Popular Marlow restaurant to bow out next week

Bucks Free Press: Popular Marlow restaurant to bow out next week Popular Marlow restaurant to bow out next week

A POPULAR Marlow restaurant will shut its doors for good next week, with several of its staff applying for jobs at its newest competitor.

Thai Square on West Street, which opened five years ago, has confirmed it is to close on March 9, to be replaced by French Bistro chain Cote Brasserie.

The chain, which has 18 restaurants around London and the south east, broke the news to staff last week .

Staff at rival Thai eatery Giggling Squid, which opened just two weeks ago on the same street, said a group of workers enquired about jobs at the new restaurant after hearing the news.

Giggling Squid spokesman George Shaw said eight former Thai Square members have now been interviewed, and is hopeful most can be found jobs within the chain’s nine restaurants.

Thai Square director Haim Damous said the restaurant had traded successfully during its five years, and that he was sad to announce the closure.

He said: “We’re very sorry to have to close. One problem is we have a very successful restaurant not far away in Windsor. It is very difficult to get top quality Thai chefs and we have new restaurants opening in London soon where we need them.

“We will be very sad to lose out customers from Marlow, I love the place and the building is beautiful but we look forward to welcoming them to Windsor.”

Staff will be offered jobs at new Thai Square outlets in London, including Fulham, and the company will retain the freehold of the Marlow premises after Cote moves in this spring.

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9:54am Fri 28 Feb 14

Marsh Wanderer says...

Should have left it as a Pub
Should have left it as a Pub Marsh Wanderer
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6:16pm Fri 28 Feb 14

shaky2 says...

If this restaurant is so popular as stated on the headlines why then has it closed down?
If this restaurant is so popular as stated on the headlines why then has it closed down? shaky2
  • Score: 5

1:58pm Sat 1 Mar 14

amfm says...

Marsh Wanderer wrote:
Should have left it as a Pub
I agree, wasn't it a very popular pub with pool tables and a juke box. And didn't we have a 'bistro' in Marlow not so long ago where Prezzo is now (and that didn't work).
[quote][p][bold]Marsh Wanderer[/bold] wrote: Should have left it as a Pub[/p][/quote]I agree, wasn't it a very popular pub with pool tables and a juke box. And didn't we have a 'bistro' in Marlow not so long ago where Prezzo is now (and that didn't work). amfm
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2:19pm Sat 1 Mar 14

malc2901 says...

Went their about a month ago. At 7pm there were two other people. Found it overpriced, service was slow and the music was certainly not Thai.Bring back a decent pub.
Went their about a month ago. At 7pm there were two other people. Found it overpriced, service was slow and the music was certainly not Thai.Bring back a decent pub. malc2901
  • Score: 1

8:31am Mon 3 Mar 14

BucksComment says...

The Red Lion - perfect Saturday night out of fizzy lager, loud music and a punch up at closing time.

Oh heady days of old when Marlow had a night life and pubs rather than overpriced 'bar and dining' joints.
The Red Lion - perfect Saturday night out of fizzy lager, loud music and a punch up at closing time. Oh heady days of old when Marlow had a night life and pubs rather than overpriced 'bar and dining' joints. BucksComment
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