Thaikhun Street Bar, based on a traditional Thai street scene, will open in early October at the Liverpool One shopping centre.
The venue is the work of the property group Grosvenor Europe and Thai Leisure Group (TLG), the operator of 18 Thai restaurants across cities in the north of England and Scotland, including the brands Thaikhun and Chaophraya.
Drinks on the menu will include cocktails that feature select Thai spirits, Singha draught beer, frozen alcoholic cocktails, as well as a non-alcoholic offer that includes a selection of ice cream smoothies.
Tuk tuk as decor
Traditional Thai bar snacks and bowls, including pad Thai and chicken satay skewers, will feature on the food menu.
Interior decor will incorporate bric-a-brac, a tuk tuk and specially selected artefacts, all imported directly from Thailand to add to visitors’ experience.
Entertainment will be hosted by the venue at weekends, including live music nights and DJ sets.
Thai Leisure Group founder Kim Kaewkraikhot, who began her career cooking street food in Bangkok, said: “As the first project of its kind, the brand-new bar concept is very exciting for us all."
Unique Thai experience
She continued: "Offering unique Thai experiences is something we’re hugely passionate about and with this fantastic offer, I have no doubt it will succeed.
“Liverpool One’s wide range of bars and dining experiences is one of the most comprehensive and compelling in the UK, which made it an easy decision for us to open our very first Thaikhun Street Bar in Liverpool.
“It demonstrates our continued commitment to be at the forefront of the hospitality sector.”
Grosvenor Europe director of asset management Alison Clegg said: “TLG’s proven success of operations at Liverpool One with its existing restaurant, Chaophraya, and the quality of the new concept, makes the new Thaikhun Street Bar a very welcome addition.
“Their ability to pull together a winning offer and also their willingness to adapt the model to bring something new to Liverpool One, sets them apart from the crowd. We are looking forward to the opening and providing even more choice than ever before, which will appeal to residents, workers and visitors alike.”