Boon Rawd Brewery, the Thai brewer of Singha beer, hopes to open a further two restaurants outside Thailand this year and expects to open more in the UK at some point, M&C Report has learnt.
The company has opened its Asian street food restaurant concept Pacata in London’s Covent Garden. The concept, which also operates in Bangkok’s Khaosan Road, has opened at the former King John’s kitchen garden. The Asian menu has been designed by Yasuji Morizumi, the first Michelin starred Ramen chef.
A spokeswoman told M&C Report that the company is looking at more openings outside Thailand, including more opportunities in Asia and also the US. It’s targeting three openings in 2014.
Asked if Boon Rawd is looking to open more in the UK in the future, she said: “That definitely would be the plan.”
The UK Pacata has just 55 covers and is a full sit-down restauarnt, differing from its counterpart in Bangkok, which has a more fast casual style aimed more at takeaway and lunch time trade. Take-out options are available at the Covent Garden site, however.
Boon Rawd Brewery operates a number of restaurants in Thailand and this is its first in Europe.