I recently met a group of friends for dinner in the ever vibrant and always bustling Soho! One of my friends recommended the newly opened House of Ho founded by Chef Bobby Chinn. Having had a look at the website I was keen to try this new take on Vietnamese cuisine.
The restaurant has a warm and inviting interior, perfect for meeting up with friends. I also noticed that the background music was fresh and funky with everything from Notorious BIG to Prince being played, which added to a great ambiance for socializing. There were moments when I forgot I was supposed to be eating and broke into some enthusiastic shoulder dancing…music and food are a perfect combination!
The menu is made up of sharing plates which again signifies the core values of the restaurant, it is place to come together and enjoy food, enjoy life, enjoy a time well spent. The drinks menu is a perfect example of how relaxed this restaurant is…some wise words from Bobby Chinn!
We order a mixture of dishes; Crab Pomelo Salad, Grilled Chicken Wings, Hanoi’s 5 Spiced Quail, Lemongrass Monkfish with fish caramel sauce, Smokey aubergine, Vegetable curry with pumpkin, okra & eggplant and Molten Marou Chocolate Cake for dessert.
I particularly enjoyed the Crab Pomelo Salad with its vegetable noodles, lemon oil and mint which was refreshing and flavoursome. I also really liked the chocolate cake which had a perfect melt in the mouth texture, a must for all chocolate lovers.
We enjoyed our time at The House of Ho and particularly enjoyed meeting Bobby Chinn. Our only issue was that some of the portions were slightly too small to be considered a sharing plate. Overall a lovely new addition to Soho!
- Catching up with friends
- Date Night