Thai restaurant group poised to open its latest city venue

Restaurant group Rosa’s Thai will open the doors to its new restaurant on Coney Street, York, on 1 June.

Rosa’s Thai started as a market stall on London’s Brick Lane in 2007, where chef Saiphin Moore served up her time-honoured family recipes to lunchtime crowds.

A year later, she and her entrepreneur husband Alex opened the first Rosa’s Thai restaurant in Spitalfields, around the corner from the market stall.

The launch of Rosa’s Thai York marks the 29th opening for the group, which currently serves Moore’s Thai dishes to diners in Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, London, Cardiff and Liverpool.

The restaurant will be headed by long-standing Rosa’s team members – and husband and wife duo GM Mumu and head chef Moi – who have been an integral part of the Rosa’s Thai family since 2019.

The venue will offer 80-covers and is housed in an early 18th century building next to the historic Mansion House, which features an enclosed courtyard for al fresco dining in the warmer months.

Menu highlights include familiar dishes such as pad Thai and green curry, as well as Rosa’s cult favourites from drunken noodles to stir-fried aubergine with yellow bean sauce, chilli, soy sauce and sweet basil.

The menu offers meat-free options for vegetarian and vegan diners, from fluffy sweetcorn cakes with kaffir lime to rich butternut red curry with sweet basil. There is also a dedicated children’s menu and a selection of halal and gluten-free dishes.

Managing director, Gavin Adair, said: “We’re delighted to bring Rosa’s Thai to York. It has been a long time coming and we can’t wait to showcase Saiphin’s delicious Thai dishes to the local community.”