This autumn, well-known family owned Windmill Taverns Ltd will be expanding with the launch of their fifth site in South East London. Introducing Mc & Sons: a traditional Irish pub from the McElhinney family with an authentic Thai twist in the heart of Southwark between Blackfriars Road and Borough on Union Street. As only a […]

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David Thompson, the Australian chef who brought modern Thai cuisine to London, will be cooking alongside his inheritors in a one-off evening at Som Saa in Spitalfields next month. Thompson ran the elegant and much praised Nahm at the Halkin hotel in Belgravia from 2001 to 2012, and is now based along with the restaurant in Bangkok. More recently he […]

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The Brighton-based Giggling Squid group of Thai restaurants has announced its first London opening, in Wimbledon village this summer. The group plans to expand rapidly in the capital, having taken a £6.4million investment to accelerate growth plans. The Wimbledon venue will seat 110, with potential to double in size by extending upstairs. It launched a branch […]

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Som Saa, the hit Thai pop-up that moved into a permanent Spitalfields site last year, is launching a new series of late-night openings on Saturday February 4, followed by the first Saturday night in every month. The kitchen will stay open until 1.30am with a late-night menu of street-food classics from regional Thailand, including fermented pork with celery and […]

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Blue Monday, January 16, is billed as the grimmest day of the year, but in 2017 you can cheer yourself up with lunch for just 99pence at any branch of Busaba Eathai. The special offer covers a choice of nine dishes – including several with chilli, which releases happiness-inducing hormones into your body. Founded by Alan […]

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Ben Chapman, founder of one of London’s hottest restaurants of last year – Smoking Goat – is set to open a second Thai BBQ venture in September 2016. Kiln, in Soho’s Brewer Street, will be a ‘side of the road type restaurant’ serving grills and a speciality daily noodle dish. The cooking is inspired by […]

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As one of London’s most exciting pop-up’s of last year, Som Saa, gears up to launch its first permanent site on 11 April, we’ve decided to bring you the best restaurants in UK to get an authentic taste of Thai cooking (according to our survey). Still one of our reporters’ favourite cuisines for a cheap eat that packs a big […]

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We’ve teamed up with the good people of Twizoo to announce the top 5 trending restaurants on Twitter each week in London. Twizoo is an app that gives restaurant recommendations based on what people are saying on Twitter, and analyses over 50,000 incoming tweets per week to determine which restaurants are attracting the most buzz. […]

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Community restaurant The Lido Cafe will host chefs and street food traders at its “lovely” and “relaxing” poolside dining space in a new series of evening popup dinners. Launching on Thursday 11 February with Tem Ban’s twist on traditional Thai food, the rotating kitchen collaborations will run every Thursday and Friday evening. Guests visiting The Lido […]

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Devilishly spicy Thai pop-up som saa (currently housed within Hackney’s trendy Climpson’s Arch) is looking for a permanent home – and they need backers. Founded by chefs Andy Oliver and Mark Dobbie – who met at London’s prestigious Nahm under the tutelage of the somewhat legendary David Thompson – and managed by Tom George, the restaurant has […]

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