Review on Pho
The second branch of Juliette Nelson and Stephen Wall's highly successful Vietnamese café-cum-takeaway is in the heart of Fitzrovia, just a stroll from Oxford Circus. Like its elder brother, it's a showcase for Vietnam's iconic national dish.
Pho (pronounced 'fur') is an almost embarrassingly healthy brew, consisting of flat rice noodles in long-cooked hearty stock, jazzed up with spices, then embellished with all manner of toppings and great bunches of fresh green coriander and other herbs. 'Vietnam in a bowl,' they call it.
Apart from huge bowls of the eponymous soup, you can also get a few additional items such as 'bun' (a salads of rice vermicelli noodles and prawns with a fiery dip of chillies, fish sauce and garlic), 'cari' (curries), 'banh xeo' (Vietnamese crêpes), 'banh mi' ('sandwiches') and variations on the spring/summer roll theme. Space is at a premium in the pint-sized dining room, so the owners only accept bookings for parties of more than five people.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 9.30pm Sat
Dinner: 5.00 - 9.30pm Mon-Fri
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card