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Dreamy French interiors meet natural wines and Indochinese dishes at City spot Maison Mekong

Maison Mekong

Last updated . By Faith Strickland.


What they say:

Inspired by 1960s South-East Asia, Maison Mekong is bringing a delicious mix of French, Asian and British flavours to St Paul's in the City of London. The new restaurant is open from 8am weekdays, enticing City workers with Square Mile Coffee and fresh pastries, before serving lunches and dinners of sharing plates and clay pot meals. Staying true to the river, the space borrows dishes and tastes from various countries, including Thailand and Vietnam, while using seasonal British produce to stay as fresh as possible. The wine list is as mixed, with a weekly changing selection of natural and emerging-brand bottles.

What we say:

From chequered floor tiles through to weaved wooden chairs, Maison Mekong brings to life the Parisian-style cafes of 1960s South East Asia. Recently opened near St Paul's, the new venue will be appealing to the working crowd with very affordable fixed lunch menus, early-morning coffees and after-work cocktails. As well as better known menu items, the restaurant will also offer tipples such as Vietnamese coffee (made using condensed milk), fresh juices and beetroot lattes. A La Carte changes regularly but expect a mix of Asian flavours and plates which include homemade duck dumplings and Mekong caramelised pork.