Rollin Vietnamese

Opening Times
Mon - Sat11am - 7pm
SunClosed
£AsianVeganVegetarianMeatyStreet FoodTakeawayCasual DiningAfter Work Club

Contact
0117 431 1093
Address
23-25 The Arcade, Bristol, BS1 3JD
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Why we love it

Close enough for a quick-smart working lunch but a million miles from Broadmead's uneasy rows of identikit Pret-a-who-now's, Star-yucks and soul-sapping supermarket chains, the independent arcade's newest foodie resident - Rollin' Vietnamese - has been filling tummies and putting smiles on faces since late 2017. Expect delectably fresh Pho, Banh Mi and Goi Cuon bowls - all made to the same authentic street-food recipes that owner Kevin Ha enjoyed since childhood in Vietnam.

Nestled in an arcade cubbyhole of exposed Georgian stonewalling, floor-to-ceiling paned class and sepia-toned Vietnamese newspaper cuttings, Rollin' is a refreshingly stripped-back affair. Aside from, say, their signature "eat, sleep, roll, repeat" neon party-piece and a faithfully reconstructed South East Asian hawker food trolley (from which all manner of bowl based appear - much to the delight of the eagerly assembled diners), the focus is on what really counts in an eatery: the food, the sweet Vietnamese coffee and the bubble tea.

Locally sourced ingredients and expert culinary know-how mean that Rollin's customers enjoy genuinely high-quality dishes at no-strings-attached street food prices, and Kevin and his engaging team are always on hand to make recommendations based upon your individual taste - so you won't have to agonise over what to choose if you can't quite get your head around "Goi Guon" or "Bum Bo Hue"!

Packed at lunchtime with all manner of ravenous Bristolians (those using chopsticks, the cutlery crew, the pick-the-bowl-up-and-slurp-it-down renegades... they're all there) and popular as an evening meal hack on the walk home, the diminutive square tables and put-you-up stools make the perfect perch for gazing out as the world rushes by on the other side of the glass (people watching is an essential meal past time in Vietnam, according to Kevin). If you're after a South East Asian bowl of awesomeness, Rollin' is the one pho yo.

Highlights

Bubble tea? Yes please!
Try the Rollin' signature Banh Mi
Get stuck in to some Goi Cuon (summer rice paper vermicelli rolls), Chicken Curry Com and a Viet Coffee for that proper Hanoi experience

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30/06/2019

Really accommodating staff. They didn't have ice so they offered me bubble tea instead and let me tried before making the flavour decision.

21/06/2019

amazing small and quite place to eat

14/06/2019

Not too much seating inside but the food was very nice.

26/05/2019

Beautiful food with fantastic flavours and pleasant customer service.

22/05/2019

Friendly staff and really good food. Bahn Mi was really good size!

19/05/2019

The rolls to start with were great. the pho was good also though didnt blow my socks off. Enjoyable and would return


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