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.  



"THE CRÈME DE LA CRÈME OF CELEBRITY-CHEF RESTAURANTS IN SYDNEY": Thank you to Sitchu for featuring us in their list of "crème de la crème" celebrity-chef restaurants in Sydney. "Sydney is a city of foodies. With world-class..." Click here to read the full article >>

COMPLIMENTARY RECIPE - BEEF TOSSED WITH WILD BETEL LEAF & LEMONGRASS: "It was so much fun cooking this dish on the streets of Saigon in District 1. Every time I walk past Hai Ba Trung Street, I always look out for Tuan, the street vendor who kindly let me borrow his cart…” Click here for the recipe >>

SYDNEY FESTIVAL IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER FROM RED LANTERN: Join us for a Red Lantern feast before your night out at Sydney Festival. We are a short 5-minute walk from the main action at the Spiegeltent and Festival Village in Hyde Park, as well as various other venues around Sydney. Click here to book now >>


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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