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Thanh Binh

  • (01223) 362456
  • 17 Magdalene Street
  • CB3 0AF
  • 12pm-2pm ; 6pm-10pm

Very pleasant small Vietnamese restaurant on Magdalene Street. The ground floor seats 20 people at small tables with wipe-clean plastic cloths, while the basement seats another 30 at two long tables.

Lovely spring rolls, good pho, I've been a few times and enjoyed everything I've tried.

They do a good-value set lunch menu (£8 for two courses as of September 2010) starter options, main course options. Kake says: When I tried this in September 2010, they were happy for me to have two starters instead of a starter plus main, and gave me a larger portion of one of them to make up for it. As it says above, the spring rolls photo were good; competently fried and with a nicely textured filling. The gio bo (salad of shredded vegetables topped with beef) photo was OK, and it was good to see the inclusion of lotus shoots, but I wished they hadn't flavoured it with sweet chilli sauce.

Bring your own alcohol (small corkage charge), though it does tea, coffee, and very nice sweetened lime juice (£2.20 as of September 2010). The puddings are interesting, though I have had dining companions who were unsure about the green tapioca-based one.

Note that according to a sign seen in the window in September 2010, if you spend less than £15 then they'll only accept cash.

Accessibility: Step up to get in. Toilets are down a narrow tightly-spiralling staircase with a handrail.

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Last visited by Kake, September 2010.

(Latitude: 52.210120 Longitude: 0.11548604)
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