After a recent face-lift, Top of the Town is open again, boasting stunning views and excellent food.
GOURMET BURGER & CRAFT BEER
4 Quang An, Tay Ho, Tel: (04) 6292 1044
Finally Hanoi has a dedicated gourmet burger joint, and this West Lake eatery with its fan-cooled atmosphere get it just about right. This is comfort food at its finest. Served up with locally brewed craft beer, and this one’s a bit of a winner.
36-38 Xuan Dieu, Tay Ho, Tel: (04) 3266 8968
With branches in Hong Kong and Manilla, the contemporary Italian-American Linguini Fini pulls no punches with its first outlet in Vietnam. Sleek modern décor, high quality cuisine, home-made pasta, reasonable prices and dishes cooked up with the freshest ingredients available are part of the deal, as are some damn fine pizzas.
CONTEMPORARY CAFE, BAR, RESTAURANT
6/1/2 Nguyen U Di, Q2, Tel: (08) 3519 4009
Set over a pool in a leafy, tropical garden, the beautiful rustic décor is matched by a darkwood, aircon interior. Subtle lighting and an attention to details is matched by some of the best contemporary cuisine in the city, all with a European influence. Also has an extensive wine list, a good selection of imported beers and a happy hour.
GOURMET BURGER BAR
44 Dong Du, Q1, Tel: 01207 214294
Some have described them as glamburgers, we describe them as creative burgers done well in a contemporary atmosphere. That is certainly the gloss you’ll find at Relish & Sons, along with funky draught beer options, cool refreshing cocktails and a range of all things burger. Their cheesy fries are to die for.
29 Hai Trieu, Q1, Tel: (08) 6260 2727
Located bang opposite the Bitexco Tower, Loveat serves up three floors’ worth of Mediterranean cuisine mixed in with continental favourites like moules frites. A great place for dinner, cocktails and wines in a contemporary Saigon atmosphere.
La Cuisine is launching a Food & Wine matching menu running from Monday Nov. 1 to Saturday Nov. 13.
An upper-echelon vegetarian eatery that has been getting some good plaudits, Hum has become one of the top restaurants in Saigon. So, what did our mystery diner make of the place? Photos by Charles Von Presley
Before gas and electricity became a household utility, a stoker was a contraption used to pump up a fire for cooking. Now, they are a rarity, but that hasn’t stopped Stoker the restaurant drawing inspiration from this antique tool.