Rosa’s Thai set to open 29th site in York

On 01 June, popular restaurant group, Rosa’s Thai will open the doors to its much-anticipated York restaurant on Coney Street, in the heart of the historic city.

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

The restaurant will be headed up 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 its launch in Leeds back in 2019.

The 80-cover restaurant is housed in an early 18th Century building on Coney Street - next to York’s historic Mansion House. Rosa’s Thai York also boasts an enclosed courtyard for al fresco dining in the warmer months, and will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Rosa’s Thai’s signature dishes are made using the best of Thai produce, including chilli pastes from a husband and wife team in the Huai Yod district and rice noodles from a 3rd generation family business that has made noodles for over 80 years.

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

The menu offers plenty of meat-free options for vegetarian and vegan diners, from fluffy sweetcorn cakes with kaffir lime to rich butternut red curry with sweet basil. Rosa’s Thai also offers a dedicated children’s menu and a varied selection of halal and gluten-free dishes which, complete with Rosa’s signature Thai hospitality, makes the restaurant a welcoming, go-to environment for all dietary requirements.

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

Rosa’s Thai started as a market stall on London’s Brick Lane in 2007, where celebrated Thai chef Saiphin Moore served up her time-honoured family recipes to hungry lunchtime crowds. A year later, Saiphin and her entrepreneur husband Alex opened the first Rosa’s Thai restaurant in Spitalfields, just around the corner from the market stall.