I’ve got something alternative to suggest next time you fancy something a little more special than Cote Brassiere or Wahacca – how about an evening of wining and dining on contemporary Vietnamese food in a lavish five story townhouse on Percy street; London’s mecca for must visit restaurants?
House of Ho is a shining star in Fitzrovia. They’re set up to entertain a romantic evening or a quick cocktail up to luxury tasting menus for large groups which is what I had the pleasure of experiencing earlier this month.
House of Ho’s chef director Ian Pengelley adds his twists and flares to traditional Vietnamese dishes to create taste experiences that you will not forget. Dotted with fun touches like Sake in little clay cups, soft shell crab presented in an enormous sea of striking dried red chillies and chocolates disguised as pebbles, the tasting menu is full of little surprises. Each course I was presented with from the Chilean seabass in Vietnamese plum sauce to the Banana crumble served with chocolate ice cream was an inventive explosion of delicious flavour.
Banana Crumble Served with Chocolate Ice Cream
Green Tea Fondant
My usual London dinner choices tend to be French like the newly opened Frenchie or British such as the Manor, Clapham but I’m a converted woman now… House of Ho has opened my eyes up to fine Vietnamese dining. I no longer think of only sweet sticky over processed buns and greasy stodgy noodles. There is a whole new world of food waiting for you at House of Ho whether you’re booking out one of their smartly dressed rooms for a private party or knocking back Cho lon sours or Fennel gimlet cocktails during a Sunday brunch feast…
The team certainly know how you make you feel special and I cannot wait to return.
The London Whister x
1 Percy Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1DB