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About Pho & Bun

Building on our experience at Viet Eat Holborn, Viet Eat Pho & Bun was created in October 2015, with a new concept that aims at revolutionising the offering of Vietnamese street food in London.
Pho & Bun is located on the popular Shaftesbury Avenue, adjacent to both London China Town and Soho, and minutes away from many West End theatres, including Queen’s theatre – home to the famous Les Misérables. Pho & Bun carries a new, out-of-the-box design that creates a cosy and comfortable dining environment with distinctively Vietnamese features.

76 Shaftesbury Avenue
London, W1D 6ND
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Asian, Vietnamese

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 12:00 - 23:00
Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 23:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:00

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7287 3528

Website:
http://vieteat.co.uk/pho-bun

Public Transport:
5 minutes walk from Leicester Square or Picadilly Circus Stations.

Executive Chef:
Andy Le

Additional:
Delivery, Wi-Fi available

Pho & Bun Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

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food

4.1

service

3.9

ambience

3.8

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

82% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (15)
Casual (13)
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Fit for Foodies (7)
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Good for a Date (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fun (4)
Group Bookings (4)
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Romance (2)
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ambience3
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value5

 
·Dined on 5 November 2017

Very nice food and good value for money. Tiny restaurant and can feel crowded, though we were lucky to get a nice table downstairs that felt more private. All my friends loved it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Casual, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
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·Dined on 29 September 2017

I booked pho and bun for a birthday dinner for two and it was brilliant, the staff were really attentive and friendly and the food was amazing. We both had the 6 course tasting menu which is more like a selection of starters (served on one plate) followed by choice of main and dessert. We thought it was great value for money but the drinks were quite pricey, especially the cocktails which where tiny. But overall great experience and I would go again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (London)·Dined on 20 September 2017

Great food, for reasonable price. would highly recommend

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Authentic, Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 5 August 2017

When I deserved to eat Asian food I always go this restraint and have great time.
The stuff are nice and friendly so never disappointed.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vegan, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Casual, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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service5
value3

 
·Dined on 28 July 2017

The food here is great (I've yet to find a disappointing dish); service is prompt and friendly. Be prepared, though, for how busy it gets here!

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 (London)·Dined on 9 May 2017

Service is good, food is good! My 2nd time and will be coming back again.

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 (London)·Dined on 10 March 2017

Amazing food but the best was the lovely guy behind the bar!

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 (London)·Dined on 13 February 2017

Amazing staff, amazing food. My boyfriend and I come here quite often.

Tags: Spicy, Healthy, Late-night Find, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on 11 February 2017

The place itself is slightly manic but the food justifies the patience needed when it is particularly busy.

The downstairs has a truly authentic feel to it, possibly too authentic at times with the chaos but it is small and popular, this is the price to pay.

The food is very tasty, with a wide array of offerings that leaves the decision of pho or bun the most difficult choice of the night whenever I visit.

The pho is flavourful, moreso than most I have tasted in London, and the buns, whilst slightly not the smaller side, are packed with flavour and great for those not so used to these little delights.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 4 February 2017

This was my 4th visit, excellent food at a great price. I would recommend the calamari cooked really well.
The prawn bun which is milky soft and chewy but melt in the mouth and the tender beef pho.
They also do cocktails which are priced around £6.
You will not be disappointment and you will always leave full up and satisfied.

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food5
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service3
value3

 
·Dined on 29 October 2017

£9.95 two course menu was excellent, very flavoursome and I would definitely recommend a visit.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 26 October 2017

it was my 2nd visit in the restaurant and loved it even more than the 1st. Lovely food and great service. Will be back soon!

Tags: Quick Bite, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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·Dined on 22 September 2017

Their Bao burgers are so yummy! The food came out quickly and they do great tasting menus where you get 2 starters, a main and a desert plus a drink. I think they could improve a bit on their deserts as they were a bit weird tasting but the rest of the food is top notch. I will be back :)

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Romantic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Authentic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 31 August 2017

Not a large restaurant or menu but good food.

