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An Nam Restaurant

544 Purley Way, Croydon CR0 4NZ, England
+44 20 8688 3300
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“pho” (9 reviews)
“summer rolls” (6 reviews)
“noodles” (7 reviews)
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Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
544 Purley Way, Croydon CR0 4NZ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten lunch here a number of times the the combination of fresh, wonderful tasty food and friendly service has always made it an excellent place to eat. The Lamb Chop special and the Pho especially are delicious.

Thank Kwan_Nyom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An Nam's manager, Cuong, is a credit to the restaurant. He dealt with our request for my nan's 100th birthday celebration for approximately 80 people professionally and with a smile all the time. He was very flexible and accommodating to my mum's requests as there...More

Thank Swong_11
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

The good: Really good Vietnamese food The bad: The guy (manager)who "welcome"you at the entrance is REALLY a disaster, bad attitude, it happened twice, like he doesn't want more costumers if of the restaurant is half full already...too bad because the food is great. Will...More

1  Thank Cezar C
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We had the set Menu B for lunch - amazing portions and delicious. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. The service was attentive but not encroaching and the cost was unbelievably great value for cost.

Thank AnnVS
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Usually visit the ground floor Chinese which is always very busy. Thought we would try this place on a sunday, was really quiet when we visited so service was fast and efficient. Most dishes around the £10 mark. Food was tasty and portions generous. Can't...More

1  Thank ant b
Reviewed 1 April 2017

A lot has changed since new management took over. Unfortunately, the majority has been for the worse. Let's start with the positives: it is still decent Vietnamese food, the portions are a good size and the prices are reasonable. Now onto the negatives. Called over...More

1  Thank John N
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Came here on a Sunday for lunch, the staff were friendly and the service was quick. The food was amazing especially the pork and prawn spring rolls! Will definitely be going back to try more dishes!

1  Thank melshao
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Visited the supermarket and saw this Vietnamese restaurant upstairs. Not too busy, mixed clientele. Some staff a bit surly, some kind and helpful. The main guy always courteous and available. Food awesome.... Great value too.

1  Thank Duncan F
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Planned to visit the Chinese restaurant on the ground floor but the queue was long do we went upstairs and found this gem. Very quick service which suited us as we were just nipping in for a quick lunch. Good service and not bad value....More

1  Thank Derm90
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We have always enjoyed this place and this time came to celebrate a family anniversary. We turned up at 18:00 and the place was relatively busy. By seven there were hardly any free tables left. The portions are almost all for sharing, so be hungry...More

1  Thank Lena L
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Christine S
26 March 2015|
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Response from Myoi C | Property representative |
Hi Christine, thanks for getting in touch with us. Traditional Vietnamese food is naturally gluten free, so you've come to the right place! This is because we use rice-flour, rice noodles and wraps and fish sauce in many of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 544 Purley Way, Croydon CR0 4NZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Croydon
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8688 3300
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Opened in November 2006, An Nam Restaurant is Croydon's favourite spot for authentic Vietnamese food. In early 2007 owner Myoi Cao surprised locals by winning Croydon's Oriental Chef of the Year competition, beating the likes of Wagamama and Miso head chefs to the top. An Nam has since grown from strength to strength, popular among south Londoners and even far-off visitors from around the UK. About us: Chef and owner Myoi Cao has lived in south London since 1981 and worked in the restaurant trade for over three decades. Her culinary roots, however, are found halfway across the world in the southern Mekong region of Vietnam. Myoi had long-memorised her mother's recipes and over the years has expanded her repertoire with regular trips back to southern Vietnam and Cambodia. Southern Vietnam ("An Nam") is known for its abundance of seafood, fresh vegetables and herbs, and for its bold flavours - lemongrass, fish sauce, tamarind and chilli.
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