Special Thai Story

Since opening in March 2013, Special Thai restaurant has quickly gained a reputation as a fabulous dining experience that brings authentic delicious Thai cuisine to Eastleigh and its surrounding area.

Special Thai is a family run restaurant and features authentic yet healthy Thai food. It is the perfect place to experience contemporary Thai food in a stylish and relaxed setting situated in the centre of Chandlers Ford.

The menu has been carefully prepared to bring the diner high quality Thai dishes, cooked to perfection and packed full of wonderful Asian flavours. There is something on the menu to suit all tastes, for those who like it hot and for those that prefer a more delicate impact on the palate. The wine list comprises of French, South American, Australian, and other new world selections. Wines have been selected for both pre-dining pleasure and to complement the well crafted dishes.

If you love Thai food, don't miss out. Come and visit us to experience it for yourself. The service is at a level that will please and the quality of the food is just very, very good.


Vichai - The Special Chef

Special Thai Restaurant is run by husband and wife team Vichai (Chef) and Ann (Manager) with more than 20 years experience in the food and service industry. Vichai started as a chef at the most popular hotel in Thailand, Royal Garden Resort, Hua Hin for 6 years and International Health Resort, Hua Hin as a healthy food chef.

Vichai then worked at Chiva Som, he led the team that helped build it's reputation as a world class dining experience. Winning many awards including best healthy food and many more.

He then went on to work at the Ayutthaya Thai Restaurant in Kingston and after that he was the head chef at Careys Manor and SenSpa in the New Forest where he designed lots of healthy food for over 5 years.

Ann - The Special Maneger

Vichai and Ann started their own business in outdoor catering and went to Formula 1, British Motor Show, The Great Dorset Steam Fair, CLA Game Fair and Newbury Country Show. We are still available for outdoor events, please contact us if you would like to hire us for outdoor catering.

We can guarantee from our experience of cookery and service of more than 20 years that you will have the unique taste with special Thai food, service and impression as the name of our restaurant