Menu: Vietnamese – like you’ve never tasted before
Vibe: Intimate, cosy
Great for: Date nights, friend nights
Price: ££ – £££
Vegan/Vegetarian friendly: More Pescaratian, most dishes contain seafood sauce
Stand-out dishes: Slow-brasied beef short-rib lemongrass and coconut curry; eight-hour special pho
Cocktail triumphs: Lychee martini – Aylesbury duck vodka, lychee, lemon, sugar; roast peanut old-fashioned – raost peanut infused bourbon, brown sugar and bitters
Because It’s Cool:
The Little Viet Kitchen is a pure passion project and it shines through every dish – and cocktail – you are served.
The cosy but bright corner restaurant in Chapel Market often has queues out of the door and for good reason – head chef and co-founder Thuy holds herself to the highest standard, that of her mum’s. If her mum says a dish is “OK” it’s high praise indeed. We’d go as far to say it’s some of the best food we’ve tasted.
Because It Matters:
The Little Viet Kitchen was founded by chef Thuy, who was born in a small village in the south of Vietnam and grew up with a huge respect for the freshest produce, and her husband Dave who looks after the bar and restaurant.
They source their meat from H G Walter, one of our favourite butchers. But not only ours, H G Walter provide free-range and organic meat for some of the top restaurants in the UK.
Note: the seafood is from Direct Seafoods and Billingsgate Market, which both claim to be sustainable but we are yet to speak with to clarify. We will do this and get back to you. Fish aside, we feel there’s enough deliciousness on this menu that we couldn’t miss them off while we do!