Under a magnificent timber structure, a large marble stairway that splits in two leads to the first floor and the main restaurant, where massive wooden tables, somewhat Swedish in style, are laid out under a high ceiling. The room opens out onto the river, and in the mornings and evenings when the sun hits the river in a special way, the view is just perfect. This is a happy coincidence since the restaurant opens only for breakfast and dinner. It serves refined cuisine that blends Vietnamese tastes with international dishes.
From 10:00 pm till midnight, a colonial-style bar, with dark-wood tables, super comfortable armchairs with high backs, a parquet floor, a wooden ceiling fan, and black and white photos adorning the walls welcomes guests to sample its rich wine cellar and numerous international spirits. It also serves some simple dishes in the price range of £5 to £10. The terrace is also very enjoyable and board games are available to guests for friendly gatherings in an authentic setting.
If you happen to feel a little peckish in the afternoon, it's time to pay a visit to the bakery, with its marble tables, chandelier, black-tiled floor, and ceiling mouldings. We were especially impressed with the quality of the coffee, the cream-stuffed pastries that really hit the spot with an herbal tea, and the delicious ice-creams, best appreciated on the terrace that affords a superb view. There is a desk with a computer and Internet access if you want to contact the people you left back home.
And should you feel a little hungry in the middle of the afternoon, try the bakery, with its Provençal-style ceramic floor and a terrace looking out on the river. It serves all sorts of tasty pastries and there is a computer with Internet access available to guests.