Every neighbourhood in London should have a no-nonsense, comfort restaurant. Those ones where if you live nearby, you’re probably eating there at least once a week, because it’s just so bloody easy and so bloody good. Au Lac is one of those. It’s a no frills Vietnamese restaurant just down the road from Highbury Barn that’s been serving tasty as anything salads, curries, and sizzling dishes for years. The mince pork and dry fish with aubergine is something you’ll end up coming in to eat alone (or order for takeaway), and the same goes for their Ha Noi fish. A no-brainer that will make you want to move to N5.
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