Rosa’s Thai Cafe to open in former Handmade Burger Co site on Deansgate


Rosa’s Thai Cafe, a popular restaurant group founded by Thai Chef Saiphin Moore, will open its first restaurant in Manchester next spring.

It will open in The Old Courthouse on Deansgate, the site formerly occupied by Handmade Burger Co.

Launched in 2008 by Saiphin and her husband Alex on East London’s famous Brick Lane, Rosa’s Thai Cafe has built a reputation for bold, punchy flavours and dishes inspired by Saiphin’s childhood, where she grew up on her family’s farm in Northern Thailand.

Rosa’s use fresh British produce alongside traditional Thai ingredients including coconut milk, jasmine rice and tamarind paste, the key ingredient in their best-selling Pad Thai, which are sourced directly from farmers in Thailand.

With 60 seats, the restaurant will open for lunch and dinner seven days a week with a range of menus, including their all day menu, weekday lunch, veggie friendly and coeliac friendly menus.

The restaurant will take both advance reservations and walk-ins.

“We’ve spent a long time trying to find the right site to open a Rosa’s Thai Cafe in Manchester and The Old Courthouse felt like the ideal location for us,” said Rosa’s Thai Caféefounder Saiphin Moore.

“We’re really looking forward to becoming part of the city’s vibrant food and drink scene, and have a lot of plans for this restaurant which will set it apart from our Rosa’s in London.

“We’ve got a busy few months ahead and are really excited about opening our doors next spring!”


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