Special occasion coming up? We have searched high and low for the restaurants that go the extra mile for couples. Whether it’s a naturally romantic setting or special little touches, these places are utterly charming. In fact, they’re the most romantic restaurants in Phnom Penh.
From rooftop lounges to candlelit courtyards and the best of both French and Khmer cuisine, this city has some top spots for date night. Here’s our top picks…
The Most Romantic Restaurants in Phnom Penh
At Topaz Restaurant, you’ll experience French dining at its finest. Here, they celebrate time-honoured traditions that work to create a truly impressive culinary experience. Luxury oozes from the walls at Topaz Restaurant, making it ideal for an ultra-romantic celebration.
Malis is easily one of the most romantic restaurants in Phnom Penh. It has an outdoor courtyard where tables surround a beautiful tropical garden with flowering frangipanis. Chefs showcase the finest of Cambodian cuisine, mixing traditional cooking techniques with modern flair. Expect local seafood and excellent wine from across the world.
La Residence is a charming French restaurant surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden. This is the place to come to for a special anniversary or to really celebrate. You’ll be feasting on caviar, lobster with Champagne sauce and all sorts of other amazing dishes. It’s an absolute gem in the city for date night. What’s not to love?
This French colonial “Mansion” and its upstairs terrace restaurant and bar, known as “the F,” became the go-to drinking spot for foreign journalists, photographers and humanitarians following the end of the Cambodian-Vietnamese War. Its fascinating history and charm makes it a romantic spot.
It’s currently undergoing a full renovation and will reopen in December 2019 – better than ever.
Dig into classic French cuisine at this cosy and cute wine bar. Think: coq au vin, boeuf bourguignon, foie gras and more. How could anyone resist falling in love here? There’s an intimate seating area inside with outdoor seating in their courtyard. Whether you just want some tapas and a glass of wine or a full three-course meal, this place is perfect.
Another excellent French restaurant, it combines an on-site café, bakery, restaurant and delicatessen. They source the best ingredients from Cambodia and France, with a menu of delicious cheese, seafood and other treats. The menu is designed with sharing in mind, so it’s perfect for date night.
Be sure to save room for the profiteroles with warm chocolate sauce!
A local favourite, Le Moon is right in the middle of it all at Riverside. The rooftop lounge offers a 270 degree view of the two rivers (Mekong & Tonle Sap) plus a good chunk of the city. Their team of bartenders have created a series of original cocktails that can only be ordered here. Plus, there’s a tasty food menu of European dishes.