4 restaurants to enjoy French-dining in Hanoi

65

You might be hoping to impress a client over a business meal, seeking out a classy place to cut loose after hours, or simply hankering for classic French patisserie and delicacies. With these top fine-dining picks, you can satisfy your fickle tummy, and experience the culinary remnants of the French colony in the capital of Vietnam.

>>Top Vegetarian Restaurants in Hanoi (P2)

A La Folie

A La Folie

Facing the capital’s tranquil Truc Bach Lake just a few blocks away from Pan Pacific Hanoi, this French cafe, restaurant and bar is an ideal place for a few evening tipples and bites. To get the most out of this scenic dining experience, arrive just before sundown and opt for a spot in the balcony. By the time your bruschetta, foie gras and beef tartare are ready, you’ll be basking in the warm glow of the golden hour – the cherry on top of a delectable meal.

Address: 9 Truc Bach, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam

Opening hours: 11:00am to 10:00pm daily

La Verticale

La Verticale

Housed in a 1930s French Indochinese villa along Ngo Van So Street is La Verticale, a French restaurant that gives local flavours a gourmet twist. It is the brainchild of chef Didier Corlou, a true blue Frenchman who has wholly immersed himself in the culture of the country, so you can be sure to taste a top-notch combination of two authentic cuisines. A 16-minute car ride away from Pan Pacific Hanoi, the restaurant also features a stunning selection of Vietnamese spices, both common and rare, as well as decorative photographs of him and his Vietnamese spouse, injecting a personal touch to the space.

Address: 19 Ngo Van So, Hanoi, Vietnam

Opening hours: 11:00am to 11:00pm daily

La Badiane

La Badiane

Life’s too short to withhold such sinful indulgences from yourself. Treat your inner epicurean to a swanky spread at La Badiane, a two-storey French fusion restaurant, located 12 minutes away from Pan Pacific Hanoi by car. Crafted by chef Benjamin Rascalou, the crowd-favourite signatures include foie gras with figs and blackcurrant liquor, grilled eggplants and goat cheese rolled in Parma ham, and tiramisu with chestnut cream in Amaretto liquor.

Address: 10 Nam Ngu, Cua Nam Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam

Opening hours: Mondays to Saturdays – 11:00am to 3:00pm and 6:00pm to 10:30pm (Closed on Sundays)

Green Tangerine

Green Tangerine

Residing in the Old Quarter of Hanoi is a fittingly vintage French colonial shophouse with a beige facade, teal windows and the year, “1928”, on its front. Inside lies Green Tangerine, another well-loved restaurant. Its eclectic menu, created by erstwhile biological engineer Stephane Yvin, spans various cuisines from Vietnamese to Japanese. Although, it is the French treats that impress the most.

Address: 48 Hang Be Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam

Opening hours: 11:00am to 11:00pm daily

To get more about tourism in Hanoi, you can visit our website. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to let us know. We can reply you as soon as possible. You also like or share this article if you like it!