Banh Bao Brothers

20 LEAKE STREET , UNIT 6, LONDON, United Kingdom, SE17NN
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MONDAY - THURSDAY
LUNCH 12:00 - 00:00
DINNER 18:00 - 22:30

FRIDAY & SATURDAY
LUNCH 12:00 - 17:00
DINNER 18:00 - 22:30

SUNDAY
Closed

Facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Awesome View
  • Bar

About Banh Bao Brothers

The spirit of Vietnam is alive and well in this chilled-out spot just beneath Waterloo Station. Tucked into the overhang of a renovated archway, Banh Bao Brothers delivers an authentic Vietnamese restaurant experience in modern digs. Share a plate, have a laugh, and allow your taste buds to transport you to another side of the world.

The heart of Vietnam beats stronger than ever in Banh Bao Brothers as traditional food intertwines with modern appeal. More than just a Pho Joint, our restaurant and bar begins a new age of authentic Vietnamese cuisine in the United Kingdom. Well-composed plates brimming with style make-up every bite as friends debate which item to dive into next.

The Leake Street Arches serve as home to urban art, dining and entertainment. Repurposed brick-laden archways off historic streets add charm and function to the entire neighbourhood. Where creativity and community collide, the growing area provides a quintessential urban experience. The first restaurant to open in the tunnel, Banh Bao Brothers continues to lead a culinary rebirth in a legendary spot.

The welcoming neon hue of the “Jade Dragon Bar” is irresistible to a friendly clientele. A Vietnamese-inspired cocktail menu puts a modern spin upon old world charm. Punchy flavours and complex layers create a potent mix that is sure to make a splash.

Brunch and dinner menus feature a range of shared plates alongside larger servings for the Hangry. bao combinations are available throughout the day.

Cuisine: Vietnamese, Asian, Brunch, Cocktails, Diner, Locally Sourced, Modern Asian
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 02 May 2019

The place is amazing, food is really tasty and cocktails are original. It would be a 10 out of 10 if the service was at least trying. We felt that the staff didn't really care that much. We had a couple of orders incorrect, some never even arrived, totally forgotten. But otherwise, fantastic food and great atmosphere

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Visited On Monday, 06 May 2019

Food is incredible! Best Vietnamese I've had in London. Temperature of room could be warmer and perhaps you could think about the lighting and making it cosier. Therefore we would have stayed longer and ordered even more!

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 May 2019

Hi hate leaving a bad review but as I was emailed and asked to leave feedback I will. When we got there we were seated at the bar (which was a bit of a mess) - We weren't offered a drink and when we were shown to our table it was explained that there weren't enough menus to go around (it wasn't that busy!). Drinks arrived quickly and the bao we ordered were delicious. However after this we were left waiting for our main dishes for ages. After we had talked to 2 different waiters (the first didn't get back to us) it turns out that our order hadn't gone through to the kitchen. I am not quite sure how this happened as we ordered the bao at the same time. After looking at other reviews it seems this isn't the first time this has happened. When the food finally arrived the pork in both dishes was really tough and mine was lukewarm. When we asked for the bill we then had to wait ages to receive it and I'm pretty sure it had been forgotten. Everyone there was polite and we were offered a couple of beers on the house but for the money we paid we were left pretty disappointed.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 May 2019

The pancake is very thick!! It used to be slot thinner and crispier. Otherwise good food The service is ok- always feel like they are short staffed.

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Visited On Thursday, 25 April 2019

The sticky fried chicken (small bites) was way too salty. But everything else was spot on.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

Really nice food and venue, friendly service. I would recommend it and I’ll be back again

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 April 2019

The place is cool, very instagrammable and good atmosphere, but the food was average sadly. We shared lots of small bites. Some dishes were nice e.g popcorn chicken and grilled aubergine, most dishes were rather underwhelming, especially the chicken banh boa which was tasteless and dry. I’ve eaten much better Vietnamese in London. Service was ok. Started off good and then once we’d been served our food, we weren’t approached again to be asked if the meal was ok or if we wanted more drinks and we were in there for a couple of hours. I’m afraid this place is style over substance!

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Great food

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

There were four of us and it came to £71.50 per head. Although the food was OK, it wasn’t worth that much!

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

Food is very tasty and so many gluten free dishes, so rare for Asian food so to be able to have spring rolls was awesome! Been twice in 2 weeks, be back very soon

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Visited On Friday, 05 April 2019

Really good food and a great space, nicely fitted out. Poor music though - change the playlist!

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 April 2019

The venue was quite cool but cold. Service was slow and food was average. It was too expensive for what it was.

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 April 2019

Really awesome service, and food was great. Really loved the desserts! Willbe back

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

Lovely staff ;)

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 April 2019

Service is always very quick and the staff are very nice

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

Had a wonderful server (sorry can't remember his name..5'9ish, nose ring) knowledgeable and friendly. Food was tasty (although I felt the tofu stir fry was missing something... maybe marinate the tofu or some more fresh herbs .. dunno, just think it needed a little more. But still delicious), starters were all great, loved the wings. Dessert was devine... creme brulee come rice pudding thing 😇

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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

Had a great time here, inexpensive and good selection of dishes, all very tasty.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

The food here is on point, and the venue is such a cool place.

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

I really enjoyed my experience here, the food was really yummy and the waiter serving us was great.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

My friend and I had a lovely meal at Banh Bao Brothers. A fascinating spot, delicious and inexpensive food and nice service. We will be back.

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Very cool quirky place, youl spend the first 15 minutes just taking pics

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Visited On Monday, 18 February 2019

Loved the little bites they have and ribs were litterallg falling of the bone

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Visited On Monday, 11 March 2019

Great cocktails, would come back jjst for the wings alone

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Visited On Friday, 15 March 2019

Different and tasty, not what you would expect heading to a vietnamese restaurant but a delightful surprise.

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 March 2019

We really enjoyed ourselves, will be back

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