Manchester's Vietnamese Sensation gets glowing REVIEW from Observer's Jay Rayner

Pho Cue... "Everything it should be"...

By Manchester's Finest | 13 July 2021

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It sounds like Jay Rayner, restaurant critic at The Observer, was having a nightmare the other day, with not one but two Manchester restaurants cancelling his bookings due to the dreaded ‘pings’ which are almost crippling the city’s hospitality venues at the moment.

As a result, the world-renowned food critic found himself sat in an underground Vietnamese restaurant in the heart of Chinatown, the sensational Pho Cue, and he (naturally) had a lot of good things to say about the place.

We’ve been firm favourites of the restaurant since it opened back in July 2020, with owner Cue Tran and his family’s unique take on traditional Vietnamese dishes, but with a decidedly modern, Mancunian twist.

Rayner comments on how the venue is “seriously good value” and that the Pho is “everything it should be…that helps you conclude that everything is right with the world.”

He ends with:

“I am grateful that happenstance has delivered me here, into Cue Tran’s vivacious tribute to where he started and who he is.”

It’s a fitting cherry on the top for Cue and a business that he’s been enthusiastically and encouragingly flaunting for the best part of a year.

The good words are all to well deserved for Pho Cue and if this isn’t enough to get you down there to try their Vietnamese Tacos – well, what’s wrong with you?!


You can read Jay Rayner’s review right here…

Phoe Cue – The Observer