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“Great food and lovely hosts”

Ban Thana Club and Restaurant
Ranked #124 of 470 Restaurants in Vientiane
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is one of the loveliest places in Vientiane - Philippe and Christiane are the best hosts. Their menu is special - with choices of Scandinavian, French, Middle Eastern or local. And the saltwater pool is undoubtedly the best in Vientiane - worth going there for lunch so you can spend time in the pool before or after. It's a tad hard to find - but ask for directions and any tuk-tuk would find it.

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Reviewed 8 May 2015

It's not going to be easy to find, very off the beaten path, but if you have a large group you can have the place to yourself. Choose between French, Nordic, Lebanese, Asian, or the new Tapas menu. The Lebanese is my favorite.

Sip cocktails while you swim in the saltwater pool. They make perfect drinks.

After dinner relax by the pool and have a digestive.

The owners are fantastic people. Reserve in advance because they spend days preparing. Some of the ingredients are fresh from the garden!

This is a special place. I go once a month with friends. You should try it!

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Reviewed 28 April 2015

A very personable experience, being welcomed in to the home of these very welcoming hosts. The food is good, the setting, with a beautiful landscaped garden and pool, is a great city escape.

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Reviewed 18 March 2015

We had the great fortune to come stay in the residence of Philippe and Christiane, not realizing that they actually operated a restaurant from their beautiful home.

Much to our delight, Philippe has cooked us two exquisite meals during our stay here. I'm not sure I can pick a favorite ; everything is delicious and exquisitely presented, from the goat cheese and beetroot salads to the various entrees and the scrumptious coconut flan prepared by Christiane. The gnocchi was definitely the best I have had anywhere and, if I had to pick a second favorite, it would be the perfectly grilled duck breast. A lot of the food is grown in their organic garden and Philippe chooses the rest of his food carefully, selecting the best from the local market and importing quality meats and cheeses.He bakes a delicious rye/walnut bread to savor with the meal

Philippe has a loyal following of locals who come to dine, swim and enjoy the day in his tranquil garden

If you have time, it is definitely worth giving Philippe a call and tracking down this delightful oasis. You might even want to consider staying out here for a few days and enjoying the pool, the garden and the friendly people of this little village.

Dining with Philippe is like visiting a favorite relative or friend who just happens to be a really good cook.

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Thank Chiang
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

This is a very private place, run by a French couple. As soon as you enter, you feel like being part of the family.

The salt pool is about 25m long and one of the best in Vientiane. Using the pool is free as long as you book lunch or dinner.

The food is always prepared with a lot of attention to every detail. On the weekend there is nice 2-3 course set menu, while during the week Philippe offers great creations from all over the world.

Please notice that you MUST book in advance! Check their website for details.

As the place does not have any signs, please check out these coordinates on Google Maps: 17.892592, 102.61635

ENJOY!

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philippe m, Propriétaire at Ban Thana Club and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2015

Dear HRaabe,
Thank you very much for your comment. Sorry for this late answer, I didn't know how to answer since today.
HAppy new Year for you and your loved ones
Philippe

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