Italian restaurant chain San Carlo, which has its flagship site in Manchester city centre, has confirmed its first moveinto Asia with the autumn opening of a £1m venue in Thailand under its Signor Sassi brand.
San Carlo said the new restaurant would be in an upmarket business and shopping district of the capital, Bangkok. It will be located on the 37th floor of the luxury Anantara Bangkok Sathorn Hotel and will feature open-air and private dining areas.
The chain, founded by Carlo Distefano when he came to Manchester from Sicily in the 1960s, also confirmed the opening of a third Signor Sassi venue in the Middle East.
It will launch in Beirut in August from a site overlooking the city’s marina beside the Mediterranean.
Signor Sassi Beirut will be the third to open under licence with Kuwait’s Americana Group. The other two are in Kuwait.
Mr Distefano said: “We’ve wanted to open in Asia for some time. As with all our ventures, we’ve taken our time to ensure we’ve got the location exactly right and the Anantara Bangkok is a perfect fit for our first opening in this territory.”