Hungry locals are spoiled for choice along Fountain Street, Alexandria, and Nguyen Brothers definitely has the hearty Vietnamese offering down pat. The team behind former Marrickville eatery Yen for Viet are responsible for this eatery. Nguyen Brothers is a fresh take on this much-loved south east Asian fare. The menu has pretty much what you expect and is sure to satisfy no matter the weather. Balmy summer nights can be spent enjoying a vermicelli bowl with sugar cane prawn or grilled chicken salad. In winter, a belly-warming cooked brisket pho is the way to go.
The modern approach carries through to the fit-out: unlike the dimly-lit and slightly cramped qualities that normally distinguish a Vietnamese eatery, the space is bright, spacious and airy. Wood heavily features in the design (chairs, tables, roof and wall panelling) and is contrasted by flourishes of copper and the colourful rooster paintings that line the walls.
Images: Kitti Smallbone.