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This quartet of family-run restaurants have won a big reputation for their southwest Vietnamese dishes, including pho and their famed goat with galangal. They started out 15 years ago in Shoreditch before heading across the river to Battersea.
This family-run Vietnamese quartet has won popular acclaim for 15 years or so on Shoreditch’s ‘Pho Mile’ as well as more recently in Battersea, Fulham and Wood Green. Hardly stylish but very “good value”, they’re “often rammed” with diners attracted by the first-class pho and dishes such as goat with galangal – one of the late critic AA Gill’s all-time favourites.
This hard-hitting family-run quartet “kicks the pants off lots of other Vietnamese restaurants”, with “food that’s hard to beat” at “very reasonable prices” (the late Sunday Times food critic AA Gill raved about their pho and goat with galangal).
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