A NEW Thai restaurant and cocktail bar will open in Bournemouth on Friday August 7 after being delayed due to coronavirus.

Kala Thai will be operated by businessman and chef Tom Saengthong who has run several business in his native Bangkok.

The restaurant is situated in Old Christchurch Road, opposite Horseshoe Common, and will open seven days a week.

Tom said: “We are very excited to bring our new restaurant to the area. Covid delayed the launch by several weeks, but we are looking forward to opening next month and welcoming diners."

The menu will include traditional favourites such as satays, dumplings, curries, Pad Thai and stir fry dishes, as well as several specialist dishes. The restaurant seats 80 inside and 50 outdoors.