You’ll always find a warm and friendly welcome in these casual Thai restaurants. Rosa’s serves honest Thai food with a whole lot of spice and enough soul to fill the Mekong River.
Combining modern London with modern Bangkok, Rosa’s Thai grew from a humble beginning of a street stall on Brick Lane’s Sunday market in the East End of London, which quickly became a local hotspot. By summer 2008, Saiphin and Alex had bought an old cafe on Hanbury Street, with the help of friends, family and credit cards. The very first site ‘Rosa’s Spitalfields’ was born. They kept the name Rosa’s as a nod to English tradition and heritage (and also because they didn’t have the means or money to change the sign).
In 2009, the husband and wife team decided to sell their house in Hong Kong to fund the second Rosa’s in Soho, London.
An opportunity came for a third branch in 2011 at Westfield Stratford just in time for the London Olympics. It continues to be a great hit with the hungry crowd looking for a break from their shopping to this day.
In the summer of 2013, Saiphin and Alex were invited by Shaftesbury Estate to open a site in the historic Carnaby street. This period of change was quickly followed by a year of great reviews from The Times and Evening Standard. Rosa’s even got a mention from Time Out magazine as a mini-group that is ‘fast, friendly and enticing’!
Since 2008, Rosa’s has opened multiple locations all around London and the North of England, with it’s first international location now here in Dubai in the UAE. Each restaurant has its own character, it won’t be long before you find your favourite(s) Rosa’s Thai. Find a Rosa’s near you here.