Vietnamese Lunch at Noya's Kitchen, Bath

Noya's Kitchen is one of our absolute favourite restaurants in Bath. Noya originally started with supper clubs and then opened her own restaurant a couple of years ago. It's constantly packed and was no different during our Friday lunch visit, creating a really lively atmosphere and happy buzz, while the colourful, stylish interior and carefully selected decor provided a pleasant, calming feel.

We especially love the little personal touches, such as the family photos scattered around the restaurant. It’s a fantastic restaurant that never fails to impress & is definitely in our top 10 in Bath which is why we were really excited when Noya invited us back for lunch again. 

The menu changes very often but she always has a couple of meat and vegan mains, sides and desserts. We decided to go for a main each and a starter/side to share.

To drink I went for an NK Fizz which was homemade ginger & lemon cordial with sparkling water, fresh lime & mint (ve). It was so refreshing and zesty without being super sugary. [£3]

Crispy marinated tofu with lemongrass, peanut sauce, pickled carrots, fresh mint & coriander (ve) ✨ [£11]

This was absolutely incredible. The tofu was firm & crispy without being greasy and the lemongrass & peanut sauce was super fragrant and delicious. The pickled carrots added a lovely zestiness and overall this was just a hug in a bowl: so warming, comforting & bursting with flavour. 

An’s chicken curry with jasmine rice & pickled cucumber 🥘 [£12.50]

Vibrant in both look and flavour, this was absolutely stunning. The flavours and textures were artfully balanced; the creamy, rich coconut-milk sauce being paired with fresh lemongrass, chillies and zesty kafir lime leaves. Everything about this curry was absolutely perfect, from the juicy, succulent pieces of chicken to the pickled red onions used for the garnish.

Sweetcorn & sweet potato fritters in lettuce cups with a mango & cucumber salsa (ve) 🌽 [£6.50]

A deliciously unique combination of textures and flavours: the soft, flavoursome fritter was beautifully offset by the crunchy, fresh lettuce and sweet (& delicious) mango salsa. We also loved the soya dipping sauce which added more spice.

At this point we were so full but the staff insisted that we try some of the coconut ice cream (and we were so glad that they did)

Homemade coconut ice cream (v) 🥥 [£2 for 1 scoop, £3.50 for 2]

Divine! This homemade ice cream was so creamy and coconutty, without being sugary or overly sweet. It was very moreish and the texture so wonderfully smooth. 

We have only good things to say about Noya's. The team are consistently fabulous: friendly, professional and knowledgeable, the food is always absolutely delicious and Noya herself is an absolute sweetheart. It's excellent value for money and we couldn't recommend it any more.

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