the world's most awarded vietnamese restaurant

Red Lantern
Restaurant & Events

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About Red Lantern

Vietnamese restaurant, wedding destination, private dining & events - welcome to Red Lantern; A movement to uplift the human spirit through the alchemy of flavour, hospitality and heart.

Owned by Masterchef's Luke Nguyen together with sister Pauline & Mark Jensen, Red Lantern is fresh, aromatic and regional Vietnamese cooking in a French Indochine setting.  



ENJOY A DELICIOUSLY UNFORGETTABLE EVENT AT RED LANTERN: Celebrate at the Most Awarded Vietnamese Restaurant in the World - Red Lantern. From fresh grown produce, sustainable practices and a loving ambience, to award winning menus... Find out more >>

GIVE A MOUTH WATERING GIFT THIS CHRISTMAS: From unique cookbooks that not only hold dear family recipes, but also emotionally charged journeys. Can't decide what to get? Why not purchase a Red Lantern Gift Voucher for your family, friends and colleagues to experience an Award Winning dining experience. Click here to start shopping >>

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A SUPERSTAR WAITER: Is that you? Or do you know of one?Join the AMAZING TEAM behind Red Lantern - The Most Awarded Vietnamese Restaurant in the World! We’re looking for an experienced casual waiter with bar experience to join our family. Click here for more info >>


Restaurant Bookings

Bookings advised. Instant online bookings available for 1 - 5 diners. For groups of 6 or more, please contact the restaurant directly


Function Options

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.


The Team

Led by Chefs Mark Jensen & Luke Nguyen, together with Pauline Nguyen, meet the team responsible for the Red Lantern experience.

We have been coming to Red Lantern since you opened in Crown Street, Surry Hills. We keep returning because of the high standard of food and service. These were again excellent on Wednesday evening, meeting our expectations and impressing our overseas guest. We look forward to our next visit.
— T.Wiles
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