The Thai Leisure Group is a group of restaurants and bars that is owned jointly by Kim Kaewkraikhot and Martin Stead. Kim was a chef and she ran her own small restaurant in Bangkok. Kim’s food was renowned in the local neighbourhood for its fantastic flavours. Kim was committed to finding the freshest produce available and she could be seen out-and-about each morning scouring the local market stalls carefully selecting her ingredients.
Kim operated a basic menu but her forte was in developing dishes of the day using the ingredients she could source. As Martin learnt more about Thailand so he began to see an opportunity and to set about creating a vision. That vision was to bring authentic Thai cuisine and genuine Thai hospitality to the UK.
Situated in Leeds City Centre just minutes from the train station, Chaophraya Leeds is a truly special place to dine. With our brand new fitted out restaurant complete with Palm Sugar Lounge and sunken seated private dining room, guests can get a true taste of Thailand complete with first class service and a bustling atmosphere.