A newcomer for 2017, Non Viet serves Vietnamese cuisine in a contemporary diner at Charing Cross.
Non Viet is the latest addition to Glasgow’s limited selection of Vietnamese restaurants, doubling the options in the city. Located at the heart of the Sauchiehall Street strip, it is a surprisingly calm and refined eatery. The décor is a mix of wood-panelled walls, low-hanging lights and suspended bicycles, giving the restaurant a stamp of modernity that almost verges on a chain-like aesthetic. The menu quickly establishes that Non Viet is anything but, with plenty of unusual options to choose from. The delicately balanced and refreshing summer rolls are the pick of the starters section. Slow-cooked caramelized dishes arrive bubbling away, just as they are served in the markets of Vietnam and Cambodia. Flavour combinations are well-judged, evidenced in small details such as the sweet and sour salad dressing. Strong after-dinner coffee is served in a glass with condensed milk, after trickling through a small metal drip filter which sits on top of it. It might seem gimmicky if it were any less delicious. For diners who long for a taste of the Vietnamese food they enjoyed on their travels, Non Viet will not disappoint.
- High point: Vietnamese coffee
- Low point: Chain restaurant aesthetic
- Notable dish: Slow-cooked caramelized catfish
- Private dining: Up to 16 covers
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 78
- Open since: 2017