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The Refinery

74 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City Q1, Vietnam
+84 8 3823 0509
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (26 reviews)
“salad” (61 reviews)
“pork cutlet” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
74 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City Q1, Vietnam
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1 - 10 of 533 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a well prepared meal that had a nice mix of French and Vietnamse with old Saigon in an old French warehouse. We were lucky as the restaurant was not busy therefore the table service was good. They even serve euro beer.

Thank John G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are an Australian family with 2 young boys). The refinery is in a courtyard with other good restaurants. We have been to there a few times and the enjoyed all occasions. The Refinery is a nice place to sit, the menu includes food for...More

Thank andrew s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best restaurant I visited in Saigon during my stay. Fantastic food with an excellent atmosphere. Service could be more professional.

Thank Tony J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best place in Saigon for dining with good salads wine, good menu with western style dish beers

Thank feyayan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! We had a cheese and meat platter as an appetiser and then the goat cheese linguini for the main course. Both were delicious and well presented. Wine was also good, though quite expensive (as Vietnam goes), but worth it! Service was great and...More

Thank Johanneriise
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

the atmosphere was nice, quiet, what we were looking for, but: pro: our salad was very good, fresh cons: -the pasta was a really different texture... like a japanese ramen... dunno what exactly it was, but i wasn’t too fond of it. -the service wasn’t...More

Thank hanna k
Reviewed 18 December 2017

We had a pork cutlet with apples, radicchio, mushrooms, and bacon and cream sauce. The cutlet was very spicy and tasted good. The service was quite all right. This place has been an opium manufacture long time ago. Some pictures on the walls tell some...More

Thank MulleEllum
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

We went to this place a few times and tried out different dishes. So far my favourite is lamb salad . It isn't a cheap place however all the restaurants that serve European food have similar price in Saigon. It is quiet during the week...More

Thank YaseminGiris
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Situated In the very centre of HCMH City it is a great place for a relaxing dinner. The atmosphere is great and the service as Well. Good basic choices on the menu card - so all In all a Safe bet for a good evening!

Thank Thomas A
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Worth seeking out. The building was apparently once an opium processing plant and then a restaurant for some time. Nice, weathered tile floor and dark wood interior. Food was good and value was just fine. Indoor and outdoor seating. A pleasant place.

Thank RoadWarrier99999
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City Q1, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 3823 0509
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Decorated in the greatest of Paris Bistro tradition, The Refinery is a lovely French Brasserie and Wine Bar located in Saigon’s old Manufacture d'Opium. Tucked away in a quiet and secluded courtyard, The Refinery offers a vast covered outdoor terrace with comfy whicker armchairs to relax the day away as well as a tastefully decorated indoor space. While the bistro serves excellent food - do not leave without trying the “Filet Mignon” - the wine selection is superb with 17 Old and New World wines on offer by the glass. On weekends, a very popular brunch with a complimentary chocolate fountain and a dedicated kids' corner - complete with a "home nanny" - delights children and adults alike. A visit to The Refinery is good any time of the day, whether for a glass of wine selected from their temperature controlled wine dispenser, for their happy hour with special prices on all FOOD & DRINKS listed in the bar menu, for a weekday set lunch, a business meeting or a romantic dinner.
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