Twenty years ago, Thai fashion house, Greyhound, launched their first Greyhound Café in the chic neighbourhood of Sukhumvit. Since then they have gone on to open seventeen cafes across Asia and now they are making the move to Fitzrovia.
Set over two floors, the Greyhound Café London will draw on the signature monochrome design with hand drawn, chalk designs and an eclectic Thai-meets-West interior. On the ground floor the bar and restaurant will be decked out with shop house shutters and shelves full of bric-a-brac, in the centre will sit an oversized Sai fish trap with a school of woven Tilapia, the Thai symbol for good fortune. Downstairs the Bangkok street scene has been brought inside in the form of corrugated metal-sheeted walls, mock folding tables, brightly coloured chairs and Thai ‘Temple Fare’ pendant lights.
Thai dishes are given a Greyhound twist and, as well as an extensive vegetarian menu, you’ll find the likes of: ‘Salmon in Hot Pursuit’ a platter of thinly sliced sashimi-grade salmon in chilli-spiked green sauce; pork knuckle tod krob which is a German-style pork knuckle simmered with Thai herbs, deep fried and then served with sticky rice and the ‘Complicated Noodle’ DIY taco-esque wraps of iceberg lettuce and rice noodle sheets with soy-braised pork herb salsa.
To drink, you’ll find Thai craft beer from the award-winning Phuket based Full Moon Brew Works; Thai coffee directly shipped from the northern Thai province of Chiang Rai and cocktails developed in partnership with Thai spirit distillery Mekhong.
Greyhound Café London: Opens 11th January 2018, 37 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 3NB, www.greyhoundcafe.co.th