Panda Panda

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Jonathan Perugia
South East London

The blissed-out bear logo and bright orange and white fittings make this a jolly lunchtime spot. The bright, clean interior also comes as a relief in a rather grimy part of town.

Sandwiches, salads and smoothies employ colourful, fresh ingredients, as in vegetable rolls offset by a fiery chilli and peanut dipping sauce. The baguettes – used for the national sandwich of Vietnam (banh mi), or for mopping spicy beef soup – have a lovely light crunch thanks to the use of rice flour. Other hot options include noodle dishes and stews. Everything is beautifully presented, with artfully scattered chilli rings and parsley garnishes.

Children get a shelf of picture books, and may also take a shine to Panda Panda’s line in confectionery-based milkshakes. Adults will probably prefer the smoothies and fruit bubble teas. Smiley staff are super-efficient and happy to explain ingredients. Bring cash, as cards aren’t accepted.

Venue name: Panda Panda
Contact:
Address: 8 Deptford Broadway
London
SE8 4PA
Opening hours: Open 10.30am-4.30pm daily
Transport: Tube: Deptford Bridge DLR or Deptford rail or bus 177, 453
Price: Main courses £1.99-£4.95

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3.3 / 5

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DJL

This place WAS really great, I am a local and used to go there often. Unfortunately, this very week they have changed the menu and they don't serve vietnamese food any more, now it's more of a British-style fast food joint (the menu can be found on their website). I had lunch today and I have to say that it was very poor indeed. A real shame.

Kenny Wastell

Absolutely love Panda Panda. Their chicken satay baguette with ground peanuts, coriander and fresh chilli always hits the spot. Their soups and noodles are always aoption winter option. Prices are very reasonable, decor is simple but modern and clean, the staff are friendly and they make freshly blended juices. 4 stars for me.