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It’s not easy to love the arches under Charing Cross station; a dated, gloomy space home to cafés, key-cutters, cobblers and that old Davy’s wine bar, Champagne Charlie’s. MOC Kitchen (no, not a showroom fixture) is the new kid on the block, bringing a bit of Vietnamese vim to this dingy underpass. It’s the first instalment of what they plan to be a rollout: a second is due to open in Holborn. Strictly speaking there are already two venues here. One side of the walkway hosts a dinky café for those dining in; the other serves take away options, including banh mi made from scratch. Colourful decor, cheery staff and some lovely artwork bring some much-needed brightness to the place. Both sides were busy on our three visits, creating a bit of buzzy hubbub, too. Elements need to be honed before they ramp up the expansion – unless their aim is to create a middle-of-the-road Vietnamese restaurant chain rather than become a serious challenger to the likes of Song Que and Cay Tre. A chicken pho (steep at £8.90) had good depth but lacked clarity, and was light on ingredients - even after an extra plate of beansprouts, mint, coriander and chilli was added. A coconut chicken curry (£9.50) lacked finesse and was far too sweet. Cold options were better, especially a green papaya and prawn salad (£7.50) with a dressing that was only slightly over-sweet. Service was enthusiastic and friendly. London already does pretty well for good, cheap Vietnamese restaurants and MOC Kitchen is going t
Venue says: “Bringing Vietnam to the heart of London. A minute's walk from Embankment and Charing Cross, a cosy place for authentic Vietnamese food.”
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