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“Some of the best Vietnamese in London”
Review of Cay Tre

Cay Tre
Ranked #4,662 of 22,808 Restaurants in London
Price range: $16 - $29
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Shoreditch
Description: Cay Tre is Hoxton's favourite Vietnamese restaurant, small but perfectly formed. Here you'll find a fresh and creative approach to Vietnamese cuisine that we pride ourselves on. Cay Tre is bustling with life and full of the heady aromas of great Vietnamese cooking. We're passionate about food, ensuring what you get is an authentic taste of Vietnam using fresh, well sourced ingredients from the British Isles, wherever possible. We have a saying at Cay Tre, which is 'to make the simplest of dishes taste good you need the ingredients of time and passion' and you can be assured we have plenty of both. Every dish, from our street food snacks to our a la carte delicacies, is lovingly prepared with this saying in mind. Take our classic beef Pho for example, which takes over 18 hours to make! Likewise, our wine list is carefully selected by renowned wine writer Malcolm Gluck to match the aromatic dishes on the menu. What's more, if you're looking for food on the go, we offer a Vietnamese takeaway service and can deliver promptly to your home or office.
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Some of the best Vietnamese in London”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

I've travelled through Vietnam and fell in love with the food, this place has some of the authentic dishes that take me back to my travels. Also some more westernised dishes for those that don't like to venture too far from home!

Visited January 2013
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london
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Vietnamese”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

I have been here several times, and loved it, however the last time I went (last Sunday) was mindblowingly good.

Soft shell crab and kimchi are amazing, the service is non intrusive and very good, prices are very reasonable.

Highly recommended.

  • Visited January 2013
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London
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“Tasty, fast and very popular”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

I go to Cay Tre relatively regular and have never been disappointed. The food is fresh and tasty and the biggest problem is that it's often so full you have to wait for a table. It's also a slightly noisy environment, but the idea is not to linger for hours. For a very tasty Vietnamese meal, you cannot go wrong with Cay Tre.

  • Visited January 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“great for a loud fun night out”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

book a table as it gets rammed, real loud party atmosphere, decor is not what you go there for but food is impressive, tasty and varied. loved the flavours, very authentic and different - anchovied chicken wings, lamb neck curry, mackerel all to die for. good short wine list, friendly service, will be back!

  • Visited January 2013
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london
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“Love the Pho with the hint of garlic”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

I love the Hanoi Pho at Cay Tre so much as it tastes different and the soup is quite tasty (if you like a bit of garlic in your food). The Saigon Xeo Pancake is also very well made - really enjoyed it. The homemade lemonade is also quite good at this place. (although the portion may not be enough for some compared to last year).

  • Visited January 2013
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