Whitewashed bare-brick walls, wooden floors, French era tiling and an international bistro menu. Sound familiar? Well, it should do as the recently opened Amato just a stone’s throw from the Opera House is the latest venture of Cyprien Pierlovisi, one part of the brains behind the wildly successful West Lake eatery, Cousins.
Serving up an international tapas menu — think croquettas, Iberian pork cheek, venison stew, salads, pate, trillettes, frog legs and more — combined with a breakfast menu and a bistro-style set lunch (VND280,000 for two course, VND320,000 for three), expect this new offering to be every bit as good as its predecessor. The place is only small — it’s a 25-seater with a mezzanine level and a couple of tables out front — but it’s got high ceilings and is bang next to the jazz club. Making it the perfect stopping point next time you’re in town.
Amato is at 1a Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem, Tel: 01227 367470. To see more do a search on Facebook