Viet Memories

Jill decided to take me and her boys here for a meal during the Christmas holidays, we had been once before and really enjoyed the informal atmosphere so thought we would give it another go. It is more of a cafe than a restaurant, so not the place to go if you’re looking for a fine dining experience.

The place specialises in Vietnamese dishes, the menu is not huge, but does give a variety of interesting choices, including a wide range of gluten free and vegan dishes. The food is reasonably priced although portions are not huge.

All food is cooked in an open kitchen so you can watch the chef at work if you wish.

We had a variety of dishes and the quality was generally good, though Jill wasn’t so keen on  her ‘skin on’ chicken, and I have to say that my jasmine rice was very dry and stodgy.

What let the place down on this occasion was the service. We asked for a sharing salad bowl to be served with the main meal, it was very tasty, but it was presented and eaten well before the rest of the food turned up. There was only one chef on, and our meals arrived individually, well spaced out, with the rest having to wait while watching the others eat.

If you visit when it’s not so busy, you may hopefully get better service, but we left the place feeling somewhat disappointed and it’s unlikely we’ll be rushing back on this evidence.