Siam House expands Thai culinary empire with new flagship restaurant in Colombo 7

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Benjarong Ltd., a leader in Sri Lankan Thai cuisine, yesterday held the grand opening of its latest venture, a new flagship restaurant in Colombo 7.

The new restaurant will be open to the public from today (Friday 26 April).

Driven by a vision for culinary excellence and customer satisfaction, Benjarong Ltd. has solidified its position as a trendsetter in the industry. The new branch, located at No. 98, Horton Place, Colombo 7, boasts a spacious seating capacity of 196 and promises to tantalise taste buds with a delectable array of Thai specialties.

Established in 1993, Benjarong Ltd. introduced Sri Lankans to authentic Thai flavours with the launch of its flagship restaurant, Siam House. Over the past three decades, Siam House has garnered a loyal following for its unwavering commitment to authenticity and inviting ambiance.

The original location at No. 17, Melbourne Avenue, Colombo 4, offers a versatile dining experience with indoor and outdoor seating, catering, takeaway, and delivery services.

Siam House’s success is attributed to its dedication to high-quality cuisine. A team of skilled Thai chefs craft dishes using authentic ingredients sourced directly from Thailand. This, coupled with impeccable service from a dedicated staff, has earned the restaurant a reputation for excellence.

Looking ahead, Benjarong Ltd. continues to innovate and expand its culinary offerings.

In addition to the new Siam House branch, the company has established ventures like SH Food Services for catering and commercial kitchen solutions. Kinnaree, a contemporary Thai restaurant with a lounge vibe, further exemplifies Benjarong Ltd.’s commitment to diversity within the Thai cuisine landscape. 

Additionally, SH Café by Siam House at Bandaranaike International Airport showcases their dedication to extending exceptional experiences beyond traditional restaurant settings.

Throughout its illustrious history, Siam House has garnered prestigious recognition for its commitment to quality. The restaurant consistently receives an “A” grade rating from the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, solidifying its position as a top-tier Thai specialty restaurant.

Siam House has also been consistently recognised by the Department of International Trade Promotion under the Royal Thai Government’s Ministry of Commerce. In 2023, they achieved the esteemed “Signature” category status in the Thai Select Restaurant program, further solidifying their dedication to authenticity.

Locally, Siam House received the title of “Best Restaurant of the City” from the Colombo Municipal Council in 2013, further cementing its reputation as a culinary destination.

Acclaim from renowned travel platforms like TripAdvisor and Rough Guides positions Siam House as a recommended choice for travelers seeking authentic Thai cuisine. Benjarong Ltd. prioritises food safety and quality management. In 2020, they were awarded the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), ISO 22000, and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) certifications. Additionally, Siam House received the “Safe & Secure Tourism” certification from the SLTDA in 2021, demonstrating their commitment to providing a safe and secure dining environment for their guests.

The opening of the new Siam House branch signifies Benjarong Ltd.’s continued dedication to providing exceptional Thai dining experiences in Sri Lanka. With its focus on authenticity, quality, and impeccable service, Siam House is poised to delight discerning diners for years to come.

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Siam House Flagship Restaurant Chairman Lionel Fernando, Thailand Ambassador to sri lanka Paitoon Mahapannaporn, Tharindu Fernando and Siam House Flagship Restaurant Director Mangala Fernando Opening the Siam House Flagship Restaurant​