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.  



To celebrate Luke Nguyen's Food Trail airing 8pm, Thursday nights on SBS, our friends at SBS are giving you the chance to win a $100 Gift Voucher to Dine at Red Lantern! Click here to enter now >>

SAVE THE DATE - IT'S RED LANTERN'S BIRTHDAY: There is much to celebrate! Can you believe that it has been 16 years since we first opened our doors? Click here to find out more >>

A BEACON OF HOPE: Award-winning restaurateur and storyteller Pauline Nguyen has transformed a challenging, fear-filled childhood into a life of compassion, creativity, meaning and purpose.. Click here to read more >>


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.

An authentic culinary experience that only Mark and Luke can provide. Consistency is key and the food is always consistent in quality and taste. They clearly use the freshest ingredients and you never walk away wanting more. Since first dining at Red Lantern many years ago, it is our go to restaurant when we want fantastic food and great value for money. So, for that romantic night for two, dinner with friends, or a Friday business lunch, Red Lantern is the place to go.
— S.Villa
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