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|Address:||180 Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TQ|
|Tel:||020 7350 0721|
|Price: £28.00||Wine: £8.50|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Sun -10pm)|
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Yup, it's not exactly Nobu to look at, but you'd be hard pushed to find better value Vietnamese anywhere in London. The off-licence opposite has a great selection of beers and wines too, so you can treat yourself to a nice Pinot Gris for under a tenner.
Starter ‘musts’ include the grilled quail – served with lime and salty sugar for dipping – or the chilli squid, which most people in there seemed to have ordered, and the spicy green papaya salad, which – unusually, has plenty of green papaya in it! The fresh spring rolls are great too.
If you're on a budget, skip starters as main-course portions are gigantic. The spicy prawn pho, for example, or the beef rolls (a DIY job, delivered in its constituent parts: rice paper, spiced minced beef, veggies and vermicelli) – all hovering around £6 for a dish that could conceivably feed two! Service is friendly and efficient, too.
A great antidote to Clapham Junction's array of tacky chains. The Social opposite is a good place to meet before/head afterwards for a drink.