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Following the closure of the Soho original, Fitzrovia is now home to The House of Ho’s unique spin on modern Vietnamese cooking. Long-time fans of Gilgamesh may recall chef/director Ian Pengelley’s penchant for all things pan-Asian, here tweaked to fit the Vietnamese brief – think miso-roasted stone bass pointed up with fermented plum sauce, or battered soft-shell crab on mounds of whole dried chillis (for decoration only, we hasten to add). Bowls of pho show real beefy depth, while more broadly inspired snow crab and scallop dumplings or ‘smoking’ sashimi of salmon and yellowtail seem wallet-busting against comparable efforts elsewhere. The colonial swish of plush green leather, patterned wallpaper and ceiling fans spans a warren of townhouse rooms perfect for private occasions, and the smart terrace is a people-watcher’s dream. Bottles of White Rabbit Riesling work a treat across the menu, while cocktails match the kitchen’s subtle creativity – ask the eager-to-please staff for a recommendation.

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The House of Ho

The House of Ho

1 Percy Street ,London W1T 1DB

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Not so Ho-t

by   platinum reviewer (199)

May 2016

Editor's pick Located on the site of the former and much-loved Bam-Bou comes House of Ho. The website claims diners will experience the “sights, flavours and aromas” of Vietnam. This strikes me as a somewhat bold claim. Furthermore, even a quick glance at the menu would also seem to suggest that chef-director (a pretentious title if ever there were one) Ian Pengelley hasn’t fully been able to abandon the pan-Asian remit he had formerly at Gilgamesh. Although I have never been to Vietnam, I doubt there are few...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 5
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 4

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The House of Ho

1 Percy Street ,London W1T 1DB

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All the pandas...

by   gold reviewer (48)

Apr 2016

...really miss Bam Bou! Having eaten twice in the now titled Ho Modern Vietnamese, I was anxious to try the new flagship from Bobby Chinn. Accompanied by a strict vegetarian, it always makes life difficult in a restaurant with plates designed for sharing, but as luck would have it, we took advantage of the Square Meal set menu deal (£25 per head), which had a full vegetarian option and the rest for me. The service is still undergoing teething troubles, no one offered to take our coats...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 6

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    Emma Rose Tully :: Daydreamer The House of Ho

    As my quest to find Fitzrovia’s Favourites continues, I was delighted to find the rebranded House of Ho situated where Percy and Charlotte Street meet. The new flagship restaurant for Vietnamese cuisine, opened in December 2015 attracting plenty of critics to the four storey townhouse where head chef, Ian Pengelly, brings contemporary flavours to authentic plates.
    The pan-Asian menu offers starters, small dishes, rolls & salads, dumplings, signature dishes, sides and happy endings (aka desserts). We kicked things off by ordered still and sparkling water, Vietnamese crackers & fresh salsa and Edamame with...
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    Eat Cook Explore :: Eat Cook Explore The New House of Ho Fitzrovia

    House of Ho has an elegant new home in Fitzrovia, at the beginning of Charlotte Street. Taking over the space that was once home to Bambou the Vietnamese restaurant. This townhouse has been given a revamp with a colonial style casual dining area on the ground floor, an elegant bar space on the top floor and several stylish private dining rooms in between.

    The kitchen is now headed up by Ian Pengelly who has helmed several other Asian fusion restaurants around town. The menu is mainly Vietnamese influence with touches of other South East Asian cultures interspersed.
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