73a Addision Road
Pennington, South Australia
Viet Next Door represents a pinnacle of artisanal crafting and an instance where a great deal of thought has clearly been invested in every detail. It is an impressive and strangely atmospheric interior for all its simplicity. All elements of the interior have been crafted from scratch and exist in delicate suspension with each other, even down to the alignment of the flex and the tension wire supporting the handmade light fittings.
Adelaide has a long history of excellent Vietnamese food and this family-owned business has been taken in a unique and thoughtful direction by its interior. This space is something of a departure from the usual run of family-owned restaurants – it is a place where every detail has been considered and executed in an extremely disciplined way, while remaining highly inventive, playful and rich in attention to detail.
Viet Next Door is the latest creation from second generation Vietnamese Chef Ben Phan. The Phan family’s welcoming hospitality inspired the warm and textural Vietnamese Tapas Bar that shares secret family recipes served upon locally made bespoke eggshell mosaic tables, connecting traditional artisan craft with seasonal modern food.