Dining experiences

We try to operate our lodge in the most sustainable way possible, without compromising on quality. The same values apply with our approach to food. At Topas Ecolodge we permanently strive to include our surroundings, as such, our menus are based on local produce and food culture – with a twist from our premium Danish Head Chef. Through the years we have developed a sustainable food supply system, finding a balance between premium international ingredients and local suppliers that has allowed us to deliver authentic mountain dining experiences that exceed expectations, despite our very remote location.

Restaurants

The Stilt House Restaurant is located in our main building and was created using two old traditional Tay stilt houses, carefully moved piece by piece from their original site and reassembled at the lodge.

To provide our guests with multiple dining options, we have recently opened our own Mountain BBQ restaurant – The Pavilion Barbecue features a unique outdoor hilltop dining experience under the stars.

The Stilt House Restaurant

Located on the first floor of the main building, you will find our traditional Stilt House Restaurant. Here we serve our renowned hearty mountain breakfast, lunch and ala carte dinner – you are also welcome to enjoy breakfast or lunch at one of our terraces.

The Stilt House also boasts a wonderful terrace overlooking the valley that allows for a truly romantic dinner opportunity.

Our local restaurant team welcomes you at the Stilt House Restaurant, where you will fully experience the amazing locally grown produce in an array of European and Vietnamese cuisines. Our dishes are based primarily on local, seasonal ingredients, and our rice, vegetables and fruits all come from surrounding villages or our organic garden, which you are welcome to explore.

Our talented chef’s always have seasonal, mountain-inspired specials you should not miss – ask us about our Vietnamese Hot Pots or Free Range Chicken Dinners. Please also let us now if you have any special requests or dietary restrictions and we will do our very best to accommodate them.

The Pavilion Barbecue

At Topas Ecolodge we recently opened our second restaurant, The Pavilion Barbecue, which features a more BBQ-style cuisine showcasing a selection of premium, seasonal local products that makes for another authentic Sapa dining experience to discover. The Pavilion Barbecue offers dinner only and has limited seating so please book in advance to secure your spot! You will be seated in one of our two exclusive outdoor hexagon pavilions, on a hilltop surrounded by nature, with a view to the open kitchen.

Our talented chefs will present you with several seasonal delicacies that are perfect to share, all cooked on an open fire or in our wood fired stone oven.

Dim lighting, the sounds of nature as well as mouth-watering scents coming from the barbecue station, provide the perfect backdrop for a unique and unforgettable evening.

Please note that the restaurant is located outdoors, and due to our sustainability values and mission we do not spray against insects. Please apply some insect repellent before coming to the The Pavilion Barbecue.

Please note service may be suspended if weather conditions are adverse; also please remember to book in advance to enjoy this unique dining opportunity under the stars.

The Lounge

Our lounge is located in the main Tay stilt house building; it’s a quiet, relaxed and friendly meeting point for our guests. Enjoy the crackling sounds from the lounge’s fire place over a glass of red in the winter; or enjoy the cold breeze through the open windows with one of our refreshing signature G&T’s in the summer.

You will find a small selection of reads and different board games and toys for children. You are welcome to borrow a book or donate yours if you no longer need it. The lounge is equipped with fast WIFI.

The Pool Bar

Next to our heated infinity pool, you will find our pool bar from where we serve various snacks, tapas, drinks and fruits.

Don’t miss our homemade, mountain inspired iced teas, our vitamin packed cold pressed juices, nutrient rich smoothie bowls and innovative cocktails and G&T’s.

You can either enjoy your refreshments at the bar, at the outdoor tables or simply have them brought to your sun lounger. The pool area is equipped with WIFI.