• Delicious Pho comes to Spitalfields via Canada

    Delicious Pho comes to Spitalfields via Canada 

    31/1/22 - updated with opening details

    We've seen a lot of US restaurant imports over the past few years (like Eggslut) but not many (if any) from their northern neighbour Canada (at least until they decide to open a Tim Hortons in London). But that's changing with the launch of Delicious Pho. They're opening in Spitalfields, taking over an old Byron site. 

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  • JKS are popping up with VIỆTPopulaire on the old XU site

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    We've been wondering what JKS Restaurants were going to do with the site where XU used to be, ever since it was confirmed that the Taiwanese restaurant was not going to reopen. Now, they've answered that question - at least for the short term.

    They're going to reopen it as a seven-week Vietnamese pop-up, VIỆTPopulaire, taking as their inspiration the street food "found in the coffee shops and beer stations of

  • TânVân sees a trio of sisters serving up family Vietnamese dishes in Ealing

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    Newly open in Ealing is TânVân Viet Eatery - an independent, family-run Vietnamese restaurant and cocktail bar. This is a new venture for sisters Erika, Elysia and Eva, but they've grown up around restaurants; their mother opened her first restaurant in London back in 2000.

    Named after, and inspired by their late grandfather, the restaurant serves up the family's homemade recipes, including a 24-hour pho,

  • Taster is London's newest delivery-only kitchen serving up poke, Korean fried chicken and Vietnamese menus


    London's food delivery scene just got a new boost with the arrival of European delivery company Taster. Founded by one of Deliveroo's top guys, they already have spaces in France and Spain and have now set their sights on the UK.

    Like Deliveroo and Uber Eats they have their own kitchens and have been working with chef consultants, including the two-Michelin Star Korean chef Sang Hoon Degeimbre from L'Air du Temps in Brussels, with whom they developed

  • Banh Bao Brothers comes to the Waterloo Leake Street Tunnels with Vietnamese food

    Banh Bao Brothers comes to the Waterloo Leake Street Tunnels with Vietnamese foodOne of the first openings in the redeveloped Leake Street tunnels by Waterloo will be this Vietnamese restaurant and cocktail bar serving up noodles and Banh baos - their take on the traditional breakfast bun

  • MAM in Notting Hill will be the new barbecue restaurant from the Salvation in Noodles team

    camintColin Tu is branching out from his North and East London Salvation in Noodles restaurants with a new Vietnamese restaurant in Notting Hill

  • Test Driving Bang Bang Oriental - we check out Colindale's huge food court

    foodhallThe huge Bang Bang Oriental food hall has come to Colindale - but what's it really like? We find out...

  • Pho & Bun are introducing a bao burger hybrid to London


    Londoners prepare yourself - hitting Shaftesbury Avenue this month is what promises to be the perfect fusion between two of the city's current food obsessions - burger and bao. Pho & Bun is the brainchild of Holborn restaurant Viet Eat's owner Andy Le. The new Vietnamese spot will focus on Pho and their steamed milky bun burger.

    And while the rest of the dishes all sound lovely - rare sirloin beef pho, summer roll with tiger

  • FOLD brings Vietnamese rolls to Brick Lane


    First there were banh-mi. Then there were bao. Now there are folds - the latest south east Asian street food trend to hit the streets of London. A new Vietnamese restaurant - aptly titled FOLD - opens in Brick Lane later this month, based all around food you can fold. Traditionally known as the summer roll, the gluten free rice paper can be folded round a variety of fillings before being steamed, grilled or fried.

    Fresh folds include roast beef with sesame and purple

  • Former Hakkasan chef to open Vietfood on Wardour Street


    Wardour Street is hotting up and the arrival of Vietfood sounds like just the ticket. It's a new restaurant from Michelin-starred chef Jeff Tan who was the Head Chef at Hakkasan Mayfair for its first three years.

    The two floor restaurant will focus on the streetfood side of Vietnamese cuisine - so there'll be bowls of Pho or Bun - made from sixteen hour simmered bone marrow stock or chicken broth - choose from fillet steak with garlic Hainan style or maybe spicy

  • Vietnamese supperclub host to open CôBa barbecue restaurant on York Way

    Vietnamese supperclub host to open CôBa barbecue restaurant on York Way

    Updated 7/9/15 with soft launch details and opening date

    We love a good entrepreneurial story here at Hot Dinners and the tale behind a new Vietnamese barbecue restaurant opening around the back of King's Cross is right up there. CôBa which will open this Autumn on York Way is the brainchild of Vietnamese-Australian Damon Bui who's built up quite the reputation through his