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Cay Tre

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301 Old Street, London EC1V 9LA, England
+44 20 7729 8662
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love it ! We went to Vietnam last year so I would like to think we know good vietnam food when we come across it ...spring rolls and curry was great value and really tasty. Service really good and the place was buzzing. Would go back for sure.

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Thank Vicky D
Vietnamesekitchen2, Public Relations Manager at Cay Tre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Its great to hear you enjoyed your spring rolls and curry. We look forward to your return. More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My fiancée and I came here for a quick bite before a few drinks. The staff were very attentive and the food came very quickly. The quality of the Pho wasn't the best and there was quite a lot of cut off meat which I had to pick out. Great wings and spring rolls though.

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Thank Sam B
Vietnamesekitchen2, Public Relations Manager at Cay Tre, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your comments and take all reviews very seriously. Sorry you weren't 100% satisfied with your meal and your comments will be passed on to the kitchen - we are glad to hear you did enjoy your wings and spring rolls. More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cosy little place that was clean and had a nice and relaxed atmosphere. It was great to see some really authentic Vietnamese dishes on the menu - I had the bun cha which was just as good as I've had it in Vietnam. It's not cheap but for the portion sizes and freshness of the ingredients you wouldn't really pay... More 

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Thank Med95
Vietnamesekitchen2, Public Relations Manager at Cay Tre, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and your bun cha was as good as the one you had in Vietnam. We do hope you come back to see us soon and try even more of our dishes. More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First Vietnamese meal we've had very good all round - excellent starters crispy rolls, lamb chops and chicken curry.

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Thank klline
Vietnamesekitchen2, Public Relations Manager at Cay Tre, responded to this review

We are glad to hear you spent your first Vietnamese dining experience with us and enjoyed your meal at Cay Tre. We hope you come back to see us again soon More 

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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Casual lunch on Saturday. Both the pho and the rolls were tasty and the portion quite decent. Service relatively quick. The atmosphere of the restaurant was a little plain with no specific efforts made to give the room an authentic feeling.

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Thank emmanuel v
Vietnamesekitchen2, Public Relations Manager at Cay Tre, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Its great to hear you enjoyed your pho and rolls. We do hope you come back to see us again and your additional comments will passed onto to the manger to make sure they are aware. More 

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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location and cute place but it's more expensive than other Vietnamese places for food that is not as tasty. My pho was really watery and the quality of the seafood was not good. I liked the banana fritters but they were nothing special. Pho, although a chain, is considerably better.

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1 Thank KECamFields
Vietnamesekitchen2, Public Relations Manager at Cay Tre, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Im really sorry you weren't completely satisfied with your visit to Cay Tre. Please be assured our seafood is fresh, ordered from a top supplier and comes in fresh daily to our restaurant. We are very upset to read you found the pho too watery, we normally hear great things about our pho as we... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Visited here a few times and I have always found the staff was very helpful. Last time my friends and I visited, we were looked after by a lovely lady called Wendy. At the end of the meal, we found out that she was the manager. I would recommend this place. I love the way they cook Duck and Bonfire... More 

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1 Thank TNLondoner
Vietnamesekitchen2, Public Relations Manager at Cay Tre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. Its great to hear you enjoyed your visit to Cay Tre and I hope you come back to see us again soon More 

Level Contributor
40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We went yesterday to have dinner quiete late (at 10.30 on Tuesday) They were closing the kitchen in 20min so we ordered very quickly and we eat very quickly. They forgot a plate and we couldn't order it anymore and there was a problem with the bottle of wine with some thing like salt inside but we don't know what... More 

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Thank Sharon D
Vietnamesekitchen2, Public Relations Manager at Cay Tre, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your feedback. I am very sorry to hear there was an issue with your wine and you didn't manage to have one of your dishes. I hope this didn't ruin your evening and we do hope you come back to see us again when you wont feel rushed and you can try even more of our... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Walk in around 7pm and was able to get seated immediately. Ordered the beef soup pho and vietnamese spring roll they were authentic and tasted good. The price was acceptable. The only thing that I took a star off was because the place was quite crowded and the table+ chair I was served was not very clean. Otherwise I was... More 

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Thank joannef971
Vietnamesekitchen2, Public Relations Manager at Cay Tre, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your pho and spring rolls with us. Sorry to hear your table was not up to standards and I will make sure the manager is aware of your feedback. Thank you again for your review and I do hope you come back to see us again. More 

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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This place from outside looks small. They have two layered sitting. I was given a table near the door and it was cold and not very comfortable. The restaurant is mostly full due to its good food and attractive pricing. I ordered a Pho and hot sake. The bill came around 20 with gratitude. The restaurant does not take American... More 

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Thank nisasu
Vietnamesekitchen2, Public Relations Manager at Cay Tre, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear you were cold sat by our door. Your comments are being passed to management to make them aware and to make sure improvements are made. We hope you come back to see us again soon More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$28
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 23:30
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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