London group of Thai restaurants founded by husband and wife, Alex and Saiphin Moore, is to open its first site outside the capital, in Liverpool’s historic Albert Dock.
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The “cheap and tasty Thai food” at this fast-growing chain “hits a decent standard despite its many branches” and its delivered by “friendly, speedy staff” making them “a good stand-by option”. Founders Saiphin and Alex Moore, who opened the original branch in 2008, have recently sold a majority stake to US investors TriSpan.
This “hectic” and “cheerful” Thai café chain has grown apace over the years. Compared with the early days (when “the original E1 branch set the standards for the roll-out”) its spicy fare is probably “nothing to write home about”, but most reports still say it’s “tasty and fresh” and “really well priced”.
“Does what it says on the tin!” – these “reliable” cafés are a trusty source of “tasty, unpretentious Thai food”, with the “heart-of-Soho” branch by far the best known.
“Zingy”, “simple” dishes “with a decent kick” at “reasonable prices” win praise for this high quality chain of straightforward, “busy” Thai cafés; the original near Brick Lane is still the highest rated, and there’s a new Islington branch that’s “airier than most”.