Internationally acclaimed chef Nic Watt’s French-Vietnamese Espresso Bar and Bistro features a sophisticated interior and a striking two-storey portrait of “Madame Hanoi” by acclaimed local artist Emma Hack. The menu, inspired by his travels throughout Vietnam, features uniquely Vietnamese and unmistakeably French dishes sitting alongside dishes that blend the two in Madame Hanoi’s famous style.
‘Madame’s Bar’ stocks an impressive selection of wines and craft beers alongside unique cocktails which perfectly complement the menu of French-Vietnamese snacks.
Split across two elegant levels, Madame Hanoi is open from 11am until late, 7 nights a week. Madame Hanoi, Nic’s French-Vietnamese Espresso Bar and Bistro is situated in the historic Adelaide Railway station. Fusing Nic’s love of Colonial Vietnamese cuisine and culture with South Australia’s abundance of produce, Madame Hanoi has quickly established its position as one of Adelaide’s finest restaurants.
Nic Watt’s passion for cooking was fostered at catering college in New Zealand before honing his skills at the Park Hyatt in Tokyo, Japan. Senior positions at both the Michelin starred Nobu and the Park Hyatt in London followed before Nic made his way back to New Zealand where he headed the kitchen at the world renowned Huka Lodge.
In 2004 Nic co-founded the Roka restaurant group in London with long-time mentor and friend Rainer Becker, winning Best Oriental Restaurant at the esteemed Tio Pepe Restaurant awards in less than a year in 2005.
Global expansion followed before Nic returned to New Zealand in 2013, opening the multi-award winning Masu by Nic Watt in Auckland.