Soho, Fitztrovia, Covent Garden

House of Ho

House of Ho

Vietnamese | Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden

Bobby Chinn has two successful restaurants in Vietnam as well as a pretty successful broadcasting career (hosting the Living Channel’s World Cafe). Now Chinn’s in Soho and the Vietnamese food at House of Ho promises to be “fun, informal, sexy and moderately priced” and have a very specific “Bobby twist”.

Restaurant details

57-59 Old Compton St, London W1D 6HP
Nearest tube: 
  • Leicester Square
  • Oxford Circus
  • Tottenham Court Road
Telephone number: 020 7287 0770


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57-59 Old Compton St, London W1D 6HP


Critic reviews - total score 6 out of 10

Critics' score: 6
Emma Sturgess Metro
Reviewed on January 16, 2014
"Chicken potato curry, with succulent herby sprigs on top (the menu says paddy leaves, the waiter says Vietnamese mint, we say nice), is an eminently spoonable, lightly creamy, mutilayered sauce with tiny, soft onions, chicken thigh and clean-edged wedges of perfectly cooked potato. It’s all we ever wanted from The House Of Ho and it’s gone too soon." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on January 15, 2014
"Best of what we try — but still a bit wan — is crab pomelo salad; Hanoi’s grilled five-spice quail; apple-smoked pork belly with egg; “Shaking Beef” (referring to wrist action with the skillet) made with tender fillet; smoky Morning Glory and lemongrass monkfish at the first dinner when it wasn’t grievously mugged by the caramel of the sauce." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Euan Ferguson Time Out
Reviewed on January 09, 2014
"House of Ho is a dim, sleek place, and its cocktails and lounge house music perhaps suggest it’s best suited to a night-time scene. But it’s not cheap... and for these prices, the dishes should be better." READ REVIEW

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