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 been a resounding since success since it took up residency in the railway arches by London Fields this winter.
Now the trio behind it are looking for a home of their own and (as many budding restaurateurs are doing these days) they have turned to crowd-funding as a major source of finance.
On Monday 7 September they launched a share off on crowdcube.com – anyone who is interested can invest and in return you will get not only equity in som saa but a tax break to the tune of 30% and benefits like party invites, a yearly bar tab and your own private booking hotline.
A sizeable 45% of the restaurant brand is being offered up on the crowdfunding platform, with the chaps looking to raise £550,000 from investors. They are stumping up £200,000 of their own money.
If you would like to invest, give som saa’s short video a watch before you do.