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The Refinery

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74 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City Q1, Vietnam
+84 8 3823 0509
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11:00 - 23:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had high expectations as a Vietnamese from home recommended it. Very average menu, service and food. Air con struggled and it didn't look like the website.

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Thank Kazza3013
Baptiste L, Guest Relations Manager at The Refinery, responded to this review

Hi Kazza3013, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with the valuable feedback. We are sorry to hear that we did not live up to your expectations after being recommended. Nevertheless, your comments are important to us to help us improve our food standards and service. Hope to see you again. More 

Irvine, California
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice restaurant the decorations is great inside and outside The service needs help. No side plates at the table for roll bread Had French onions soap can not much about. Cold and sweet The specials were not even read to us After the main course was just amazing the salmon and the chicken dishes Passionfruit soufflé was great

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Thank virumpatel
Baptiste L, Guest Relations Manager at The Refinery, responded to this review

Hi Virumpatel, Thank you for taking the time to provide comments. We're please to hear that you appreciated our in style decor as much as we do, we're also pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food. In terms of service, we will keep in mind your valuable feedback and will ensure we pass it onto the relevant teams for... More 

Edenbridge
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just spent 3 weeks in Vietnam and eaten some fantastic and some not so fantastic food. But as this was our last evening we thought that we would try something different and went for this restaurant with a French theme. We are not too sure what was French about it apart from the French onion soup which was... More 

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Thank martinsueb2015
Baptiste L, Guest Relations Manager at The Refinery, responded to this review

Hi martinsueb2015, Thank you for taking the time to share your candid review with us following your recent experience with us. We always strive to deliver a truly memorable and exquisite dining experience and we are disappointed to hear that you did you did not enjoy your experience at our restaurant. Our extensive wine list has been chosen with passion... More 

Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After eating Asian food for 15 days we had a break and went to The Refinery (French Cuisine). The service was fantastic and the food delicious. Would highly recommend having a meal at this restaurant

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Thank Moorish55
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been frequent customer at Refinery for many years, loved the atmosphere & some dishes there until last time we made decision not going back there after many compromising. We used to love cheese platter with wine there but last few times cheese was not fresh. The menu also get us boring after many years. Worse is service. We... More 

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Thank ThuHien
Baptiste L, Guest Relations Manager at The Refinery, responded to this review

Hi Thu Hien, Thank you for your constructive feedback of your recent experience at the Refinery, We thank you for your loyal support over the number of years and we’re so pleased to hear that you loved the atmosphere that we’ve created. We apologize for not meeting your expectations on the more recent occasions, your feedback will allow us to... More 

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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there to get some drinks! Nice place, with nice outside area. I Would totally recommend this place

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Thank Olivia N
Hanoi Vietnam
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Refinery is one of 8 restaurants in the foodies area of 74 Hai Ba Trung Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. It has indoor and outdoor eating and offers some excellent French dishes as well as fusion offerings with great wine, as you would expect, The lunch set menus are great value for 2 or 3 courses.... More 

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Thank Hanoidave
Singapore, Singapore
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228 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful terrace, friendly service and great food make it for a Super dinner experience. The place didn't change and remains one of my Saigon Favourite!

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Thank G H
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food especially beef steak, cozy ambience, friendly staff, reasonable price, central location... It's hard to find a similar restaurant. Really love Refinery.

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Thank Hung N
Santa Rosa, California
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355 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was great -- lots of options, very tasty, and large enough portions. Service was efficient, but not overly friendly. My major complaint was the setting. We were at a table that seemed wedged in -- with plants brushing up against us and no room between the chair and table, Also ,it is loud, with music from a nearby... More 

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Thank Scott95401
Baptiste L, Guest Relations Manager at The Refinery, responded to this review

Hi Scott95401, Thank you for taking time to share your feedback about your experience with us. Glad to hear you enjoyed the food :) Your feedback definitely helps us to have a greater understanding and also a better ability to focus on immediate improvements. We're sorry the surrounding music bothered you - That's still something we're negotiating with that place.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City Q1, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 3823 0509
Description
Making great use of an unusual historic location, Saigon's old opium manufacture, The Refinery was built, designed and decorated locally with custom made furniture and lighting in the greatest Paris bistro tradition. Tucked away in a secluded courtyard, it boats a beautiful indoor seating area with many original features and a large front terrace with jasmine and greenery. Enough to make anyone forget the noise and madness of the city while sitting in the very heart of it.In this peaceful setting, one can enjoy modern European cuisine with an extensive wine list, including 18 Old and New World wines by the glass.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?