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“really special setting under a tree awning”

Blue Lagoon Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 227 Restaurants in Luang Prabang
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, European
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Blue Lagoon Restaurant serve a little of everything. We serve Luang Prabang Speciality, Asian dishes, Pasta and also European food
Reviewed July 6, 2014

The new venue for this restaurant is really fantastic. The food is excellent and thoroughly worth a trip if you're looking for a good dinner. Good mix of special / unique dishes - both European and Laotian.

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Reviewed July 6, 2014

So we thought we'd eaten the best Luang Prabang had to offer (the seriously under-rated little Rosella Fusion overlooking the Nam Khan) and then on our last night we discovered Blue Lagoon! The TA photos had put me off - they seriously misrepresent the food and the setting. A little laneway next to the Royal Palace, looks unassuming enough - but turn the corner and BOOM! A gorgeous outdoor courtyard awaits with waiters so eager to please they almost fall over each other! The Mekong River Perch steamed in banana leaf was seriously amazing. Our most expensive meal in LP but we had a couple of cocktails, bottle of wine, mains for 4 (2 adults, 2 kids) and 2 x desserts to share. It all came to about A$130. Skip dessert - it wasn't that good. You have to go!

Thank Mandy H
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

Discovered quite by accident while roaming the side streets of Luang Prabang next to the palace and took a risk, which was amply rewarded. Talking with both the owner (Peter) and the chef (Somsack) we discovered it was only their 3rd day in operation at the new location, a spot which used to be Peter's house. Peter is Swiss, and Somsack is Lao but is also a Swiss-trained classical chef. Both came to our table to check on our experience and to get our opinions. Both were very friendly and good fun and both spoke excellent English.

Clearly they put some some thought and effort into the establishment and menu. Aside from the food which was incredible, the ambiance is very upscale 'modern Lao traditional' with lighting designed by Peter and locally hand-made. The restaurant has an airconditioned dining room with a library motif (bookcases line the back wall) and a secluded, romantic outdoor dining courtyard, all tucked away in a very quiet side street by the palace, just meters from night market.

We checked out some of the other top-rated restaurants in Luang Prabang also, and while they are fine, and none can hold a candle to Blue Lagoon for the combination of ambiance, presentation, service, and quality of food. Speaking of service, the wait staff were professional and highly attentive. Could not have asked for better.

Yes it's a bit pricier than other places in town but by Western standards the place is an incredible bargain. Definitely worth checking out some evening.

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Thank Hphil2017
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Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Blue Lagoon is probably the best restaurant in town, but for Lao standards a bit pricy They just opened the restaurant at their new location next to the National Museum. The restaurant itself looks beautiful and the service is excellent (the best we had in Lao)
I had a Lao stew which was very good. It has mint in it that I normally don't like, but now it was ok. My girlfriend had local fish dish and she enjoyed it as well.
The only downside was that the bruchettas had anise on it. They were ok, but the anise taste isn't what we want on a bruchetta.
If you are in Luang Prabang I would highly recommend you to go to this restaurant.

Thank Meik_123
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

Our tourguide recommended us this restaurant for Laos foods! I was so happy when we were here and did enjoy their food so much! it was the best meal in Laos we had in our trip.

Thank Alexandra B
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