The Facts
NAME: Mrs Le's Bánh Mì and Grill
IT'S: A Vietnamese barbecue and bánh mì restaurant

08-01-2018

OPENED: January 08th, 2018
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Mien Tay
DID YOU KNOW: The restaurant is named after Mrs My Le, matriarch of the Le family
LOCATION: Battersea
ADDRESS: 178 Lavender Hill, SW11 5TQ
CLOSEST TUBE: Clapham Junction Overground
OPENING TIMES: Monday-Friday 12-3pm, 5pm-11pm; Saturday-Sunday 11am-10pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Tel: 02079241777; [email protected]
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: Yes

Mrs Le’s Bánh Mì and Grill

OPENED 103 DAYS AGO

Mrs Le’s Bánh Mì and Grill is a Vietnamese restaurant focusing on Vietnamese barbecue and sandwiches, now open in Battersea.

It comes from the people behind Mien Tay, who have another branch right next door (they have 4 other locations across London).

The Spot:

There’s room for 40 inside this corner spot, which is decorated with photos of Vietnam and boasts its very own monk-blessed shrine in the corner. Didn’t expect that, did you?

The Food:

Grilled food and sandwiches are two of our favourite things to eat here at JOL so we’re pleased to see this new focus. The menu is interesting, with quite a few items we’ve not seen on other Vietnamese menus in London. Starters include tofu battered with salted egg yolk, grilled chicken gizzards and something called ‘one-day sunshine squid’ which is made by laying a squid in the sun for a day, then grilling until it turns sunshine yellow. Interesting…

They also have a cracking set of pickles like pickled Vietnamese scallions or ‘glittering chives’, pickled morning glory and lemongrass.

Main dishes include grilled goat served with okra; duck with mung bean paste; grilled whole chicken and lamb chops. There’s loads of grilled seafood too, sourced from Billingsgate each morning. Oysters come with Mrs Le’s cheese sauce and the adventurous may want to try stuffed freshwater snail. We basically want to order everything.

There are six different bánh mì on offer, with the usual pork, beef, chicken or pate fillings. It’s quite hard to find a really good bánh mì in London; there are many average examples but not so many genuinely great ones. We are crossing our fingers that these fall into the latter camp.

The Drinks:

There’s no booze but a good selection of coffee and soft drinks. We are very pleased to see they’re selling Vietnamese iced coffee which is wonderful – super creamy but still with a donkey kick of caffeine. They’re also doing a selection of sodas, yoghurt drinks and juices in flavours like apple and watermelon and ‘shaking grape’.

The Damage:

Starters are £4.50-10 and main courses are around £6-10. Those bánh mì are all around the £6 mark. A coffee is £3.50 and the sodas and yoghurt drinks around £4.

In a Nutshell:

We are thrilled to see these guys expand again as we’ve long been a fan of their original Battersea branch and – let’s face it – Battersea isn’t exactly packed with amazing restaurants. New openings are very welcome. Let’s hope this menu is as exciting as it sounds.

The Facts
NAME: Mrs Le's Bánh Mì and Grill
IT'S: A Vietnamese barbecue and bánh mì restaurant

08-01-2018

OPENED: January 08th, 2018
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Mien Tay
DID YOU KNOW: The restaurant is named after Mrs My Le, matriarch of the Le family
LOCATION: Battersea
ADDRESS: 178 Lavender Hill, SW11 5TQ
CLOSEST TUBE: Clapham Junction Overground
OPENING TIMES: Monday-Friday 12-3pm, 5pm-11pm; Saturday-Sunday 11am-10pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Tel: 02079241777; [email protected]
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: Yes

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