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“Staff needs to be more knowledgeable”
Review of The Hill Station

The Hill Station
Ranked #11 of 144 Restaurants in Sapa
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Hill Station Deli & Boutique stocks a wide range of imported cheese, cold cuts, wine and beer together with a menu consisting of traditional deli fare such as homemade baguettes, burgers, panini etc. Also serves a full breakfast menu and Italian coffee throughout the day.
Reviewed May 27, 2014

I had some blue cheese and a glass of the house wine here, which were all very good and the cheese was served on a board complete with fruit, nuts etc. However when inquired about the types of cheese available the staff didn't really know anything, instead he showed me to the cheese display and asked me to pick myself. I would say for a small cafe in Vietnam, much less faraway Sapa, the selection seemed good, but for someone who's not too well-versed in cheeses, some assistance would be nice.

Overall still a very good experience. The waiter despite the lack of knowledge was very polite and attentive. Pleasant atmosphere, a good place to chill after dinner (at the other Hill Station).

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Thank hanoihammie
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

Sapa is renowned for it's spectacular mountains and scenery not it's culinary fare which is why we were so happy to have a meal at the The Hill Station signature restaurant. After quite a few disappointing meals in this beautiful town, we were thrilled to eat something delicious, fresh and innovative. The menu is in the local H'Mong style (so look out for buffalo, pigs ears and such) while produce is harvested from a local plot. Be mindful, however, that while the food is great for adventurous eaters and/or those with an open mind, it's not really the place for fussy kids as the food is a little left of centre. This is not a criticism just a forewarning for those travelling as a family. The restaurant itself is also beautifully appointed and in a great location. Would I eat there again or suggest to friends? Absolutely!

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Thank missmossrocks
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

Run by a cool Danish guy with local villagers as staff, the Hill Station has a relaxed vibe and is a welcome retreat.

Best feature is the coffee! Real coffee! Coffee you can smell, taste, get light-headed about, made by a barista, not powder out of a can. If you've ever been travelling in outback Asia, you'll know what an oasis this type of establishment can be.

Was devastated when there was an 18-hour power outage and the coffee machine didn't work!

Great little place.

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Thank Charlie_in_Aus
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Reviewed May 15, 2014

We ate at the signature restaurant a few nights ago and had an amazing experience. As such, we thought we'd pop into the deli for a western-style sandwich a couple of days later thinking we'd have a good experience there too. We ordered a baguette with mozzarella, tomato and basil to take away. This cost 135,000 so around $6.75. Firstly, the sandwich was missing the basil and we didn't realise this until we got back to the hotel and it was too far to go back. Secondly, the sandwich was really, really bland. There was no seasoning whatsoever and the baguette itself was not very nice - not crispy (didn't seem that fresh) and it was very dense. For the price, we expected this simple sandwich to be much better. Such a shame. Maybe the other sandwiches are better. A suggestion to the management is to have better quality take-away packaging as well. Our sandwich came in cling film in a cheap plastic bag so the sandwich was a bit soggy. Perhaps you could use brown paper packaging to keep the sandwiches fresher. On the plus side, the service was quick and the ambience of the deli was very nice while we waited for the food.

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Reviewed May 13, 2014

We went here to get food for the train as they advertised "lunch boxes". We ended up just getting baguettes and they were absolutely beautiful. Their service was very good with help to make our choices. We got back just as they were finishing our order. I saw tomato on mine which I do not eat and hadn't realised it came with it. I asked if they could just take it off, they offered to make me another. I chose just to have it removed, but was impressed at the offer to remake.
We had also been here for a drink during a stay in SaPa, it has a really nice atmosphere, you can sit and watch the world go past.

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Thank johnda667
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