Want real Belgian food and beer in Hanoi? The answer is Le Petit Bruxelles. The peaceful and charming restaurant is in an old French villa with a lush tree-shaded terrace with mall fountain. Choose a table on the terrace or in the delightful rooms on the ground floor, and the first-floor dining rooms are non-smoking.
Chef Pierre Renard had 15 year’s experience as a chef in Belgian before opening his Hanoi restaurant in 2003. It’s said to be the only authentic Belgian restaurant in town and was also the first restaurant to open in beautuful Tran Quoc Toan St.
There are now 12 differrent Belgian beers on offer, including Leffe, Duvel, Chiway and Kriek (VND 70,000 – VND 95,000). Seasonal specialities including cheese fondue, prepared from three kinds of Belgian cheese ($ 20 per 270 grams), and beef fondue ($20 per 350 grams). There is also a daily set lunch (Monday to Friday) for VND55,000, including bread and butter as well as side dishes of fried or mashed potato or potato cakes, all included in the remarkable price. It’s open from 11 am to 2 pm for luch, 5-11pm for dinner.
Le Petit Bruxelles
58B Tran Quoc Toan St., Hanoi.
(Vietnam Economic times The Guide)