Koh Thai Tapas


Our journey

In its first year of trading, Koh Boscombe won Bournemouth’s 2010 Restaurant of the Year. This gave us all the encouragement we needed to take our concept on tour. Our flagship venue, in Bournemouth’s ‘Soho Quarter’, then proved its mettle with the accolade of Reader’s Recommended Dorset Restaurant in the Good Food Guide. This cemented our suspicions that our success was grassroots; our customers were on our side.

Thai Tapas proved a flexible concept. We launched Koh Lounge, our touring pop-up bar and beach lounge that has brought the party to Bournemouth Air Festival, Poole Thai Festival, and Boscombe Tea Party. Our takeaway trade has made our distinctive Koh Smarties a feature across the South.

Our expansion to Southsea, Bath and Bristol, with its new challenges and new audiences, has honed our concept. Although every venue is unique, born out of the marriage between historic locations and fresh fusion design, we continue to deliver on exquisite food, drink and that eclectic atmosphere.

In 2014 we diversified the Koh concept by adding Koi Noi’s, focusing more on the tapas ideology, these ‘small islands’ are bar lead and do not take bookings. As a result Lilliput and Christchurch have now established themselves in the local communities for providing amazing drinks and a relaxed dinning experience.

We keep striving to hit the mark of the CDE - the Complete Dining Experience.

What is CDE?

CDE is the backbone of our brand. CDE is our attention to every detail; every customer, every welcome, every goodnight.

It is the placement to the candle, the polish to the wood, the garnish to the cocktail.

It is the artist in the chef, the joker in the barman, the friend in the manager.

It is how nothing is forgotten and how everyone is remembered.

CDE is why you come back.