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“Couscous royal in Laos” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Terrasse

La Terrasse
Ranked #73 of 381 Restaurants in Vientiane
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Tel. +856-21-218550, mob. 856-20-5550-8498; e-m: bpricco@laopdr.comFranzösisch/Laotisches Restaurant, mit franz. Bäckerei
Tokyo, Japan
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Couscous royal in Laos”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

Couscous is one of my favorite cuisines as I have ever lived in Morrocco for 3 years.
I always try couscous or cuisine marocaine when I visit different cities in the world.
I had not expected to taste couscous in the Southeast Asian countries.
When I found "Couscous" on the menu at La Terrace in Vientiane, I was really delighted.
The taste was also as good as restaurants in Paris.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Dutch first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Can't fault it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

La Terrasse makes for a completely satisfying dining experience for the lone traveller as well as a group. Laos food is ideal for sharing, lots of dishes to try amongst a group of friends. But when you're eating alone you need somewhere where you can order a dish that isn't too overwhelmingly large so that you find yourself bored half way through.

It has a little terrace outside with white painted tables, lots of fans and a tropical garden setting. Inside is terracotta tiles, wooden tables and cosy niches and will satisfy anyone who enjoys polished wood wainscotting. Unlike many Vientiane restaurants, they know the value of some ambience, so alongside some well chosen lighting, there is some smooth jazz radio. Not the nagging Kenny G jazz that makes you suddenly and inexplicably irritated by everything but fairly funky and inoffensive jazz. (I didn't know it existed either).

The menu is eclectically western and covers a range of dishes from salads and steaks to pizzas and mexican. Vegetarians will be happy here with plenty of options including a vegetarian burrito, pizzas, and some very interesting sounding salads. There is a fairly threatening note about corkage on the street menu, in that if you bring drinks from outside, you will be charged. It suggests either a) people have dared bring their own drinks or b) it is BYO. They do have a fairly extensive drinks menu including spirits, beer and wine by the glass or carafe (by which they mean a jolly little glass milk jug). There is a wine selection inside which doesn't feature on the menu.

I ordered nachos which are clearly marked as an appetiser and while it isn't a large dish, it is completely satisfying. Crisp baked tortilla chips covered in a cheese and fresh onion and tomato mixture. There is a side dish of a hotter dipping salsa sauce and none of the awful cloying sour cream. That an a beer Lao was really all I needed. My friend had the spinach quiche which was filled with a ricotta and spinach cheese mixture that would have been equally at home in an agnolotti but was warm and pleasant all the same. It was served with a nicely dressed side salad. We were also brought some complimentary garlic bread (including one round that had a suspiciously fishy topping) and a little basket of rustic baguette.

If you eat outside you could be forgiven for thinking that there are no desserts as there is no dessert menu. However, the eagle-eyed dessert seeker couldn't fail to notice a gleaming cabinet inside with chocolate mousse, tiramisu, lemon tart and an triple layer chocolate cake. I had just enough room to squeeze in some mousse which was rich and smooth and had none of that nasty raw egg taste. If I had to guess, coconut would have had a hand in the rich creaminess. If it lacked anything, it was a glass of cognac.

Service is attentive, prices are very reasonable and the venue is relaxed and delightful.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“La Terrasse Vientiane”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

La Terrasse is in the same street as my guesthouse, I found it walking by. Ever since I ate almost all of my meals there, accompanied by a friend or reading a book. The place looks exquisite but the prices are reasonable and the food is fantastic. So far I had burritos and Pizza and chocolate cake. The staff is friendly and attentive, they always fill up the water or bring some bread. Especially at diner time sitting outside has its special flair, nice music in the background, nice lights, a place to forget time and indulge in good food. Let s see what I ll have for dinner.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Delicious French style food, friendly quality service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

The staff were very welcoming, they always ensured your water glass was topped up.
Soup was delicious as was the accompanying bread. Pizzas were also very yummy. A little over priced for Laos but I would say worth it

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“excellent pizza!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

followed a highly reccomended post in Rough Guide, and its true - very excellent pizza! Good value for the quality of food you get here.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Nick C
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