The Hanoi Bike Shop
The Hanoi Bike Shop
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Hidden down the rambling cobbled mews of Ruthven Lane, just off Byres Road, in Glasgow’s achingly hip West End, The Hanoi Bike Shop is the city’s first and only Vietnamese restaurant – and even were there legions of Vietnamese restaurants on offer across the city, this one is so charming, so cool, so moreish, that I suspect it would still be the best on offer.


From the time you wander along the cobbled lane and see the quaint little two-storey former mews house with two ancient, badly beaten-up and buckled bikes lying outside – which has become their trademark, and so beloved and treasured that they get chained to the wall for safety – there is a sense of anticipation.


All of which makes for a wonderful occasion – and that’s even before you have ordered any food!  But even better is when you do, as there comes a taste of the fiery food that turns it all into an outstanding and highly recommended dining experience. One not to be missed, if you are looking for good, simple food at a fair price with an unusual decor.


Leica M3 & 2/50mm Summicron v5

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HC-110 (Dil. H – 10min)

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