Image above: Our tiny table covered with bowls of pho and assorted started at Viet. [Friday 06 November]

Last week, Joey and Alice introduced me to Viet, tucked away in Soho, where we had a great girly catch up over  phenomenal pho dinner.

Although I knew of it I had never been to it until now. The place was absolutely tiny – just the ground floor maxing at no more than 25 sitting customers at a time. So with the waiting diners, squeezing in where they could to get out of the rain and cold, the place was packed and buzzing.

And to my surprise, I ran into Ros there who was already seated and trying out the place for the first time too. She had just got back from her Vietnam trip so it funny that she was still wanting pho!

The menu was quite simple, as befitted the size of their open kitchen at the back of the restaurant, but the food was very good still. I really enjoyed my rare beef pho and the bo la lot (betel leaf wrapped beef) was very tasty. For all the food that we ordered it was superb value for money – especially for Soho – coming in at under £15 each.

The only catch, if you can describe it as that, is that because it’s so good and so tiny it’s always busy so there’s always a bit of a wait. But given that how convenient it is for me a small price to pay to satisfy my pho cravings!

Viet | 34 Greek Street, London, W1D 5DJ | Map | Nearest station: Leicester Square

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