One of nine new restaurants in the Metrocentre’s soon-to-open dining and leisure extension – new street food restaurant Thaikhun will be the brand’s first eatery in the North East.
Located in the Qube, Thaikhun (which translates to ‘your Thailand’) will boast an open kitchen, with authentic Thai chefs.
Celebrating Thailand’s street food sellers, Thaikhun’s food menu includes a tantalising mix of soups, Thai salads, curries, stir-fries, rice and noodles. We’ve already set our sights on the half chicken from the grill, marinated with turmeric, coconut milk, galangal, lemongrass and coriander, served with papaya salad and pork scratchings.
What we’re especially excited about, however, is the decor which will include artefacts and decorations sourced directly from the street markets of Thailand.
And staying true to its Thai roots, the casual dining restaurant will welcome Buddhist Monks to its traditional opening ceremony on 30 March 2016, with spiritual chanting and a sacred blessing taking place at the new site (to wish the establishment good fortune and prosperity, of course).
Ian Leigh, managing director at Thaikhun, says: “Breaking into the North East market has been on our agenda for a while now, so we are incredibly excited to be investing in the region.
“We hope that our new restaurant will bring something a little different to intu Metrocentre’s current food and drink offering, as well as ignite our customer’s dreams of exploring Thailand through our traditional Thai street food and interactive dining experience.”
Helen Atkinson, marketing manager at intu Metrocentre, adds: “The arrival of Thaikhun at intu Metrocentre is an exciting and innovative addition to our restaurants. The design of the restaurant alone looks fantastic, and the food offering will bring a different dining experience to the centre, which we can’t wait to try.”
The Qube’s extension is set to be completed in April 2016.
For more information about Thaikhun, visit thaikhun.co.uk.
Image: Thai Leisure Group