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“Atmospheric dining”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Le Tonkin Restaurant Lounge - CLOSED

Le Tonkin Restaurant Lounge
Cuisines: French, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Chinatown
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Atmospheric dining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

Wonderful atmosphere and outside seating. Even if it would be raining you still can enjoy sitting outside under the pavilion.
White walls and tables mixed with nice big green plants makes it a perfect place for an airy outside dinner. Only the big Air Con of the hotel, near where we did seat was a bit noisy, but a few meters further or in the other terrace you wouldn't notice it at all, so this is no downer for the overall experience.

The service is friendly, nice and discreet yet attentive. We did feel welcome and well taken care of.
The menu has of some nice french and vietnamese dishes.
My starter a mix of four separate bites was yummy, jet the mashed prawn on a stick was a bit too floury for my taste and I still think I prefer them not mashed, but I picked that starter anyway. The other 3 were all very nice. My Garoupa as main dish was perfectly cooked all through and so was the beef tenderloin of my girlfriend. Surprisingly we weren't asked for how she wanted the steak, we remembered when it came, but it was served medium well, just how she likes it.

My desert was grilled mango with some crispy crumbles and coconut ice cream. Yummy!

All in all a very nice evening in a splendid atmospheric restaurant with very good food.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank NatXotic
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English first
New York
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great ambience - worth checking out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

Saw the patio seating area as we were walking by and decided to check it out. We were not disappointed. Great combination of French/Vietnamese cuisines in a lovely romantic setting. We opted for two fish dishes and had a bottle of the house white (a burgundy) - delicious. Excellent waitstaff that were helpful in guiding us through the menu. They also have a set lunch and dinner menu which we'll have to try next time!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank TravelTNewYork
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great French/Vietnamese fusion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

Loved this restaurant. Great service & the food was excellent. They have a great wine list & the ambience is really lovely. Can't wait to go back there

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Thank Nabonne
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Definitely for anyone in the know!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012

Le Tonkin offers a wonderful menu, great wine list, sensational atmosphere and world class team. It was too difficult to narrow down choices from the menu - all items sounded delicious - and we were not disappointed with what we chose. A really good selection of wines - not too many but enough to complement the menu. We were a little concerned being outside and it had rained all day, but we were assured that with the terrace cover, we would remain dry - and we did! Stand out of the evening was the service presentation and team - unobtrusive, polished and friendly - sometimes very difficult to achieve in Singapore. Particularly was Sam who was my point of contact from initial booking through to service on the evening - thank you for making a really fun and memorable evening for us!

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Sakepb T
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
“Atmosphere nice but food was not worth it.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2012

Expensive for very ordinary food. For only 3 courses, it took extremely long between courses. We were getting restless. Will not be going back for sure.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Ladyinred913
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