Pho House Highbury

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£25 and under
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Vietnamese

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Authentic Vietnamese street food just minutes from Highbury and Islington Station.
What 53 People Are Saying
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OT
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly staff and very fast service. Food was delicious!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Incredible food!!

A
London
17 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food and good value!

G
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 1

My god the restaurant was so dirty! The food was fine, but it was just unpleasant to eat there as it looked it hasn’t been dusted/cleaned or hoovered in months!

CS
London
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for a quick bite to eat, service was quick, and food was very nice

PE
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really nice food, well presented, and good atmosphere

HM
London
16 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was slow and chaotic, but staff friendly and corrected mistakes

RY
London
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice place with authentic Vietnamese dishes. Strong menu selection, fast friendly service. Was very busy on a Tuesday night so that's always a good sign. Dishes are reasonably priced and the Special pho i had was delicious, washed down with a nice Saigon beer. Would definitely go back.

MS
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food at a reasonable price. Nice atmosphere though a bit noisy! Felt a bit chilly inside restaurant. Would recommend.

r
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food is great and good value, but service was very slow

L
London
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, good selection, and wonderful service with a surprise birthday cake.

V
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

The restaurant was about 1/4 full maximum and there were 4 staff standing around talking to each other and basically ignoring customers. Empty plates were left for a long time and the main course was served immediately we finished starters ie they took away the starter plates and replaced them with mains. Poor first impressions with well used and very shabby menus as place-mats which were then taken away. Very unprofessional appearance in the restaurant generally with lots of open storage at the back which should have been screened. The food was good but we had no time to enjoy it as it came too fast. The final annoyance was a service charge added to the bill so if we’d wanted to get it removed we’d have had to argue. We ended up paying it so we could escape as soon as possible. Very disappointing experience overall which is a great shame as the food was good. Not recommended, save your time and money for one of the other many restaurants in this area which welcome customers and provide proper customer service.

OT
Berlin
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Great price. Terrible football result.

FP
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was fresh and tasty, with a decent portion size - not too little and not so much you feel like you're wasting food.

LS
London
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

best Vietnamese I have been to in recent times! Loved it :)

MJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pleasant restaurant with tasty food and great portion sizes!

KF
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very disappointed with Pho House, Highbury. I ordered a ‘Vegetable Curry’, it was described as containing: aubergine, sweet potato, mushrooms, asparagus, red peppers and onion. In truth it had: one piece of aubergine, a couple of cubes of sweet potato, red peppers and onion. The rest of the veg were replaced with Tofu! No staff member came to ask how our food was so most of my dish was left on my plate as I don’t like Tofu. The manager refused to take the cost of dish of our bill and argued with us. A most unpleasant experience. We will not be returning or would not recommend this restaurant.

A
Manchester
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Basically good food and friendly service. I’ve had better pho. Very reasonable quick

R
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

I was not very impressed by Pho. It was loud, busy, the service was poor and the food was average. I would expect much better.

j
London
24 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great find and value for money. Close to tube snd very accessible. Nice staff and great food.

C
London
23 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We visited here for pre-theatre dinner. The staff are friendly and the service was very quick so it was ideal for a casual dining before going out. I highly recommend Banh Xeo (crispy egg pancakes with bean sprouts), which was very crispy and filling was delicious!

F
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic fresh Vietnamese food. Small menu which is always a good sign, lovely service and the vibe of a street food venue.

JW
London
126 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was really good. The betel leaves some of the best we've eaten, Pho was great, delicious broth and the summer roll we excellent. Service was okay, we had to wait for drinks, ask to order, it made it rather hard work. I'll return for the food as it was so good but they could really do with working on the service levels.

LR
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely menu, food was a bit cold..had the soap and like my soap steaming hot but lovely staff

CP
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having been to the Hoxton branch I wanted to try this one as it's closer to a friend- although the menu seems a bit smaller we were not disappointed. The Pho is one of the best Ive tasted and it's always on point. The crispy fried squid is amazing too and the staff are really relaxed and let you eat and drink at your own pace.

k
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I booked a table and was glad to of done as it quickly filled up with people queuing to get in. The food was delicious and the service quick and efficient.
Thankfully we got in just before a very large party arrived......
i'd definitely go again.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really good authentic Vietnamese food. The Pho bowls are their speciality and are fantastic and great value for money.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely food. It was a bit noisy but my friend and I still managed to have a good chat

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was nice, and good value.

RC
London
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Big portions of pho but average quality

t
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had dinner with friends here. The food was delicious and there was plenty of choice. The prices were reasonable and portions very large. They did forget to bring us one starter, but the other one we were staring was enough food that we did not complain. We had a lovely evening here and I'll definitely go again

o
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place for a post work catchup and some affordable healthy food.

BM
London
33 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food as usual, great price and location - highly reccommended

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I wasn't overly impressed with the food, it was a bit hit and miss and only two veg options on the menu. Some food was not hot. Service was unprofessional.

l
London
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food at a good price. The soup, their speciality is extremely tasty. I would definitely go again. 1 min walk from Highbury and Islington station makes it a great place to meet someone.

MS
London
18 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent authentic Vietnamese food. Love the Pho and the noodle dishes are great too. Good service.

B
London
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Has a lovely dinner here recently with friends, food was delicious especially the mixed seafood starter platter and service was friendly and not intrusive. We stayed for over 2 hours and we're given complimentary jasmine tea and fruit at the end of our meal which was a lovely touch. Would definitely come back again.

F
London
22 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic Vietnamese food. Unlike so many other "Vietnamese" eateries this tastes just like the food we ate in Vietnam. The service is friendly but sometimes a little too laid back.

FE
London
25 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Really nice, fresh food at a reasonable price! Service was a little slow at times but you just had to make yourself known to staff and they would sort it. Will be returning!

n
Norfolk
75 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food decent as always. Cheap and cheerful good food. Unfortunately the service was poor. This is the first time - usually it's ok. Hope it will improve again next time.

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