Promotions of the month
Lunch Combos @ La Bicicleta
Hanoi’s favourite (read ONLY) Spanish restaurant is running a daily lunch combo from Tuesday to Friday between midday and 2pm. Costing just VND95,000, the deal includes salad, tapas, a daily-changing main course, dessert and soft drink. On Tuesday the main is a pasta dish, on Wednesday it’s vegetarian, on Thursday’s it’s a seafood paella and on Friday it’s described quite simply as ‘meat’.
La Bicicleta is at 44 Ngo 31 Xuan Dieu, Tay Ho, Hanoi
Freelancer Promotion @ Manzi
Become a Manzian for a day for just VND90,000 and get a working table, freeflow tea and coffee all day, and free WiFi. You can also pop in and out whenever you want. The promotion runs daily from 7.30am to 5pm — just ask Manzi’s staff prior to ordering your first drink.
Manzi Art Space is at 14 Phan Huy Ich, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Mocktails @ Green Tangerine
From Aug. 1 through to the end of September, the Old Quarter-based French-Vietnamese fusion restaurant, Green Tangerine, is running a promotion. For every set lunch ordered, the restaurant will offer a ‘flute’ of one of its signature mocktails.
Green Tangerine is at 48 Hang Be, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Westlake Sunday Brunch @ InterCon Westlake
Hit up the InterCon for an epicurean feast every Sunday at Café du Lac. With a Sunday Brunch serving up dishes ranging from classic Vietnamese to contemporary international, nine live cooking stations and six types of cuisine are there to cater for your gluttonous needs. Prices are good, too — VND1.11 million net per adult (excluding beverage) or VND1.7 million net per adult (including a freeflow of wine, beer, soft drinks and Martini).
Mooncake Masterclass @ Sofitel Plaza Hanoi
So you want to learn how to make mooncakes? Or even better, your staff want to learn how to make mooncakes. That is exactly what the Sofitel Plaza have in mind with their mooncake masterclass. Taught by chefs at their Chinese outlet, Ming Restaurant, bookings are for a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 per class, and the cost is US$25 (VND545,000) per person. You know you want to!
Mooncake Luxury @ The Daewoo
Hanoi Daewoo Hotel is serving up four different types of moon cake this year with flavours ranging from the traditional - lotus and young sticky rice - to the more contemporary - fresh taro and chestnut.
The moon cakes come in basic, deluxe, premium and luxury packages, with the box designed in either luxurious metallic gold or attractive red, and they cost from VND660,000 to VND2,460,000 depending on the package. Discounts of 10 percent to 35 percent are available for orders of 10 boxes or more.
For info call (04) 3831 5000 ext. 3225
Lobster Buffet @ Nikko Hotel
The Nikko is turning 17 this month, and in appreciation of their customers over the last two decades, the property has put on a number of pretty amazing promotions. Our favourite is at La Brasserie where the lunchtime seafood buffet with lobster is going for just VND555,000++ (includes free-flow wine, Tiger draught and soft drinks). The dinner version adds steak and free-flow sake to the mix and costs VND690,000++. Could you turn 17 every month, please?