Manda de Laos
Set amid an ancient UNESCO-classified lily pad pond fringed by coconut trees, dining at Manda de Laos isn’t far off from a fairytale-like experience. Paradisiacal and atmospheric, we could spend all day soul-searching from their oversized sofas and grazing on traditional fare inspired by family recipes. Extravagant degustation menus echo the aesthetic and are served to share, starting at HK$200 for lunch and HK$330 for dinner. Manda de Laos was made for lingering and a thoughtful drink list makes it easy (bring a book if you’re flying solo, you won’t want to rush this one). We’re torn on recommending it for lunch or dinner, as both experiences are equally epic in their own right – but we certainly wouldn’t hesitate to tell you to go twice.
Manda de Laos, 10 Norrassan Road, Luang Prabang, Laos; +856 71 253 923, mandadelaos.com