THE HISTORY OF LANTERNS
Since opening in 2008, Lanterns has gone through more than our fair share of transformations. Starting as a small restaurants, with just 10 tables, we have grown today to have a total seating area of about 120 people. With each change we have grown and developed an ever stronger reputation. It has been a wonderful ride for all of us here at Lanterns and we wanted to share with you some pictures of our own history and development, from our humble beginnings to what you see today.
Lanterns 2008 - 2010
Opened April 2008, there was a total of just 10 tables and capacity of about 50 people. We opened with 2 chefs, 1 waiter and 1 Manager. A far cry from the large operation in place today.
Lanterns 2010 - 2012
After outgrowing our initial set up, we decided to take the plunge and totally knock down the existing structure and rebuild our restaurant, with a few more tables and an open air environment. Something we have maintained with all our future developments. It was a more appealing build and really cemented our long term commitment to Nha Trang.
Lanterns 2012 - 2017
At the end of our initial contract, we went in search of a new, bigger home and after lots of searching and headaches, we were very lucky to find something in the same street and within walking distance of our previous home. It was double the size and double the capacity.
Lanterns 2017 - Current
Our current home! In a rapidly growing tourist hub, it has become increasingly difficult to find a large, suitable space to open a business. We were very lucky to find a good size property, within close proximity to our last place. Whilst being upstairs is not ideal. We are very lucky to have over 450m2 of floor space and lots of room for our guests to spread out and enjoy the fine food that has made lanterns an institution in Nha Trang.