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544 Purley Way, Croydon CR0 4NZ, England
+44 20 8688 3300
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Opened in November 2006, An Nam Restaurant is Croydon's favourite spot for...
Opened in November 2006, An Nam Restaurant is Croydon's favourite spot for authentic Vietnamese food. In early 2007 owner Myoi Cao surprised locals by winning Croydon's Oriental Chef of the Year competition, beating the likes of Wagamama and Miso head chefs to the top. An Nam has since grown from strength to strength, popular among south Londoners and even far-off visitors from around the UK. About us: Chef and owner Myoi Cao has lived in south London since 1981 and worked in the restaurant trade for over three decades. Her culinary roots, however, are found halfway across the world in the southern Mekong region of Vietnam. Myoi had long-memorised her mother's recipes and over the years has expanded her repertoire with regular trips back to southern Vietnam and Cambodia. Southern Vietnam ("An Nam") is known for its abundance of seafood, fresh vegetables and herbs, and for its bold flavours - lemongrass, fish sauce, tamarind and chilli.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very nice indeed

We decided to have lunch before exploring the Wing Yip supermarket. I was curious to try An Nam upstairs rather than the busy Chinese place one on the ground floor, where the food is nice but the service can be quite abrupt. I'm so glad we walked passed the people queuing on the ground floor. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Banstead, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I eat there with my husband and kids as well as order to takeaway. It is a shame they don t deliver otherwise i would order every week from them!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

if you order anything order the whole red snapper. One of the best dishes I've ever had. Very clean tasting food.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Eaten here in the past and had some good experiences. However this evening was very different and a shocking contrast. I am writing this review so this may inspire change. My chair had a big stain but was still in use. No attention to detail. The chicken salad tasted stale! The pork was such a bad cut of meat. None... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Food was brilliant, the service even better. You can tell the food has been prepared carefully and I would recommend chicken and cashews. This is a family business which you can tell from the care they take of every customer. Venue had lots of parking which is always handy too

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Coulsdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We've been to Am Nam a few times now over the last couple of years and the food is always excellent. The mixed starter is a meal in itself and the quality and presentation of the food is excellent. This is now my favourite local restaurant, its just a shame they don't deliver! Kev

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Banstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We decided to have lunch before exploring the Wing Yip supermarket. I was curious to try An Nam upstairs rather than the busy Chinese place one on the ground floor, where the food is nice but the service can be quite abrupt. I'm so glad we walked passed the people queuing on the ground floor. We were shown straight to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I travelled to Vietnam last year and fell in love with the food there. Since coming back to London I have tried most of the vientamese restaurants in Hackney and none of them come close in terms of food quality to Annam. I had read the very positive reviews online and thought it was worth a go on the way... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Really disappointed with ours meal. The food are either too salty or tasteless. The staff are miserable and the whole let place lack atmospher.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Oh how I love this place. Yes it is tucked away back and beyond a Chinese Supermarket but boy oh boy how good the food is. The spring rolls that I always have to have, are out of this world crispy, and the salads are absolutely a party to one's taste buds; the salads are so flavourful and fresh that... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I should probably start by saying that I work opposite the glorious Mien Tay Vietnamese restaurant near Clapham Junction, so I've been spoilt and have high expectations. But based on the reviews here, my partner and I chose An Nam as our Saturday night place to dine and catch up with old friends. First of all, the location is pretty... More 

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Myoi C, Owner at An Nam Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Artemesia I'm sorry you were disappointed with your meal on Saturday night and thanks for leaving us a review. Our crispy rice noodle dish is a house favourite and made with puffy rice noodles - not egg, as our menu indicated - so it soaks up the sauce and may be different to what you've had elsewhere. As for... More 

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Additional Information about An Nam Restaurant

Address: 544 Purley Way, Croydon CR0 4NZ, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8688 3300
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Croydon
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $15 to $23
Cuisine: Vietnamese

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 544 Purley Way, Croydon CR0 4NZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Croydon
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8688 3300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $15 to $23
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Opened in November 2006, An Nam Restaurant is Croydon's favourite spot for authentic Vietnamese food. In early 2007 owner Myoi Cao surprised locals by winning Croydon's Oriental Chef of the Year competition, beating the likes of Wagamama and Miso head chefs to the top. An Nam has since grown from strength to strength, popular among south Londoners and even far-off visitors from around the UK. About us: Chef and owner Myoi Cao has lived in south London since 1981 and worked in the restaurant trade for over three decades. Her culinary roots, however, are found halfway across the world in the southern Mekong region of Vietnam. Myoi had long-memorised her mother's recipes and over the years has expanded her repertoire with regular trips back to southern Vietnam and Cambodia. Southern Vietnam ("An Nam") is known for its abundance of seafood, fresh vegetables and herbs, and for its bold flavours - lemongrass, fish sauce, tamarind and chilli.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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