What they say:
Colin Tu has set his gaze on Notting Hill for the location of his new restaurant, called Mam. Drawing inspiration from the street side food stalls found across Vietnam, the venue focuses on serving seasoned cuts of meat, placed on a skewer and cooked on a robata grill. Additionally, guests are able to enjoy noodle and rice based dishes that originate in the country's urban centres. To match the authentic flavours, the venue is decorated to mirror the look and atmosphere of a riverside spot in Hanoi. Serene, calm and breezy, Mam promises to hold tradition and authenticity close to its heart.
What we say:
We've been fans of Colin Tu's work ever since he opened his first Salvation In Noodles site. He couldn't have found a better location for Mam; the leafy embrace of All Saints Road perfectly match the fresh feel that his Vietnamese barbecue restaurant hopes to create. Given Tu's reputation and experience in London's restaurant amphitheatre, we know the food's going to be great. The real challenge is whether the restaurant can maintain this commitment to a high level of authenticity. Only time will tell, but we have a feeling the Mam team will do just fine.