Hi guys, how’s it going? You know that restaurant boom which is going on country-wide and which I can’t get enough of? Well, I’ve just heard some very exciting news about one of my favourite cities.

The Thai Leisure Group (TLG), the authentic Thai hospitality brand, has announced plans today to bring its exciting Thaikhun street food concept to Nottingham, it’s first in the Midlands.

Yup, authentic street food is coming to Nottingham (triple whoop)!

The 4671 square feet site, which is set to launch in late November 2015, will be located in Intu’s hugely popular Victoria shopping centre and will be found in the newly developed two story dining area, next to the famous Clock Tower.

The new clock tower dining area is part of a wider £40 million refurbishment programme for the centre which also includes gorgeous new interiors, new entrances, and improved lighting and finishes throughout the mall.

The opening of the Nottingham venue will be brand’s sixth UK site and follows last week’s announcement of plans to open a second Scottish restaurant in Glasgow, within the new £20 million leisure extension of Glasgow’s Silverburn shopping centre.

Thaikhun currently has sites in Manchester, Liverpool, Cambridge and Aberdeen. The Nottingham concept, which brings Thai street food from the streets of Bangkok to the UK, will have 195 covers and create 50 full and part time jobs.

Thaikhun’s authentic, rustic restaurant design combined with tasty street food provides a distinct interactive dining experience. The addition of Thaikhun’s Nottingham and Glasgow sites will be the latest openings in Thai Leisure Group’s nationwide expansion plans since securing £10 million investment earlier this year.

Ian Leigh, Group Operations Director at Thaikhun said: “We are incredibly excited to bring Thaikhun to Nottingham and are pleased to be playing a major part in the Victoria Centre’s revitalised late night food and drink offering. Our passion is to share a real taste of Thailand’s ‘street food scene’ with the people of Nottingham by serving traditional Thai food and educating customers on the culture surrounding our cuisine.”

I’ll update you as the story unfolds. In the meantime, if you’d like more information on Thai Leisure Group Plc hop onto website http://thaileisuregroup.co.uk/.