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Pho

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86 St. John Street | Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4EH, England
+44 20 7253 7624
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Today
17:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food and not too badly priced. Beer in a bottle was nice too. My only slight negative is the fact that not one member of staff was Vietnamese. Not even the chef who popped up to get a drink. So maybe it's not that authentic.

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Thank Glen T
Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Upper Street branch with my son and a friend. We all had different things. Food came quickly and was very tasty. Reasonably priced too

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Thank Teresa N
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This place is incredible priced, food is so tasty and overall nice atmosphere. Suitable for all occasions. Friendly staff. Would return again as the food, specially the vegetarian spring rolls are to die for.

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Thank katde2016
Swindon, United Kingdom
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437 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

You are welcomed warmly into this small, friendly restaurant. The service is good and there is a clear menu giving plenty of choice. There is a short wine list and they serve at least four Asian beers. The food was fresh and very tasty - definitely cooked to order. They are open throughout the day and offer great value for... More 

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Thank James B
Bath, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Loved dinner here last night. We had noodle soup and we were delighted with the heat of the chilli (my wife is half Indonesian) and the bunch of herbs given on the side to sunk in. Delicious. Mariko the Finnish waitress couldn't have been more helpful. We were looking at the menu outside, she popped her head out of the... More 

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Thank nickthompson001
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We were sadly disappointed because the food was just average. We found the flavours were either bland or they just didn't match. Of course, we don't eat asian food often so we may just not be accustomed to certain flavours. Going into Chinatown was cool and we enjoyed the atmosphere but would I recommend this restaurant?

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Thank Becky C
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I really enjoy the good, some plates are really delicious but i am quite disaopoiment with the staff . I am not sure if they are a group of inexperienced workers or just unfriendly people.

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Thank Marta G
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Watched it with my own eyes when I was waiting for my own take-out. I may just be a coincidence that the morning after eating Pho I was seriously ill. Other than the above, I find their noodles great, less so their chicken wings, but love their pork and prawn crispy rolls.

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Thank PaullyBARK
London
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Great food, very friendly and efficient service and overall good value. The only thing to remember is that this area is ultra busy in the week with office workers and so you'll find it hard to rock up and get a table between 12.30 and 2 - so if you can have a late lunch that's usually a good idea.... More 

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Thank Lou B
Sutton, United Kingdom
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237 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Had a meal here at about 3 o'clock on a Friday after the lunchtime rush. I had meatballs followed by the prawn, beef and tofu pho in a really tasty beef stock. My friend had the prawn spring roll followed by the "xao" stir fry. Everything tasted fresh and properly spiced and our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable. For 2... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$13
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 St. John Street | Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clerkenwell
  • Neighbourhood: Clerkenwell
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7253 7624
Description
We specialise in the Vietnamese national dish, pho, an amazingly tasty and nutritious noodle soup, as well as other wonderful Vietnamese foods, coffees (served Vietnamese style including the renowned weasel coffee! ), beers and fresh juices. A small, cosy cafe, it seats around 35 and offers take-away. The kitchen here is tiny so the menu is slightly shorter than at our subsequent branches.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Clerkenwell
Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site of an ancient meat market which remains in operation today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough time wondering through the area's maze of streets and you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky models passing between Clerkenwell's handful of fashion houses. Far outnumbering the models are craftspeople and designers, many of them are more than happy to welcome visitors into their studios and showrooms.
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