie and Tom George

Som Saa: From pop-up to permanent

By Joe Lutrario

Som Saa blew people away at its temporary location in London Fields. Now its permanent site, just opened in Shoreditch, promises to be the hottest restaurant of 2016.

Som Saa set for first permanent site

Som Saa set for first permanent site

By Liam Garrahan

Popular Thai pop-up Som Saa is set to open its first permanent site in Spitalfields, London, this Spring, following a successful crowdfunding campaign that saw it raise £700k in three days.

Giggling Squid speed up expansion plans after investment

Giggling Squid speed up expansion plans after investment

By Mark Wingett

Giggling Squid, the Thai restaurant chain led by Andy Laurillard, is set to accelerate its expansion plans after confirming that the Business Growth Fund (BGF) has taken a significant minority stake in the business and investing £6.4m in the process,...

Andy Oliver of Som Saa

Andy Oliver on Som Saa and the Thai food “revolution”

By Liam Garrahan

Andy Oliver and Mark Dobbie of Som Saa, a popular Thai cuisine pop-up operating in London, have overreached their crowdfunding target and are ready to move the restaurant to a permanent location within the capital.

Pan Chai petite will serve a menu of Asian-inspired small plates and mains

Pan Chai opens casual dining pop-up

By Carina Perkins

Restaurateur Eddie Lim has expanded his Pan Chai restaurant brand with the launch of a new casual dining concept in Bicester Village, Oxfordshire.

The Thai Leisure Group has announced further expansion plans

Chaophraya owner reiterates London expansion focus

By Mark Wingett

Thai Leisure Group (TLG), which operates the Chaophraya and Thaikhun brands, has reiterated plans to launch in London after a successful year of growth, with like-for-like sales up 9 per cent over the last 12 months.

A Mee Goreng dish from The Noodle House. Picture by Sam Leong

The Noodle House arrives in the UK

By Lauren Houghton

Jumeirah Restaurants’ Southeast Asian casual dining brand The Noodle House is opening its first UK restaurant in London on 17 April under a franchise agreement with the EQ Group.

The 55-cover Picata London restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Singha beer brewer opens Asian restaurant in London

By Luke Nicholls

Boon Rawd Brewery, the Thailand-based company that produces Singha beer, has brought its Asian street food concept Pacata back to London with a new restaurant opening in Covent Garden.

Chefs cook skewers at Kimchee

Food trends 2012: Asian ascension

By Joe Lutrario

Asian food may already be a huge part of the UK restaurant scene, but the world’s largest continent has a lot more to offer. Restaurant magazine's Joe Lutrario looks at the rise in Asian food in the UK and at how some of the less familiar cuisines...


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