Busaba Essex Opening

28th February 2023

Busaba, the Thai chain founded by Alan Yau, is to open in Essex later with a second site outside of London. The new venue in the Lakeside Shopping Centre in Thurrock will offer a secluded terrace for alfresco dining “while enjoying the heady and vibrant flavours of Thailand”.

The menu will feature the signature wok-tossed calamari in ginger and green peppercorn sauce; Pad Thai with tamarind sauce; and green curries infused with coconut milk, lemongrass, chilli and ginger. Busaba will also be offering a lunch deal of any pad Thai or rice bowl for £11 until 4pm from Monday to Friday.

Neve Rabbou, marketing director at Busaba, said: “We are so excited to be opening another Busaba outside of London at Lakeside and can’t wait to introduce the Busaba brand to new guests.”

Busaba’s other out-of-London site is in Oxford, having closed its Cardiff restaurant in January. This followed the closures of other regional sites in Manchester, Liverpool, St Albans and Bicester. It operates nine restaurants in the capital.