The new site, which opened on 1 December, is located on Cannon Street and has 42 covers. It is open from Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner.
Banh Mi Bay already has sites in Holborn and Fitrovia, but is exploring a new menu with the St Paul’s site that is intended to appeal to local workers at lunch time, as well as evening customers.
The founder of Banh Mi Bay, Loan Phan, said: “The new menu allows us to demonstrate our wider culinary skills and to introduce new and exciting Vietnamese dishes to London.
“We are really pleased to be able to address the demand for great Vietnamese food in the City and the response from our customers has been extremely positive.”
Phan told BigHospitality that if the latest site opening goes well, she plans to open a further eight sites over the next five years.
Food and drink offering
The St Paul’s site serves the same lunch time menu as the Fitzrovia and Holborn sites, which includes Banh Mi sandwiches and noodle salads. However, the St Paul’s site serves these dishes only in disposable boxes, allowing for a ‘faster, casual service’.
In the evenings Banh Mi Bay in St Paul’s operates as a full-service, licensed restaurant, where the dishes are served on plates and bowls. The evening menu features some of the brand’s classic dishes such as pho noodle soups, lemongrass chicken curry, and braised tofu with vegetables. It also serves some new dishes unique to the location, including pan fried sea bass with mango salsa, prawns cooked in coconut water, and grilled honey soy chicken.
In terms of drinks, Banh Mi Bay serves a selection of wine and beers, and also has a choice of freshly pressed juices and fruit shakes including avocado with kiwi, and banana with apple and mango.