All aboard as Thai Express steams into Grand Central

28th May 2018Press Releases

The Thai Express chain has been on a fast track for growth since its first location opened in Guildford 5 years ago. Now poised to open it’s 5th and likely most strategic location at Birmingham’s Grand Central, it’s clear that Thai Express’ savoury street style cuisine has mass appeal.

Bringing the buzz of Bangkok to Birmingham, you can expect to sample from a delectable and authentic full Thai menu, cooked only by specially trained Thai Express Wok chefs. The open kitchen allows for live and customer facing food preparation, providing a feast for the eyes and the palette. Thai Express prides itself on using the freshest ingredients to create their star dishes including their signature pad thai, Tofu satay stir fry, Coconut Tom Yum and their recent finger lickin’ invention of Thairacha Chicken Wings. Customers are also invited to garnish each order with unlimited crushed peanuts, lime and Sriracha sauce.

Thai Express is the ideal option for the person on the go who wants to escape the ordinary: prepared in under two minutes, while being sophisticated in taste but not in price. All dishes are affordable at under 8 pounds per plate. Thai Express carries halal meat, fish, vegan, gluten free and vegetarian options, ensuring there is literally something for everyone.

This latest location is designed by interior design firm, Faber Design. Their vision for the new space will blend two elements – one will reflect the buzz of the city and Bangkok’s striking architecture, using concrete and metal materials. The other will convey the beauty and vivid colour of Thailand’s landscape, using natural materials such as wood and greenery. Faber has worked on a roster of beautiful projects including the Edgbaston Hotel.

We are super excited to be opening our Flagship Thai Express restaurant in Grand Central this June. It’s a whole new look designed specifically for our UK clientele. Birmingham was the ideal choice because of its diversity and strong commercial centre. The buzz of Grand Central is a perfect fit for our brand,” states UK Operations Director, Uzma Pattani.

“We wanted to ensure we are catering to multiple demographics, ie: commuters, city workers, students and families. We decided to create a welcoming environment, with space for customers to take a seat, relax, or have the option to grab and go from our two separate wok stations.” adds UK Managing Director, Sachin Pattani.

Thai Express Grand Central is due to open Saturday June 9th, 2018 with a Pad Thai Noodle Box giveaway for the first 100 customers through the door.

Michaela Moore, General Manager of Bullring & Grand Central said ‘We’re delighted to welcome Thai Express to the centre. Our food offering continues to go from strength to strength to complement our existing fantastic shopping offering, creating a true retail and leisure destination in the heart of the city centre. Thai Express offers various traditional dishes providing our customers with freshly cooked quick meals. It’s exciting to be able to add another fabulous cuisine to our growing list of establishments!’ 

Look out for more Thai Express locations set to open later this year, including Derby, Southampton and Wembley.