Pho  

 
 
ADDRESS
86 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4EH
 
 
TELEPHONE
 
OPENING TIMES
Mon-Thu: 12noon-3pm and 6pm-10pm; Fri: 12noon-3pm and 6pm-10.30pm; Sat: 6pm-10.30pm; Sun: closed
 
PRICES
Main courses £5-£7.50
 

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Supermarket or upmarket? Opinions are divided over this Vietnamese eatery; it?s not too busy a weekends yet but as word gets round lunchtimes are getting packed, although the service still seems to be keeping up. The simple menu comprises various Pho, a noodle soup made from a protractedly processed stock rippling with subtle flavours, Bun, a dish based on eastern vermicelli, and baguettes with an oriental twist. The food is a mixed bag but it?s definitely more hit than miss. The enormous bowls of soup are definitely the highlight, with all stock made on site, and simmered for twelve hours. It?s not as rich, or as overpoweringly flavoured as most inexpensive oriental food, and it?s all the better for it. So it might be time to trade in your staid cheese ploughman?s for a more exotic snack tomorrow lunchtime.

 

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Underground Stations

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Farringdon Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Barbican Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
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Hoxton Overground Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
 
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Caxton House NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Cardinal House NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £175  21% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 1 minute from Pho
Located nearby to trendy neighbourbood Farringdon, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell has been affectionately named the Great Aunt of the original Zetter Hotel. Within the Georgian townhouse, ... More
 
 
 
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Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel provides stylish boutique accommodation within a converted Victorian warehouse. With 59 rooms, each individually designed and ... More
 
 
 
Thistle City Barbican Hotel
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Central Street, EC1V | 8 minutes from Pho
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109 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 11 minutes from Pho
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Pho
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115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Pho
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The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Pho
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