With a name that’s straight to the point, Latest Recipe is an all-day dining buffet-style restaurant located on the Mezzanine level of Le Meridien Hotel. It features a wide variety of international cuisines, both on the buffet spread and on their a la carte menu, as well as signature breakfasts, a weekly Sunday brunch and their Eye Openers programme.
Stepping into Latest Recipe, the first impression you get is that of a clean, warm and homely establishment, with its French-kitchen vibe and classy tiles on the walls. The wood accents, yellow high-lights, comfortable chairs and geometrically designed ceiling give the restaurant a very neutral tone, almost like something out of a classic French movie.
The layout also allows you to watch the chefs in action as they prepare your food.
The breakfast menu is vast, featuring interestingly named sets like “The Mind Awakes”, “Discovery” and “Explore”, with flexible options so you can fully customise your meal according to the type of bread you want, up to how you would like your eggs cooked. You can also pair them with the Eye Openers, a category of signature healthy drinks like passion fruit + aloe vera + ginger; soursop + tangerine + carrot; and mango + Vietnamese basil + calamansi.
You can also choose between a “Vietnamese Breakfast”, if you feel like going local, and a “Japanese Breakfast”, which comes with natto (fermented soy bean). There are also a la carte options if you prefer something more specific.
The restaurant is wildly popular for the Sunday Discovery Brunch programme with a classic and progressive cuisine from executive chef Frederic Meynard, going at VND1.7M++ per person.
The dinner buffet spread,which is held from Sundays to Thursdays, features a wide selection of dishes going for VND798, 000++, and on Fridays and Saturdays, the restaurant hosts a themed promotional dinner buffet, which is priced at VND1.2M++ and includes a free flow of wine, beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee.
Latest Recipe scored 4.5 out of 5 on TripAdvisor with most reviewers praising it for its service, quality of food and the brunch experience. It also gets an 8 out of 10 on foody.vn, with most reviewers raving about the brunch specials
With a very diverse and versatile menu, the breakfast sets, dinner buffets and Sunday brunches are all worth checking out. The only drawback might be the cost, but for what it’s worth, you’re getting what you pay for — top-quality food served with a nice ambience.
The themed promotional dinner buffet on Fridays and Saturdays changes every three months.