After 30 successful openings across the UK, I think it’s safe to say that the nation loves Rosa’s Thai. As a Thai food lover, it’s pretty hard not to. Specialising in authentic flavours brought to us from Southeast Asia, the restaurant chain has made Thai food more accessible than ever before – and now, Bristolians can finally get a taste for themselves.
Opening in the former Post Office on the corner of Baldwin Street and Marsh Street, Rosa’s Thai will bring its varied menu of Thai favourites to the city for the first time ever – and will be located right next door to the Bella Italia.
Guests can expect classic dishes such as the Thai red curry (my personal favourite), Pad Thai and Tom Yum, alongside small plates such as summer rolls, pork skewers, chicken satay and so much more.
The extensive menu is accompanied by an array of refreshing Asian-inspired cocktails including the Coconut Island Daiquiri, a boozy iced tea and a refreshing Lychee Spritz (my all-time go-to). Visitors can also enjoy lemongrass and lime-infused craft beer, an array of bubble teas and plenty of refreshing iced teas, too – perfect for the coming summer days.
Each and every dish on the menu is created by Saiphin Moore, who founded the business back in the 2000’s, before purchasing an old cafe in Spitalfields, London back in 2008. The restaurant has come on leaps and bounds since its humble beginnings, when the business had to take on the name ‘Rosa’s’, since they couldn’t afford to change the cafe’s signage.
Now, Rosa’s Thai is a recognisable high-street staple, bringing delicious, authentic Thai dishes to major cities such as Manchester, London, Birmingham and Leeds. The restaurant is a particular favourite with our friends in London, where you’ll find a whopping 25 sites.
There is currently no opening date for the restaurant, however, Rosa’s Thai awaits planning permission from the council for the restaurant’s shiny new exterior.