This Vietnamese family-run restaurant (five siblings) already has an outlet in Peckham.
The new one in Brixton is located a short walk from Brixton tube station. It has 62 covers and comes with a stylish cocktail bar. The menu is all inspired by the Grandmother of the owners, based on her time as a Chef in Saigon in the 1940’s. The original recipe book is protected in plastic and shown to me during my meal. We all suggested it should be on display in a glass case!
Báhn Báhn has lots to offer including great opens on vegan food. Examples of this include Báhn Tam Bì – rice noodles tossed with herbs and tofu drenched in a coconut cream dressing.
Brunch is offered Friday to Sunday with dinner service Tuesday-Sunday. Great twists on classics such as steak and eggs and crepe pancakes.
The easy to read menu is broken down into sections like biggish, smallish and sweets. It’s recommended you mix and match between. My highlights were Knöt pancakes- mini savoury turmeric + coconut pancakes, tiger prawns. topped with spring onion and sprinkled with shrimp dust. served with salad to wrap and nuoc cham dipping sauce. I finished my meal with a viet-coffee made with condensed milk. Lovely sweet alternative because I didn’t leave room for pudding.
Former Savoy Mixologist has created Viet-inspired drinks for the eatery. If you don’t have time to work your way through the whole menu, I’d recommend the Dáng Negroni that is made with coconut rum rather than gin.
Recommended to book in advance and it’s super popular especially at the weekend.