David Thompson to open Long Chim in Martin Place (Sydney)

Mid-way throughout August this year Sydney will be getting a brand new Thai street food restaurant from world-renowned Chef and restaurateur David Thompson, a man who has long been considered as an authority on Thai food. Thompson has confirmed that he’ll be bringing his famed Long Chim restaurant in Sydney, adding it to his list of successful ventures in Perth and Singapore under the same brand.

A Sydney-born chef, Thompson will be returning to operate in the city for the first time in over 15 years, a big move that will no doubt be embraced with open arms as Thai cuisine remains one of the most popular and sought after in the city.

Long Chim Sydney will be located underneath 10-14 Martin Place with an entrance via Angel Place in the CBD, flowing into a 190-seat restaurant and bar that will be filling multiple levels with a large open-plan kitchen, a cocktail bar, and a mix of intimate dining alcoves along with communal style tables and counter seats. Both Thai and Australia-based artists have worked with designer Kelly Ross (of The Gentry) to craft the look of Long Chim Sydney.

“At Long Chim we want to capture all the excitement and tastes of the streets of Bangkok. Long Chim is intended to be fun, ‘sanuk’ as the Thais say, with the food and drinks that everyone loves”, offered Thompson. “Our menu will have the dishes that many Thais miss the most when away from home.”

For a preview of what to expect you can take a look at Long Chim’s Instagram HERE.


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Chris Singh

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