A chain of RESTAURANTS diversifies with its first establishment in York after making its mark in the capital.
Work is underway to renovate the property at 1-3 Coney Street, ready for Rosa’s Thai Café to launch, subject to planning.
Saiphin and her husband Alex Moore, who launched the first Rosa’s Thai Cafe in London’s iconic Brick Lane in 2008, hope to open in York in early 2022.
It is not yet known how many jobs the company will create.
Helmsley Group, the York-based real estate specialist, has officially confirmed the rental of the company which describes itself as “the home of modern Thai cuisine“.
It will occupy 4,782 square feet of space in the unit, which once housed Joe’s Kitchen.
Rosa’s Thai Cafe is renowned for its punchy and flavorful Thai cuisine inspired by Saiphin family recipes, using authentic Thai ingredients and local British produce.
Guests of the New York restaurant can look forward to fragrant dishes such as salmon with red curry, sautéed eggplant with chili and basil, and Rosa’s signature Pad Thai dish.
For those with room for dessert, there’s also a concise selection of traditional and refreshing sweets such as mango and sticky rice and coconut cream ice cream.
The company’s annual report, in March 2021, said it plans to continue expanding by opening six to eight restaurants a year – half of which are in London and the rest elsewhere, with locations already in Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds.
In May 2021, Helmsley Group purchased several units on Coney Street, including units 1-3, from M&G, the London-based asset management company.
At the time of the transaction, the group described the purchase as an example of an ongoing change in real estate ownership as it moves away from distant London funds into the hands of local developers.
Launched in 2006 at a market stall on Brick Lane, London, Rosa’s Thai Café now offers restaurants in 30 locations, the majority of which are in the capital.
Ed Harrowsmith, Syndicated Real Estate Director at The Helmsley Group, said: “We are truly delighted to have secured a top notch rental for Rosa’s Thai Café, which has chosen Coney Street as the launch site for one of its few outlets. sales outside London.
“This is a positive endorsement for the city and leasing is part of our continued strategy to regenerate Coney Street, cementing a positive future for York’s retail and leisure offering, and helping the city to rebuild better after the impact of Covid-19. ”
He added: “As one of York’s oldest and best-known real estate companies, we have a responsibility to support the city’s built environment, community and economy, which includes creating resilient and diverse main streets that are attractive to both locals and visitors. ”
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