It is hard to imagine a better place in Vietnam and possibly Asia to enjoy some delicious food than the fabulous and tantalising Halong Bay.
Sit back in a bay side restaurant and take in the view across the 3000 tiny islands that make up this fantastic and breathtaking landscape.
Halong Bay not only offers you the chance to hike tiny islands, wonder amongst gigantic caves or relax in one of the five star resort hotels but it gives you the chance to feast upon some of the best, fresh and traditional food Vietnam has to offer.
We have put together our top five list of favourite restaurants to eat whilst you are discovering Halong Bay.
1. Seafood - You cannot visit Halong Bay and not indulge in seafood. Seafood in Vietnam is always caught fresh and typically served in a healthy broth with noodles and rice. Tourists flock to 1958 restaurant offers you a fantastic setting as well as delicious traditional seafood dishes. A cozy and warm environment will leave you feeling truly spoilt. You can expect to tuck into Jelly fish and mango salad and crabmeat broth all cooked fresh and cooked perfectly. Booking is advised in peak season and your tour operator will be more than happy to make the booking for you.
2. Traditional Comfort Food - When you are in need of traditional asian comfort food look no further than Wander Station. Its cute and arty interior and perfect bayside location make it popular with locals and tourists. Hidden themed rooms make this a quirky eating place and will keep the whole family occupied. A perfect place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. A small menu offers delicacies such as sautéed beef and Vietnamese style sweet and sour chicken. Traditional food, fantastic hosting in an idea setting.
3. Traditional food in style - Nha Hang Hong Hand restaurant is a favourite with the locals and it is easy to see why. The extravagant exterior is perfectly complimented by a cosy and friendly interior. With a flair for offering Vietnamese food served in style, Nha Hang Hong is all about dishes to share. You can indulge in freshly caught chilli salmon, spring rolls, Vietnamese stews and the freshest noodles you will ever taste. A warm welcome and reasonable prices make this an ideal dinner place.
4. Affordable Luxury - Cua Vang restaurant is seemingly the place to go when you want to experience a little bit of everything. Seafood, traditional stews and crab hotspots all await to be feasted on. The restaurant views are second to none and you will be impressed with being able to select your food from the large pans of stews freshly cooking in front of your very eyes. Affordable, delicious and fantastic views, what is there not to love about this hidden gem of a restaurant.
You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to eating in Halong Bay; if none of the above take your fancy your tour guide will be able to recommend the best places to eat and typically will find places the locals only know about too.