Excitement as new street food venue set to open in Leeds Merrion Centre

The Merrion Centre, Leeds
The Merrion Centre, Leeds -Credit:Richard Walker/ImageNorth

A new Vietnamese eatery is set to open by the Merrion Centre in Leeds.

Pho 37 is set to open its site on Woodhouse Lane by the Merrion Centre in July this year, bringing Vietnamese street food to the city centre. The eatery is owned and run by Mrs Chi Dang, who is a third-generation expert on Vietnamese food.

Pho 37 is already established in Headingley and is a popular choice among foodies. Khoa Van, representative of Pho 37 said: "We are incredibly excited to bring truly authentic Vietnamese cuisine to the Merrion Centre.

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"Our mission is to offer an unforgettable dining experience that transports our guests to the bustling streets of Vietnam, right here in the heart of Leeds."

The new venue will have 50 seats and will have an extensive menu filled with Vietnamese food and flavours. In addition, the site is expected to create 20 jobs for the community.

There will also be two VIP function rooms on the upper level for guests to celebrate. These rooms will include karaoke and a selection of Vietnamese beers.

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Charles Newman, associate director for Town Centre Securities PLC, owners of the Merrion Centre, said: "We are delighted to welcome Pho 37 to the Merrion Centre. As the Arena Quarter continues to thrive, the addition of diverse international cuisines further enhances the vibrant culture of the area.

"With a significant student population in the immediate vicinity, we believe Pho 37 will be a fantastic addition for those seeking authentic cuisine and a unique dining experience."

Pho 37 will also be hosting a launch party and will invite guests to experience their food firsthand. More details on the opening date will be announced later.