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5.2 /6 Excellent 49 Reviews

Banh Mi Bay Holborn

Holborn Vietnamese ££ +100
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Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:30 - 16:00, 17:30 - 21:45
  • Tuesday 11:30 - 16:00, 17:30 - 21:45
  • Wednesday 11:30 - 16:00, 17:30 - 21:45
  • Thursday 11:30 - 16:00, 17:30 - 21:45
  • Friday 11:30 - 16:00, 17:30 - 21:45
  • Saturday 12:00 - 21:45
  • Sunday Closed
Banh Mi Bay Holborn, 4 - 6 Theobalds Road, WC1X 8PN London

CHEF'S CHOICE

49 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 49 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: entertaining
Quality/Price: great value
Service: friendly
Noise: quiet
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1 review so far 6
05.07.2017 22:24

There are a few different restaurants of this around London. The Holborn one is off on a quite street but still bustling. Delicious food. Quick and easy and good price. Big restaurant, good size, and easy to reserve space.

1 review so far 6
28.06.2017 09:38

Really loved the food and atmosphere. Very reasonable priced and good value. Bang mi was excellent and the chocolate cake was lovely. Will go again when in London.

2 reviews so far 6
23.06.2017 09:50

Food was absolutely fantastic - beautifully fresh and well presented. Kitchen were happy to adjust the food ordered to help one of our more fussy eaters. Heartily recommend.

5 reviews so far 6
29.04.2017 15:32

Excellent Vietnamese restaurant. The bread is amazing and each filling is delicious. Love the coffee and that you can buy the ground to take home!

4 reviews so far 5
23.08.2016 09:01

I'd been a few times before for their delicious take-away, but returned this time for dinner with a friend. It was fairly quiet and had a relaxed feel on a Monday night, and we ordered a couple of dishes of summer rolls to share. Came very quickly but was fresh. We then had each had a rare beef Pho and it was very tasty. Very reasonable prices, friendly service. I could eat here every day!

3 reviews so far 6
20.12.2016 11:44

Banh Mi Bay Holborn is just down the road from work. They were a bi confused on my booking when I entered but the food was amazing!

1 review so far 4
29.06.2016 09:13

The Chicken Pho and mango smoothie were both lovely. Service was good at the beginning but the waiter/waitress to a long time to bring the bill at the end of the meal and we repeatedly asked for water and were not given any. It would be good if we were just given a jug at the beginning rather than having to ask. Waitress at the end split the bill/service charge for the three of us which was useful.

1 review so far 6
21.04.2016 11:06

Second time I have been here and it was great. No frills, authentic Vietnamese food. Please keep the pork and shrimp Pho special as a permanent fixture on your menu!!! It is one of the tastiest things I've ever eaten!

2 reviews so far 6
27.05.2016 13:35

Beautiful food in a comfortable, relaxed environment. The helpings are generous and the staff are happy to assist with recommendations. The service was attentive withou feeling harried. I would recommend Banh Mi Bay for a relaxed meal with friends.

1 review so far 6
24.05.2016 09:48

Awesome! Tiny place needs booking, rapid service, and most of all extremely fresh and tasty food. I had shredded banana blossom which I'd never even heard of before! Covered with lime, coriander, chilli, peanuts, it was delicious.

1 review so far 6
19.04.2016 10:35

tasty food! really nice experience, will be back. recommend lemongrass beef salad! very crunchy and yummy spring rolls too. ALso you can see Vietnamese people visiting and eating there which is always a good sign.

1 review so far 6
14.07.2016 09:42

Tasty food, very reasonable prices, very quick service and friendly and attentive staff who were happy for us to sit after we finished our meal without rushing us out. Will definitely be going back.

2 reviews so far 6
28.10.2016 09:11

Great food and so cheap for London ! Always loved going to this restaurant for years and I moved away from the area but I still go there when I can with friends.

1 review so far 6
01.06.2016 21:13

Great authentic food, helpful and pleasant staff, unpretentious nice atmosphere, good value. It was obvious that food was freshly cooked and four of us enjoyed our meals. What more can I say.

1 review so far 5
04.04.2017 09:12

Banh Mi Bay was really excellent food and also a good value! Everything was tasty and fresh in generous portions. My husband and I enjoyed our visit and look forward to going back to try more.

1 review so far 5
24.11.2016 15:30

Very tasty food, good portions at a reasonable price A good selection of food on the menu, bottled beers and a range of wines, the wine sampled reported by a colleague as being good too

1 review so far 5
17.03.2016 12:22

Great dinner at Bánh Mi Bay, the staffs are very friendly and reliable service. The dishes are so nice just I would love if the pho may be less soup . Thanks for your service

1 review so far 6
16.12.2016 07:48

Excellent restaurant. Good prices. Good quality. Good service. Waiters paid attend to detail. Fast service also. Met the manager of the place he's a really good chap. Highly recommended

2 reviews so far 6
09.07.2016 09:01

The food was absolutely delicious, I had beef noodles (no soup) and they were so fresh and tasty! Just like in Vietnam, definitely recommend this place. Reasonable prices too

1 review so far 5
29.04.2017 07:38

Lovely day food and quick service for takeaway, slightly more clunky for seated guests. They dont actually accept reservations so I was lucky to have turned up when I did and got a table...

