Non Viet Hai
The second Non Viet branch offering a fresh, healthy and delicious taste of Vietnamese cuisine in the West End.
In a city where Vietnamese restaurants are few and far between, Non Viet Hai – the newer sibling of the Charing Cross original – is a welcome addition. A bike, a scooter, cone paper hats, and the obligatory timber-panelled walls give the space an air of charming nonchalance. The menu is characterised by an equally seductive panoply of invigorating ingredients. The mixed platter of starters gives a good overview of the flavour spectrum – from crispy spring rolls and fish cakes, soft grilled squid, to the savoury pork in betel leaf, served with three different sauces. In terms of mains, Non Viet Hai has brazenly eschewed the current ‘tapas’ fashion, and sticks to the standard mains size, which is more than enough for one person. And kudos is well-deserved for serving up truly piping hot, sizzling mains. You can choose from a range of widely known Vietnamese phos, plenty of refreshing lemongrass and chilli dishes, or chargrilled and stir-fried vegetables. Notable is the slow-cooked caramelised section, with the soft, highly indulgent pork belly.
- Provides: Halal options, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 36 (12 outdoors)
- Largest group: 20 during the week; 6 at weekends
- Open since: July 2018
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
- House wine: £16.95 per bottle