Fantastic French flavours make this diner a rolled-gold discovery
The pork lived up to its reputation as the restaurant’s signature dish. Pork belly was rolled, then slow-cooked to fall apart tenderness. This process had caramelised the meat, giving it an almost creamy texture and producing a ribb-sticking feast.
Jeff Collerson—Sunday Telegraph—Read entire article
The meals are generous at extremely reasonable prices. In such an elegant setting, and with such courteous and delightful service (you even get a discount voucher for the local car park), you are made to feel special as you get a little taste of paradise.
This restaurant is one of the best I have visited.
Ashlee Pleffer—mXNosh—Read entire article
…The Salad of Green Pawpaw tossed with king prawns, peanuts and basil is fresh and delightfully tangy. The Grilled Scallops presented on the shell, are silken in texture, garnished with shallot and lemongrass and topped with crushed peanuts. The Grail is wihin my grasp with an entree of Escargots a La Mint; snails presented in cooking shells with a taste of mint, tomato and chilli.
The main course of Shaking Fillet Beef served with snake beans is a house speciality, with the beef cubes being tossed in butter and garlic. My favourite dish of the evening is pure unadulterated comfort food, Golden Pavé de Pork; caramelised slow cooked pork loin. With meat so tender it could be eaten with a spoon, this dish is peasant food fit for a king and worthy of a visit to my cardiologist.
The Grail is firmly in my grasp now with the dessert of Caramelised Sweet Potatoes; thin crisp of sweet potato with ice cream and in-house cinnamon syrup, followed by Flambé Banana; sesame coated Asian banana fritters, flamed at your table just to add to the ambience and my joie de vivre.
The inside word on culinary capers. By Anders Michaelson—Read entire article
As deliciously adventurous as the food was, I was waiting for a dish that would take me back to my Vietnamese travels, where you’re never quite sure what was on your plate. Then came the speciality dessert: a chilled bitter lemon juice dessert served with coconut milk, which was decidedly quirky and provided a refreshing end to an eterprising meal.
Lucy Lang Restarurant Review—Read entire article
Went to La Mint last night for the first time and was surprisingly impressed. If you're after Viet food at value then go to Cabramatta, but if you want a nice dinner in a quiet setting then I recommend this place. The setting was great, even though it was a Friday it wasn't too noisy or over crowded.
Food was tasty and decent sized portions, for entree we had the Escargot (delicious!) and the pancake (had better…), but for main we shared the Jade Pearl Perch - fantastic!
In my mind (equal to food) service is extremely important in judging a restaurant and, while it was no silver service, the wait staff were attentive and polite.
What a great evening! The food was beyond good and the service was so friendly and personal. Food - A fantastic fusion of French and Vietnamese. The lamb was perfectly cooked (very important!) and the flavours in all dishes were so fresh. The complexity of each dish could really be savoured.
The staff were warm and helpful. We often judge the service at a resaurant by how often they check and refill your water, and we were almost excited by the service in this regard!
We'll definitely go back soon.
A lovely restaurant. Vine beef roll a bit on the salty side, but absolutely loved the pave pork, slow cooked, soft, unctuous, melt in your mouth texture, nicely spiced in a master stock I am sure.
Good value. A weeknight visit, it was busy enough and the service was spot on.
J.C from Nouméa
A group of 9 ate here recently. We had the banquet menu and the portions were of an adequate size. I'm a big eater but I was not starving at the end of the meal by no means. Additionally found the service great and helpful. Little slow when we ordered cocktails but they were brilliant,try a Crazy Rum, it was worth the wait.
The food was mouth watering, the Shaking Fillet Beef with Snake Beans was an explosion, my taste buds did not know what to do and same can be said about the Golden Pave de Pork. Delicious.
We finished with the Caramelised Sweet Potatoes with cinnamon syrup which was a pleasant finish to a wonderful meal and evening. In addition we were not rushed out of the venue which makes for a nice change. Recommend highly.
Excellent food & service
A lovely evening
Nasunkys & Basses
Fabulous food @ La Mint wonderful service
Thanks 4 the nite… & the introduction to the herbs!! It was a first!
Carolyne Miller & Greg Symons
A delightful surprise!! We came here with no expectations but the food & service were amazing.
As Arnie says I’ll be back...!
Andrew & Jackie
Enjoyed every dish & the atmosphere. Thank you.
Schye & Jan
Pavé de Pork is absolutely fantastic—sublime!! The soft-shelled crab is also a winner with us. Excellent all round.
