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Friday, 19 December 2014

5 Stars for Britannia Thai

In May this year Britannia Thai restaurant had a completely new team, - and from that day they have simply gone from strength to strength.

Word has spread around the village that if you enjoy authentic Thai food, you will love the great food and service at the Britannia Thai.

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The Head Chef, Songkiat Surin is bringing his passion for traditional Thai food and combining it with fresh organic ingredients Fusion style. 

Songkiat has an impressive CV, having worked in 4 and 5 star hotels in Pattaya and Bangkok before going to work in Israel for three years. He arrived in the UK in 2007 and helped set up the Bann Thai restaurant in Worcester. Due to his passion to work with fresh organic ingredients he then went to work in Daylesford Organic Farm Shop in Gloucestershire, before returning to work in the highly regarded Zen Garden in Carey's Manor Hotel in Brockenhurst.

Songkiat Surin was Born Pattaya in Thailand and is married with a 6 year old daughter.  

Some of Songkiat's signature dishes are the Thai Scallops, Salt and Pepper Squid, Tamarind Duck, Honey Duck with Orange Salad, Lamb Shank and Pepper Beef (which is Sirloin Steak sizzling on a platter.) He also does tasty Thai classics such as the green and red curry.

The Britannia Thai's most recent success is in being awarded a 5 Star Hygiene Rating by the Food Standards Agency, the highest award available.

In additional to a full Thai menu, Britannia Thai are also now offering a Thai Tapas for lunch and early evening, where you can choose a set menu or just pick a lot of different dishes to taste.

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To ensure the authenticity of the dishes, Songkiat orders fresh Thai ingredients directly from Thailand which are delivered to Bournemouth airport and then straight to the restaurant. The fresh meat and fish are from specialist companies in Bournemouth and the fresh vegetables are from Marjorie's in the village.

The Britannia Thai also has an excellent front of house team. The Manager is Kanoksak Siripongswalee, affectionately known as Tae, together with his wife Duangjai (known as Orr).

So, plenty of exciting changes over the past few months, and a great excuse to treat yourself to a Thai experience soon!

Britannia Thai 
1 High St, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QF
01590 642212

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