The top 5 luxury dining experiences in Vietnam

With Vietnam providing such a vast selection of restaurants up and down the span of the country, it can be difficult to decide what restaurants may be the best choice in providing quality Vietnamese food with a luxurious edge. As a traveller it is important to experience different tastes and flavours of the country but to also find atmosphere and discover restaurants with an indulgent flare. Below are five of the best quality dining experiences in Vietnam.

Wild Lotus in Hanoi

Address: 55A Nguyen Du Street
Tel: 04 3943 9342

This is a seriously upmarket restaurant in a converted colonial mansion with a stately dining room full of fascinating artwork. The menu offers three spice journey set menus that will guide you through the highlights of the Vietnamese table.

Jumbo Viet Nam Floating Restaurant in Halong

Address: 119 Le Thanh Tong Street, Hon Gai, Long City
Tel: 033 624 888

The Jumbo restaurant which is located near the Hon Gai Tourist Wharf which opened in October 2002 is a restaurant not to be missed. It is constructed from wood and is on three floors which can seat up to 300 customers. Here, diners can enjoy the delights of Chinese and traditional Vietnamese cuisine and can choose live seafood.

Mango Rooms Restaurant in Hoian

Address: 111 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street
Tel: 510 391 0839

This upmarket restaurant specialises in giving a modern twist to Vietnamese delicacies. Chef and owner Duc Tran had concocted fresh, unexpected flavours in every dish available to purchase and taste. The beautiful surroundings include bright primary colours or more relaxed and secluded spaces. Fresh, vibrant tastes and immaculately presented food will tempt you to come back for more.

Lanterns Restaurant in Nhatrang

Address: 72 Nguyen Thien Thuan Street
Tel: 58 352 1674

The flavours used here are predominantly Vietnamese such as braised pork in crypto or friend tofu with lemongrass but if you fancy a change there are some international offerings too. For the adventurous the restaurant also offers cooking classes to learn about local ingredients and how to make popular dishes. The restaurant also supports a local orphanage and the children and their carers come to dine here each month.

Quan An Ngon Restaurant in Hochiminh City

Address: 138 Nam Ki Khoi Nghia Str
Tel: 08 3825 7179

This restaurant is renowned for being poplar with locals and that is when you know the food will be of a high quality. It is one of the most popular places in town for street food and is set in stylish surroundings. Submerged in a leafy green garden ringed by food stalls, each chef serves up specialised traditional dishes that are ensure to provide an authentic taste. Browse the many stalls and experience the different tastes of Vietnam.

David Pye is CEO at The Great Holiday Collection.

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