ONE of Bolton’s most beloved Thai restaurants has moved to a new location and hopes to welcome new and old customers.
Nam Ploy Thai restaurant is already well known to Bolton diners in its former location on Chorley Old Road.
Now that the old site has returned to its original purpose, restaurant and chef Bancha Poomcha-Em and her team are ready to welcome you to reintroduce diners to Thai cuisine at Middlebrook Retail Park, near the University of Bolton Stadium.
Owner Yogi Mistry said: “We are really delighted that Nam Ploy is now located in Bolton’s premier shopping and entertainment park, which attracts millions of visitors every year.
“Our True Thai Chefs will continue to deliver quality authentic Thai cuisine with an exciting new street food menu.
“We have a prime position on the Middlebrook Business Park and can accommodate over 250 diners, the new location has also created a number of new jobs in the local community. ”
The new restaurant benefits from a spacious open-plan space including a kitchen area with a live view where Nam Ploys head chef Bancha Poomcha-Em, known as The Don by staff and regular customers, and his team of chefs work to prepare meals.
The head chef holds a range of qualifications in hospitality, catering and management, including a diploma in hotel and restaurant management and at the five-star Oriental Hotel in Bangkok.
The Don has also worked at a number of other upscale establishments such as The London Hilton.
Nam Ploy’s previous location was the former site of the Stanley Arms pub.
Now based at Middlebrook Retail Park, the owners hope to attract shoppers, moviegoers and families on outing days to sample the menu for themselves with free parking.
The venue also includes the Tuk Tuk Resto Bar, which also has space for live performances by local bands and artists, and will offer a wide range of drinks.