Historical version 2 of Royal Margin, SE16 2UN
- 020 7232 5118
- 176-178 Lower Road, SE16 2UN
As a local takeaway, this place is very good; one of the best we've found so far in SE16. (It's also a restaurant, but we haven't yet tried eat-in.)
Formerly known as Hue, it offers a range of Vietnamese dishes as well as a small selection of Chinese and Thai dishes. Normally this lack of specialisation is a bad thing, but everything we've tried from the Royal Margin so far has been quite competent.
Sugar cane prawns (minced prawns wrapped around a stick of sugar cane, £4.80) were unusual and interesting, while chargrilled pork balls (£4.95) were good and moist, though could have done with a bit more spicing.
Pad Thai (£5.20) was again competent, but almost entirely devoid of chilli; the wedge of lime was a nice touch for a takeaway, though. Braised pork belly (£4.95) made a welcome change from the usual cuts of meat. Steamed rice (£1.50) was better than expected from a neighbourhood takeaway.
We'll definitely order from here again, especially since you can order and pay online at just-eat.co.uk.