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Banh Mi Bay

Restaurants, Vietnamese Bloomsbury
Banh Mi Bay
Venue says Every day great value, popular Vietnamese eatery in Central London with weekly specials showcasing regional dishes.

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Most of London’s Vietnamese restaurants are clustered around Shoreditch and Hackney, so it’s a bonus to find a more centrally located venue in which to load up on pho (rice noodle soup), summer rolls, banh xeo (pancake) and other Viet classics. At lunchtime, many local workers pop in for takeaway banh mi: a crisp baguette stuffed with pickled carrot and daikon, cucumber, coriander and chilli, plus a filling of your choice – perhaps chargrilled beef or prawn, or spicy pork.

Pho comes in beef and chicken variants, plus a vegetarian option that’s packed with tofu, mushrooms, carrots and daikon; the broth doesn’t have the depth of flavour it could, but is a decent enough rendition. For a zingy starter, go for the goi: crisp, shredded vegetables in a chilli-citrus dressing topped with crushed peanuts, with prawns and pork as optional extras.

The decor is more country kitchen than oriental café, with soothing pale green walls, scrubbed pine tables, white-painted chairs and mini chandeliers, and the huge windows mean it’s light and bright on even the gloomiest winter’s day.


Banh Mi Bay says
Proud to be the originals who introduced Banh Mi baguettes to London, we strive to remain leaders in the industry and to bring exceptional food experiences without compromising the authenticity of our food heritage. Unique to the UK, we have used our lifetime's experience to hand make our Vietnamese baguettes using our recipe and technique local to the Tra Vinh province of Vietnam.

Our food is so popular because it is healthy and nutritional yet packed with fresh, clean flavours.

Our famous grilled meats cooked on our open char-grill separates us from others. Marinated overnight with simple fresh ingredients using traditional methods passed down by generations, our aromatic meats provide the flavours and centerpiece to our noodle salads, rice dishes and banh mi baguettes. Our popular staples also include our heart warming Pho noodle soups.

Try our NEW dishes including char-grilled lemongrass chilli jumbo prawns or our 5 spice lamb served on a sizzling platter. Also immerse yourself in an authentic Vietnamese experience with a ‘wrap-it-yourself’ char-grilled tilapia fish, served with fresh Vietnamese herbs, softened rice paper and tangy nuoc mam dipping sauce.

Located within walking distance of the British Museum, Charles Dickens Museum and St Paul’s Cathedral, Banh Mi Bay is popular with local regulars and tourists alike.

Offering take away, dine in and deliveries for lunch, dinner and office catering, there are many ways to enjoy Banh Mi Bay.



Address: 4-6 Theobald's Road
Transport: Tube: Chancery Lane tube; Bus: 19, 38, 243
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