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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)|
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I went here in advance of a gig at the Clapham Grand due to the number of reviews id read about it being a hotspot in Clapham!
The place itself isnt much to look at – a tired cafe style restaurant on the high street. I was hesitant to go in due to the decor and had to keep convincing my friend that this had great reviews. Foodwise, we had the spring rolls to start – freshly fried and covered in this vermicelli type thing but delicious! Not your usual frozen spring rolls. Mains were huge, i wasnt very adventurous and had the chicken in black bean sauce whilst my friend had the prawns with cashew nuts. Both very tasty though nothing really different to anything ive had before in any other oriental place. Service was ok, they made a few mistakes with the orders and looked horrified when i asked for the correct dish, so i just backed down and said id eat it!
The true outstanding point about Mien Tay is the price. By 7pm, it was packed out – both upstairs and downstairs. Pricewise, our starter, two huge mains and sides came to just £25 for us both. Fantastically good value for some pretty decent food. I think id be hard pushed to get anything near this quality for this sort of price – its not outstanding but it is good. The bookings speak for themselves.