Luang Prabang restaurants

Top Choice Bakery in Luang Prabang

Le Banneton

It's the softness of the melt-in-your-mouth pastry that keeps us coming back to our favourite bakery in Luang Prabang, which serves pain au chocolat (chocolate croissants), pizza, terrine, baguette sandwiches, salad…
Top Choice Laotian in Luang Prabang


On the banks of the Nam Khan, mint-green Tamarind has created its very own strain of 'Mod Lao' cuisine. The à la carte menu boasts delicious sampling platters with bamboo dip, stuffed lemongrass and meuang (DIY parc…
Top Choice Laotian in Luang Prabang

Dyen Sabai

One of Luang Prabang's top destinations for fabulous Lao food. The eggplant dip and fried Mekong riverweed are as good as anywhere. Most seating is on recliner cushions in rustic open-sided pavilions. It's a short s…
Top Choice Laotian in Luang Prabang

Coconut Garden

Excellent set menus (including a vegie option) span five top-quality Lao dishes, allowing a single diner to create the subtle palate of flavours that you'd normally only get from a feast with many people. Coconut Ga…
Top Choice Fusion in Luang Prabang

Bouang Asian Eatery

This cheery new eatery on the main drag puts a smile on your face with its colourful chairs, funky light fixtures and mural-covered wall. The hand-written menu of exceptional (and affordable) 'Lao revision' food inc…
Italian in Luang Prabang

Secret Pizza

Alright, so the secret is out, but it's well worth sharing. Long the preserve of Luang Prabang residents, host Andrea prepares wood-fired pizzas, classic lasagne and homemade gnocchi in the garden of his lovely home…
French in Luang Prabang

Le Café Ban Vat Sene

Luang Prabang's most stylish stop for afternoon tea and scones. Fans whirr above a serenely lit bar, while the dessert cabinet purrs at you like a calorific temptress – think éclairs, lemon tart and raspberry mousse…
French in Luang Prabang

L'Elephant Restaurant

L'Elephant serves arguably the most sophisticated cuisine in the city in a renovated villa with wooden floors, stucco pillars, stencilled ochre walls and bags of atmosphere. The Menu du Chasseur (240,000K) includes …
International in Luang Prabang

Blue Lagoon

A favourite with expats for its lantern-festooned walls, leafy patio and jazz-infused atmosphere. The menu features Luang Prabang sausage, pasta, boeuf bourguignon, salads and very tasty láhp.
Cafe in Luang Prabang

Saffron Coffee

The beans at this hip riverfront cafe are sustainably sourced from the micro coffee plots of nearby hill tribes, while profits are re-invested in the community. The result: amazingly rich coffee you'll feel good abo…