Rosa’s Thai Cafe Comes to Trinity Leeds – and with Student Discount

The hugely anticipated Rosa’s Thai Cafe has arrived in Trinity Leeds, offering students a 15% discount.

Prawn crackers with peanut and sweet chilli dipping sauces

Founded in 2008 by Thai chef Saiphin Moore and her husband Alex, Rosa’s Thai Cafe has become known for its comforting yet bold flavours, which use the best in British produce and traditional ingredients sourced directly from farmers in Thailand.

Originally launched on East London’s famous Brick Lane, Rosa’s Thai Cafe has built a reputation for tangy, punchy dishes. The menu is inspired by Saiphin’s childhood, where she grew up on her family’s mountain farm in Khao Kho in Northern Thailand and where food was always an integral part of family life.

Rosa’s use the best in fresh British produce alongside traditional Thai ingredients including coconut milk, jasmine rice and tamarind paste) the key ingredient in their best-selling Pad Thai (from £7.95) which are sourced directly from farmers in Thailand.

Mango & Lychee Iced Tea and Strawberry Thai Basil Mojito

Guests to the new Leeds restaurant can also expect classic Thai favourites including the Red curry with chicken and pineapple (£11.25) alongside rarer dishes like the Spicy grilled steak salad (£11.95).

Sticky tamarind fried chicken with crispy shallots & pandan leaves

Vegetarians and vegans won’t miss out either, with meat-free options such as a tasty Butternut and cashew stir-fry (£8.50) and rich Stir-fried aubergine (£8.50) and most dishes available as vegan on request.

Tofu panang curry with lime leaves & lesser galangal

The 140-cover restaurant includes seating for 60 customers inside and a further 80 al fresco, and features a terrace with panoramic views of the city where diners can make the most of the summer sunshine.

Photo: Jade Verbick

Foliage and furnishings in deep reds and greens complement white walls for a fresh and vibrant feel, whilst elements of brass and marble add a touch of elegance and luxury.

“We can’t think of a better place to open our next Rosa’s Thai Cafe. The Leeds restaurant scene is thriving and it’s such an inspiring place for foodies.

Founder Saipin Moore

If you needed anymore persuading to visit Rosa’s, the restaurant has also just introduced their student offer – a generous 15% off for students Monday-Thursday.

You can find Rosa’s Thai Cafe at: Unit R3, Upper Dining Terrace, Trinity Leeds, Albion Street, Leeds, LS1 5AY

Photos: Rosa’s Thai Cafe, Caitlin Tilley