Homegirl London’s Restaurant Review: Q and T Vietnamese Kitchen (Q&T). Homeboy and I eat at this friendly Vietnamese Restaurant very often. It’s our go to place when we want a delicious meal after a busy day working from home. They serve up traditional dishes from across Vietnam which includes Pho Noodle Soups and Rice Vermicelli Salads. If you’re looking for Vietnamese restaurants in Finsbury Park or the best places to eat on Stroud Green Road, you really must try Q and T Vietnamese Kitchen.
“At this Finsbury Park Vietnamese restaurant you are guaranteed delicious home cooked Vietnamese food along with a friendly welcome,” Homegirl London
Q and T Vietnamese Kitchen Menu
This restaurant is run by a husband and wife team, Quang and Thu, hence the Q and T name (which is officially spelt Q&T). You’ll find Quang in the kitchen rustling up his favourite Vietnamese dishes while Thu is front of house greeting guests. For starters try the Crispy Spring Rolls filled with pork and prawns or the vegetarian version which I tend to order. Homeboy loves the Fresh Summer Rolls which are filled with prawns and come with a hoisin sauce. We also order the Green Papaya Salad to which you can add chicken, prawns or tofu. Other options include a traditional Vietnamese Crepe, Grilled Pork Meatballs, Chicken Satay on Skewers, Shaking Beef, Spare Ribs and more.
Fresh Summer Rolls
If you love Pho Noodle Soup, you’re in for a treat because this is Quang’s specialty and he gets so many positive comments about it. Pho is a beef broth with rice noodles and you can order different options including sliced rare sirloin beef, well-done beef flank, shredded chicken, tofu and mushrooms or prawns. This arrives with a plate of toppings including beansprouts and fresh herbs which you can garnish to your own specifications. If you check the reviews on Google and Facebook the Pho gets the big thumbs up from the locals.
Beef Pho Noodle Soup
The Rice Vermicelli Salads are also very popular. This dish is thin rice vermicelli served with mix salad, roasted peanuts and a dipping sauce. Choose your favourite toppings from grilled pork slices, grilled pork meatballs, Vietnamese spring rolls, or lemongrass and chilli with either beef, prawns or tofu.
Prawn Rice Vermicelli Salad
They also have a selection of beef dishes with black bean sauce or various vegetables. Or perhaps you might prefer a Chicken Curry which my friend Rich tends to order. Prawn dishes include a curry and vegetable accompaniments. Grilled Sea Bass Fillets, Crispy Whole Sea Bream and Salmon Fillets are also featured.
Crispy Whole Sea Bream
Vegetarians can enjoy a selection of tofu and vegetable dishes with ingredients ranging from aubergine, pak choi, broccoli and oyster mushrooms. These can be paired with a rice dish or wok fried flat noodles. I often order Mixed Vegetables or the Oyster Mushrooms with Pak Choi and the Egg Fried Rice. They are happy to adjust dishes for customers and remember your preferences, for instance, they know that I am not a fan of beansprouts or tofu.
Oyster Mushrooms with Pak Choi
To give you the idea of price points starters are £4.20-8.90, pho noodle soup is £7.90-8.50, rice vermicelli salad is £7.50-8.50, meat dishes £6.50-7.90, fish and seafood £7.50-12.50, vegetables and tofu £6-6.90 and sides are £2-6.90. In terms of drinks, this is a Bring Your Own Bottle Restaurant and they also serve alcohol which gives you a choice. Thu makes a fantastic fresh lemonade with real lemons. We usually ask it to be made with less sugar because we order a couple with our meal. You should also try the traditional Vietnamese coffee or the iced version which are as good as you get in Vietnam. The wine list includes white, red, rosé and sparkling. They also have a few beers and soft drinks.
Q and T Vietnamese Kitchen Interiors
The restaurant is situated on Stroud Green Road which is where you’ll find most of the eateries in Finsbury Park. Outside the front, they have a covered table which is a great spot for people watching in the summer.
Inside there is space for around thirty people. At the back, there is an open kitchen which I always like. Decoration is in the form of art work showing heritage Stroud Green Road photographs. It’s small inside but is very cosy and a great place to relax with a group of friends or your partner.
Q and T Vietnamese Kitchen Information
To find out more about the restaurant go to the Q and T Vietnamese Restaurant Website. The address is 57 Stroud Green Road, Finsbury Park, London N4 3EG. It’s a short walk from Finsbury Park underground, train and bus stations. It’s close to the Park Theatre so if you want a meal before you see a show, this is an ideal place to try. Opening times are Thursday to Saturday lunch time 12.00pm to 3.00pm and Sunday 12.30pm until 3.30pm. Evening opening times are Tuesday to Sunday 5.30pm to 10.30pm. Closed on Monday. Pop in next time you are passing. You can call and book a table. If you want take-way you can call to place an order and pop in to collect.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London, the photograph of the interior is from the restaurant.