About Thai Lanna
The Thai Lanna Restaurants are the realisation of the aspirations of my wife Benjamart Denis.
Benjamart (known as Ben for short) was born and grew up in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand; the capital of the what used to be the Lanna civilisation. Benjamart trained as a teacher, specialising in Agriculture and Domestic Science, so understands both the science and technology behind Thai food. Since then, Benjamart has gained considerable experience in the Thai food restaurant business, both in Thailand and UK.
Benjamart’s objective is to provide Thai Lanna customers with more than good food. She aims to provide excellent food in a relaxed, informal and friendly atmosphere. She brings a little bit of Thai culture to the Midlands whilst making our customers feel relaxed and comfortable. An example of this is eating the Thai way.
In October 1999 we bought Ye Olde Wilkin Inn, close to Chasewater Country Park, and in January 2000 opened the Thai Lanna - Chasewater Restaurant. The restaurant has been decorated with statues, pictures and artefacts representing typical Lanna crafts.
In April 2007, we purchased the Chai Yo Thai Restaurant at 11 High Street, Stone Staffordshire. This was launched as Thai Lanna - Stone in May 2007.
In 2014 both restaurants were incorporated into Thai Lanna Ltd.