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“Beautiful food, top class service”

The Gourmet Corner Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 2,393 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Located on the top floor of Hanoi La Siesta Diamond hotel, the Gourmet Corner restaurant boast the finest view of Hanoi from the 12th floor, overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake, the Red River and the ever-growing skyline of Hanoi. The Gourmet Corner food menu is the combination of Vietnamese and some Western favorites. Our Vietnamese food options mostly are the dishes from the North. In northern Vietnam, a colder climate limits the production and availability of spices. As a result, the foods are often less spicy than those in other regions, especially the middle part of Vietnam. Black pepper is used in place of chili as the most popular ingredient to produce spicy flavors. Also, coriander is used commonly in most dishes. In general, northern Vietnamese cuisine is not bold in any particular taste - sweet, salty, spicy, bitter, or sour. Most northern Vietnamese foods feature light and balanced flavors that result from subtle combinations of many different flavoring ingredients. PS: Please be informed that your reservation request by email will be answered within 24 working hours or later depend on our work-load at that moment. Any urgent booking request should be made through the phone call. We are sorry for any inconvenience may cause.
Reviewed August 23, 2014

Whilst staying at another hotel in Hanoi and being force fed set menu's at some dodgy places, we broke free and found this place (courtesy of Trip Advisor).

The food here is impeccable, as is the service and all the staff.

Genuinely the nicest meal I have eaten in any country for a long time.

Cheap by western prices too, we had cocktails, 2 two course meals, coffee's and a bottle of wine, for approx £40.

Michelin star in the waiting??

Would eat here every day if I could.

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Reviewed August 22, 2014

We booked this restaurant by email a week before our trip. The hotel/ restaurant were very prompt in replying to our request. On arrival it was fairly easy to find as it is on the top floor of the Elegance Hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. It was lucky we booked as ALL the tables had been pre booked for a week or so. The view as the sun went down was spectacular from the 12th floor, overlooking Hanoi’s 36 Streets and Hoan Kiem Lake. The restaurant is small (about 12 tables) and intimate with a feel for the details (flowers, clean linen, etc). The service and friendliness of the staff was perfect- they were happy to offer suggestions and even tailor the meal to our needs (I hate ginger, so they kindly removed it from my dish). The food quality was excellent- our best meal in Hanoi and the wine list had some good choices- we opted for a Chilean wine. There is no hurry for the meal- we took quite a time- as there is no attempt to have a second sitting thank goodness. All in all I would really recommend- just make sure you book ahead. The establishment is genuinely keen to offer a fine dining experience and welcomed any comments we had.

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Reviewed August 22, 2014

Had a very pleasant meal here. Staff as nice as can be: gracious, chatty, smiling, etc. nice to be able to visit the kitchen and see staff working. One main dish stood out - pieces of grilled fish with herbs which we wrapped in rice paper a bit like fresh spring rolls. However, though. Pleasant, the food here was not the best I have had in Vietnam.

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Reviewed August 21, 2014

We had the pleasure of staying at this lovely little hotel in the middle of the old quarter & discovered that not only did it offer excellent rooms but also a fabulous restaurant on the 12th floor. We had breakfast there every morning & could choose from a large selection of wonderfully prepared dishes. The lunches and suppers were just as good. Fresh ingredience and a wide selection authentic dishes. The kitchen area was visible and looked very clean as was the eating area. To top it all the staff were completely charming and took time to chat and get to know you. Would highly recommend this wonderful little gem of a place.

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2  Thank Nicola C
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

I booked a dinner for a group of friends who come from different cultures and who are all choosy (because they are all working in Hanoi at the moment) as well as so familiar with different good places around the town. It was quite stress for me as the beginning as this was an important dinner and I wished to make a different impression to them, of course I mean great impression. As the restaurant is not so spacey, they first placed us in the room and I did not like it. So I insisted the staff to move us to the open air areas. It was difficult to do so with our booking but the staff have managed it perfectly, without bothering other guests, and always kind and nice. Five star customer service, especially to Sabrina, love you :-)

All in all, I just repeat what others wrote alot here: extraordinary view (one side is the sparkling Thang Long bridge over the Hong River, one side is the miraculous Hoan Kiem lake and its surroundings); excellent service, great food, and because of all that, we have made four big bottles of good wines 'evaporated' :-D

You should definitely be there, and if during this beautiful autumn evenings, remember to book a table outside to enjoy cool atmosphere and marvellous view.

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