The Blue Elephant restaurant, which opened on London's Fulham Broadway 25 years ago, is to relocate to Imperial Wharf from January 2012.
The Thai restaurant will also offer a new menu, inspired by the Blue Elephant Bangkok and overseen by Nooror Somany, founder of the group.
Dishes will be divided into three distant sections. Thai Cooking of the Past is based on ancient recipes such as Massaman, a curry of lamb, dried spices in coconut milk, Thai sweet potatoes, roasted peanuts and cashew nuts. Thai Cuisine of Today features classic Thai dishes such as the popular Tom Yam Koong, a spicy and sour tiger prawn consommé with Eryngi mushrooms from the Royal Project Farm. And Thai Kitchen of Tomorrow - including Chef Noroor's own personal favourite creation, a lightly seared French goose liver with Thai tamarind sauce - gives a contemporary twist to the traditional.
The London restaurant will also be home to a cookery school run along the same lines as the company's two existing schools in Bangkok and Phuket.
Meanwhile the decor at Blue Elephant's new site has been designed to capture the spirit of the Saran Rom, the famous Bangkok palace built in the late 19th century as a royal residence.
By Neil Gerrard
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