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Lao Cafe is the next new restaurant from Rosa's Thai Cafe

Rosa's Thai Cafés have been expanding all over town, and now the people behind it are about to launch their next place. It's based on a pop-up called Laos Cafe they ran last year that they're taking permanent in Covent Garden. 

Rosa's Saiphin Moore comes from a Lao family in Thailand’s Phetchabun Province and the new restaurant will be featuring traditional Lao salads, curries and char-grilled dishes - with a mix of dishes from last year's pop-up and some new additions. Here's what was on the pop-up's menu (you can read more about that here):

  • Isaan mini sausages (saigrok-isaan)
  • Eggplant salad with fresh herbs (yum-makuer-yao)
  • Spicy liver salad (tub-wan)
  • Dressed papaya salad (som-tun), one of Laos’ most iconic dishes
  • Chargrilled seabass (pla-yang) with chilli dip, fresh herbs and vegetables
  • Saiphin’s home-pickled salmon (pla-som)
  • Seafood salad and glass noodles (yum-woon-sen)
  • Freshly-made coconut ice-cream to finish

The restaurant itself seats 60 across two floors and the big centrepiece looks to be a mural based on an old family photograph from Saiphin’s childhood. 

Lao Cafe opens 15 December 2016 at 60 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HG. From 15-18 December everyone booking will get 2 complimentary Singha beers or a house red/ white. Book on  For more, follow them on Instagram @laocafelondon/.

Photo by Luiz Hara.

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