Cay Tre Soho

42-43 Dean Street, Soho, London, United Kingdom, W1D 4PZ
Critics Review 9/10
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Opening Information

Monday to Thursday 11:00–23:00
Friday to Saturday 11:00–23:30
Sunday 11:00–22:00

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Bar

About Cay Tre Soho

If you’re looking for Soho’s most authentic Vietnamese restaurant, look no further than Cây Tre. Combining the unique aromatic flavours of Vietnam with an atmosphere replicating the hustle and bustle of busy Vietnamese life, Cây Tre will sweep you off your feet and drop you in the land of the rising sun. As with all of our Vietnamese restaurants, we pride ourselves on offering an authentic taste of Vietnam using fresh, well sourced ingredients from the British Isles.

We have a saying at Cây Tre, which is 'to make the simplest of dishes taste good you need the ingredients of time and passion' and you can be assured we have plenty of both. Every dish, from our street food snacks to our a la carte delicacies, is lovingly prepared with this saying in mind. Take our classic beef Pho for example, which takes over 18 hours to make! Likewise, our wine list is carefully selected by renowned wine writer Malcolm Gluck to match the aromatic dishes on the menu.

What’s more, we also offer a Vietnamese takeaway service and can deliver to your home or office. So, if you’re in London’s Soho and are looking for sophisticated Asian cuisine on the go, be sure to give us a call!

Cuisine: Vietnamese
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Critics Review
Cay Tre Soho review
9/10
Vietnamese Cay Tre fits in well with the rest of Soho. A spacious dining room with wooden tables and booths, it felt as welcoming as any other restaurant on Dean Street. But it’s the food that really sets it apart from its neighbours. Cay Tre has a diverse menu of small plates, mains, and sides, as well as a set menu. The small dishes range from £5 to £10 and the portions are generous, whether sharing or as an individual starter. The whole menu looks delicious, but we went for the Hanoi pillow dumplings filled with pork and prawns along with the salt n pepper tofu, and the lemon-cured beef salad with knotweed, saw leaf and prawn crackers. When they arrived, the dumplings were bursting with flavour, and the beef in the salad was cooked to perfection, and we settled in, knowing we were in for a great feed...
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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

Very disappointed. Food was greasy and largely tasteless. We eat a lot of Vietnamese food and this ranked as some of the poorest. Only redeeming factor was good service.

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Everything was amazing. Only reason for the one less for atmosphere is as we unfortunately got moved which resulted in our table being out in the rain and we couldnt finish our drinks due to getting so wet.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Best dinner in a while, love coming here again and again

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Obviously eating on the sidewalk is not ideal but we couldn't wait to get back to cay tre after lockdown..I always love the lamb neck curry and wasn't disappointed..my wife had seafood vermicelli noodles and wasn't impressed by the tiny amount of seafood in it..the waitress noticed and was quick to offer a replacement..so all in all an enjoyable meal.

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

I've been coming to Cay Tre Soho ever since it opened - and it only gets better and better, with an increasingly interesting menu and warm efficient service.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

They've squeezed way too many table's into such a small area, there is zero social distancing going on. We were back-to-back with the people behind us and could essentially touch the people next to us. Not to mention when we got there they told us we only had an hour and 15 minutes when the booking said an hour and 30 minutes. They rushed us out to get the next people in. The food was average and not worth what we paid for it. We wont be back

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 April 2021

All foods were so delicious and nice service. I think the best Vietnamese restaurant in London.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 April 2021

the portions for the main dishes should be bigger

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Visited On Monday, 26 April 2021

Food was great and staff were very friendly

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Visited On Sunday, 25 April 2021

Best food I've had in a long time, it was authentic and delicious. This was my second visit and I was not disappointed at all!

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Visited On Sunday, 25 April 2021

Great food!

