One of the most consistently reoccurring restaurants on Londoners’ bucket lists is som saa. If you’re still kicking yourself that you missed their pop-up in Climpson’s Arch or haven’t made the trip to their new-ish permanent site in Shoreditch yet then listen up – we’re about to give you another big reason to pay London’s best Thai restaurant a visit.
With a venue somewhere in between industrial East London (it’s an old fabric warehouse) and welcoming Thai home (the space is filled with vintage Thai decorations), som saa is now bringing a little bit more of Thailand to us, with a new series of late night sessions inspired by the nightlife in Bangkok and New York’s Chinatown. Bringing together DJ’s, Thai cocktails and street food, the restaurant will transform itself after normal service has wrapped up for the night. Kicking off at 11pm and lasting until the small hours, Thai funk and East African folk music will flood the space, with vibrant smells from Khao Pad Naem (fermented pork, Asian celery and fried rice) and Gai Yaang (coconut smoked grilled chicken served with tamarind dipping sauce) flooding your senses. Drinks wise, expect Singha Beer, Thai-inspired cocktails with monthly-rotating specials and…buckets! Yes, we can all be transported back to our gap year with ice buckets filled with Thai whiskey and soda. Bet you never thought you’d be drinking these again.
A much-needed dose of late night London – we wonder how long it will be till this catches on?
Late night sessions at som saa commence Saturday 4th February, 11pm-late. Every Saturday of the month thereafter.