On the corner of Campbell and Foster Streets in a part of Surry Hills dotted with creative businesses, design agencies and cool neighbours the likes of Nomad, Tio’s and Hotel Hollywood is Madame Nhu. (There’s also a sister Nhu at Town Hall).
Open for lunch and dinner, this little eatery and bar serves up tasty, simple and reasonably priced modern Vietnamese. While pho is the star of the menu, there’s a few other dishes to entice, like Saigon sliders, chicken rice, salads and summer rolls. There’s also a surprisingly wide range of Asian beers – from Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Korea and Indonesia – and local craft beers the likes of 4 Pines, Stone & Wood and Two Birds. Non-beer drinkers can go for wines or an Asian-inspired cocktail or liquor with soda.
A kooky and sweet little place, Madame Nhu always delivers a satisfying feed.
The hack? Bang on modern Vietnamese at a decent price, with a great selection of imported beer.
Madame Nhu, 85 Campbell Street, Surry Hills