Red Lantern on Riley
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Set within a designer space reminiscent of French Colonial Vietnam, Red Lantern on Riley offers all the favourites of the original Red Lantern, with a greater focus on shared dishes. Mixed with the nostalgia of Indochine and the personal quirkiness of the Nguyen family, Red Lantern on Riley is an experience to share with your friends and family.
Dinner: Tuesday to Sunday 6:00pm - late
There is a Wilson Parking garage located less than 50 metres from the restaurant at 70 Riley Street, Darlinghurst.
Celebrating my wedding anniversary there,we had a great dinner.we did a $89 dollars degustation. The food was very good n worth for the value.In fact there are other dishes in their al Carter menu we would like to try so we will definitely return to this restaurant.
Only comment is the pickled octopus was a bit too sour that took away the flavour of the octopus.
Always a great experience and never disappointed
Red Lantern serves great Vietnamese cuisine and Chef Mark Jensen goes out of his way to engage with guests.
I took my wife and we sat outside, this was our request and the staff were helpful. The wait staff were very good. we had the dearer of the banquets. A lot of food , some dishes very good and some that did not grab us. The deserts were excellent. Our anniversary was acknowledged with some sparkling wine . Probably should of gone al a carte. Would be good to see a revamp with better value price points and a new opening. its up to red lantern if they want to move ahead or change at all.
Great food, drinks and atmosphere. I had been to Red Lantern a few times before and took 2 colleagues and they loved it!
Exceptional food and service.
We travelled from Melbourne to go to this restaurant for my wife's birthday. We had the Saigon tasting menu with matching wines. We were not disappointed. We have been a fan of Luke for a long time.
great food, good variety and exceptional service .
The place has a nice vibe and feel
Wonderful service, great food.
Everything about the dining experience at Red Lantern is fantastic! The staff are friendly, professional and super knowledgeable. The food is next level and great value for money. This is the third time I’ve flown to Sydney over the last couple of years just to get my Red Lantern fix!!
Very friendly and knowledgeable waitress; the dishes were not as tasty as what I experienced when I visited Red Lantern the first time on Crown Street.
We came for a birthday lunch and were delighted by the fabulous fresh tastes. As first timers the lunch tasting menu provided a star studded introduction. Favorites were the pork and green papaya salad, smoked spatchcock, duck green curry and the coconut creme caramel. The service was excellent, and we were allowed to linger as long as we liked over all the lovely flavours
I would never visit Sydney without going to Red Lantern. These folk seriously care about their food and craft. Bold interpretations of Vietnamese classics. A must for me.
We had a lovely dinner at Red Lantern to celebrate my husband's birthday. It was our fourth time there, and it was as delicious as ever! The banquet menu was a great way to sample lots of different dishes, the service was friendly without being overwhelming, and the ambience was inviting.
Again exceptional in all respects
Food never ceases to amaze
Service as always wonderful
Left feeling we had just been extremely spoilt by our family
Red Lantern has always been a favourite and it did not disappoint. We had the banquet and it was delicious, with amazing kingfish, great Vietnamese rolls, duck curry, beautiful beef and great prawns. The dessert platter was also outstanding. The service is friendly and efficient without being intrusive and the wine and cocktail list extensive and with a variety of prices.
Too noisy, food very slow in coming and was just average when it did
I love it here. We return each time we visit Sydney. The staff are really good. Great service with a smile and nothing is too much for them.
Outstanding food and experience. When I return to Sydney each year I must eat at Red Lantern it is fantastic and my favourite restaurant !!
And I have to say the food quality and flavours keep getting better !! Congratulations Mark and the Red Lantern Team !!
Well what can I say, the food and service at Red Lantern are extraordinary. Every time we come back, the food and service is excellent. We would highly recommend to all and our friends.
Well done Red Lantern and the team.
Lived up to my expectations. Enjoyed the food and selection on menu. Definitely enjoyed the Hanoi Hunger banquet.
High standard and interesting variety of food. Not so typical vietnamesr food
Superb food: great value as top quality dishes, generous serves. Excellent service: attentive, but not intrusive; informative, friendly.
Very relevant wine list.
All round WOW!
Absolutely delicious food and fantastic service. Highly recommend!
Everything was beyond amazing. We had the most delicious meal and excellent service. We can't wait to go again. Thank you for the experience.
Even on a quiet Friday lunchtime friendly relaxed service and great food
Great ambience. We have traveled in Vietnam often and this place made us feel like we should return there quickly. Very good food with wide range of choices, using fresh, high quality ingredients. We ate at Red Lantern for a family birthday and staff were helpful in ensuring we knew which dishes were vegetarian suitable.
When the bill was presented we felt like we were expected to tip. Tipping should not be expected or left open - staff should be paid appropriately so as not to expect tips.
Terrible. Luke Nguyen needs to have a little chat with his staff.
Fantastic Excellent great taste and favours
For a special occasion Red Lantern is perfect. Not cheap but high quality delicious food and the service is beyond amazing. Love the atmosphere. Complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival plus a delicious little appetiser. Love this restaurant
Great atmosphere friendly staff and fantastic food, looking forward to my next visit.
We have eaten at Luke's restaurants before. This is the best of them. Make sure you go as it's one of the best dining experiences in Sydney.
It was just too difficult to decide between all those delicious options, so we picked the set menu to share among four of us, only substituting the octopus with Auntie 5s rice cakes. High 5s all round!
Tasty food with substantial portions. Service was friendly and efficient. It was a cold night but was comfortably warm within the restaurant. Very much enjoyed our evening and look forward to returning.
We dined at the Red Lantern with friends in September 2018 … a very enjoyable experience. Excellent service and excellent food. Stylish Vietnamese cuisine with sufficient variety for all tastes. We shared a variety of dishes, both entrees and mains (menu on internet). Relatively small wine list, but good choices at various price levels. Well recommended.
What a wonderful, wonderful place. From the moment we were welcomed through the door we felt at home. The atmosphere was warm and cosy, and beautifully exotic. We were blown away by the service, everyone was so caring and attentive. We felt nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff. It was really special. And the food!!! OMG. Atlantic crab, tender beef, succulent tuna, magic flavours all cooked with the most important ingredient - love. We will be back!
My friend and I were thrilled with the food....exquisite tastes.
My only complaint, and it’s a small one, is that our table was very small and we felt a bit cramped....too many tables, too close to each other.
But I would still recommend Red Lantern to friends and I will definitely come again.
Maitre d' was particularly welcoming, helpful and a lot of fun. Tasting menu with accompanying wine was very enjoyable. Catered well to dairy intolerance.
I love the taste menus. That way I can have a little bit of so many wonderful flavours.
I love the way The restaurant is decorated. It’s just a wonderful food experience all round
Enjoyable evening but not as exciting food wise as the last time we went. Saying that the goat curry was absolutely delicious. The setting is beautiful. Good food, sometimes great food, sometimes exceptional food.