Street food emporium for Sutton Harbour


Suphas Sutton Harbour Plymouth

A trailblazing new food experience is opening on Sutton Harbour in a prime position on Plymouth’s spectacular waterfront.

Supha’s will be a street food emporium offering relaxed dining with a Asian-style menu, an open kitchen and fresh fish sourced daily from nearby Plymouth Fisheries and kept in a wet fish counter, so customers can pick their fish to be cooked.

The imaginative new concept is the brainchild of Plymouth entertainment entrepreneur and events organiser Dan Thompson and his partner, experienced Thai chef Suphawadee Kaden. The couple have co-created Supha’s, pronounced ‘supers’, which is named after Suphawadee, who has previously worked in many leading local restaurants.

Supha’s will be based in a ground floor unit at East Quay House in Sutton Harbour, close to The China House pub, with enviable views across the harbour and the historic quarter of Britain’s Ocean City.

Dan Thompson, co-creator of Supha’s, said: “Suphawadee and I are very excited about opening Supha’s in such an amazing location with one of the best views of any food establishment in the city – diners will be able to sit outside next to the water and watch the sun set over the harbour.

“What we are trying to create is totally unpretentious dining; nothing about Supha’s will be like a traditional restaurant. It will be a very bright, colourful and relaxed environment with an open kitchen so diners can talk to the chef directly, and an emphasis on seasonal produce and sharing fresh food. The menu will have a street food-style and strong Asian-influences with predominantly Thai cuisine, as well as dishes from Malaysia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, and an extensive vegetarian selection.

“We are a stone’s throw from Plymouth’s fantastic fish market so we intend to work really closely with local fish mongers and source fresh fish that has been landed in the city, so the menu will change according to the seasons – and the weather, as that influences the catch.”

Dan and Suphawadee hope to open Supha’s in December, subject to preparations being completed in time.

Dan is well-known in the city for his work managing major city events such as the Barbican International Jazz and Blues Festival, Plymouth University’s graduation ceremonies and the Respect multi-cultural festival. Dan also created and co-owns the B-Bar at the Barbican Theatre, and owns events company Kaos Production Ltd.

Paul James, Asset Manager for Sutton Harbour Holdings plc, said: “This prime unit at East Quay House is a very special space with breath-taking views across the city’s waterfront, and we are delighted that it has been taken over by the visionary partnership of Dan and Suphawadee, who are creating such an innovative new food establishment for Plymouth.

“Supha’s will be something totally new for the city, and further help cement Sutton Harbour’s growing reputation as a food haven with so many new cafes, shops and restaurants opening in the area this year, including national chains like Boston Tea Party and The Stable.”

Find out more about Supha’s at www.suphas.co.uk.