Red Lantern on Riley
  • 60 Riley St,
    Darlinghurst ,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9698 4355,
  • Lunch Thu-Fri noon-3pm

    Dinner daily 6pm-10pm


Red Lantern on Riley

There's bustle without the hustle, bite without the skite - Red Lantern manages to be streetwise and sophisticated at the same time. Hoist a Hoi An Julep while contemplating the extensive French and Australian wine list and the Indochine idyll, long marble tables, padded banquettes and Vietnamese bric-à-brac. The entrées are where the true power lies. Gold goes to cod sashimi with an explosion of lemongrass, passionfruit, red cabbage and micro-herbs. It's plated to resemble a garden tapestry, with coils, strips and threads of ingredients. Silver: char-grilled turmeric chicken with white cabbage. Bronze: rice cakes with caramelised pork belly and tiger prawns fizzing with pork floss. Caramelised chicken nestles in a clay pot with green beans and lotus root, while flavour-rich wok-tossed strip loin seals the deal. There is big investment, too, in vegetarian dishes, stuffed, roasted and rolled. The dessert tasting plate? Why stop now?

You might also like:

Momofuku Seiobo

How to sum up Momofuku Seiobo's 12-course meal? Excellent e...

Bang, Sydney restaurant review

Panache could be a watchword for Bang, Surry Hills’ first fo...

At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $18-$25

    M $36-$39

    D $16-$24;

    dégustations $50-$85


  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Outdoor dining
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Luke Nguyen & Mark Jensen


Momofuku Seiobo

Sydney, NSW
How to sum up Momofuku Seiobo's 12-course meal? Excellent eclecticism. Paul Carmichael ke...

Stokehouse Q

Brisbane, QLD
When the bi-fold doors are retracted at this smartly appointed riverside restaurant, ther...

Bar Lourinha

Melbourne, VIC
After more than a decade, Bar Lourinha's star power shows no signs of waning. Adorned wit...


Brisbane, QLD
Esquire describes its adventurous degustation approach as a commitment between kitchen an...

Cafe Di Stasio

Melbourne, VIC
With nearly three decades under its belt, this St Kilda stalwart is unapologetically set ...

Press Food & Wine

Adelaide, SA
Diners and drinkers are in confident hands at this buzzy wine bar and bistro. The wood-fi...


Sydney, NSW
A meal at Quay is often marked by moments when a hush descends on the table, followed qui...

Da Noi

Melbourne, VIC
Sardinian warmth meets assured technique and an Italian-leaning wine list in this cosy So...