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Zaap Thai bringing taste of Thailand to Sheffield

The people of Sheffield will soon be able to experience the vibrant flavours of authentic Bangkok street food as Zaap Thai are bringing their unique brand of casual dining to the city this spring.

The new restaurant is located at 521-523 Eccleshall Road and follows hot on the heels of the success Zaap has enjoyed with their Leeds, Nottingham, Newcastle, York & Headingley ventures, making this their sixth site in seven years. The space previously occupied by Mudcrab will be completely transformed into a venue that will appear as though it has been lifted straight from the bustling markets of Bangkok. A great addition to Sheffield’s dining scene.

ZAAP Thai Sheffield interior

Funky tuk tuks at Zaap Thai Sheffield

At Zaap Thai in Sheffield, guests can expect Thai-inspired graffiti, funky tuk tuk seating booths, neon lighting, an open kitchen lined with Thai hawker carts and an electric atmosphere that pays homage to the iconic capital city. Then there’s the food, with over 80 mouth-watering dishes to choose from, ranging from mild to fiery, your new favourite dish is waiting to be discovered.

Thai street food classics on offer include the ever-popular Pad Thai and the spicy Pad Ga Prao. The fast and affordable food menu also offers visitors the chance to take a gamble and try something new and exotic, such as the Som Tum Thai Spicy Papaya Salad or Hoy Tod Crispy Mussel Pancake. You’ll also find Thai-inspired Bao Buns, sharing platters, noodle soups and a range of plant-based options which includes their distinctive vegan prawns.

Zaap Thai Sheffield khow moo krob jae ban

Creating job opportunities in Sheffield

The opening of Zaap Thai in Sheffield will create around 20 new jobs, ranging from management to waiting staff. Zaap Thai is part of the wider Sukho Group, who currently have 8 other restaurants in their portfolio. Head Chef and Owner Ban was born in Thailand and moved to the UK over 20 years ago with a dream of bringing her country’s unique flavours to a new audience.

She opened her first Sukhothai restaurant in Leeds 20 years ago this year with the first Zaap landing in Leeds back in 2015, becoming an instant hit with those looking for a more casual approach to Southeast Asian cuisine.

Authentic Bubble Teas

The drinks menu spans beers including Singha and Leo, a collection of Asian cocktail creations, coffee by 200 Degrees and a huge range of authentic Bubble Teas with flavours ranging from Thai Milk Tea to Lychee Fruit Tea, there’s something for everyone at Zaap.

Owner Ban had this to say ahead of the Zaap Thai Sheffield opening: “We’ve been looking for a location in Sheffield for a number of years. It’s been at the top of our priority list and we’ve finally found a fantastic site on Ecclesall Road after years of searching.”

“Sheffield is a fantastic city with a rich history and diverse population, and we believe a great fit for Zaap. The restaurant is currently undergoing a major fit out and will be unrecognisable when we come to open in Spring.”

“We’re incredibly excited to bring Zaap to Sheffield, keep a look out on our social media pages for details of our launch.”

Zaap Thai Sheffield – 521-523 Eccleshall Road, S11 8PR – https://zaapthai.co.uk/ 


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Tara Harris


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