Mien Tay

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Since opening in 2008, this original branch of Mien Tay (with a younger sibling in Battersea) has moved a notch upmarket and expanded into premises next door, yet it still draws crowds of diners on Kingsland Road’s Pho Mile with its first-rate south-western Vietnamese food. The interior design of white walls and kitsch Vietnamese artwork may not inspire, but it’s what comes on the plate that counts. Must-tries include the peppy starter of salt, pepper and garlic squid, and the flavour-packed honey and spices char-grilled chicken. Adventurous diners will have a field day, leaping from the brace of frog’s leg dishes to the likes of stewed Mekong catfish, or stir-fried goat with galangal. Prices, though still inexpensive, are no longer ridiculously cheap, and the former BYOB policy has given way to a wine list chosen by Willie Lebus of Bibendum. Try some Chilean Valdivieso Maipo Merlot with that goat.
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Mien Tay

122 Kingsland Road ,London E2 8DP

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Jul 2011

Another favourite of mine. Mien Tay is one of the best Vietnamese places i've been to so far. really lovely food – the clay pot curry is great, especially with tofu and I love the chicken with lemon grass and chilli. Service can be a bit brusk sometimes, but that's probably because there is normally a huge queue of people waiting to take your table.

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 9

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Mien Tay

122 Kingsland Road ,London E2 8DP

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Apr 2011

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Editor's pick I have been to this restaurant very often over the last year to the point that most of the staff recognise me even though its very busy. My reviews try to be helpful and give a true vision of what the restaurant and diners are like. For a start, this is a casual place with no suits or ties. Most people are 20s and 30s and friends rather than partners. There is virtually no grey hair to be seen! But anyone would be welcomed. Be aware that everyone eating there seems comfortable using chopsticks so...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 7

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Mien Tay

122 Kingsland Road ,London E2 8DP

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Jun 2010

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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...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 9

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  • Address: 122 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DP
  • Telephone: 020 7729 3074
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  • Opening Times: Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Sun -10pm)

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