Jemma Gillard reviews The Noodle House a vibrant South-East Asian dining restaurant situated in the heart of London’s West End
The first Noodle House restaurant was opened in Dubai in 2002 and its popularity grew quickly with the London flagship finally opening in Shaftesbury Avenue in April this year.
Walking in, you get the sense that The Noodle House takes the best of South-East Asian culture and cuisine and combines it with a comfortable and friendly environment to eat in.
Not only do the chefs prepare the authentic dishes over an open flame in full view of the guests, but diners also feel at ease with the staff being attentive at all times.
The surroundings are informal, yet extremely stylish and staff are remarkably enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the reasonably priced menu, with the waiter helping us to choose the delicious duck dumplings and crispy Si Racha prawns served with their home-made spicy mayo for starters.
Noodles are the foundation of the menu with seven different varieties to choose from, but we decided to go for the Thai chicken accompanied with cashew nuts, chilli and ginger, all wok fried in a tangy sauce served with brown rice. The fusions of flavours were incredible and only left room for their signature cocktails afterwards.
The bubble tea punch was incredibly refreshing with its Earl Grey and gin flavours garnished with passion fruit tapioca pearls.
What? An authentic restaurant that combines the tranquility of tea houses with the vibrancy of buzzing street food stalls.
Why choose The Noodle House? The range of South-East Asian dishes on offer is enough to appease even the fussiest diner. The West End location is also the perfect situation to have dinner or cocktails before seeing a theatre show.
117 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8AD