Sukhothai - 15 South Parade, Leeds
Chinese and East Asian
After securing its second consecutive inclusion in the prestigious Sunday Times’ list of top restaurants offering a dining experience for £20 a head, which describes Sukhothai as a ‘trendsetter for Thai food’ that offers a ‘wonderful all-round experience’, this immensely popular Thai restaurant has really established itself as the home of authentic Thai cuisine in Yorkshire.
Since opening the original Chapel Allerton restaurant in 2002, head chef and owner Ban Kaewkraikhot has won a passionate following with her mix of authentic Thai food and gracious, friendly service. Her efforts have been rewarded with critical acclaim, rave reviews and numerous awards, culminating in many appearances in The Good Food Guide – one of the few Thai restaurants in the whole of the UK to be recognised by the guide.
Sukhothai’s aim is simple: to offer the finest possible Thai dining experience in stylish yet relaxed surroundings. You’ll find everything you could possibly want from the wonderful world of Thai cuisine, with a fabulous array of meat, seafood and vegetarian options, plus a great choice of Thai soups, salads, rice and noodle dishes. All produce used in Sukhothai’s kitchens is locally sourced from quality purveyors of meat, fish and vegetables, and special herbs and spices are flown in weekly from Thailand. There’s a great range of special menus too. A very popular addition is the Khao Gang, which is a platter-style dish with perfect portions, allowing you to experience a plethora of Thai tastes. The lunch menu offers traditional Thai street food for those on the go. Top it all off with the most friendly of welcomes and a team that takes the Sukhothai mantra to heart, treating its customers like family. Sukhothai also runs popular masterclasses, which provide the perfect opportunity for you to learn how to cook authentic Thai food. You’ll create a fantastic two-course meal, which you may then sit down to enjoy. For further information and bookings, please visit the Sukhothai website.