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

Excellent food

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Absolutely awful service. We booked a table online, we were asked to come back in 15 mins, we were then asked again to come back in 10 mins, on our third return our table had been given away to walk in's as we were forgotten about. We ended up sitting down 30 mins after our booked time. Basics such as giving us soup spoons were also forgotten. Finally, the waiter thought it was ok to take our debit card inside to tap it against the machine himself, this seems unlawful. I know you are busy, but this is unacceptable behavior.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

The food was delicious and the portions are excellent value for money! The servers were very accommodating too.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

Eveything was great, except they don't have any beers

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

Fantastic food! Some of the best Vietnamese I've had in London. I keep coming back and it never lets down.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

A very different look and feel from the Shoreditch branch with a slightly different menu too. Fabulous outdoor seating on the first (sunny) Saturday after the lockdown rules were relaxed. A speedy 90-minute slot but a terrific lunch.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

We booked for this place and were running late - 11mins to be exact when we got there. When we arrived, the lady who had the bookings said that she just gave our table away because they only hold tables for 10minutes and we didn't call (this is partly our fault. We tried however it isn't possible to call when on the tube), I replied saying that on my booking it clearly confirms "We will however always hold your table for 15mins",. Her response wasn't very pleasant to say the least and said no, we only hold it for 10mins and you're late and didn't call. Very disappointed at the service and inconsistent information - we ended up saying okay to sharing a table sat right against the railing on the inside which was impossible to get in or out without touching everyone and everything given how squished the tables were placed to maximum customers (we booked to avoid this due to covid) as we really wanted to try this place out for the first time.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 April 2021

Outdoor seating was really cramped and it was tough to get the service crew’s attention at times. However, food was spectacular and is definitely worth the inconvenience and small dining area

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Booked a table for 1, didn’t have any space till 1:15. Was left on the furthest table from the restaurant, very poor service, forgot the water, had tons of people walk right next to us as we were eating, could be spreading whatever disease they had. Finally was waiting about 15minutes with my hand waving to get the bill. Under staffed, poor service not really deserving of the service charge but decided not to complain since it’s already taken too long to get the bill.

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Visited On Monday, 12 April 2021

Good was reasonable and excellent, service was remarkable and the atmosphere was great - not pretentious or fussy just busy and buzzing . I can’t find fault and that Is ehy I either sit down or get a takeaway a couple of times a month.

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Visited On Monday, 16 October 2017

Generally good - friendly staff. Yummy starters and good cocktail menu. The cassava noodle with crab on the back page of the menu had zero taste though - my friend left his, I reluctantly ate mine. It was like a pad Thai with zero flavour - disappointing.

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Visited On Friday, 13 October 2017

I have been to the Cay Tre on Old Street many times and loved it. The food, service, and atmosphere have always been superb. I was therefore looking forward to my visit to the new Cay Tre in Soho. From the first minute I could tell that the experience would not be as nice. When we arrived, there was no-one to greet us. We waited for two minutes before we asked someone about our reservation. Without replying, someone left and went into the back, and half a minute later a visibly flustered woman (presumably the manager) emerged who verified our booking. However, instead of dealing it with it herself, she turned away from us, without welcoming us, and asked a member of staff to seat us. The member of staff appeared to refuse, despite the fact she was doing nothing but standing at the front of the bar. The manager (as I presume her to be) then asked te barman to seat us. After being seated, no-one came to welcome us or ask for our order. We had to stop a member of the service staff walking past us, this after 10 minutes of being seated. We ordered the wrap and rolls platter, a BBQ vermicelli bowl, and a seafood ramen. The wraps and rolls, and the vermicelli noodles were good, but neither were to the standard of what I have had at the Old Street location. For example, the pork in my vermicelli had significant amounts of fat and gristle. I have always loved Cay Tre and recommended it to others. I am concerned that the standard of service and cooking at the Soho location reflects a trend across both sites. I am unlikely to return, sadly.

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Visited On Thursday, 12 October 2017

Lovely food although red wine came chilled. But so loud I had to shout to be heard, not much fun

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 October 2017

It’s a bit noisy but Best Vietnamese food in London.

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