Bobby Chinn’s latest venture opened in London last month on Old Compton Street in Soho. House of Ho is a vibrant space, with welcoming atmosphere and attentive staff, who are happy to advise on the Vietnamese-fusion menu.
We started with a selection of small plates from the Light & Raw and Hot & Grilled sections, of which the Crab Pomelo Salad and Smokey Aubergine were a particular delight. Following these, we selected two of the most talked-about dishes on the menu, the famous ‘Shaking Beef’ and Lemongrass Monkfish, both of which were beautifully seasoned with interesting flavour combinations. The steak is melt-in-the-mouth, with a satisfying peppery kick. A really special dish.
One thing to note, the dishes are fairly small, so don’t be afraid to order a couple each.
Following our gorgeous selection of dishes, which we enjoyed whilst sipping a well-chosen sake, we were recommended by the manager to try their Vietnamese coffee, alongside two non-traditional, yet delicious, desserts. I had never tried Vietnamese coffee before, but my god, it’s good. Wonderfully strong and sweet, the perfect end to a brilliant meal.
House of Ho is an exciting addition to Soho’s bursting food scene, which is well worth a visit. My lasting impression was friendly staff, a balanced and interesting menu and comfortable setting.