International in Dong Hoi

QB Teen

Small place that serves pretty decent (for Dong Hoi) Western fare including pizza, pasta and omelettes, as well as a few Vietnamese dishes. It's air-conditioned.
Market in Ninh Binh

Cho Bop market

For fresh fruit and street food.
Vietnamese in Ninh Binh

Trung Tuyet

Expect filling portions, and a warm welcome from the host family at this busy little place that's popular with travellers. The owners will even drop you off at the nearby train station if you're kicking on after you…
Barbecue in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Pub with Cold Beer

Up a dirt track in the middle of nowhere (but well signposted), this excellent barn-cum-bar is owned by a local farming family and does what it says on the tin – the beer is ice cold. Hungry? Order roast chicken wit…
Vietnamese in Dong Hoi

Tu Quy

This area is famous for its banh khoai (shrimp pancake) restaurants, of which Tu Quy is one of the best. It has streetside tables with the river in sight.
Cafe in Ninh Binh


Good value Vietnamese and Western food, cheap beer, and plenty of local information of what to do and see around Ninh Binh. Also offers motorbike and car tours around the area.
Cafe in Dong Hoi

Tree Hugger Cafe

Operated by a Vietnamese-German couple, Tree Hugger's appealing combo of coffees, juices and Western-style snacks is popular with both travellers and English-speaking Dong Hoi locals. There are also interesting orga…
Cafe in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Bamboo Cafe

This laidback haven on Son Trach's main drag has colourful decor, a cool outside deck, and well-priced food and drink, including excellent fresh fruit smoothies. It's also where you'll usually find the friendly Hai …
Vietnamese in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Wild Boar Eco-Farm

Surprisingly it's roast chicken on offer here, although giant porkers are raised as well. Reached by boat or via a bumpy bike path, the attraction here is relaxing in simple bamboo shelters overlooking a river valle…
Vietnamese in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Vung Hue

Your best bet for a Vietnamese meal in Son Trach, with good value multi-dish menus and a handy location near the car park for departures to the Phong Nha Cave.