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Metropole Hanoi’s Le Beaulieu Named One of the Top 25 Restaurants in Vietnam

French fine dining venue notches coveted spot in Robb Report Gourmet Collection 2023

Le Beaulieu, the award-winning modern French fine dining venue at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, was named one of Vietnam’s Top 25 restaurants in the acclaimed Robb Report Gourmet Collection 2023.

The honor, announced on Nov. 28 in Ho Chi Minh City, put Le Beaulieu alongside other luminaries of Vietnam’s high-end culinary scene, including restaurants spotlighted in the Michelin Guide, the international gold standard for fine dining. Robb Report is a luxury lifestyle magazine headquartered in America – with popular local versions, including in Vietnam – that bills itself as “synonymous around the world with the best of the best.”

The signature restaurant at Metropole Hanoi, Le Beaulieu spotlights modern French gastronomy with nods to classical French flavors and an emphasis on seasonality and superior ingredients. Its inventive approach both to cuisine and service is enhanced by a chef-driven perspective. While there are some traditional French touches, the presentation is stylish, with well-balanced portions and fresh produce from France, Vietnam and elsewhere.

Chef de Cuisine Charles Degrendele’s new tasting menu at Le Beaulieu epitomizes his culinary vision in three words: sustainable, innovative and simple. Each dish is a chapter in a culinary story, carefully curated to maintain a logical flow of textures and flavors.

Le Beaulieu and its refined al fresco extension La Terrasse relaunched in 2022 following an extensive refurbishment. The restaurant features an elegant and sophisticated new design, alongside renowned French gastronomy and a wide selection of wines.

Operating in its current space since 1901, Le Beaulieu is believed to be the oldest continually operating restaurant in Vietnam.

Le Beaulieu also boasts one of the most extensive wine collections in Hanoi, featuring more than 600 references and 1,600 bottles, including over 100 Grand Cru Classés and wines from leading chateaux, vintners and wineries from France and around the world. Service staff at Le Beaulieu draw on their wine knowledge and experience to offer pairing recommendations.