Coconut Tree Expansion

6th December 2021

Sri Lankan street food operator The Coconut Tree has acquired its eighth site, in Birmingham. The 1,600-square-foot two-storey bar and restaurant in Gas Street due to open in early next year The planned expansion follows openings in Reading and Bath in 2021. The site adds to other branches in Cardiff, Bristol, Oxford, Cheltenham and Bournemouth.

Brand director Anna Garrod said: “We can’t wait to bring a little piece of Sri Lankan hospitality and our warm island [SIC} vibes to Gas Street, the heart of Birmingham’s entertainment and leisure district.

The Coconut Tree was originally founded by five Sri Lankan friends living in Cheltenham. Praveen Thanginah, Dan Fernando and Shamil Fernando are the head chefs and oversee the food side of things, while the board of directors is made up of financial director Mithra Fernando, operations director Rodrigo Rashinthe and Garrod.