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Cooking Class

Tamarind Restaurant

A cooking class with a difference! Join Tamarind’s picturesque lakeside pavilions. You’ll cook Lao food and learn about the habits and customs at the heart of Lao cuisine.

Fresh ingredients are at the heart of Lao cuisine, with some intriguing and unfamiliar flavors. You’ll start with a visit to the major food market; explain what the foods are and what they are used for.

Full day class: 9-3pm, 285,000 kip,

Monday to Saturday

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Bamboo Tree 

The restaurant is on the Peninsula and classes start at 9 am. You will be served coffee and tea and after choosing your menu, you will go to the local ,,Phou Si’’ Market to buy all the ingredients. 
When you are back at the restaurant, you will start to chop, cut, carve and finally cook all dishes. There is no hustle at all. Linda is a fantastic chef and experienced in teaching for 13 years. 

Admission: Class is 250,000 kip per person. It includes a take home recipe book of 24 Lao dishes. Morning class start time varies, from 08:00 till 09:00, ending as late as mid-afternoon.

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Le Tangor

Located on the main strip of Rue Sisavangvong, it is a wonderful place to relax and watch the world go by. Tangor has a diverse but well-considered menu of classic French and international cuisine, with their signature dish being ceviche. With great service and a cozy atmosphere, diners can experience the best of western gastronomy and Laos culture. - 63/6 Sisavangvong Road – Located in the Peninsula 


Bouang is the latest addition to the scene. Opened in 2017, this French-owned joint stands out with its boldly colourful decor, hipster flair and flavourful fusion food. They’ve jumped on the trend train with “Buddha bowls”, rice bowls chock full of healthy raw veg with vinaigrette, while also flexing some creative muscles with the gnocchi green curry. Vegetarians will be delighted with the many meat-free options, whether craving East (pumpkin red curry) or West (veggie burger)

Located in the Peninsula – Old Town

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Maolin Tavern

Maolin Tavern is the meeting place for all beer lovers. We thus find Chouffe, Peace God or Paulaner. To enjoy with a plate of cold meats and cheeses or french raclette. The place is friendly and the terrace very pleasant makes you want to drag on.

Sisavangvong Road – Located in the Peninsula – Old Town


Cafe Toui

Elegant and bijou, candlelit Café Toui is a delight of Lao cuisine. Gold-stencilled ox-blood walls, great service and an Asian fusion menu with standout dishes such as mok pa (steamed fish wrapped in banana leaves) and zingy láhp, plus an inviting sampler menu.

72/6 Kingkitsarath Rd - Located in the Peninsula – Old Town




For family friendly, delicious Lao food, you can't go past Khaiphaen. Khaiphaen is a vocational training school for Lao disadvantaged youth, run by Tree Alliance. All of the staff are unfailingly cheerful, helpful and lovely which makes a big difference when you need dinner served ASAP at 5pm to small and increasingly whiny children. Our favourite is the fish mok curry and of course, the khaiphaen (river weed). 

Located in the Peninsula – Old Town



L'Elephant Restaurant is one of the most famous places to eat in Luang Prabang, in an open-air 1960s colonial building.The menu serves up both French and Lao cuisine, with fresh and seasonal ingredients coming from the restaurant’s own organic garden.


Carpe Diem - Kuang Si Waterfall

In a green setting you will enjoy the delights of the cooking or simply

sip a cocktail while relaxing in the middle of the magnificent Kuang

  Si Waterfalls.

The laying out of this restaurant was thought in relation with nature, using as much as possible noble material in order to respect the beauty of the area.

They make a point on working with small local producers in order to promote local trade and quality.

Open every day from 9AM to 5PM

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Coffee Break and Bakery

Saffron Coffee: Brew bar and Roastery

Partner of Sanakeo Boutique, Saffron Coffee is a fair trade, specialist coffee producer and hot favourite on the Luang Prabang cafe scene. They're housed in a lovely street front cafe by the river, where you can pop in 7 days a week for a freshly roasted brew and a piece of cake. Pick up a bag of their signature Peaberry beans on the way out; you can't buy it anywhere else. 

Located in the Peninsula – Old Town along the Mekong

Novelty Cafe

Novelty Cafe is perched on the main street in the centre of town. They do an expert coffee and freshly baked cupcake of a morning. Or better yet, get a thirst-quenching fresh fruit juice, perfect when you've just stumbled back down Mt Phousi's 300 steps in 30 degree heat. Bring a book to while away the afternoon or exchange in their sizeable library.

Located in the Peninsula – Old Town

Le Banneton Bakery

A French institution, Le Banneton has been around for the long haul. It's opens early with a generous selection of freshly made croissants and pastries, then carries on through the day with equally generous portions of sandwiches, salads and more. Le Banneton is a wonderful French patisserie, boulangerie and cafe serving fabulous meals and sweet treats.

Sakkaline Rd, Luang Prabang, Located in the Peninsula – Old Town

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