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ambience3
service4
value4

 
·Dined on 11 August 2017

One of the better Vietnamese restaurants in London

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 1 August 2017

Just like the real thing. Felt like I was in Vietnam. Loved it.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 8 July 2017

Had a group booking at Pho & Bun and even though we were slightly late (possibly 10 minutes) they were very accommodating and showed us to our table. The service was fine and the food was good as expected. We all enjoyed ourselves, especially the food.

Tags: Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on 16 May 2017

Really nice and tasty food, bun with pork belly delicious, I have never eaten my dinner so quickly :)

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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service4
value4

 
 (Yorkshire)·Dined on 18 March 2017

Friendly service, fresh ingredients and authentic food, cramped busy interior, but good food and location make up.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 17 March 2017

Quick bite to quick - fairly good pho and price is ok. Nothing special

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 8 March 2017

The food was delicious, cocktails were scrummy too. The place was absolutely packed. With enough people, the noise level can get pretty loud.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 7 March 2017

Delicious food, nice atmosphere, charming service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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service3
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 24 February 2017

Good food, but place is noisy, and tables are extremely small. Overall good place, but not recommended for a date

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food3
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 17 February 2017

Food was fine - not exceptional. It was just too "cosy" brushing elbows with strangers.

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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 7 February 2017

This place is intimate, with a lively atmosphere. As other reviews suggest, our booking was not received, but luckily there was room for four of us. Lovely food!

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service4
value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 29 January 2017

Whist the food, service and ambiance were great, one thing to bare in mind is that when using the OpenTable app, a booking was not actually made with the restaurant.

I received confirmation by OpenTable that the booking had gone through, but when I got to the restaurant they didn't have my details despite me showing the email.

Nonetheless, they sorted the issue pretty quickly and all was resolved.

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food3
ambience2
service3
value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 27 October 2017

The tables are very very close together so much so that you could hear conversations of each other. The starter platter was good and sufficient to share with another. However the main meal which was a chicken curry was cold and the vegetables on the side tasted like it was about to go off. Would I go again... no, there are so many choices a few doors down, it’s certainly does not deserve a second visit.

Tags: Casual
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food3
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 14 September 2017

I found the experience average and the food served was not quite what I expected. Overall, it was alright for a quick bite to eat during a stop over in the City of London.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups
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food3
ambience3
service1
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 16 August 2017

Service very slow food wasn't as good as expected

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food2
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service2
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 (Toronto)·Dined on 24 March 2017

Service was very inattentive. Food was mediocre. After expressing our disappointment with the food (the server did ask... long after we had finished) we were offered something off the menu to make up for it. Food was very salty but it took a very long time to get water refilled.

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food3
ambience2
service2
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 (London)·Dined on 15 March 2017

This place was OK for a mid week dinner, but have no intention of going back. Food is average, service is slow and the seating area is extremely cramped and uncomfortable.

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service4
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 (London)·Dined on 3 March 2017

The food was mixed; some dishes were really good, such as the mango salad and fish curry, others are disappointing, such as the burgers.
The deserts are too coconut-centric, so if you do not like coconut you are limited to one option, but if you do like coconut the desert menu is great.
Wait staff friendly

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 10 February 2017

We sat in the basement room and it was absolutely freezing as they had a problem with one of the fire exits, so a constant stream of cold was coming down. That wasn't the best of starts but the staff were very apologetic and tried as best they could to resolve the issue. The food was really tasty; between the two of us we had one of the pho and one of the bao burgers (so both pho and bun) and enjoyed them both. The burgers are pretty small so ensure you have some sort of starter otherwise you'll still be hungry afterwards - even with a side order of fries.

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food3
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 28 January 2017

Very relaxed and casual although tables are very close so it is rather cramped. Food was tasty and would recommend getting a selection of dishes to share so you can try different things. Very good at helping a dairy and gluten free diner in our group.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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ambience4
service3
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 24 January 2017

Very good as a cafe, maybe not as a restaurant.

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food2
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service2
value2

 
 (London)·Dined on 23 May 2017

Service was non-existent, and I really expected more from the food. I love Vietnamese food, and I love street food, but the pork belly in the bao burger I had was tough and not very flavoursome.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite
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service4
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 6 April 2017

It was really ok not great and I was surprised the restaurant cancelled my booking a day after we attended I've raised this with opentable to ensure I get my points

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