The Shropshire based King and Thai restaurant has put Shropshire firmly on the National culinary map, by achieving what many Chefs aspire to, by being recommended in the prestigious Good Food Guide, for 2015.
At a star studded event in London this week the overall winners were announced – including the prestigious Top 50 UK restaurants – with the top spot going to L’Enclume, in Cumbria, headed up by two Michelin Star Chef Simon Rogan.
Controversially no Midlands restaurants were listed in the Top 50, although Carters in Moseley was crowned Midlands Restaurant of The Year – taking the crown from last years Winner, Turners Restaurant in Harborne.
The King and Thai in Broseley, Shropshire was entered for the first time as a ‘Local Gem’ which is a new category in the prestigious guide to highlight ‘rising stars’ who achieve consistent excellence, using fresh local ingredients – restaurants that, according to the guide ‘we all wish we have on our doorstep’ – Shropshire diners are treated to such a luxury and have voted in their droves for this favourite award wining Thai eatery, which sources their aged meats for the local butchers for their curries, and local free range eggs – with fresh fish being hand picked by Suree at Birmingham fish market weekly – “I was so delighted to be nominated” commented Chef Patron Suree Coates “It’s such a privilege to feature in such a prestigious guide amongst the best chefs and venues in the UK – I am humbled. Thank you to all our local customers, and the judges of The Waitrose Good Food Guide for considering us.” The King and Thai was also named by respected Food writer and TV presenter Tom Parker-Bowles, as being listed as his ‘Top Thai Restaurant Outside London” www.kingandthai.co.uk - Head Chef Dan Power was also crowned ‘Shropshire Curry Chef’ for 2014/15 earlier this year.
Chef Suree pictured inside the King & Thai with her letter from the Waitrose Good Food Guide informing her of the prestigious accolade, and outside proudly displaying her awards sticker.