Northampton foodies to get 1kg of Pad Thai for free... if they can scoff the lot in 10 minutes

A Northampton restaurant will feed diners for free every Tuesday starting from next month, if they can polish off 1.3kg of Pad Thai in under 10 minutes.

Monday, 30th April 2018, 6:21 pm
Updated Tuesday, 1st May 2018, 8:02 am
Royal Thai staff pictured in the Northampton restaurant.

The Royal Thai, in Wellingborough Road, is getting ready to crown the first winner of the 'Royal Pad Thai Challenge' next month.

Every Tuesday, from May 1, successful diners can walk home without paying a penny if they can wipe their plate clean in the allocated time, or they have to fork out £15 if they fail.

Restaurant owners Joom Day and David Cannon opened the first Royal Thai restaurant in Stony Stratford before taking over the former Maharaja premises at the end of 2017.

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Diners can choose over 60 freshly made Thai dishes from the menu.

With the closure of the Thai Emerald on the Wellingborough Road, the pair saw an opportunity to bring authentic Thai food and a 'fun and warm atmosphere' to Northampton.

This month, The Royal Thai has had its first party to mark a month of celebration for the Thai New Year and Songkran.

Joom Day, owner thanked her staff for working hard and making the event such a success, she said: "Thank you to everyone who came to the celebration for Songkran and The Thai New Year.

"Our wonderful staff worked so hard to make it a fantastic event, and bring the communities - Thai and English - together to party.

Diners can choose over 60 freshly made Thai dishes from the menu.

“Thank you to everyone who supported the Royal Thai, we hope you had a great time and look forward to seeing you soon."To take on the food challenge, call 01604 637049 and quote ‘The Pad Thai Challenge’.