Find Vietnam in Shoreditch at Anh Dao restaurant

A few weeks ago I caught up with some friends who were visiting me from Sweden. I decided to take them to the area I grew up in, Hackney and so we had a few drinks in Translate Bar, which as one of the best Happy Hours in London (4pm-9pm) and moved on to find a Vietnamese restaurant along Kingsland Road.

Kingsland Road is awash with Vietnamese restaurants and to be honest the majority of them are actually really good. One of my favourites has always been the one we finally selected, Anh Dao, with it’s unique interior design and authentic menu.

Anh Dao Langoustine

Anh Dao Langoustine

I went for Vietnamese langoustine with special Anh Dao sauce, which is a hoisin-based sauce that has a sweet and spicy flavour. It was absolutely delicious! The flavour was rich without being too over-powering and the langoustine was perfectly cooked. The meal was served with a healthy portion of rice and great service.

For less than £10 you get a great meal in a prime location. If you haven’t ventured to Shoreditch for its array of Vietnamese restaurants then I highly recommend that you do, and make sure you check out Anh Dao along the way!

Perfect for:

  • Date Nights
  • Catching up with friends
  • Special occasions


Eggs Florentine at Canvas & Cream

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I discovered Canvas & Cream in Forest Hill whilst wandering around looking for somewhere nice to meet a friend for brunch.

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This won’t be a very long post but I just wanted to say a few things about Canvas & Cream:

  • The Eggs Florentine were perfect – perfectly poached eggs with hollandaise sauce and spinach on a warm muffin…I’m still salivating!
  • My fresh mint tea was served in a beautiful teapot (I love teapots)
  • The interior decoration is divine – a vintage lovers heaven.
  • The service is spot on – friendly and attentive.
  • It has an art gallery attached to it – cool art in a great space.
  • It’s not too far from The Horniman Museum & Gardens – which everyone in London should visit at least once

That’s it really! Not much else to say aside from find out for yourself by paying them a visit, you could spend all day in there like me, eating lots of lovely eggs!

Canvas & Cream
18 London Road
Forest Hill
SE23 3HF