A takeaway van is voted best restaurant in Carlisle

Published Thursday, Oct 22 2015, 19:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
The best restaurant in Carlisle has been named… and it's a takeaway van.

While the idea of eating grub cooked on the side of the road hardly sounds like the pinnacle of culinary delights, this one scooped the top slot with it's tasty tucker.

Pad Thai StrEAT is a restaurant run from a van and stationed in a car park in Carlisle.

Pad Thai StrEAT van won best restaurant in Carlisle

© Facebook / PadthaistrEAT

The van beat 279 other restaurants

Alan Bell, 50, and his wife May, 31, incredibly beat 279 other restaurants in the city as part of a TripAdvisor chart.

Serving up Thai street food, May, originally from Thailand, specialises in Bangkok favourites like jungle curry and chicken massaman.

Alan told The Daily Mirror: "It's rewarding enough for us just to read the reviews and know our customers appreciate what we do.

"We saw a mobile fish and chip van and that gave us the idea.

"It was more affordable to do this rather than open a restaurant. Thai street food is getting big. We think it will grow."

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