Celebrating the vibrant and fresh flavours of southern Vietnamese cuisine, Le Garçon Saigon is situated in the charming Star Street precinct and is housed in a bright and welcoming space that evokes the sophistication of a chic Parisian brasserie. The menu focuses on the Saigonese culture of grilling – an underrepresented culinary genre that Chef Bao La is keen to bring to the forefront of gastronomic conversation. The vibrant establishment makes for a smart dining destination or casual local hangout for the Wan Chai neighbourhood.
The menu is arranged as per a typical grillhouse and divided into appetisers, entrées and sides – all designed for sharing. The dishes are complemented by an impressive beverage programme featuring a diverse selection of French wines and cocktails.
Chef Bao La brings a passion for the flavours of his Vietnamese heritage to Le Garçon Saigon. Bao’s mother, Chieu Thi Le, fled post-war Saigon to Brisbane, where she opened the city’s first Vietnamese restaurant, Kim Thanh, creating a hub for both immigrants and locals while carrying on the traditions of her home. Bao showed a keen interest in his mother’s cooking and grew up helping in the restaurant. While she put a heavy emphasis on traditional Vietnamese dishes, Bao would experiment with new techniques and ingredients, which shaped his inimitable cooking style.