Viet Rose is an old school unpretentious cheap and cheerful Vietnamese and Chinese restaurant on Brunswick St that I have been eating at for years. It’s easy to eat well on Brunswick St or anywhere in Fitzroy really if you can afford to spend lots of money, but a good meal on a budget is more difficult to find. When you crave some Vietnamese comfort food or want something hot and spicy to pick you up, Viet Rose delivers.
On our last visit my girlfriend and I shared some prawn rice paper rolls, which are not the biggest or best I have ever had, but they were satisfying.
We then shared chicken with ginger and garlic and Chinese broccoli in oyster sauce and rice. For $35 we received a filling, delicious and healthy meal with plenty of vegetables – perfect for a quite midweek evening. Viet Rose has received mixed reviews concerning the quality of service but the spring rolls are highly rated.
Their Singapore noodles are also excellent and every six months or so I have a craving that only Viet Rose can satisfy (unless I am in the city or on Victoria St in Richmond). They’re usually relatively busy and this is a good sign of their popularity and the quality of the food. In comparison to Chopstick House a few doors down (which I tried once, was disappointed by and have never returned), Viet Rose is somewhere worth returning to.