After arriving into Kings Cross St. Pancras station following a weekend away from London I was in the mood for some Pho. After doing a quick google search Sen Viet seemed like the best choice. It was approximately a 10-15 minute walk from the station, but definitely worth the short stroll as I couldn’t stop thinking about Pho!
Food - 8.5/10
Ambiance - 8/10
Service - 8/10
Value for Money - 8/10
Great Vietnamese food close to King’s Cross :D!
Address:119 King’s Cross Rd, London WC1X 9NH
Telephone: 0207 278 2881
Nearest Station: Kings Cross St. Pancras
We visited this establishment a few months after the first Covid lock down due to Covid-19. It wasn’t very busy the evening we visited, so we got a seat instantly after having our temperature taken at the door. The tables were separated with plastic guards to help us keep and feel safe. We received the menus which had plenty of choice, so if you are not a fan of soup noodles there are other choices for you.
One of my favourite drinks to have at a Vietnamese restaurant is the Vietnamese Coffee so that is what instantly caught my eye. Other drinks were available such as different soft drinks, hot drinks and smoothies but I knew what I wanted. My partner and I both opted for the Iced version of the Vietnamese Coffee. It was the perfect balance between sweet and bitter and as it had been a hot day the beverage helped us cool off.
For the mains I decided to go for the Pho Bo Chin. Pho is one of my favourite noodle soups and I crave it often. Pho is basically a broth served with Rice Noodles, Herbs, Beansprouts and Meat. This choice of Pho was served with a mix of Rare Beef and Cooked Beef. My partner chose the Pho Bo Chin which was the Pho served with just the Cooked Beef. As there were other interesting choices on the menu we also decided to share another dish, and we went for the Banh Cuon Thit. There were Northern Vietnamese Steamed Rice Rolls stuffed with Wood Ear Mushrooms, served with Vietnamese Ham, Fresh Herbs, Shallots, Mixed Salad and a Homemade Fish Sauce. The broth from the Pho was delicious and paired with the noodles superbly. I managed to finish my whole bowl of Noodles and all the broth. The rice rolls were also delicious and reminded of one of my favourite all time dishes, Cheung Fun. The Ham and Rice Rolls suited beautifully whilst being dipped in the fish sauce made the perfect combination.It will definitely be something I will eat again.
Overall the experience was great. The service was fast and most importantly the food was tasty, I finished every morsel of what I ordered. This is a venue I would love to visit again, just writing about it is making me crave the Steamed Rice Rolls :P!