27th January 2019
Vietnamese street food restaurant group Pho has reopened its Oxford Circus restaurant in London, after six-months’ closure refurbishments. The restaurant in Great Titchfield Street was the group’s second restaurant when it opened in 2008.
The site was closed in the summer to undergo landlord works and a refurbishment. The new design retains the casual canteen-feel, while introducing timber floors, darker red colours and wood features. The focal point of the site is an original artwork – a Vietnam meets Oxford Street scene – by graffiti artist Lemai Lemaow.
Set over two floors, the 60-cover venue features a mix of high-top and low tables while for larger groups there is an eight-person booth carved into the basement walls.
The group will also reopen its Westfield White City site after the temporary closure of The Balcony restaurants for refurbishment, followed by Church Street in Cardiff in July and Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth later in the summer.
Stephen and Juliette Wall opened their first Pho restaurant in Clerkenwell, London, in 2005 after they quit their jobs, travelled the world and found themselves inspired by Vietnamese cuisine. The company currently operates 27 sites.