Solihull is about to get even better, with the news that much loved Thai restaurant brand Sabai Sabai have recently opened a new venue on Station Road in Solihull. Run by husband and wife team, Torquil and Juree Chidwick, the couple are thrilled to have opened their fifth Thai restaurant in the West Midlands.
Established in 2003, the brand has built a strong reputation for exceptional Thai dishes and great service. and once again they aim to delight guests with exquisite flavours, warm hospitality, and a captivating ambiance.
Sabai Sabai has established itself as a beloved destination for food enthusiasts across the West Midlands. Despite the harsh effects of lockdown on the hospitality trade and the cost of living crisis, the couple’s passion for their business has helped them weather the storm and they have now taken the brave step of expanding with a fifth site. This new Solihull location adds to the brand’s commitment to offering a truly unforgettable culinary experience.
Having opened their first site in Moseley Village in 2003, the Harborne restaurant opened in 2012, followed by one in the idyllic tourist town of Stratford Upon Avon in 2017 and then Waterloo Street in Birmingham city centre in 2018.
Sabai Sabai Thai Restaurant combines the rich traditions of Thai cuisine with contemporary flair, creating a menu that tantalizes the taste buds of even the most discerning diners. Led by an experienced team of talented chefs, the restaurant features an extensive selection of dishes prepared with the freshest ingredients, vibrant herbs, and aromatic spices, delivering an explosion of flavours that transport guests to the heart of Thailand.
Signature dishes include Beef Short Rib in a Massaman and Jumbo Black Tiger Prawns char-grilled and topped with a delicious creamy Tom Yam sauce with diced young coconut meat. The menu features favourites such as mouth-watering curries, a selection of salads, wok fries and the popular Pad Thai.
The restaurant’s interior design is a captivating blend of modern elegance and Thai cultural elements, designed by Tibbatts Able – the company behind the interior of Chef Tom Kerridge’s Hand & Flowers in Marlow. Juree and Torquil dedicated much of their own time into perfecting the authentic Thai features including installing bamboo fishing traps which were imported from Thailand and constructed on site. The décor is a captivating blend of modern elegance and Thai cultural elements such as ceramic wall features and traditional Thai murals hand-painted by Daniel Lopez, bringing the restaurant to life.
The 90 seater restaurant exudes warmth, and is split into various areas, making it the perfect setting for intimate dinners, family celebrations, or casual gatherings. The restaurant also offers an elegant bar area where guests can enjoy handcrafted cocktails, carefully curated to complement the Thai cuisine. Make sure you ask for the Dragon Punch or Thai Star Martini.
Torquil said: “We are thrilled to introduce Sabai Sabai Thai Restaurant to the wonderful community of Solihull. We have always wanted to open one in Solihull, where we live, and have been waiting for the right site for a long time.”
“Being an independent family-owned business, this is a huge West Midlands success story. It’s our passion and dedication to bring the true taste of Thailand to Solihull. Our aim is to offer an upmarket and chic restaurant that the local community will love. This is the restaurant the people of Solihull have been waiting for.”
Torquil’s wife, Juree, who’s emigrated from Thailand when she was 11 years old, added: “Chef Chai, who has been with the business for 15 years, has put immense effort into creating a dining experience that captures the true essence of Thai cuisine, showcasing its vibrant flavours and the spirit of Thai hospitality. We look forward to welcoming guests and sharing our passion for exceptional food.”
Sabai Sabai Restaurant is no stranger to accolades either, winning best Thai Restaurant and Juree having won Business Woman of the Year.
In addition to its à la carte menu, Sabai Sabai Thai Restaurant offers an extensive selection of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. The restaurant is also available on Deliveroo, ensuring that customers can enjoy the Sabai Sabai experience from the comfort of their homes.
Sabai Sabai Thai Restaurant in Solihull is now open to the public following a soft launch period. It is located at 52-54 Station Road, Solihull. Reservations can be made by calling 0121 448 1818 or via the restaurant’s website at www.sabaisabai.com