Idyllic setting and sublime food, with price tag to match

“A beautiful evening meal at Manda, on our first night in Luang. Didn’t have a booking but we were early so they found a space for us. Lovely cocktails, and a delicious meal with very attentive service. A table overlooking the lily ponds is just beautiful...but do take yr insect repellent and spray up before you arrive, to make life pleasant.
This is a pricey establishment, by Laos standards, but you get what you pay for in terms of really memorable setting and top-drawer food.”