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The Refinery

74 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City Q1, Vietnam
+84 8 3823 0509
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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74 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City Q1, Vietnam
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us came here in Mid March. No one was thrilled with their meals and the service was just fair. One person ordered a large salad, and was ill for a few days after. Not sure if it was the lettuce and water...More

Thank Bornfreenowexpensive
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Coming here as a couple. Choosing a seat outside in the open area. Food was nice. Pleasant. Not excellent. So so. But okay for enjoying and pairing with the wine. The decoration inside is nice. It has personal touch, fresh flowers, clean and social able....More

Thank TravelLover010203
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Nestled in a group of restaurants and bars, this lil' foodie enclave provides a relaxing atmosphere to Chill out in the open. Draft Hoergarden n Stella pint at VND 160,000 - 140,00 Enjoyed the Fillet Mignon on garlic mashed potatoes.

Thank Wolv3rin3
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Food is good. Prices are reasonable for the location. Have a set lunch. Staff are welcomed. Not disappointed.

Thank Jo H
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

A really pleasant atmosphere, with good service and tasty bistro style food. A good foil after lots of Vietnamese food!

Thank FCR8
Reviewed 26 February 2018

I took my girl friend there for diner and i must say i was quite surprised! the design of the place is beautiful, no relations with the name and history of the place witch was an opium refinery. For me the style is : fine...More

Thank Mac M
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

I like the paste here. Like the food here but the service still never improve. The waiters don't seem to bother what is going on. You almost have to beg them to be served. Go for the food not the service.

Thank DoveFly
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Although a lot of nice new places are constantly poping up in Saigon , this spot remains our favourite restaurant...we love to sit outside on the terrace and enjoy a drink or meal ... the building , a former opium refinery has a relaxed atmosphere.......More

Thank expat - N
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

The food and service was good. Had a steak that was cooked perfect. The restaurant allows smoking inside and that completely ruined my dinner! Make smokers smoke outside! Why let one smoker pollute the air for the other 40 diners inside the restaurant. 40 non...More

1  Thank LMCNX
Giovanni M, Guest Relations Manager at The Refinery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Dear Lesrmartin, Thank you for your honest feedback Indeed some of our regulars guests have the habit of smoking inside, we understand this can be a problem. Your review has been communicated to the management team in order to find solution. Your comment is important...More

Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

This is one of my favourites, old style bistro with great relaxed atmosphere either inside or out on the terrace. Hidden in a courtyard off Hai Ba Trung ideal location to get away from the city for relaxing drinks or meals. Excellent service from friendly...More

Thank Jon C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City Q1, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 3823 0509
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Decorated in the greatest of Paris Bistro tradition, The Refinery is a lovely French Brasserie and Wine Bar located in Saigon’s old Manufacture d'Opium. Tucked away in a quiet and secluded courtyard, The Refinery offers a vast covered outdoor terrace with comfy whicker armchairs to relax the day away as well as a tastefully decorated indoor space. While the bistro serves excellent food - do not leave without trying the “Filet Mignon” - the wine selection is superb with 17 Old and New World wines on offer by the glass. On weekends, a very popular brunch with a complimentary chocolate fountain and a dedicated kids' corner - complete with a "home nanny" - delights children and adults alike. A visit to The Refinery is good any time of the day, whether for a glass of wine selected from their temperature controlled wine dispenser, for their happy hour with special prices on all FOOD & DRINKS listed in the bar menu, for a weekday set lunch, a business meeting or a romantic dinner.
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