If you're seeking something out of the ordinary, Streatham High Road's Tiger Restaurant is a must. A unique proposition, even in a city as diverse as London, Tiger offers typical Vietnamese food in a sleek, modern setting and with a surprising jazz soundtrack. It's a bright, spacious spot with two levels - below the glass fronted ground floor and above a cosy mezzanine with a view to the diners beneath - both staffed by friendly, well turned out staff. Designer lighting and unfussy furnishings combined with traditional Asian artefacts for an eclectic, expensive feel which somewhat belies the affordability of Tiger's menu. The kitchen is in the hands of well practised master chefs who know Vietnamese cuisine like the back of their rather skilled hands, resulting in an impressive array of dishes from throughout the varied culinary regions of the country. Additionally, Tiger offers an excellent selection of wines, among them offerings direct from Vietnam, though BYO is acceptable too.
£25 and under
I've got to be careful in Streatham, as I've the wrong postcode, so I had to duck in and get some food after a LONG wait at the walk-in clinic up the way.
We were headed to a chinese place but saw Tiger.
Now: Pho. And bun. I love both. (not to mention Báhn mi). Vietnamese is probably one of my favourite cuisines ever.
I've high expectations.
We had Pho. It was good. It wasn't stellar, but...more