About

Red Lantern specialises in fresh grown food, sustainable practices and a loving ambience.  Enjoy the out-of-this-world dining experience, in the best Vietnamese restaurant Sydney has to offer.

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Luke Nguyen

Chef/Owner

Restaurateur – Chef – Author – Television Host – Gastronomic Traveller. At the age of 23, Luke fulfilled his dream by opening his very own restaurant – Red Lantern, with his sister Pauline Nguyen and Mark Jensen. In 2012, the team opened their second restaurant, Red Lantern… (click here to read more)

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Mark Jensen

Chef/Owner

Unlike most chefs Mark Jensen did not start working in a professional kitchen until the age of 27. “At that time I was considering a career change but didn’t know what that change might be. I had to get away and consider my options so I moved to Byron Bay. I found work as a kitchen hand, surfed in the morning and washed pots at night for 6 months. During this time I became completely enamored with restaurant life… (click here to read more)

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Pauline Nguyen

Managing Director/Owner

Award Winning Author, highly sought after International Speaker and one of the most grounded Spiritual Entrepreneurs around the globe.” The Huffington Post

Pauline is one of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs…but with difference. She is inspiration with substance. She speaks with warmth and humour, telling her own story of what can be achieved through hard work and determination. With a high performing western business background and an eastern slant of spirituality… (click here to read more)

 

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Emme Meechai

Head Chef

Emme has worked with Red Lantern for over 7 years starting off as a Wok Master at both the original Red Lantern on Crown and Red Lantern on Riley, before being promoted to Head Chef of Red Lantern on Riley.

Emme is efficient, precise and integral in all that he does. He originally came to Australia (from Thailand) as an I.T. Programmer before a swift career change into the restaurant world where he thrives on the intense pressure and high energy of the kitchen.

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Lorraine Francis

Restaurant Manager

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Phuong Nguyen

Events Manager

Phuong has worked with Red Lantern for the past two years coming from the Accor Hotels complex in Sydney Olympic Park as a Conference & Event Operations Supervisor (Pullman Sydney Olympic Park & Novotel Sydney Olympic Park), as well as working across departments in the Executive Lounge, restaurants, and conference sales & marketing team.

Phuong decided to further develop herself leaving Accor Hotels to further her education and pursue a position at Webforge, the market leader in engineered industrial systems in across the Asia-Pacific region.

After 3 years at Webforge the opportunity arose for Phuong to join the Red Lantern team, allowing her to combine her passion and develop her skills in hospitality, events and administration, in an ever-changing, nurturing and diverse environment.