Thai chain has designs on a dozen stores

Koh Thai Tapas

Koh Thai Tapas has revealed that it is to open in the Hampshire market town of Romsey, the group’s third location in Hampshire and its 11th overall.

The announcement comes within weeks of the acquisition of a site in Winchester, which will take its store network to a dozen when it opens later this year.

With around 80 covers the new Romsey restaurant will incorporate the iconic features of a Koh Thai Tapas venue. It is due to open in mid-July following a four-week refurbishment project.

The popular concept has become known for its vibrant hand painted murals, ornate fretwork and the prominent wooden clad bars. The latest opening will create 15 new jobs and the company has begun recruiting for front of house and bar positions.

Koh Thai Tapas will replace, ‘Berties of Romsey’, a much-loved venue at the heart of the town quintessential English market town, which has closed after 21 years.

“We have long been interested in Romsey – it’s a fantastic addition to the Koh Thai Tapas brand – the town’s demographics and geographic location make it an ideal setting for us,” said Koh Thai Tapas CEO Andrew Lennox,” who added, “We look forward to seeing some familiar faces who have been fans of our Ringwood and Salisbury branches and to becoming a part of the community in Romsey.”

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