Great British Menu 2020 chefs: John Chantarasak, Wales heat

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John Chantarasak is the owner of Anglo Thai, which has held pop-ups in numerous locations while he and his wife are looking for the perfect permanent site in London.

Half British and Half Thai chef, he draws influences from both his heritage. Having spent time living and working in Bangkok, John returned to his British homeland in 2014 to work at the award winning Thai Restaurant, Som Saa where he became an instrumental member of the team.


In 2018, John decided to leave Som Saa to focus and open his solo venture pop-up AngloThai fusing traditional Thai recipes and flavouts with modern techniques incorporating the best of British produce and ingredients to create dishes of unique nature.

Driven by his passion and dedication, John has been also shortlisted twice for Young British Foodie ‘Chef of the year’.

His training includes Le Cordon Bleu in Bangkok where he mastered traditional French cookery and worked with David Thompson at Nahm, at the time rated the best restaurant in Asia.

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Editor 24th April 2020

Great British Menu 2020 chefs: John Chantarasak, Wales heat