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“Birthday Dinner 45 people”
Review of The House of Ho

The House of Ho
Ranked #3,601 of 28,978 Restaurants in London
Price range: $33 - $52
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Neighborhood: Fitzrovia
Description: The House of Ho’s new flagship restaurant opened on the 1st of December 2015 on Percy Street, W1, with new Chef Director Ian Pengelley at the kitchen helm. Set in an impressive four-storey townhouse, The House of Ho will offer a contemporary, Vietnamese take on a bygone colonial era. The House of Ho is open for lunch, dinner and drinks, seven days a week, the restaurant offers modern Vietnamese in a stylish and relaxed setting. The menu is inspired by Ian Pengelley’s extensive travels to Vietnam where he was influenced by the use of fresh ingredients and careful balance of aromatics. Dishes from the menu will include ‘Pho Bo’ (a hot and cold Pho) – Pho bo jelly, warm clear stock, waygu short rib carved at the table and Asian herbs to finish, Minced pork grilled on lemongrass skewers served with a caramel sauce and crab salad and Lemongrass free range chicken with chicken scratchings and a sweet caramel glaze. Also on the menu are Fresh giant prawns, cooked in a flaming hot pot and served with Vietnamese greens and rice noodles, Hanoi grilled red snapper served with rice noodles, cha ca ma noi and fresh herbs and Lap song souchon smoked rainbow trout with starfruit, jack fruit, green mango and a lime and chilli salad. The first two floors house the restaurant, with a contemporary Vietnamese menu and fresh seafood bar. A secret wine room is hidden off from the first floor landing; the walls lined with fine wines for private tastings and events. The House of Ho has three further private dining rooms; Hanoi, Mirror Room and Ho Chi Minh which will all be available for private hire and include LED screens for presentations and the facilities for small conferences or board room meetings. The Ho Lounge Bar, situated on the third floor is open seven days a week for drinks. The drinks list will present a modern assortment of wines, beer and soft drinks, along with a carefully curated selection of spirits - with a focus on craft spirits, small distilleries and producers. The Cocktail List is Asian inspired and will include Rumgroni – a blend of Bacardi heritage, Aperol, M.Rosso / Gran Lusso and orange zest, East & West – Patron Reposado, Kamm & Sons, sake and a drop of mescal and Pho Mary – a blend of Belvedere, wasabi, pho flavor sauce, tomato juice and matcha tea to serve. The restaurant and bar interiors, designed by Studio Minerva will be reminiscent of a bygone colonial era; high ceilings adorned with whirring fans, a breezy open terrace and a collection of rooms each with a unique sense of character. Modern touches include the restaurant’s cool light grey walls, green leather and velvet banquette seating and Tom Dixon wall lights. Original ceiling architraves, cornicing and classic Victorian staircase balance out the contemporary touches and remind guests of the building’s history. The original House of Ho restaurant on Old Compton Street has now rebranded to ‘Ho’ – a modern twist on the sights, sounds and aromas of a Vietnamese kitchen. Ho offers a contemporary Vietnamese menu, full in colour, intense in taste, using the freshest of ingredients in a relaxed and open setting.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

House of Ho was an excellent venue for my birthday dinner and drinks. They were very responsive when organising the event in the first place and keen to help with costing + table plans and dietary restrictions. On the night, the restaurant looked beautiful and the ambience was great. We had a private area and were very well looked after. In addition to this, the food was extremely tasty and came in generous sharing platters. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any private events or even just as a small intimate dinner. Will definitely be back!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 16, 2019 via mobile

Visited for an impromptu lunch with a friend. The restaurant occupies the space that used to be Bam-Bou, quite a high-end eaterie from a few years back. I think it’s fair to say that the quality and ambience have dropped a couple of notches since then. The staff were very helpful and attentive, though all very young looking - this is not a criticism, just an observation. The food is reasonably priced, and the wine list was decent. I had Lemongrass Chicken which was tasty but no more than that. Sides of rice and Asian greens were fine but not particularly memorable. A bottle of the cheapest white on the list was zingy and quaffable. The bill was around £80 with no starters or dessert. All in all not a bad place but I won’t go out of my way to return.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 29, 2019

Visited for the evening and was initially very impressed with the attentive, friendly service. The Tuna Tataki is always a personal favourite and theirs was particularly delicious and I would highly recommend. The Lemongrass Chicken was also a highlight and was fragrant and fresh. Would recommend the chocolate fondant desert. Definitely going to come back and try the Pho which I saw other diners enjoying and looked great. Only minor gripe was the tables were a touch close together and ambience very loud meaning we had to shout across the table to each other.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 13, 2019

Cute restaurant with a varied menu. Service is attentive without being overbearing. The food experience was rather disappointing. We ordered vegetarian curry and received chicken curry. My beef was overcooked, the pho rather flavorless and there really was no need to oversell the rice as an accompaniment to my plate, since there were abundant potatoes.

Date of visit: November 2019
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HouseofHoRestaurants, Public Relations Manager at The House of Ho, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2019

Dear Customer, We're so sorry that the food was not up to our usual high standards. Please contact us at info@houseofho.co.uk so that we can resolve the issue for you.

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Reviewed November 6, 2019

Where shall I start!
Brilliant customer service from both bar people/manager!
The food is amazing! I had the calamari and this dough bread with meat inside, to die for it was amazing!
Everything about this place in good.
Highly recommend for both restaurant and a party!
Definitely be coming back there again!

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Chinky06
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