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Part of the same family as Holborn’s Viet Eat, this casual Vietnamese restaurant is a welcome addition to Shaftesbury Avenue. The split-level dining room is cramped and noisy, best suited to a cheap meal with friends. Perhaps start with spring rolls or fiery crisp fried squid, before a bowl of pho, rice and noodle dishes, or the speciality steamed bun burgers. With Bao doing a roaring trade nearby, a burger patty sandwiched between two steamed buns might seem a logical progression. Sliced mango replaces the traditional cheese, but sadly the result isn’t as tasty as a good burger or bao – and the fillings easily slip out. Our advice? Stick to summer rolls, fat with juicy tiger prawns, and the superb-value pho almost overflowing with tofu, chicken, steak or BBQ pork. Desserts include a perfectly light, wobbly pandan and coconut pannacotta. Low prices and happy staff tie up a pleasing package.

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Pho & Bun

Pho & Bun

76 Shaftesbury Avenue ,London W1D 6ND

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Dec 2015

Editor's pick I have been a loyal customer to their sister restaurant Viet Eat in Holborn since it opened and thier new opening ticks every box! We were looked after extremely well and attentively, made to feel at home even though the restaurant was busy and packed. The menu is second to none and well priced and has an excellent variety of traditional and modern Vietnamese food. We will certainly be coming again soon and I highly recommend to anyone who happens to be in the area.

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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Pho & Bun

76 Shaftesbury Avenue ,London W1D 6ND

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Nov 2015

Went with some work colleagues on 04.11.15, as one had read that we should check it out. We arrived at 12.15, the restaurant is quite compact however the decoration and layout is done quite well for the space allowed. The restaurant had 4 other patrons there as we arrived, one couple and two single diners. We were pointed to a table and handed some menus with no greeting. Over the next ten to fifteen minutes the restaurant filled with more patrons filling the restaurant, during this time we had...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 2
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 6

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    Quiet eating :: Quieteating Pho and Bun

    Pho and Bun is the second new Vietnamese restaurant opening in the Chinatown area, in what some may say is too short space of time. It follows on from Viet Food just around the corner. It occupies the space that once belonged to Young Cheng, one of the long time Chinatown budget eateries, which served up a pretty decent soya chicken and had a large number of budget one-dish meals. Sadly, time has moved on and a more trendy, upmarket Vietnamese joint with mood lighting and wall decorations has taken over from brightly lit and loud Cantonese diner.

    Pho and bun is from the same people responsible for Viet Eat...
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