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|Address:||122 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DP|
|Tel:||020 7729 3074|
|Price: £29.00||Wine: £10.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12N-3pm 5-11pm (Fri-Sat -11.30pm)|
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
I regularly visit the Lavender Hill branch so when I found myself nearby the Kingsland road branch, I decided to pop in and see if they were as good as my local. This is the branch that was a contender of ‘Best local restaurant’ for Gordon Ramsay's F-Word back in Dec '09 / Jan '10.
The menu is exactly the same as the other branch, so its quite easy to navigate your way around it. I still CANNOT live without the wonderfully, crispy, nutty, meaty ‘Mien Tay’ spring rolls that really are my absolute favourite thing on the menu, they are delicious. The dried spicy beef and green papaya was also great but we ordered the Claypot prawn curry dish and also the lemongrass and chilli beef and although they were delicious and the abundant with beef and giant prawns, there was just too much turmeric in both dishes. If you are heavy handed with turmeric, it can be a tad harsh but both dishes were still packed with flavour and very satisfying.
The restaurant itself is a bit tacky… Odd clear table tops that house a small square of plastic grass (I kid you not) could do with proper wipe or even better, be disposed of completely. The staircase leading to the loos is a bit unsavoury with plastic matting stapled to the stairs and not in the best condition, but the loos are perfectly nice.
I would have to say, i still prefer my local branch of Mien Tay, where In my opinion, you can have some of the best Vietnamese food outside of Vietnam.