Les, Wally & Janette
The combination of a gracious culture with fine products delivers a special eating experience.
Suzie, Phillip, Damien, Vanessa & AB
This food is excellent & this place seriously rocks! You guys deserve success!
Vanesa & AB
Our first time!
Great food, wonderful atmosphere
Ian & Suz
It was good. It was very good!
Cathy & her friends
Thank you for a fantastic evening. The Franco-Viet combination was a taste-sensation. I particularly enjoyed the … environment.
Loved the herbs and dipping sauce!!
An excellent experience, friends, fine food & wine a magic combination.
Wonderful, delightful, delicate, delicious, flavorous. Truely fantastic service with a smile, purely professional. Thank you so much.
We will definitely be back. Lemon Lime drink… THE BEST!!! So was the chilli and salmon…
From Rosa and Poppy and Debby—Experience Tours Australia
Excellent service. Wonderful food. A 5 star experience. With thanks
David & Cheryl
Awesome food! Great service, definitely be back! Yay!!
…K ! D
Very interesting decor & menu. The food was also as interesting fusion of tastes. We enjoyed the atmosphere which was relaxed (at lunch time)
Look out for our clients, staff, mentors, etc—they’ll be on the hunt for George’s chilli!
We will see you extremely soon!
Cherine & Shannon xxx
To all the staff,
Thank you for such a lovely night!
The food was amazing, such wonderful flavours! The service was exceptional— so friendly and warm.
From a chef, owners of a restaurant & a science student, thank you!
Love Eric, Dean, Brad & Anthony
Thank you for a wonderful experience. More exposure to the exquisite Vietnamese cuisine is and experience we all should savour!
Hello La Mint! I loved this restaurant so much! It’s new… good facility… Nice music and very kind waitress! Best wishes for your Restaurant
Viva La Mint!
I especially love SWEET POTATOES à la Mint. I’ll return, just to eat these. Good work.
The crazy 88 (the spastics reunited)
A lovely ambience, nice clean, fresh and lively tastes. Nice to experience a little Vietnamese so close to home.
Good luck with your new restaurant.
Mark T Edo
To George & Leanne
A little bit of “SAIGON”
A little bit of PARIS
A lot of STYLE!!
Great Wine—Château Neuf du Pape
You two are amazing see you soon
Karen & Don Pearson
Thanks for a lovely evening—the food was superb—especially the Campfire Beef & the sweet potato dessert—both stand-outs but all was good & brilliant service also.
We will be back when in Sydney. Cheers.
David, Jo &Gary (Adelaide)
Cher La Mint
Tres bien fait!! Your service was very friendly and the food fresh and tasty.
Merci beaucoup. Bonne chance.
Siobhér Sutherland Roges
Had a very enjoyable evening & meal, excellent service, very nice setting.
John Egan (Warren, NSW)
Great food and restaurant
We always support local business and we are most impressed with La Mint. Hihghly recommended & will become one of our regular “dining rooms”
GE & HS
Return customer—we love it!
Shannon, Jill & Graham I
Best wishes—the food & service were extremely pleasing. It is now on our regular list. Don’t miss this.
Bob Bauabel & Sandy Andronicus
Terrific mix of dishes. Unique Vietnamese/French. Same as Bob said above also. There’s a lot of restaurants around here, you may need to consider flyers etc.
French Vietnamese what a great combination.
Tony Middlebrook & Alice Middlebrook
A delightful experience a great variation of food, a pleasant atmosphere with charming staff.
A pleasant experience
Eylane Joyce May, Can May & Parner & my Daughter … from the Central Coast
Delicious, fresh food in a wonderful setting. We look forward to return visit.
Geoff & Mark
Excellent elegant —fittings took a lot of fine effort.
Food well presented & tasty. Will come again
Food—fab, fresh & tasty!!
I will … just around the corner.
William Lloyd Jones
La Mint Sama
I was very impressed in services and delicious meals. Also very elegant and sophisticated atmosphere of high class Vietnam.
Great looking restaurant & friendly staff! I enjoyed my vermicelli with beef salad. Would like to see Pho added to the menu, at least during lunch. Also more wrap your own dishes such as banh hoi! (Real authentic dishes)
See you again Sir.
We had a lovely time thank you. To increase patronage and market your new establishment you could consider featuring on a website which features Sydney’s best restaurants www.urbanboheme.com.au
I would be interested in speaking with you.
Clare Hamilton Director