Ho Chi Minh City

The Convent Bar & Restaurant

One of the best places for upscale Western food in Ho Chi Minh City.

Anything But Vietnamese

Vietnamese food is undeniably delicious, but even the most ardent visitors to the country may want a break from pho and banh mi. The Convent is a great place to find beautifully prepared and plated Western fare. Situated not far from the Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral, this chic restaurant serves every meal from breakfast to dinner. They even make a traditional Sunday Roast.

Modern Fare in a Modern Setting

Though the building that houses The Convent is old, the restaurant’s design is fresh, decorated with light, neutral colors and attractive birdcage-style wire lanterns. Just like Propaganda Vietnamese Bistro next door, the restaurant has a small patio where guests can dine in cooler weather. The friendly owner of the restaurant is often there to greet international visitors and talk about their travels.

While the decor is lovely, the food is the real draw. The menu features Western favorites like fish ‘n’ chips, along with more creative pasta dishes and salads. Drinks run the gamut from Vietnamese coffee to a cocktail from their fully stocked bar. The Convent is certainly not the cheapest restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City, but its prices are more than fair for the high quality of the food.