Rosa’s Thai hungry for growth as it launches in Scotland

13th September 2023 | Jack Oliver

Restaurant chain Rosa’s Thai is looking for more sites as it makes its first foray into Scotland with two new locations.

The recently-opened Glasgow restaurant at 41-43 West Nile Street totals 2,109 sq ft of ground floor space along with a 2,205 sq ft basement. It is located within the central business district, close to other established food and beverage brands.

Opening soon, Rosa’s Thai in Edinburgh will total 4,001 sq ft in space and be located at 43 Frederick Street in the city’s New Town. The restaurant will include a large external terrace area for outdoor seating.

Rosa’s Thai has now grown to 37 sites nationwide, with retail and leisure specialists P-THREE aiding the Thai restaurant chain as it looks for more locations.

The chain’s co-founder Saiphin Moore grew up on a mountain farm in Khao Kho, northern Thailand where she learned to cook with local ingredients. After moving to London, she helped open the first Rosa’s Thai in 2008 in Hanbury Street.

Thomas Rose, co-founder at P-THREE, said: “We have partnered with Rosa’s Thai for four years, working hand-in-hand with them to create and execute their expansion strategy and we are delighted that we have now launched the brand into Scotland, which we see as a critical market for growth. Coming hot on the heels of other recent acquisitions in London, Bath, Leamington Spa and Reading we are looking forward to more outstanding locations for this extremely-popular brand.”

Steve Seager, property director at Rosa’s Thai, added: “Scotland has been a long-term target for us and we are so happy to launch with two prime sites in the two key cities. Both restaurants will be situated in beautiful heritage buildings which helps reflect the authenticity of the Rosa’s brand. We are looking for more locations across the UK in prime locations and characteristics which meet our strict criteria for openings and we are excited to be working with P-THREE to help deliver this growth.”


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