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|Address:||3 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 8AX|
|Tel:||020 7436 0111|
|Price: £30.00||Wine: £14.90|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sat 12N-10pm|
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Given a not-so-warm and seemingly disinterested welcome, we were plonked down on the nearest table without any friendly banter or the customary welcoming smile when you go to a restaurant. Service is patchy and inconsistent and definitely slower than it should be, in lieu of the number of staff working. The menu here is simple and a few of the really interesting sounding dishes are only available in the evening, which is a bit of a drag.
We order skewers minced pork and lemongrass meatballs, Vietnamese prawn summer rolls and a salad of unripe mango with minced pork. The meatballs are succulent and moreish and the mango salad is refreshing and crunchy but personally, I find the summer rolls to be a tad bland and the wrapping to be too thick for its scant prawn filling, which even with the dipping sauce (that seems to accompany everything) I could happily live without.
Main courses, we decide to share a bowl of the spicy prawn Pho and a cold dish of ‘bun’ noodles, which are cold vermicelli noodles with chopped vegetables, served with a cold spring roll and a hot meat topping. The Pho is really very good though and comes like a much needed ray of sunshine through the meal. A wonderfully spicy and flavoursome broth brimming with noodles, prawns accompanied by a side plate of the traditional accoutrements of mixed herbs. Desserts are a rather limited and we pass on them. Overall not a bad place to grab a bowl of Pho and its cheap and cheerful. Perhaps Wagamama needs to watch its back if this group sees more success and with its 3rd branch already open in Westfield, it looks like things are on the up.