Soho is packed full of bars and restaurants, so much so, that it can be very overwhelming when trying too choose a restaurant to dine in. We fancied Vietnamese, so we opted for Pho and Bun (formally known as Viet Grill), a casual cafe-style restaurant, it was absolutely packed when we walked in (which is always a good sign) and was relieved to find out they have a downstairs dining area as well. We were seated downstairs where it was a little quieter and was greeted by our friendly waiter, who went through his recommendations on the menu.
For the starter I went for the crispy spring vegetable rolls, I tend to always pick the spring rolls for a starter, as they are a safe bet. Theses spring rolls, however exceeded my expectations, they were presented beautifully, next to a bed of lettuce and soy sauce, they were packed full of flavour and the best part was the crunch, it made them that much more delicious.
Im a huge fan of Bao buns, so it was a no brainer that I went for the steamed Bao crispy lemongrass chicken burger, I noticed how thin the top bun was immediately, and would have enjoyed a thicker bun, saying that the chicken was good, it was juicy and tender.
I was getting full at this point, but never one to say no to dessert, I choose the caramel flan, this dessert was an absolute winner in my books, it was light and not overly sweet, a great combination for someone with a full stomach, unable to say no to dessert.
The atmosphere in the restaurant was buzzing and our waiter was friendly and attentive throughout our dinning experience. We shall definitely be back, I can still taste those crunchy veggie spring rolls.
Address: Pho and Bun 76 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 6ND
Written by Nyla S.