January 27, 2020 5.01 pm This story is over 45 months old

Vietnamese couple to open new Brayford restaurant

The couple ran a popular takeaway in Saxilby for 22 years

A Vietnamese couple will open a restaurant and takeaway inspired by their heritage near the Brayford Pool.

House of Pho is still in the early stages, but will be opened by husband and wife team Tina and Steve Huynh by early April.

Work is already underway at the former Mad Turk building on Brayford Wharf North, with a new counter and a fresh lick of paint.

The couple ran the Mandarin Chinese Takeaway in Saxilby for the last 22 years, but always dreamed to open a restaurant in the city.

Pho is the national dish of Vietnam. Photo: DeaShoot/Flickr

When it opens later this year, they will focus on making “fresh, hearty, healthy food.”

Tina Huynh, 46, told The Lincolnite: “We have always wanted to open a restaurant so we are very excited for it to be happening.

“My parents ran a restaurant in Vietnam and we moved over to England when I was very young. So I have a lot of passion for food.”

Pho is the national dish of Vietnam and inspired the name behind the new restaurant and takeaway.

Tina and Steve have spent around £100,000 on renovating the former Mad Turk building, which closed in the summer last year.