1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 09:30

Delicious food, very nice staff, with a great atmosphere, all for a very affordable price. Our new favorite restaurant for a quick lunch or a nice dinner date.

1 review so far 5
27.07.2016 09:11

Great food and friendly service, we had Rare Beef Pho and Bay Special, both were delivered promptly and tasted great. The place looked a little run down and in need of some TLC.

1 review so far 6
12.10.2016 18:49

Amazing food. Amazing service. Would go back again and again. Vietnamese rolls are as good as in Vietnam. Staff and service were a credit to the restaurant.

1 review so far 6
26.01.2017 19:13

The food is really good. They taste very authentic according to Vietnamese friends. It's not pricey either. A very popular place with helpful staffs. Would highly recommend!

1 review so far 6
01.07.2016 09:06

Lovely food and great prices. Will be booking a return visit! Staff very friendly too. Also liked the decor and atmosphere. Nice range of nonalcoholic drinks.

1 review so far 6
17.06.2016 10:37

Great friendly service, very clean, the food is superb and nice large potions, we will def be going back here when we are in the area

1 review so far 6
20.04.2016 11:14

Great place for the vietnamese sandwiches! Grilled meat is really tender and full of flavour too. Don't forget the iced vietnamese coffee. All yummy and delicious!

1 review so far 6
29.10.2016 15:14

Very friendly and helpful staff, who helped us choose some delicious vegetarian meals. Prompt service, good value for money and easy to get to. Highly recommended.

1 review so far 6
29.01.2017 11:05

Super good food, super nice service, super cozy atmosphere and reasonable in price! Would definitely go back again and recommend it to everyone to try!

1 review so far 6
02.06.2016 09:31

Great food, great service and great atmosphere! We had a lovely time and wouldn't hesitate to return or recommend this as a place to eat.

2 reviews so far 5
28.02.2016 15:07

My friend and I had a nice time there. The mixed beef pho was delicious, and my friend really enjoyed her satay baguette. Very authentic experience, I'll definitely go again.

1 review so far 5
23.08.2016 10:40

Food was very enjoyable, on the whole very flavoursome and tasty. Service wasn't the best but as a small group with no major time constraints, this was not a problem.

1 review so far 6
04.08.2016 10:14

I love it here - a fantastic, central, reasonably priced place to meet friends after work. And the food is excellent :-) Would definitely recommend.

1 review so far 5
05.07.2016 08:22

Service was mediocre but food was amazing - delicious bahn mis and pho. I'm so glad I've found this place near my work - looking forward to coming back here!

1 review so far 5
05.08.2016 10:35

Huge portions and flavourful taste (both the pho and the spring rolls)! My Friend and I enjoyed the small cosy little restaurant and it is value for money indeed!

1 review so far 5
23.02.2017 16:14

Very good food and efficient and friendly staff. Would definitely recommend to others. There is also a very good choice for vegetarians. I particularly liked the lime tiger prawns.

1 review so far 5
14.06.2016 07:50

Good food at good prices. Staff were very attentive. I would recommend to a friend, and will probably try your other branches too! Thanks for a nice evening

1 review so far 5
24.02.2016 09:04

Lovely food and very attentive staff. Had booked a table and everything went very well and extremely good balue for money despite the restaurant being very busy.

1 review so far 3
27.05.2017 09:20

Really disappointing food, especially the yellow curry - looked and tasted like curry powder and water with over cooked veg and a few bits of chicken thrown in. Such a shame because the staff were lovely and the fresh juice was tasty too

1 review so far 5
03.11.2016 08:27

The Food was quite good! Staff were very friendly. It can be quite busy, so it's better book in advance if you don't like waiting.

1 review so far 5
02.09.2016 08:32

Lovely food, decent prices. Service was a little slow at first but good overall. Obviously very popular - worth booking to ensure you get in.

1 review so far 5
08.03.2016 07:20

Great food, big portion sizes, tasty. I arrived late and it was no problem at all. They have friendly staff and service with a smile!

1 review so far 4
13.02.2016 01:12

don't try vegan pho.. coconut dessert is good .. banana bolossom salad is Also Oka.. pancake is a little greasy.. what else ??? bun is better choice than pho I think..

1 review so far 4
22.01.2017 09:58

Lovely pho soup and delicious gelato - would recommend the beef pho. However, service was difficult to get a hold of, attentive once asked. Recommend booking on Saturday nights.

3 reviews so far 3
12.07.2017 11:08

convenient location, simple but comfortable place, friendly staff, quick service. The pho was good and would recommend, but the satay chicken was not up to expectations (would be more authentic with real peanut sauce and on skewers)

1 review so far 3
18.10.2016 10:19

The food was great. The service, however, was less than forthcoming. Waiters and chefs alike stared at our table as we talked. I can only assume they were eager to clear our table and to go home.

1 review so far 4
13.09.2016 22:37

Great food. The waiter we had though was a little dodgy - he got one of our dishes wrong and kept getting mixed up about the others.

3 reviews so far 3
06.03.2017 09:51

Service was very slow; I had to ask multiple times just for water. The service staff was very nice and the food was good, but probably best to go around lunch or for a pick-up.

1 review so far 4
20.04.2017 07:17

While the food was ok, it didn't have the same richness in flavour that I recall from my recent visit to Vietnam. A little disappointing.