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Cay Tre

301 Old Street, London EC1V 9LA, England
+44 20 7729 8662
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good40%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pho” (72 reviews)
“summer rolls” (12 reviews)
“beef” (28 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
301 Old Street, London EC1V 9LA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to Cay Tre with my boyfriend yesterday evening for dinner and initially it started out well. They found us a table at a busy time and sat us down in the corner. The atmosphere was nice. Shortly after arriving the waiter came over...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Vietnamesekitchen2, Public Relations Manager at Cay Tre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for leaving your feedback. Its very important for us to be fully aware of the service our customers receive so we can act on any negative experiences, training can be put in place, staff addressed and making sure this doesn't happen again. I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

First time I have visited Cay Tre in several years. I was truly impressed with the friendliness of the staff and the service. The food tasted excellent too. I enjoyed a Large Bowl (Hanoi BBQ Pork Vermicelli Rice Noodle) with Imperial Spring Rolls. Highly recommend...More

Thank Darren L
Vietnamesekitchen2, Public Relations Manager at Cay Tre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are very sorry for the confusion. Amex have now been contacted and we have made sure we aren't advertised on their site - this was an error on their part, we are very sorry. Nonetheless, we are very glad that you enjoyed your meal...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The waitress was really nice and the food came quickly. I had the lemongrass chili, which was disgusting. The sauce and the rice tasted good, but the chicken was full of fat and kinda raw. I still had to pay the full bill.More

Thank trsague
Vietnamesekitchen2, Public Relations Manager at Cay Tre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am very sorry to read that you had a poor experience at Cay Tre. Your comments will be forwarded over to the general manager and chef so they can look into the lemongrass chilli chicken dish you had. If you wouldn't mind dropping us...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reasonably busy for a Monday night which was a good sign. Colleagues wanted to come back here after a good meal last time. I seldom have Vietnamese so was unsure what to order and waitress gave some guidance to popular dishes. Ordered veg/meat spring rolls...More

Thank RayAmex
Vietnamesekitchen2, Public Relations Manager at Cay Tre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your feedback we really do appreciate it. We always make sure comments and feedback is sent over to our management team. We hope you enjoyed your meal with us and we hope you come back to see us again soon.

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Ok, since the general manager (Maria) cannot listen to her customer, I guess I'll have to tell to a greater audience. Tonight ordered a classic beef pho and some spring rolls from Cay Tre Hoxton via a delivery/courier app. (However I've been told that the...More

Thank Prettylittleminds
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

homemade Vietnamese food, very authentic place. Very simple restaurant, so not suited for your date night;-). Good prices for London. Seems like a backpacker place.

Thank Doreen111-13
Vietnamesekitchen2, Public Relations Manager at Cay Tre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We hope you enjoy your meal with us and we do hope you come back to see us soon

Reviewed 22 October 2017

A short walk from our AirBNB on Curtain Road - we got there in time just before the dinner rush and ordered the special pho (beef everything). Overall great value (I had to take away and ate the rest the next day), though I wish...More

Thank Whirl_Traveler
Vietnamesekitchen2, Public Relations Manager at Cay Tre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We hope you enjoyed your pho and you come back to see us again soon

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Very impressed with my meal at Cay Tre in Old St, although the place is not particularly cosy and the decor is a bit basic, it was also very noisy. (You definitely need to book- clearly a very popular place!) However despite the decor and...More

Thank Michaela C
Vietnamesekitchen2, Public Relations Manager at Cay Tre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you very much for your feedback. We really appreciate all comments and its lovely to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. We value your other comments and they will be taken on board, we look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Came here with my boyfriend to have a late dinner. We didn't book a table, didn't even hear about this restaurant before, we were just walking down Dean Street and thought ''let's try this one''. This was a great choice. Our starter: summer rolls and...More

Thank Roksana W
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The food itself here is pretty good, but we once found a hair in our pho and the waitress just kept on insisting it was not a hair...Annoyingly they still had a BYOB sign up outside but actually once we sat down they said it...More

Thank MrsSimpsonson
Vietnamesekitchen2, Public Relations Manager at Cay Tre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We take all reviews very seriously and we make sure all comments are passed to our head chef and manager. If you could get in touch to discuss you experience in more detail I would really appreciate it. Please email...More

The western front of the edgy East End, Shoreditch is
a perennially trendy haven for anything “street” – be
it art, food, or fashion. With its handful of well
connected transportation links dotting its perimeter,
along with an ever increasing variety of shops,
hotels, bars, and restaurants, it's easy to explore
this trend-conscious and youth-oriented neighbourhood.
There's a lingering post-industrial grit about
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Response from Vietnamesekitchen2 | Property representative |
Hi, unfortunately we don't have baby changing facilities at the restaurant. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Old Street, London EC1V 9LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Shoreditch
  • Neighbourhood: Shoreditch
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7729 8662
  • E-mail
Cay Tre is Hoxton's favourite Vietnamese restaurant, small but perfectly formed. Here you'll find a fresh and creative approach to Vietnamese cuisine that we pride ourselves on. Cay Tre is bustling with life and full of the heady aromas of great Vietnamese cooking. We're passionate about food, ensuring what you get is an authentic taste of Vietnam using fresh, well sourced ingredients from the British Isles, wherever possible. We have a saying at Cay Tre, which is 'to make the simplest of dishes taste good you need the ingredients of time and passion' and you can be assured we have plenty of both. Every dish, from our street food snacks to our a la carte delicacies, is lovingly prepared with this saying in mind. Take our classic beef Pho for example, which takes over 18 hours to make! Likewise, our wine list is carefully selected by renowned wine writer Malcolm Gluck to match the aromatic dishes on the menu. What's more, if you're looking for food on the go, we offer a Vietnamese takeaway service and can deliver promptly to your home or office.
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