One of the UK’s leading Thai restaurants, Thaikhun – which Mancs may know and love already from their Spinningfields restaurant – opened a brand new concept in the Trafford Centre just last autumn, bringing buffet vibes to shopping centre’s Orient food quarter.
Kicking off a new generation of Thaikhun restaurants after success in nine different cities, the new Trafford Centre venue marks the brand’s first-ever ‘buffet’ restaurant, combining its delicious food, fantastic Bangkok-themed decor and the traditional all-you-can-eat buffet under one roof.
Boasting tuk-tuk tables, boat seats and even a Buddhist shrine (where staff are able to worship), the brand new Thaikhun doesn’t do things by halves – replicating the incredible attention to detail that can be found at the brand’s other venues.
Fans will also find a number of familiar, yet revolving dishes at the restaurant, albeit buffet style, including Pad Thai and Lamb Massaman, alongside carefully selected beers, wines and cocktails, and desserts station boasting the likes of a chocolate fountain, ice cream machine, popcorn machine and slushie machine.
Speaking about the restaurant ahead of its September 2021 opening, owner Kim Kaewkraikhot said: “At Thaikhun we do things differently and don’t conform to the norm when it comes to making incredible Thai food that appeals to everyone. At our first of its kind buffet restaurant, we will offer customers the freedom to make the experience their own by picking exactly what they want and in their own time.
“We are passionate about providing an excellent quality experience with a combination of top-class food and unrivalled customer service. Thaikhun means ‘Your Thai’ which mirrors the teams’ aim to take guests on their very own journey across the world to the Khao San Road.
“Every recipe on the menu can be found at real Thai street vendors and it’s with these authentic touches that we aim to deliver a taste of Thailand to our customers, helping them fall in love with the cuisine, just like we have. Whilst the menu will consist of some firm favourites, we are excited to bring a new and exciting spin to Thai dining, with the opportunity for our guests to enjoy a variety of different dishes and flavours every time they visit.
“Our attitude is all geared towards creating a fun and inclusive environment for our customers to enjoy great food, and The Trafford Centre will be no different. We are looking forward to having a new customer base that will join our Thaikhun journey.”
Thaikhun Street, Trafford, is open seven days a week and can be found within The Orient quarter of the Trafford Centre.