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86 St. John Street | Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4EH, England
+44 20 7253 7624
17:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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396 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank James B
Bath, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank nickthompson001
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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?

Thank Becky C
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Marta G
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank PaullyBARK
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Lou B
Sutton, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank andyjansy
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Ate here with my wife and her friend. Paid extra for the crab stock noodles. Contained few noodles and certainly no crabs were used in the stock. Service was mostly fine, but main issue was that soup was mostly thin chicken stock with the flavour overpowered by tomato and spring onion, and little to no seafood was used (none of... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious. Can't even fault the squid not even a little chew. The beef curry was full of flavour and lots of beef. Great service and I really loved the music. Been looking for good food places not too far from the Thistle. This was worth a little bit of a walk. Look forward to going again.

Thank Rebecca R
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I'd never been to a Pho before but things did start with a bad impression. There was loud rhythmic music blasting out of a speaker behind he. Quite how restaurants seem to think this somehow improves the dining experience is an utter mystery to me. Perhaps a restauranteur can explain sometime? Thankfully they turned this right down on request -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$13
Asian, Vietnamese, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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