Restaurant 12 Lý Đạo Thành, Tràng Tiền, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam Published on: 13-11-2015
Image copyrights belong to authors
Why Hanoi Press Club is special ?
The Hanoi Press Club, one of the most distinguished business and culinary addresses in Vietnam, was founded in 1997 by a group of French investors led by Eric Merlin and the Vietnamese Journalist Association. Merlin envisioned the Press Club as Hanoi’s premier meeting and fine-dining venue, a timeless face in the capital where dignitaries, entrepreneurs, businessmen and expatriates could interact and dine in a comfortable, elegant setting.
As part of the Press Club’s range of meeting, dining and business facilities, the building was outfitted with four levels of prime office space, a ballroom, banquet room, bar and library, tea counter, bookshop, deli, and open rooftop terrace. The heart of the new venue would be its 86-seat continental restaurant, replete with two private rooms and a beautiful red and white wine cellar.
Today, the Press Club Hanoi still enjoys a reputation for offering unparalleled gourmet dining in splendid surroundings at the heart of one of Asia’s most charming cities.
How to get to Hanoi Press Club?
The Press Club is just within close walking proximity of the Hanoi Opera and located in the heart of the city. You can take a taxi to reach the place.
- Wonderful food Beautiful restaurant
- Very polite staff, well service
- Good get away from the city hustle bustle
- Ex Pat hangout - great bar and drinks
- Great Ambiance, Food and Service
- Noise level Normal
- Budget High-end
- Alcohol YES
- Air condition YES
- Had kid menu NO
- Accept credit card YES
- Serve breakfast YES
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian YES
12 Lý Đạo Thành, Tràng Tiền, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
Tips for you
I had a delightful dinner at the Press Club in Hanoi, but, the real star at this place is the stunning, understated elegance of the décor. The bar and restaurant are on an upper floor and have a 30's club-like style with an open floor plan segmented by screen walls that make for stylish little dining alcoves. I was part of a group that was seated immediately and was pampered by a series of talented waiters. I dined on mixed greens with Caesar dressing (crisp greens with expertly made dressing), pork tenderloins with honey & ginger (beautifully presented), and chocolate cake for dessert. House wines were excellent. Only one word of caution - remember that most of Asia allows smoking in the bar areas. It is so with this restaurant. A cigar smoker puffed energetically and the open floor plan allowed the smoke to permeate our area of the restaurant. Despite this bit of unpleasant smoke, I loved the restaurant, the food, the service, the décor.
Excellent service with friendly waiters and great atmosphere with rooftop terrace and mellow 25 degrees centigrade.