We went twice to Gourmet Corner during our 4 days stay in Hanoi. One for lunch and another for dinner.
We utterly enjoyed both.
The Gourmet Corner is place at top floor of Elegance Diamond Hotel. We were not staying at hotel which by the way looked like a top notch hotel, as confirmed by TA ratings. Made me regret not having picked it for our stay.
We broke one of our rules of not eating in hotel restaurants, due to high TA ratings.
We can confirm that the top 5 TA ranking is well deserved.
Good views of city while you enjoy fresh, authentic (not dumbed down) vietnamese food with excellent service... And drinkable wine at sensible prices.
The dishes are nor overly elaborate. The focus of the chef seems to lie on producing classic dishes with fresh ingredients and great flavours. Which he consistently achieves.
The prices are more than reasonable for quality you get Nd the very comfortable environment. There are set menus on offer. However dishes a la carte are reasonable enough.
We had lunch four of us for less than $50with glass of wine included.
The fresh and fried rolls were fantastic, bamboo beef and pork hotpot were the best i have ever had.
Waiters were super nice.
Can not wait for more, really.