Pan-Asian franchise Pan Chai has opened a new casual dining pop-up site named Pan Chai Petite in Oxfordshire's Bicester Village.
The 12-cover pop-up, which opened in January, is expected to run until 12 April 2015. It also has outside seating, and is designed as a "lunch pit-stop" for shoppers at the busy Bicester Village outlet centre.
The menu includes a selection of small plates such as sushi and dim sum, plus main dishes such as Thai green curry, nasi goreng, chicken or beef Vietnamese pho, and black cod with a soy glaze. Drinks on offer include Malaysian pulled tea and bubble tea with tapioca.
The first Pan Chai opened in 2011, and is located in Harrods food hall, in London's Knightsbridge, with dishes created by Harrods group executive chef Ian Pengelley. The group is owned by Malaysian restaurateur Eddie Lim, owner of the Mango Tree restaurant group, who has also recently opened Chinese-style Chai Wu (also in Harrods).
Lim commented: "We are delighted to be expanding the Pan Chai brand. Diners can expect the same high level of cuisine Pan Chai offers, but in a slightly less formal setting and at a lower price point."