Screen Shot 2016-04-21 at 13.22.58A NEWCASTLE restaurant has launched a free networking club for the North East business community, offering a range of perks and privileges.

Mantra Thai Dining’s Business Club entitles card holders to an exclusive package of offers including food and drink discounts throughout the year, as well as access to Mantra Business Club networking events which will take place on a quarterly basis.

Free room hire and free wifi will also be offered to Business Club members at Mantra Thai, which is located on Forth Banks and is an ideal venue for business meetings – from the more intimate to larger scale – with bespoke packages on request, and free parking onsite for customers dining at the venue.

Mantra Thai owner, Jeab Prapunwong, said: “We’re thrilled to have launched this exciting new offer at our venue. Mantra Thai has a prime position in the heart of the city and, as we move into our second year of business, we’re keen to build on our offering to businesses and really put ourselves on the map as a destination to do business outside of the office, whatever the requirements might be. We hope the Mantra Business Club will prove to be popular.”

Jeab, who runs the family-owned business is an entrepreneur himself. He took over the venue in 2014 which was formerly the popular Waterside Palace Restaurant, owned and run by his father-in-law for over 20 years. A £600,000 investment has since seen the venue go from strength to strength under its new name and area of culinary expertise – authentic Thai cuisine.

Jeab added: “Whether people own their own business, are an employee or are just starting out in their career, we’d like them to see the quarterly networking events which will be hosted for Mantra Business Club members as an opportunity to come along and see the venue and network with each other or simply take the chance to relax and enjoy good conversation with their colleagues and new contacts.”

For more information on Mantra Thai visit and for bookings call 0191 232 6080. Mantra Business Club cards are available to be picked up at the restaurant.