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“A welcomed surprise!”
Review of The Matchbox

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The Matchbox
Ranked #1,653 of 2,443 Restaurants in Hanoi
Cuisines: French, Italian, Vietnamese
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Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

After a hot day wandering around the city and the worthwhile Fine Arts Museum, we were in need of some tender loving care. Matchbox provided, being set into the grounds of the museum and treating us very well.

Salads, tofu, and cheese platters were well balanced in terms of flavour, and a good serving size. Cocktails were fine. Prices were very reasonable considering the quality and level of service.

Service was discreet and attentive. Extras such as bread for the cheese (instead of the crackers provided) were brought promptly and with attention to detail (the baguette was warmed).

There was water running over the windows which provided a very calming and cooling atmosphere.

Refreshing and highly recommended!

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Thank Monsieur-Canard
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Monday evenings, The Matchbox, in the grounds of the Fine Art Museum, has a steak and wine offer for 199,000 VND - around $10 or £7. We were the only people at 6pm but the candlelight and the water cascade made a romantic backdrop. Once it ha time to breathe the French red wine was very palatable and to my surprise, the Australian steak, cooked medium rare, melted in the mouth. I had mashed potato with the steak and red wine reduction jus and my husband had sweet potato pie, a dauphinoise with sweet potato. my home made ice cream was delicious, a tutti frutti, and my husband's tiramisu was gone in a flash.
As the steak alone is usually 299,000 VND, the steak and wine (dessert was extra but reasonable eg ice cream was 29,000) evening is a bargain for top quality food and service.

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Thank Val-Director
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

We stumbled across this restaurant after visiting the Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi and we were so glad we did, It has a lovely setting and the food is excellent, really delicious and good value for money. The staff are really friendly, and even gave us a free salad as we had to wait for a table. A great restaurant recommendation in Hanoi

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Thank Nigel H
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

The restaurant is phenomenal! The food was wonderful, the atmosphere was calming and soothing with nice music and great staff and the price was very reasonable. I think my only problem with the place was that their portion were huge!

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Thank Jenny N
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

The first restaurant we went to when we arrived to Ha Noi. One year later we have been there at least 10 times. The kids wants to go there once in a while and that's good. But they keep forgetting that they actually regret it every time. The menu is not for children.

Most of the food on the menu is very nice. But there are restaurants that I prefer better than Matchbox. But after a while you get tired of the menu that hasn´t been changed for a while.

Visitors that go there only a couple of times will probably like this restaurant a lot.

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1  Thank Backmansinhanoi
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