The name alone is enough to draw me in. Who doesn’t want to attend a Rock N Roll brunch at the House of Ho on a Sunday?
The House of Ho have launched this spectacular regular brunch event which is attracting the crowds of Soho for it’s fantastic food, unlimited prosecco and of course, the classic rock n roll music. Everything from Bon Jovi, to Elvis and Bob Dylan provides the soundtrack to your Sunday here. Enjoying dishes such as summer rolls, smoked aubergine and crispy squid, whilst sipping on cold bubbles and listening to Summer of ‘69 is to me, a perfect way to spend a Sunday.
The House of Ho serves incredible Vietnamese food. It has all the classic dishes and many with a modern twist, all authentic and delicious. The restaurant was buzzing when we visited on a Sunday. Friends, families and couples gathered together here enjoying one of the standout restaurants of the eclectic international cuisine we have in Soho; some nursing hangovers with the filling, delicious food, others simply enjoying another long lazy Sunday brunch.
On the fringes of Chinatown, Vietnamese restaurants don’t lack for competition but House of Ho is unique in that it offers really exceptional, consistent food in a modern and vibrant setting. Unlike many neighbouring restaurants, the place is spacious with tables spread out across two large rooms.
The rock n roll brunch menu is amazing value. For just £29 per person you receive a welcome drink, pre-starter snacks, a range of 3 starters, one main dish with sides, dessert and unlimited prosecco. Stretching the meal over several hours, we drunk, ate and enjoyed some Soho people watching through the front windows on Old Compton Street.
We were greeted on arrival with a lychee bellini, a bowl of warm edemame and a heaped plate of crackers. The brunch menu had a good variety of options, making it difficult to choose just three but we settled on: a deeply-smoked aubergine dish, lightly friend, extremely tender, crispy squid, summer rolls with vermicelli noodles and raw veg encased in rice paper thins, pillow-like duck rolls with crispy onions and a tofu parcel stuffed with mushrooms, in a spiced tomato sauce.
For the main we had chicken in caramelized fish sauce, which was deliciously sweet and salty at the same time, a vegetable curry in coconut milk and sides of morning glory and steamed rice. Everything was exceptional. Perfectly flavoured, spiced and cooked. Throughout the meal, the prosecco kept flowing, the staff never missed a beat in topping up our glasses. Dessert was a sweet little dish of a creme brûlée style dessert, a perfect ending the the meal.
High on great food, bubbles and good old-fashioned rock n roll tunes, we were dispatched onto the streets of Soho, to wander amongst the many colourful characters of the area.
The Rock n Roll brunch takes place every Sunday at the House of Ho. For more information visit their website here: www.houseofho.co.uk