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Peter Lynn and Partners Serves Up Restaurant Purchase


Swansea-based Peter Lynn & Partners Solicitors have finalised a deal which sees one of the city's best-loved Asian restaurants relocate to new premises.

Bangkok, formerly known as Bangkok Express, run by husband and wife team Chris and April Napier, are renowned for their authentic Thai dishes and have moved from Walter Road to their new restaurant at 57-59 Uplands Crescent, Swansea – the site of the former Optimist Bar & Kitchen.

April & Chris Napier and Alex Kurtz-Shefford

Chris said, 

“We are thrilled to open the new restaurant, and thanks to the work of Alex Kurtz-Shefford at Peter Lynn and Partners, we have secured a lease that enables us to develop the business further.”

With its signature Rice & Noodle dishes, Stir Fries, Curries and more, the business (which started off as a takeaway) will now operate as a 40+ seated restaurant as well as continue with its collection and delivery service.

Alex, Commercial Property Lawyer at the firm, said, 

“When Chris and April approached us to coordinate the terms of their lease, we were only too happy to help. Once the licenses and agreements were finalised, the process was quite streamlined and we were delighted to have helped this local business.”

With a need for a larger venue, the couple were looking for a ground-floor location with regular footfall in a busy area and the new address certainly ticks those boxes.

April said, 

“The location is perfect. We were looking to upscale from our previous premises on Walter Road and when the opportunity came about to lease the Optimist and put our own “stamp” on it, we jumped at the chance.  Not only does this new venue take the business to the next level, but the facilities will enable us to develop new dishes as well as keep the favourites our customers have come to know and love.”

As third-place winners of the BBC's Britain's Top Takeaway, the future is certainly bright for the family-run business.


Peter Lynn and Partners was established in 1999 to offer top quality commercial and civil advice to businesses and people in Swansea. With several offices in the heart of the Swansea area and a base in Cardiff as well, PL&P offer a wide range of legal advice and services to individuals and businesses across the South Wales region.

Their experienced solicitors provide a high quality service, which is tailored to the specific legal needs of the client, and ultimately aim to be ‘Preventing Legal Problems.’ We provide our clients professional legal services in lots of different sectors including Personal Injury, Family Law, Wills and Trusts, Residential Property, Commercial Property, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Criminal Law, Agricultural Law, and Sports and Entertainment Law.

Peter Lynn and Partners have 40 members of staff which contain nine partners, 21 qualified solicitors and paralegals who are backed by a team of seven support staff. They are committed to securing the best outcome for all our clients.


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