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Cay Tre – A Vietnamese feast

We’d had a really lovely lunch last Saturday at 10 Greek Street so I suggested heading down to Soho again for our midday meal. Cay Tre, a restaurant serving authentic Vietnamese food, was the restaurant of choice



The interior is casual and canteen-like


But we weren’t here to look at a pretty interior. We wanted hearty Vietnamese food!
Mr Silver anticipates a treat.
First up a bit of theatre. We ordered the La Vong grilled monkfish with galangal, tumeric and dill.






The fish was cooked freshly for us at the table! And it tasted delicious. Cay Tre pride themselves on using locally sourced ingredients and the monkfish is caught daily in Devon. You can really taste the freshness.
BBQ’d Somerset Ribs! Mr Silver can literally not resist ordering ribs if they are the menu. These didn’t disappoint!
Saigon crab soup with sweetcorn and mushrooms. I’m not a big fan I’m afraid, I don’t like the phlegmy texture.
Salmon summer rolls with avocado, fresh ginger and wasabi soy vinaigrette. These were my favourite thing. I can see why they’re called summer rolls. They are so light and zingy.
As we’d got through so many nibbles we ordered just one main course to share.


Sizzling seafood with wokked squid and prawns, And a large side of brown rice. The seafood was cooked perfectly in a light, salty sauce. I would have preferred the prawns peeled as these got a little messy! Oh, and we only really needed a small bowl of rice, the portion was very generous.
We enjoyed our meal at Cay Tre. It’s a great little place if you want to try something a little different and inexpensive.
‘I don’t know how you find these places,’ said Mr Silver
‘There’s loads of little gems in Soho and always somewhere new,’ I replied.
That gave me an idea…
‘Oooooh why don’t we start a Saturday Soho lunch club where we try all different places in Soho?’
Mr Silver looked slightly aghast
‘Not every Saturday…’
‘Well, no, not every Saturday but at least once a month!’
And so the Saturday Soho Lunch Club was born! I will be giving regular posts on inexpensive little gems in one of London’s most colourful neighbourhoods. I look forward to writing the next one…
Cay Tre
42 – 43 Dean Street
0207 317 9118
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  • Soho is definitely one of my favourite places to eat in London, just so many different places to try!

    I've heard very good things about this place, and your photos are making me want to try it out immediately 🙂

    Hmm maybe…

  • OOOh well I hope you like my Soho lunch club series! There's so much to see and do in the area and stumble across new places all the time. I really hope you do try it and let me know what you think!

  • This looks delicious! I agree soho is full of amazing little places! Can't wait to see the rest of the posts. Lucy xx http://www.aspectatorsport.com

    • It's such a great place with new finds around every corner!! There will be a new post later today, I hope you enjoy it.

  • LOVE the idea of the Saturday Soho lunch club! Lucky you! This all looks yummy. Can't believe you used that word though; phlegm – so gross haha

    Katie <3

    • I'm glad you like it! We'll have to do one together one day! Maybe even a four some with Mr Silver and The Gentleman. It was delicious especially the monkfish! Lol! Sorry about the word, it reminds me so much of it!
      Lots of love,

  • I've been here a few times Angie, what you ordered looked really good! There's a great little Vietnamese place at the top of Frith street I think – Vietpho, which is also really good.

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

    • I love Vietnamese food especially summer rolls. I'll have to try this out…House of Ho is also on my list.
      Lots of love,

  • Looks great. I was looking for somewhere good in Soho for a girls night out. Might suggest this. Thank you!
    Sarah x

    • It would make a great casual night out but I've got some more glam suggestions if you need them.
      Lots of love,

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