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59A Ly Thai To | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
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+84 4 3934 0888
10:00 - 20:00
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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was good and set lunch fair value but atmosphere uncomfortable. Excessive noise from kitchen and kitchen doors which made an extraordinary sound as they opened and shut Smoky even in non smoking area of restaurant and slightly patronising greeters. Waiters had obviously been asked to explain each dish as it was delivered even in a language they weren't familiar... More 

1 Thank Frequenthoteluser101
Management response:

Dear customer, Thank you very much for your feedback. We apologize if the experience at Press Club was not at the level of your expectations. We have taken into account your comments that we value dearly and we will address them at the soonest with the whole team. Our main objective is to satisfy our customers, and we are very... More 

Ahwatukee, Arizona, United States
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392 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For years, I have been dining at the Press Club when in Hanoi, especially when I am staying across the street at the Metropole. It is a calm environment and a nice escape from the busyness of the streets below. It is an attractive restaurant. The dining experience begins with an ice-cold well mixed dry gin martini, as they do... More 

Thank Robert V
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great night at Press Club for NY but objectively there were pluses and minuses. The buffet was fantastic if you like seafood - we certainly had plenty of great food to eat. Some of the staff were great - the sommelier went out of her way to ensure we had a good evening. There was some confusion... More 

2 Thank Bertie3000
Singapore, Singapore
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband discovered this gem, and the entire family were pretty much convinced he made a good call as soon as we reached the restaurant. Gorgeous roof top bar, really smart design, and a spectacular buffet. Everything was absolutely perfect. We were concerned at the lack of cranberry sauce for the turkey, but to our amazement, they whipped us up... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The price for set lunch was reasonable given the choices of starter, main course, dessert which was great opportunity for people like us who are not sure but want to give it a try. The ambiance of the restaurant was classy, quiet and furnished with antique furniture. Since we have 4 people, we decided to order everything on the menu... More 

1 Thank biii21
Sopron, Hungary
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Great for a night cap. A nice selection of cocktails, wines and Champagnes. Outdoor patio, DJ music inside. It was a very enjoyable evening. Fairly priced.

Thank JuliusKedvessy
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208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

A great spot for a drink and a snack: we arrived late on the afternoon for a business talk and it lasted until the crowd started gathering for a refined drink as the sun set on the terrace higher floor. Very pleasant with good service and nice drinks.

Thank Je I
Management response:

Thank you very much for your compliment. It was a pleasure receiving you and we really hope to see you again sometime. Your feedback is as specially to value for us as our number one objective is to make our clients happy and to make them spend a good time in our establishment. Thank you again for your touching remarques. More 

Carmel, Indiana
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Had lunch with a group of seventeen; the Press Club staff handled our group with ease, wonderful food, and great service. Totally recommend. The Pho as a starter is highly recommended. The entrees were just the correct size and not jumbo - a welcome relief to those who feel that Americans must be fed in great quantities. Highly recommend for... More 

1 Thank ralphwilhelm1
Management response:

Thank you very much for coming and have so kind response. We do hope to see you again sometime. Your comment is as specially to value for us as our number one objective is to make our clients happy and to make them spend a good time in our establishment. Thank you again. More 

Chippenham, United Kingdom
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416 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Rebuilt in 1997 with further redevelopment in 2015 the Press Club is famous as the base for many Vietnamese journalists and foreign correspondents during the ‘anti American war’ (as the Vietnamese call it). Impeccable service in fabulous rooms. Expect western prices. Superb for evening cocktails and bragging rights.

1 Thank Travlintone
Management response:

Thank you for your comments. It seems like you know us so well. We hope to welcome you again in the nearest future. More 

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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

perfectly appointed, quiet, great views and great staff. Loved the Pho drink by Pihn. great escape when you need to think or need to chat with someone. setting is gorgeous and the A/C is bumpin'. Prices are just right. Don't listen to americans saying things like, "too expensive" or "nothing special at those prices", they are idiots. the prices are... More 

1 Thank dirtyboulevard
Management response:

Thank you for visiting us and letting us know your thoughts. We do appreciate your compliment that became our motivations. Hope to welcome you someday. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
European, Delicatessen, French, Bar, Asian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59A Ly Thai To | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3934 0888
A favourite with discerning visitors, residents and food critics alike, The Restaurant is one of Hanoi’s premier fine dining experiences. Located on the third floor, The Restaurant’s understated colonial ambience of sleek wood floors and furniture, crisp white linen and warm red and green hues, combined with impeccable service, permeates both discreetness and refinement. With a classically trained, European Executive Chef at the helm of an award-winning team of chefs, cuisine is classical French, with a contemporary twist and subtle Asian influences. Dishes are light and simple, yet with an innovative depth of flavours. Only the finest, freshest ingredients are used. Enjoy lunch and dinner from the a la carte or set lunch menus, or regular culinary promotions and special events. Two private rooms seating four or twelve are superb for intimate dining and entertaining, be it business or social occasions. The extensive choice of old and new world wines showcased in temperature-controlled glass cabinets have been endorsed by prestigious US wine magazine Wine Spectator, with an “Award of Excellence” for one of the finest wine lists in the world. The adjoining Restaurant Bar is a mellow spot to relax, whatever the occasion - especially when it’s Happy Hour. Plump sofas, rattan bar stools and low lights afford a cozy informality. Kick back and enjoy the great choice of beverages - including award-winning wines - or perhaps an after-dinner cognac or port to accompany the finest Cuban cigars, kept in mint condition in dehumidifier cabinets. The Terrace affords great views of the French Quarter beyond the potted palm plants. This open-air, third floor terraced area is where anything can happen – and very often does; host to a multitude of public or private events, be it Christmas and New Year celebrations, wedding receptions and anniversaries, corporate dinners, sporting events and themed party nights. With in-house sound equipment, large stage and informal seating facilities, this is Hanoi’s happening al fresco venue, whatever the occasion, whoever the crowd!

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