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Le Silapa

Recently relocated Le Silapa is beautiful in its chichi whiteness complemented by the wood floors, raftered ceiling and bird-cage lights. A contender for Vientiane's finest Gallic restaurant, it features favourites …
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Makphet Restaurant

Makphet, managed by Friends International (, helps disadvantaged kids build a future as chefs and waiters. The stunning villa sits in lush gardens, lit with fairy-lights at night. The i…
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Le Banneton

Get here early before the country's best croissants run out. The simple interior makes for a nice place to read a paper over a tart, salad, panini or omelette, or you can sit outside on the small terrace. Tasty brea…
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L'Adresse de Tinay

Alchemising an eclectic gastro landscape of snails and scrambled eggs, sea-bream fillet, beef tenderloin, rack of lamb and rosemary, plus to-die-for crème brûlée perfumed with Madagascan vanilla, Chef Tinay is one o…
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La Signature

With Billie Holliday drifting onto the fan-cooled terrace of glass-topped wicker tables (and upstairs in the ochre hued restaurant), La Signature is perfect for throwing on your smarts and taking a romantic supper. …
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Lao Kitchen

This superb contemporary Lao restaurant is unfailingly creative in its execution of trad-Lao dishes. Colourful walls, alt tunes and decent service complement a menu spanning stews, Luang Prabang sausage, láhp variat…
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Pimentón, with its high ceilings and sleek bar, is widely considered to be the best steak restaurant in the capital. Only the choicest cuts of sirloin, chateaubriand and ribeye make it to its fiery open grill. At lu…
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Kung's Cafe Lao

Approaching cult status with Vientiane residents in the know, Kung's Cafe is hard to find, but well worth the extra effort. Affable Kung has decorated the local diner with hanging gourds and has a simple and effecti…
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Doi Ka Noi

An authentic Lao restaurant near That Luang, this is the place to spice up your life. The menu changes almost daily and focuses on home recipes and seasonal ingredients. Sample dishes include fish curry with humming…
Bakery in Vientiane

Croissant d'Or

This simple bakery has a modest interior of umbrella shaded lights and a cold counter of ham, salami, cheeses and salads. Their coffee packs a punch and the baguettes are fluffy.