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Friday 9 June 2023

A Hanoi brunch with some serious French swagger

Given the choice between visiting Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, I would opt for Hanoi every time.

It is a fascinating city with oodles of history and culture on offer.

And now visitors can enjoy a world-class brunch at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi.

The hotel has recently introduced an all-new Sunday Brunch concept at its Le Beaulieu restaurant featuring dishes including shellfish on ice, traditional brunch favourites and unlimited courses made to order.

“Our Sunday Brunch has been elevated into a truly bespoke dining experience, offering guests an extraordinary selection of dishes, both à la carte and prepared tableside, in addition to our incomparable list of wines and Champagnes," says Anthony Slewka, the acting General Manager.

"It’s the ultimate way to celebrate your weekend.”

French oysters are among the highlights, or maybe foie gras from Le Beaulieu’s cellar.

Premium menu offerings include smoked fish gueridon, flambéed lobster bisque and côte de boeuf.
The Brunch Signatures menu features rascasse (scorpion fish, zucchini purée, caviar beurre blanc); bar de ligne (bouillabaisse, seabass, prawn, mussels, clams, sauce rouille); confit de canard (duck confit, carrots and turnip, lentil jus); and selle d’agneau (lamb rump, smoked eggplant purée, Provençale potatoes); among others.

Highlights from the Breakfast Classics menu include oeufs royale (smoked salmon, poached eggs, English muffin, Hollandaise sauce); oeufs brouillés à la truffe (truffle scrambled eggs, asparagus, ciabatta), and pain perdu (French toast, caramelised apple, cinnamon Chantilly cream).

Operating in its current space since 1901, Le Beaulieu is believed to be the oldest continually operating restaurant in Vietnam.

The restaurant also boasts one of the most extensive wine collections in Hanoi featuring wines from leading chateaux, vintners and wineries from France and around the world.

The Sunday Brunch is served from noon-3pm and is priced from VND 2,500,000++ per person. That's around $160 in Aussie dollars. See

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