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Red Lantern Restaurant & Private Dining Room

A lovingly warm family environment can create magical moments during your wedding day that other venues cannot. Set within a designer space reminiscent of French Colonial Vietnam, and only a short distance away from the lush greens of Hyde Park and the picturesque water views of Finger Wharf, Red Lantern offers a uniquely authentic experience in the most awarded Vietnamese restaurant in the world.

With deliciously fresh ingredients, sustainable practices and a surprisingly enchanting ambience created by our family of celebrities, Luke Nguyen, Mark Jensen and Pauline Nguyen, we will look after you like a valued member of our family. “We love to get to know our couples from the first moment they get in contact with us. We want them to feel like part of the Red Lantern family.”


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Red Lantern specialises in the more intimate wedding for 75 people seated, or 130 people in a stand up cocktail party scenario. Restrained elegance, and timeless style is more important to us than big and brash. Mixed with the nostalgia of Indochine and the personal quirkiness of the Nguyen family, Red Lantern will help to create beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.

Couples have told us that having their wedding at Red Lantern has been one of the best experiences of their lives. The reason for this is because it is our mission to make your special day stress free and hassle free so that you can forget about the details and focus on having a magical day. Let our dedicated team of elite professionals take care of everything for you - from the décor, to hair and make up, to photography and video, and of course the unbelievable flavours of our Red Lantern cuisine.


We are constantly inspired by our couples and the love they have for each other. From the first point of contact to the over deliverance of love and care, let us look after your wedding day like we would for a valued member of our family.

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As soon as we chose to have our wedding reception at Red Lantern on Riley, we knew that we had made a really special choice for our non-conventional wedding. The team at RLOR really went out of their way to ensure that the wedding was uniquely ours. The food selection was deliciously delicate and true to cuisine, and the wine, superb - things that we had wanted to ensure. On the night, the restaurant looked rich and opulent, liked we had stepped back into Asia from another era, and the team did an amazing job at ensuring all guests, and the bride and groom always had something to eat or drink and were well looked after like family. We were totally thrilled with the night and thank the RLOR team profusely for making it so much fun (so much so that we want to do it all over again).

- Dianne & Shaun

WOW, WOW, WOW! We had the most amazing experience for our wedding at Red Lantern. The staff, service, food, cocktails and atmosphere were perfect. You have given us the best gift ever - a memory to last a lifetime.”

- Kirsten & Paul


Even 10 days after the Event, the delicacies prepared by your Executive chefs are still being excitedly discussed when we met with our families and friends. Everyone have been complimentary of the food served and a few of our guests remarked it as the best ever wedding banquet that they have had. Thank you so much for looking after the dietary requests of our special guests.They thoroughly enjoyed the 'special' dishes prepared for them.

A big thank you to Rebekah whom spent many long nights in planning and coordinating for the Event. It was seamlessly realised on the day. A remarkable effort made by Rebekah in putting up a very enjoyable day at the Red Lantern for our guests and us. The tables with runners and flowers were so beautifully presented.

Thank you to Pauline for taking the time in presenting the talk which inspired many and your valuable advice to the newly weds. We are certain that they treasured your words.

Also we greatly appreciative of the hospitality extended by the staff at Red Lantern who worked so hard through the day with their services admired by all the guests.

Again, thank you for making our Alyssa and Daniel wedding Day so special, and a Day at Red Lantern to remember for a very long time.

- Say & Bee


"The Red Lantern on Riley was a wonderful choice for our wedding. Every detail was planned to perfection by Phuong and the service provided by Richard and his team on the day was faultless. Combine that with the most amazing food and wine and you have the perfect wedding.

- John & Tanya

"We booked Red Lantern on Riley because I have dined at Red Lantern in either of its locations since it opened. I was delighted when Pauline said she wouldn't mind opening the kitchen on a Sunday for our special day when it is not traditionally open. Our Reception went from 6pm - midnight and I have to say the feedback we received from our 100+ guests was that the food was abundant, fresh and filling, the cocktails and bar service was impeccable and the staff were friendly and caring. I have never had any doubts that the evening would be anything but spectacular. 

It helped that it is one of my favourite restaurants in Sydney, however, the expertise of the sommelier who matched our food with the right wines, the DJ (DJ Aaron) and just the general energy of the place made the day so special for me, my husband and our family. 

I particularly loved the Red Lily Bar at the back, which was fantastic for the adults to hang out in, whilst the children could remain in the restaurant area. The bar led to a back alleyway where we took many of our most precious photos. We felt like we were in Vietnam or in a swanky New York eatery."

- Michelle & Rob


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