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86 St. John Street | Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4EH, England
+44 20 7253 7624
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good45%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“summer rolls” (6 reviews)
“noodles” (9 reviews)
“soup” (6 reviews)
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Asian, Vietnamese, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
86 St. John Street | Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4EH, England
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

This is the original Pho of the chain throughout London. Cosy, with friendly staff, it is a good place for a quick inexpensive lunch or dinner. Everything on the menu is pretty good.

Thank Russell21
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Visited randomly when we were in the area and hungry. The food was pleasing and the portions generous. The service was polite and helpful. Go for the spicy soups. I had the beef one and loved it. We will return!

1  Thank chrys p
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Pretty good food and not badly priced. Good for lunch or quick dinner after work if you are based in Clerkenwell. Service was very good. The only gripe is that it lacks the taste a little - I lived for years in South East Asia...More

Thank Swintooh
Reviewed 29 August 2017

There is nothing Vietnamese about Pho. They utilise all the ingredients but somehow the result is something completely different. I used to go to the Vietnamese Community Centre in Dalston before their chef passed away sadly. I tried Pho a few times since then but...More

Thank Kutluğ A
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We ate here twice in our 6 days in the area and we're tempted to return once more. The summer rolls with prawns were delicious, and the peanut sauce was great. The standout dish for us was the meatball pho. It is amazingly flavorful, and...More

Thank elswells
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Fresh food. Authentic Vietnamese. All the staff were very helpful and friendly for our first time visit. This is street food. Not a posh restaurant but not a fast food style place either. I imagine lunch is good value. A 3 course meal in the...More

Thank Dr P
Reviewed 19 May 2017 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...More

Thank Glen T
Reviewed 8 May 2017 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

Thank Teresa N
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.

Thank katde2016
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 -...More

Thank James Bischoff
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$13
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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