Born 1991.

Banana Tree West Hampstead opens, Indochina cuisine is brought to the UK.

Our First Campaign

2000

Banana Tree Angel opens with rain but lots of smiles!

2009

Our flagship store in Soho opens with a bang!

R200 Award Winners

2013

Brand Facelift!

1997

Street Hawker

opened the first 36 seater restaurant in Maida Vale as ‘Street Hawker’

Our first day open!
Perfected our Laksa Recipe

Banana Tree Clapham Junction opens on a sunny day in July

2008

Banana Tree Bayswater opens, our first Halal restaurant

New Brand!

2011

Orangutan Appeal

Our charity partnership with OAUK begins

Our first restaurant outside of London opens in Watford!

Festival Award Winner 2013

opened the first 36 seater restaurant in Maida Vale as ‘Street Hawker’

1997

Banana Tree West Hampstead opens, Indochina cuisine is brought to the UK.

2000

Banana Tree Clapham Junction opens on a sunny day in July

2008

Banana Tree Angel opens with rain but lots of smiles!

2009

Banana Tree Bayswater opens, our first Halal restaurant

2011

Our flagship store in Soho opens with a bang!

Our charity partnership with OAUK begins

Our first restaurant outside of London opens in Watford!

2013

Our founder and head chef, William Chow, opened his first 36 seater 'Indo-Chinese' cafe in West London 21 years ago. The cafe was born out of the his great passion for the different cuisines in this specific Southeast Asian region. He felt that by careful planning of the menu, he could showcase the best dishes from this vast and exciting area which in culinary terms does not really have distinct boundaries, as the different countries share so many common herbs and spices.

We have now organically grown to a total of six restaurants around London and our passion for good food has not diminished with our success. On the contrary, we have raised our game by creating an 'in-house' chef training academy, to ensure that our high cooking standards are maintained. William is still at the helm of our company and is passionately involved in the kitchen as well as our ever evolving fresh and wholesome menu. We strive to bring you new exciting flavours and offerings that are often not available outside of this Southeast Asian region.

... William Chow William Chow