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The Refinery

74 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City Q1, Vietnam
+84 8 3823 0509
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (27 reviews)
“salad” (59 reviews)
“steak frites” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
74 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City Q1, Vietnam
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to this place a few times and tried out different dishes. So far my favourite is lamb salad . It isn't a cheap place however all the restaurants that serve European food have similar price in Saigon. It is quiet during the week...More

Thank YaseminGiris
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated In the very centre of HCMH City it is a great place for a relaxing dinner. The atmosphere is great and the service as Well. Good basic choices on the menu card - so all In all a Safe bet for a good evening!

Thank Thomas A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth seeking out. The building was apparently once an opium processing plant and then a restaurant for some time. Nice, weathered tile floor and dark wood interior. Food was good and value was just fine. Indoor and outdoor seating. A pleasant place.

Thank RoadWarrier99999
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my favourite bars in Saigon. Always excellent service and a very cool atmosphere. Highly recommend

Thank Gregg H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this restaurant so much, we went three times. Each time, we sat outside under the canopy where we could watch the street life. The burgers are excellent and the wait staff very friendly and comfortable with English. This restaurant is located off the...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just off the main drag through the arch way a bustling place on your left you will find this restaurant with plenty seating both inside and outside. Good varied menu quite dark inside so take your glasses . Staff were knowledgable and efficient we had...More

Thank Sheila335
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When my friends first asked, which french restaurant should we go for dinner and this place immediately popped out in my mind and I brought them there. The food was amazing. We had a cheese and ham platter, beef steak as well as a pan...More

Thank Yinggcheryl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We celebrated my Mum's 90th birthday here. She loves old-style classic French dishes and her French onion soup certainly fit the description. Nothing stood-out food wise although my brother's pasta was quite good. However the ambience was great - we sat out on the terrace...More

Thank DivePanther
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We tried this restaurant our first night in Saigon. They had a really good bruchetta and steak and the restaurant looks very cozy. The cheeseplate was not that good but apart from this we would reccomend this restaurant! P.S. they were doing some construction work...More

Thank Ina Vilde E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have visited several times but not tried so many of the options on the menu. Kinda got a bit stuck on the steak frites. Really tasty, grilled ribeye. Lately I could not find the blue cheese sauce on the meny but they had it anyway....More

Thank Lars_Pjokken
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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Decorated in the greatest of Paris Bistro tradition, The Refinery is a lovely French Brasserie and Wine Bar located in Saigon’s old Manufacture d'Opium. Tucked away in a quiet and secluded courtyard, The Refinery offers a vast covered outdoor terrace with comfy whicker armchairs to relax the day away as well as a tastefully decorated indoor space. While the bistro serves excellent food - do not leave without trying the “Filet Mignon” - the wine selection is superb with 17 Old and New World wines on offer by the glass. On weekends, a very popular brunch with a complimentary chocolate fountain and a dedicated kids' corner - complete with a "home nanny" - delights children and adults alike. A visit to The Refinery is good any time of the day, whether for a glass of wine selected from their temperature controlled wine dispenser, for their happy hour with special prices on all FOOD & DRINKS listed in the bar menu, for a weekday set lunch, a business meeting or a romantic dinner.
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