Viet Grill - Shoreditch- London
It's not called Pho Mile for nothing.
Viet Grill is a part of the growing empire that also encompasses the two Cay Tre restaurants, and Keu café.
Step inside and you are welcomed into the Jungle Book courtesy of all the banana tree leaves painted on the walls, and the oak wood furnishings.
In comparison to the other Vietnamese restaurant's further down the road that all seem to have a 'canteen' vibe; VG is pretty swish.
The tables are situated considerably close to one another. This makes peeping over at what everyone else is eating that much easier. Everyone does this. I know you do too ;]
The Necessary Close up
Beef Carpaccio Salad
Pho: The beef was finely sliced and presented medium rare as it slowly cooked in the soup. The soul of the broth was light, flavourful but required lashings of chilli.
Salad: The Beef Carpaccio Salad was my 3rd choice as the other dishes I wanted were unfortunately sold out. Anyway, the lemon-cured tenderloin beef was indeed very tender, and citrus infusion wasn't too strong that it overpowered the flavour of the beef. A balance that is normally hard to get right. It was a very refreshing salad, and definitely hit the spot. I only wish that the portion was bigger :(
Viet Grill is considered one of the best places in London Town for authentic Vietnamese food.
The service was attentive, the food came quickly, was fresh and enjoyable; however I just wasn't blown away.
I probably need to come back here for dinner and order many more dishes so I can give a more well balanced review.
Anyone want to come with me?
58 Kingsland rd,
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