When I hear the phrase Vietnamese food, I usually think of getting rather rowdy at Binh Minh on Victoria Street in Richmond. Last time I went there, I was even given a mouse hat by the staff, but that is a tale for another day. Now when I hear Vietnamese food, I want to go to Uncle in St Kilda. They really know how to do it. Only open for a few weeks, being eaten out of all their ingredients day in and day out, they are serving up fresh authentic Vietnamese cuisine in a beautiful setting.

Downstairs you’ll find a dark cocktail bar, and upstairs, a light, wood filled restaurant space that has yellow touches and stunning handmade crockery from Fork Ceramics.

We tried many things, most in mini form and it was fun.

The lime cured hapuka, coconut, pomegranate and chilli on betel leaf was fresh and light.

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