The Dining Room at The Nam Hai

Serving international cuisine and beautifully presented Vietnamese dishes, the dark wooded interior of the main restaurant of the Nam Hai hotel nudges against the waters of the East Vietnam sea.

The Nam Hai is an isolated private pocket of palm-shaded indulgence just along the coast from Ho iAn, where immaculate, beachfront East-meets-West villas and a spectacular spa cluster around a vast infinity pool that seems to segue straight into the ocean. With such idyllic views and divine design, you need star-quality cuisine. Luckily, at Nam Hai’s sultrily styled indoor/outdoor Restaurant,that’s exactly what gifted chef Richard Wilson provides…

It's good to be able to say the food is excellent here. Particularly breakfast, a truly joyous occasion for the food lover…

Gourmet credentials – Over looking that oh-so-picturesque pool, the Restaurant marks is the start and end point of every day at Nam Hai. At breakfast, guests enjoy a cornucopian array of tropical fruits, house granola, pastries, breads and juices, backed up by an à la carte selection of Vietnamese noodle dishes and eggs every which way. At dinner, Wilson’s open kitchen turns its talents to two distinct cuisines: an impeccably executed medley of European classics, incorporating fresh fish and Australasian meat; and an unexpectedly accomplished roster of Indian-inspired curries that make the most of locally sourced ingredients.

Top tipple – Set above the restaurant and entered via a polished wood staircase, the Nam Hai bar is sleek,sophisticated and welcoming – with a drinks list to match. You can order just about any tipple imaginable, but the cocktail menu will keep you occupied throughout most of your stay, assuming you make it past the zingy Kir Royale…


– Refined international dishes and knock-out curries

– One of Asia’s best (and biggest) breakfasts

– Chef-led Vietnamese cookery classes

Rates from £349.67 per night

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