Fresh & funky Vietnamese eats for the whole family…
Saigon Street is that latest new foodie venue to open on the popular Petitenget strip. Melbourne Chef Geoff Lindsay (of Dandelion in Elwood) successfully brings a taste of Saigon to the tropical island of Bali with a modern meets traditional Vietnamese menu.
This fresh and funky restaurant offers a tasty and unique dining experience for all members of the family, both big and little.
We dined at the family friendly hour of 5.30pm… yes, yes I know, practically lunch time for some, but hey thats life with kids! Pre dinner drinks and drawing, a couple of entrees to share, mains, condensed milk ice cream for dessert, then back home for bath and bed by 7.30pm. A rockin Saturday night out!
The “Cool Kids” menu offers interesting, healthy options with both little dishes, bigger dishes and even kid-sized sides, so it is a great way for the little ones to gently venture out of their comfort zone and sample a variety of new tastes and flavours including mini fried prawns, rice paper rolls and betel leaves.
Simple grilled chicken, pork patties and snapper and chips plus side dishes of grilled corn and sweet potato chips are also healthy yet more familiar options for the less adventurous diners.
Our little guests happily gobbled up the chicken noodle soup, and enjoyed sampling Peking duck rolls for the first time, all washed down with a “Luca’s Silly Billy Spider” from the kids drinks menu.
The decor is colourful and fun and the vibe casual and relaxed, yet still stylish and special for a more fancy family dinner out.
The staff are happy, chatty and welcoming, highchairs are provided for the tiniest diners, there is ample space for prams and larger groups especially during an early sitting, and paper and pencils are provided for some pre-dinner entertainment.
Open 7 days from 11am – 1am