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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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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (25 reviews)
“steak frites” (7 reviews)
“pork cutlet” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
74 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City Q1, Vietnam
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Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

The Refinery was not as good as I expected. Cool interior with some interesting looking dishes / special was looking forward to the meal My starter of warm octopus salad was good. Sadly I was not impressed with my main of spinach pasta and chorizo...More

Thank Macattack76
Reviewed May 17, 2016

Dinner was so amazing, the soup...salads and main courses were all so authentically French. Our wait staff was very helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed the choices of French Cuisine, the pace of service, the air conditioning and the non-smoking area! My faves, Lentil and Thyme...More

Thank Elaine Surdin- T
Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

We went in as a family of three. It was so dark that my mother needed a flash light to look at the menu. We asked several time for the breads, they arrived after our soups cold, when asked to reheat them a little bit...More

Thank Nerissa C
Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

I called in to book a table and told staff to make good place so our group could talk. I think i made a mistake. We arrived just to see our table in the middle of the way. Then we moved to a corner location...More

Thank Aprilwm
Reviewed May 13, 2016

Visited here recently with my family. Really good food & great, friendly service. Great steaks. The smoking in the restaurant was very off putting though, especially dining with children.

Thank mc2130
Reviewed May 12, 2016

My husband and I ate twice in this establishment. The first time I had a pasta dish. The pasta was made in house and delicious. The second time I had a hamburger. Just needed that after eating Vietnamese food for ten days. It was Aussie...More

Thank Yankeegirl86
Reviewed May 11, 2016

This restaurant is set in the back courtyard of a former opium refinery and is of international standard. The service is great, staff are always smiling and happy. I had the most wonderful gnocchi served in a Gorgonzola sauce with spinach - this is one...More

Thank Travelbud9330
Reviewed May 7, 2016

We discovered this place on our last night in HCMC. Lovely ambience, the food was well prepared and presented and the staff super friendly. We sat outside - hey, we had left snow in Canada - and loved the flowers, overhead string lights, the soft...More

Thank Sylvia H
Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is well designed with antique interior with french architecture vibe. The food is very pricey but the taste and the portion was just ok. Our bread and butter got served about five minutes after the meal. The workers are fluent in English and...More

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

We had the fettuccini with bacon, chicken etc. (235k++) and the gnocchi with spinach (265k++) - between the two, the fettuccini was really tasty while the gnocchi was okay at best (too mushy for my liking) Great ambience and location, and attentive staff.

Thank Kitschykitty
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $30
Meals
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
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
Making great use of an unusual historic location, Saigon's old opium manufacture, The Refinery was built, designed and decorated locally with custom made furniture and lighting in the greatest Paris bistro tradition. Tucked away in a secluded courtyard, it boats a beautiful indoor seating area with many original features and a large front terrace with jasmine and greenery. Enough to make anyone forget the noise and madness of the city while sitting in the very heart of it.In this peaceful setting, one can enjoy modern European cuisine with an extensive wine list, including 18 Old and New World wines by the glass.
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