Business booming at Bangkok Lounge Group

Bangkok Lounge Group, owner of fine Thai dining restaurants in Shefford and Harpenden, has seen its weekly covers exceed 600.

Bangkok Lounge Group has grown rapidly since its launch in 2003, with both restaurants establishing a large and loyal clientele. The 66-seat Bangkok Lounge Shefford, for example has increased covers by 120 to 500 per week – a 417 per cent growth rate. As a result, the restaurant has expanded its lounge and cocktail area to further enhance the customer experience.

Customers at the 40-seat Bangkok Lounge Harpenden meanwhile, enjoy an intimate dining experience amid its authentic and traditional Thai décor.

Many Bangkok Lounge customers are regulars, who, on average, dine at one of the two restaurants 12 times a year. Among them is Mrs lmmantle who, writing on TripAdvisor, said: “Taking my mum here has become a bit of a birthday tradition. We both love Thai food and, having lived and worked in New York and London, have been to our fair share of fabulous restaurants. For us, the Bangkok Lounge is definitely up there with some of the best. The food is fresh and light with some great flavours.”

Also writing on TripAdvisor was Colin B, who said: “The food here is superb with amazing presentation… the service was amazing too. Friendly and efficient.”

Bangkok Lounge, which is also recommended by Metro Online, is launching a new website and an online take-away and reservations service through www.chefonline.co.uk soon.

Motin Miah, owner and general manager at Bangkok Lounge Group, said: “It’s been great to see both our restaurants become so popular within their respective communities. We’re constantly improving fine Thai dining for our customers with exquisite dishes made from the best quality ingredients, unrivalled customer service and an authentic dining ambience. And with our new website and Chef Online listing, we’re also making it easier for people to plan their Bangkok Lounge experience ahead.”

Bangkok Lounge Shefford has, since 2014, been the main kit sponsor local football club Shefford Saints Juniors FC’s 26 teams and this year, hosted the Shefford Annual Duck Race for the 19th time. The event raises funds for the charity, Acorn Pre-School and the Mighty Oaks. Acorn Pre-School is the only community pre-school in Shefford and, as a charity, relies heavily on funds raised at events such as the Duck Race. The Mighty Oaks is the breakfast and after-school club for children who attend the pre-school and pupils at Shefford Lower School.

<p>Bangkok Lounge Harpenden has raised over £20,000 for cancer support charity, Macmillan over the past 15 years through charity evenings featuring auctions and prize raffles. Auction lots have ranged from a signed David Beckham picture frame to hair and beauty treatments and meals at local restaurants. Guests at the charity evenings have included Norma Major, wife of former prime minister, Sir John Major.</p>

Bangkok Lounge Harpenden received a certificate from Nationwide Building Society in recognition of its charity work.

Bookings at Bangkok Lounge are not always essential, however it’s advisable to call in advance on 01462 338287 or 01462 338292 (Shefford), 01582 461282 or 01582 469383 (Harpenden) or email info@bangkoklounge.com to check table availability.

Bangkok Lounge Group won the St Albans District Chamber of Commerce Community Business Award in 2009 and was a runner up in 2010.</p>

To find out more, visit bangkoklounge.com.

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