About Banh Banh Vietnamese Kitchen

Dear diners, please be aware that tables booked for groups of three or less are available for 90 minutes only, or two hours for groups of four or more. Please also note that the restaurant can only hold tables for 15 minutes.

Peckham is well established as one of South London’s favourite food melting pots and it’s hard to stand out from the crowd – but in terms of genuine but cool Vietnamese food, Banh Banh Vietnamese does just that. This trendy eatery in Peckham Rye is helmed by five siblings who follow the recipes handed down by their Vietnamese grandmother (a professional chef), which goes a long way towards explaining why this is some of the most delicious and authentic Vietnamese food you’ll find anywhere.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Banh Banh Vietnamese Kitchen
46 Peckham Rye, Peckham
London SE15 4JR

Menu Highlights




Fried spring rolls stuffed with shitake mushrooms, glass noodle and taro


Sticky fish sauce chicken wings with garlic and fish sauce supplied by our friends at flock + herd (gf)


Charcoal grilled ground lemongrass beef wrapped in betel leaves served on a bed of steamed vermicelli, topped with caramelised spring onion and peanuts, served with a nuoc cham dipping sauce (n)



Tofu and root vegetable curry cooked with lemongrass and tempered with coconut milk. a classic vegan staple in Vietnam, steeped in flavour, with very little heat (v) (gf)


A light stew of dry aged beef shin slowly cooked with lemongrass, carrots + green beans


Our house special - mini savoury turmeric and coconut pancakes, each encasing a tiger prawn. topped with spring onion and sprinkled with shrimp dust. served with a herb tray to wrap around and a nuoc cham dipping sauce (gf)


PHO (Beef)

Without a doubt Vietnams national dish! We use our grandma’s recipe. flat rice noodles in hot noodle soup cooked for up to eight hours, served with a herb tray (gf)


A noodle salad with paddy field herbs, vermicelli noodles, pickles, cucumber, topped with shallots, peanuts and a spring roll (n) (vo) charcoal barbecued pork patties with pork + prawn spring roll crispy tofu + mushrooms with tofu spring roll

Main Menu

Weekday Lunch Menu


More about Banh Banh Vietnamese Kitchen, London

London is certainly not lacking in Vietnamese eateries these days, but during the Vietnamese street-food revival of recent years quite a few trendy new restaurants have focused more on design and aesthetics than authentic and delicious food. Thankfully for the food-spoilt folks of Peckham they have one ticking both boxes with Banh Banh Vietnamese. Peckham Rye is a competitive area for new restaurants, but Banh Banh Vietnamese seems set up for long-term popularity because nowhere else in the area can match its stylish but casual setting, funky vibe and simple but truly exceptional food.

Banh Banh Vietnamese is run by five born-and-bred Peckham siblings guided by the hand-written recipes passed down from their Vietnamese grandmother, a chef in Saigon during the 1940s. Banh Banh dish up time-tested Vietnamese favourites like pho, papaya salad and beef in betel leaves, all of which can stand alongside the best in London. There are some signature touches at Banh Banh, though, largely using fresh local produce (like fellow Peckham Rye residents Flock + Herd, whose chicken becomes irresistible fish-sauce wings), and the house special is undoubtedly banh khot: succulent tiger prawns encased by mini savoury turmeric and coconut pancakes, topped with spring onion and shrimp dust and served with herbs and nuoc cham dipping sauce. Delicious.

472 Banh Banh Vietnamese Kitchen Reviews

472 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Great value
Sort by:Most useful
  • Most useful
  • Highest rated
  • Most recent
Hannah E.22 days ago · 1 review

We had two starters, two mains and a desert. All the food was absolutely incredible, especially for the price. The service was really good. Would definitely go back there!

Isabel S.2 months ago · 2 reviews

The food was great and the service was also good. We had the Pancakes, pork dish and pho and they were all delicious. Definitely recommend

Ginny P.2 months ago · 1 review

Delicious! Loved the chicken wings, beef in betel and aubergine! The prawn pancakes weren't as yummy as friends had said but still nice. Will go again!!

Michelle b.2 months ago · 1 review

Love coming to this restaurant. Delicious food and wonderful service. Perfect place for people like me who are gluten and dairy free. I will be back again.

Valerie B.2 years ago · 1 review

We were at first a bit uncertain. It felt like a canteen with bare tables, bare walls, bare light bulbs and tiled floor. But as the restaurant filled up, the atmosphere softened with the chat of contented diners. It was fun to be offered cocktails in such a setting and though expensive they were delicious: somehow neither beer nor wine seems to fit with oriental food and we were happy to drink water once we'd downed the cocktails. Choosing lots of starters we had a table full of interesting and delicious dishes, along with "greens" described as "morning glory" - was it really the plant of that name that grows in our gardens!? If you like fresh tasting food with lots of fruit and vegetables, chicken and prawns some pork and chili flavours you'll love what's on offer at Banh Banh. Not a long menu - so can't wait to go back and try the items we didn't try. Lovely service.

Julia S.2 years ago · 1 review

Very friendly and attentive staff. We (3 in our group) all liked our starters, we tried all of the small dishes (Summer rolls, spring rolls, chicken wings and beef in bettel leaves) However, we were left disappointed with the main courses which were bland (we ordered the Banh Hot Pancakes tasted of coconut cream, not all pancake dough cooked through... might be intentional, PHO Chicken - nicest of the 3 dishes but very mild and light flavour, needed hoisin to add some punch, BUN NOODLE Salad really needed a dressing for the shredded lettuce, cucumber, carrot and noodles) we were expecting so much more after reading the reviews. It may also be that we are comparing to Thai food and are not used to the very light flavours of traditional Vietnamese. Will try again in a couple of months to see if any new additions to the menu. Would really like to see this restaurant grow from strength to strength.

Av R.a year ago · 3 reviews

Brilliant food, some superb regional specialities too. If you want a proper spice kick and a flavour volcano, do not miss the BÚN BÒ HUẾ and ask for it to be done well spicy. Incredible flavours and the portion is huge. The papaya salad was incredible, do ask for it to be your level of spicy and they will tailor it for you. Extra chillis for the table, no problem. Cocktails were well thought out and well made. The service strikes the right balance and the food hits the right notes but could add just a bit more variety to the menu or do a couple of weekly/daily specials just to mix things up a bit. But overall a memorable experience.

Emma H.2 years ago · 1 review

This was our 3rd visit here (this time with my parents) and we were still not disappointed. BahnBahn is a great local place with good food, good service and a good atmosphere. Some tables and the bar reserved for walk ins. If the place looks full go in and ask as there's a 'hidden' back room too. The food is just fab; light, fresh and filling for the senses and stomach as well as not being too heavy on the pocket. Try it. I doubt you will be disappointed (unless you want a grilled steak and s creamy pud in which case try the equally excellent pubs close by.

Mark W.2 years ago · 2 reviews

Love The Ambience, love the food, Staff are great, The only fault i can say are there are two tables directly as you walk in the door on the right hand side, we had one of them and for a while had a constant stream of people coming in, normally it probably wouldn't matter, but it was a special occasion, so it was a bit distracting - The Price of popularity !, Next time we'll ask for another table in another area of the restaurant. Saying that we still had a great time !

Joanne W.2 years ago · 1 review

This is a very light, bright restaurant with very friendly and helpful staff. We started with a lychee cocktail, which was lovely, followed by the pancakes, papaya salad, curry and beetle leaves - all of which were exceptionally fresh and tasty. I would highly recommend this restaurant with full marks for the ambience, staff and, most importantly, the food. My friend has already been back for a second visit and I intend to return soon.