A new addition to High Street is LAM LAM Vietnamese cafe, a little bit of Victoria Street, Richmond located a few doors from the Northcote Town Hall. A success from the day it opened early in 2010, Lam Lam is a welcome addition to the High Street eating scene.
As befits a Vietnamese cafe, tables are laminex, cutlery is in a stainless steel cylinder, tea is in the thermos, and a box of tissues serves as serviettes. We enjoyed a feast. First course was soup - I had the Won Ton soup and the other Clubbers opted for the Chicken and Cornflour. Both where delicious. We also shared chicken skewers and spring rolls
For mains we shared, Lemon Chicken, Pork 4 seasons, Vegetables with ginger, Szechuan Calamari, Four Seasons Prawns and rice. Plenty for the five of us. All delicious and all served promptly by friendly waiting staff. And how much did this feast cost us? Less than $20 each.
Value for money is one reason people keep coming back, other reasons include the quality of the food, the speed of the service, and cheery ambience. LAM LAM is not licensed, you can BYO and corkage is minimal. And if you must drink and you forgot to bring your own, pop across the road to the Peacock Hotel and buy what you please.
This is not the place to dally, this is a place to eat and move on. I liked this place so much I went back the week after. Being so close to the Town Hall we were well placed for heading off to the Magic Festival, which was great fun and I will watch our for again next year. But back to LAM LAM, there are no pretensions here, what you see is what you get, a good quality Vietnamese Cafe.
LAM LAM, 209 High Street, Northcote 9482 5258