Bangkok Canteen

Gloucester's newest and only Sustainable Restaurant Association member has opened offering Thai cuisine of the highest quality using local products and producers.

It also offers Gluten free food and can cater for those with special coelic dietary requirements as Bangkok Canteen has been recognised by Coeliac UK's Gluten Free Standard.

The restaurant is a first for Gloucester in many ways, following considerable renovation investment and encouraged by the local authority a new shop front was installed to open up out onto the street as Gloucester undergoes regeneration of its high streets following local authority design guidelines to improve city centre environments.

The new energy efficient all electric kitchen required a complete new poer supply to be brought into the old property from the other side of the shared space pedestrian and vehicle access of Westgate Street close to Gloucester's famous cathedral.

This involved night working by the utility companies to keep access open to other shops and businesses as well as the Sire Hall but will future proof the business with renewable energy sources now powering the green sustainable kitchen rather than fossil fuels like gas.

Chef Wicha was sceptical as to whether gas would be able to be replaced by electric induction for wok stir fry style cooking but his partner Kittima was convinced that it could and would open up more possibilities to delivery cleaner, healthier food in the open kitchen environment for all customers to view the cooking process from the restaurant kitchen.

Kittiam has been proived right in her judgement with the restaurant growing in popularity as customers discover the gen in Gloucester's independent catering quarter along with what really first class Thai cuisine can really taste like.