Dining experiences

Throughout the years we have developed a sustainable food supply system created from premium international materials like imported meats and cheese as well as high-quality local ingredients such as produce, poultry, and fish. Our Danish head chef works closely with a local team to provide you an inspired dining experience atop our remote mountain from 7:00 – 21:00 every day.

We also have a robust wine and cocktail list for you to sample, whether with your meals or during sunset at the swimming pool. You are more than welcome to bring your own special bottle of wine to enjoy in our facilities – just keep in mind a corkage fee is applicable in these situations. 

Kindly note all other outside food and beverages are not permitted inside Topas Ecolodge, as all profits of our F&B go toward supporting our community projects. 

The Stilt House Restaurant

Most of your meals will take place in our Stilt House Restaurant, located at the heart of the resort in our main building. It was constructed from two traditional Tay stilt houses and carefully moved piece by piece from the original site and later reassembled at the lodge. It boasts a romantic terrace overlooking the property as well as a small wrap-around porch, loved by those who prefer morning teas and coffees while lounging in the fresh air and sunshine. 

The menu is a dream mix of European-styled plates with a distinct Vietnam influence in regards to flavors and types of dishes. All ingredients are based primarily on local, seasonal ingredients, and our rice, vegetables, and fruit all come from surrounding villages or our organic garden which you will pass any time you go from the restaurant to your bungalow. 

Feast on a hearty mountain breakfast buffet from 7:00 – 10:00 every morning. 

Lunch is served starting from 11:00, with meals available until 21:00 every night. If you need extra snacks or are arriving late, let us know in advance so we can cater to your needs. 

We are happy to assist special dietary needs – please kindly inform us at the time of your booking so we can ensure the on-site team is properly informed. 

The Pavilion Barbeque

Our second restaurant, the Pavilion Barbeque, is a fascinating outdoor affair featuring a menu filled with delectable grilled items underneath one of our two covered gazebos atop a hill surrounded by nature. All dishes are cooked on an open fire or within our wood-fire stove oven. 

Our talented chefs will present you with several seasonal delicacies, usually based on a specific local theme, perfect for sharing and all cooked on an open fire or in our wood fired stone oven.

Seating is limited in this dinner-only establishment, so reserve your spot at the reception upon arrival to take advantage of dining underneath the stars with us. 

Due to our sustainability mission, we do not use any kind of chemicals to reduce insects. We kindly advise you to apply your own environmentally-friendly repellant or to use long sleeved clothing to avoid potential mosquito bites. 

Please note the Pavilion BBQ can only operate during favorable weather conditions and can be canceled at the last minute due to rain or high winds. 

Romantic Picnic

Looking for ways to impress your partner? Why not plan a storybook picnic straight out of a fairy tale with us? We promise to let you take all the credit.  

Simple yet elegant, our new picnic menu can be ordered as a mid-day perk or a golden-hour afternoon tea-styled surprise. Choose between Prosecco or white wine (or swap for some fresh-pressed juices) paired with Sapa strawberries and melted chocolate or freshly baked cookies and fruit platters.  

Take in the amazing mountain views while our lovely staff set the scene for you and your partner. 

The Lounge

Our lounge is located on the ground floor next to the reception, underneath the Stilt House Restaurant. This cozy area is a popular meeting point for guests after a long day of exploring Sapa and is equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi, a barista bar, and fully stocked cocktail bar. 

Let the crackling sounds from the lounge’s fire place soothe you over a glass of mulled red wine in the winter or bask in a cool breeze through the open windows with a refreshing signature Gin and Tonic during those hot summer nights. 

There’s also a small selection of books, board games, and toys for children available to borrow here. Feel free to swap and/or donate a book to our growing library if you no longer need it. 

The Pool Bar

You can’t miss our Pool Bar situated next to our upper-level infinity pool. If you’re feeling a bit peaky while sunbathing or splashing around, we serve a multitude of snacks, tapas, drinks and fruit here ranging from homemade pizzas to mountain-inspired iced teas and Moscow Mules. 

Just order at the bar and let the staff know if you’d like to enjoy directly at the bar, at one of our tables, or at your umbrella-covered sun lounger. 

High-Speed Wi-Fi is accessible at both of our swimming pools as well as the Pool Bar.