Bamboo Lounge Training Restaurant is in the centre of Luang Namtha, northern Laos.

Bamboo Lounge traineesWe invite young ethnic minority people with no prior English language skills, no food or drinks preparation experience, and no customer service experience to come and learn with us.

We are currently the only place in the entire province where young Lao people can come to learn these skills.

We aim to provide a place where it is fun to learn, and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for our customers to hang out.

Helping northern LaosOur trainees come from the ethnic minority tribes Sida, Tai Dam, Tai Lue, Yao and Khmu.

Profits from Bamboo Lounge support Luang Namtha’s Books in Schools program.

Please come and support our trainees either by eating or drinking at our Bamboo Lounge, or helping us even further by engaging our staff in English conversation.  View our menu here.

We look forward to meeting you in Luang Namtha!