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“Fantastic restaurant”

Red Lantern on Riley
Ranked #71 of 6,144 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $120
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Darlinghurst
Description: Set within a designer space reminiscent of French Colonial Vietnam, Red Lantern on Riley mixes the nostalgia of Indochine with the personal quirkiness of the Nguyen family. The restaurant is owned and operated by chefs Luke Nguyen and Mark Jensen, and Luke's sister Pauline Nguyen. With a focus on shared dishes, an evening at Red Lantern on Riley is an experience best enjoyed with friends and family.
Reviewed July 28, 2013

We went to this restaurant to celebrate a birthday. The staff were very welcoming and the restaurant looked really nice. The food is superb but pricey. The drinks were fairly expensive.
Our waiter was very helpful and one of our diners is a vegan and he was able to help with suggestions. The meal was a really lovely special occasion .

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Thank MontiNb
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Special evening out for my wife's birthday on a recent Saturday night. From the time we arrived to the time we left it was a fantastic experience. Our waitress was attentive and very informative on what dishes were being served in the Tasting menu. We opted for the "Hanoi Hunger" and my wife and daughter then managed to get through the additional desert platter. The tasting menu was well thought out and the dishes blended well together to deliver an outstanding meal. Will visit again.

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Thank holaiyin
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Dropped in with my sexy wife for a cocktail at Red Lillys. Wow great small food plates served up with brillant cool cocktails!! My wife loved it!!! I highly recommend the cocktail for pre dinner drinks

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Thank cv4565
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

we had our christmas party here, and it was great! there were a good range of cocktails and food, and the space was ample for our party size. I like the service too, better than the original one on Crown St

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Thank AussiePen
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Sydney is blessed with some great Vietnamese restaurants and it is one of our favourite cuisines; hence we were excited after hearing wonderful things about Red Lantern as this was meant to be the crème de la crème of Sydney.
We decided we would fully engage and ordered the ‘Saigon Scrumptious’ ($80 per head) tasting menu.
Our waitress gushed about how wonderful every course would be, however when each dish arrived we were incredibly underwhelmed by the flavour and freshness of each dish.
The scallops were watery, the food felt like it was on a production line and there wasn’t one course that was memorable.
Although the waitress was friendly- she poured the sparkling water into the wine, (she did replace the wine after we told her the error) however by 10pm, (booking was at 8:30pm) the service staff seemed bored and were ready to go home- our wine was finished, our waitress went home, dessert was served and even though we tried to make eye contact to order Sticky- we were ignored.
When I went to the bathroom (gender neutral) they were in disarray with paper towels on the ground and no loo roll.
Maybe we experienced a restaurant’s ‘off night’ but for the money and the reputation, we won’t be going back.

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