Healthy Lincoln Vietnamese restaurant sets opening date

A family-run Vietnamese restaurant and bar will open by Brayford Pool next week.

Tina and Steve Huynh ran the Mandarin Chinese Takeaway in Saxilby for over 20 years before it was sold earlier this year.

Tina’s parents ran a restaurant in Vietnam and she told The Lincolnite she is now following her dream to open her own Vietnamese restaurant in Lincoln with her husband, and daughters Celine and Jane.

It is located near the Odeon cinema in the building which used to house the Mad Turk restaurant.

Take a look inside The House of Pho. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Just some of the wide range of dishes on the menu. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The House of Pho. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

It will open on Wednesday, July 15, initially as a takeaway with delivery, collection, and walk-in options with a limit on the number of customers allowed inside.

It will open as a full restaurant in the future, but no date has been set for this. It also has a bar licence and will serve drinks including Vietnamese-themed cocktails.

What the inside of the building looked like when the new owners first took over. It has since been transformed.

The unit was completely gutted as the new owners said it looked like a bomb site when they first took over, but after £100,000 of investment it now has a fresh and vibrant new look.

The restaurant will create up to 10 new jobs in the future.

It has now been given a completely fresh look. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Tina, Steve and Celine Huynh inside The House of Pho. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Tina, who grew up in Vietnam before moving to Lincoln in 1999, said: “I always wanted to set up a restaurant in Lincoln, it was my dream.

“I am very excited to be opening our first Vietnamese restaurant. It will serve very healthy food and it is all fresh and homemade.”

Get ready for an authentic taste of Vietnamese cuisine. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

There will be a licence bar serving drinks, including Vietnamese-themed cocktails. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The kitchen area is ready to go. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The restaurants name derives from a traditional Vietnamese dish called Pho, which is broth simmered for around eight hours with 100% beef shin or chicken, topped with rice noodles, carrots and onions.

It is topped with spices and the dish has vegetarian or vegan alternatives. It is also served with a side plate of fresh herbs, bean sprouts, lemon and chilli with additional sauces.

The wide range of dishes on the menu also includes Banh Xeo, which are crispy savoury pancakes with a meat or vegetarian filing, served with a section of fresh vegetables, and Nem Cuon Vietnamese summer rolls.

Under normal circumstances the owners said the restaurant will be able to seat 55 -60 individuals once fully open. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

A colourful fresh new look inside. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Another view inside the restaurant. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The restaurant will operate every day with lunch between 11am-2.30pm and an evening service from 5pm-10pm.

Customers can order by calling 01522 262871 and The House of Pho will look to go online in the near future, with the menu available online here.

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