Romantic Restaurants in Hanoi

The 7 Most Romantic Restaurants in Hanoi

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 Hanoi.

From rooftop restaurants to cosy colonial-style villas, you’re guaranteed to have a great date night in Hanoi.

The Most Romantic Restaurants in Hanoi

1. La Badiane

You’ll find this award-winning restaurant hidden in Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem District. Large windows open up onto a lush courtyard, and every corner of La Badiane is filled with charming details that set the scene for a proposal, an anniversary, or even a first date.

2. Skyline Hanoi

Make your way to the top floor of the lovely Skyline Hotel for a two-level rooftop bar and restaurant with a 360 degree view of Hanoi. Ideally located in the Old Quarter, it is open during from midday – perfect for poolside drinks and snacks – and turns into a romantic cocktail bar and restaurant in the evening on the top deck.

Skyline Bar in Hanoi


This sleek Italian spot in Tay Ho (West Lake) area is a newcomer but arguably one of the most romantic restaurants in Hanoi. A little slice of Rome, expect silky pasta dishes, authentic Italian meats and cheeses and Aperol Spritz to kick things off. Grab a seat out on the terrace and sit in cosy conversation with your date for an evening to remember.

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4. La Verticale

This fine dining restaurant in a French colonial-style villa is a top spot for special occasions. It’s a little pricier, but the delicious mix of French and Asian cuisine alongside the charming atmosphere makes it worth splashing out on. Dishes include lobster with vanilla and citrusy spices, or mallard duck.

5. The Gourmet Corner Restaurant

This 12th-floor restaurant has stunning city views across Hoan Kiem Lake, stretches of the Red River and its bridges as well as the Hanoi’s ever-expanding skyline. It creates the perfect backdrop, particularly at night. After a delicious meal, make your way upstairs to Diamond Sky Bar, the adjoining rooftop lounge.

Romantic Restaurants in Hanoi

6. Cousins

This cosy and romantic French restaurant in Tay Ho is definitely a great spot for a date night. It’s casual enough to help you relax but not so luxurious that it’s over the top. There’s a pretty candlelit garden that’s open even in the winter, with a tasty menu of dishes such as monkfish fillet and quail pate.

Romantic Restaurants in Hanoi

7. El Gaucho Steakhouse (Ba Dinh)

They import the very best steak from both Australia and the USA and serve it up in a very classic manner – what’s more romantic than steak night?

You will want to make sure you come with a serious appetite because the portions are massive. They cook up high-quality, natural Prime Black Angus US grain fed, Australian Black Angus grass fed, and Pure Blood Australian Wagyu.

Romantic Restaurants in Hanoi

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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