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Red Lantern Restaurant & Private Dining Room

Hold Your Next Function or Event With US!

Fresh grown produce, sustainable practices and a loving ambience. With award-winning menus created by Chefs Luke Nguyen and Mark Jensen, coupled with sublime service from team members who truly care, Events at Red Lantern are unforgettable experiences to share with colleagues, friends and family.

Located minutes from the Sydney CBD, Red Lantern on Riley has the romance of Indochine charm - sophisticated, elegant and beautiful. Ideal for your next event. Enjoy an authentic out-of-the-world dining experience, at the Most Awarded Vietnamese Restaurant in the World.

Red Lantern on Riley offers an intimate Private Dining Room with an abundance of natural light, and a character all of its own. With the capacity for 28 guests for a seated lunch or dinner, and 45 guests for a cocktail event, the space is the perfect place for your next corporate or group function, and can be booked exclusively by day or night.

Our main dining room can accommodate for larger groups of up to 82 guests or 100 guests for a stand-up cocktail-style event. Alternatively, combine both spaces for the ultimate event for up to 145 guests. Our versatile venue is the perfect setting for any celebration - birthday parties, wedding receptions and private corporate events.

Conveniently located, we are less than 50 metres away from secure parking, as well as easy public transport solutions for all your guests.

Celebrate in style. Contact our events team now - (02 9698 4355)


"It was an amazing evening; the food was exceptional and the service was extremely professional. I have been advised by the group that they would like to return to the Red Lantern for other group corporate functions.

Thank you once again for the exceptional quality of food, the professionalism shown by staff, along with amazing service all round. By all accounts the venue is spectacular.”

(Joanne McBride – BORAL)

“We recently hosted a corporate event at the Red Lantern, Darlinghurst for 45 clients and staff. It has turned out to be one of the most memorable nights we have ever hosted. The staff were beyond amazing, nothing was too difficult. Their service, personalities and attention to detail was impeccable. The food was exquisite, there was not one negative comment in the room. Some of the best Asian Cuisine most had ever experienced. Mark Jensen was so accommodating and personable, to have him greet our guests and judge a rice paper roll making competition was the highlight of the night. From the very start of our experience with the Red Lantern booking and planning the event to leaving at the end of the night was just beautiful." 

(Kali Hodge - BOQ Finance)

"I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you personally Lorraine for all your help in booking our dinner last week. It was very much appreciated. I also want to acknowledge the simply outstanding job Wel did in looking after us on the night. Her attention to detail, her quick and timely service was exceptional. I now understand why the Red Lantern is the longest operating Vietnamese Restaurant in Sydney." 

(Neil Whelan - General Insurance Advisors Association) 

"Everything was fantastic. Judging from the feedback I've received it exceeded everyone's expectations. Thank you all for your tremendous effort and making this a truly unforgettable night for everyone. None of the guests had previously been to Red Lantern and they were all amazed by the food and wine matches. Thank you and the entire Red Lantern team who helped us with this event. I'll be in touch with future events.

(Li Yi Gong - El Vino)

"Great food, awesome atmosphere and fantastic service. The events team were very flexible and easy to work with, a fantastic venue for a large group dinner. The food came out consistently throughout the night, and the drinks service was outstanding." 

(Christine Patterson - Harbour IT)

"On behalf of Rebecca and the team, I would like to say thank you for a wonderful night on Saturday. The staff were attentive, polite and professional. We all enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and lovely ambience with delicious food and great service. Thank you once again.

(Natalie Price - icourts)

"We had an incredible turn out of media. Many said it was the best travel function they had been to in 20 years. Richard was incredible. I have not organised an easier function thank you to him and to Phuong. All the staff were just amazing so thank you."  

(Nicole Lenoir-Jourdan - Five Star PR)

"A huge thank you to everyone for the very successful night last week at Red Lantern on Riley.

Phuong, Danielle, Hannah and Zoe - your organisation leading up to the event meant a sell out guest list and very smooth sailing on the night. Phuong and Danielle, thank you for all of your work on the night - seamless! Please pass on our gratitude to Richard and the whole team at Red Lantern for their superb service and care throughout the night, once again - seamless and warmth. Luke and Mark and the outstanding team on the pans - wow, what a great menu, still dreaming of Auntie's rice cakes!

Luke and Anthony, great hosts and wonderful stories and memories of Vietnam - you are both such a treat to listen to, and the audience were captivated with stories of Vietnam. I think they will all be visiting there very soon, and without doubt returning to Red Lantern to relive the event over and over.

Please extend APT's thanks and appreciation to everyone in your teams for delivering such an intimate and memorable evening.

(Debra Fox - APT Touring)