Welcome to Bay Tinh

Both Bay Tinh Restaurants ( Marrickville & Crows Nest) are renowned for homemade sauces and authentic flavours.

Bay Tinh Marrickville opened in 1985 and gained popularity with a loyal following among Vietnamese people who longed for the authentic cuisine of their homeland.

Bay Tinh Crows Nest opened in 2011 and with it a special private dining room catering for parties up to 40 people.


What’s New? Marrickville is now open for lunch everyday from 11.30am to 2.30pm

October 2016: ~ Hurry – spend over $30 at such and we will give you 20% off your bill – hurry, offer ends 14 November 2016.

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What’s New? The French Connection!

October 2016: ~ Vietnam has a French connection and so does Bay Tinh, so come and enjoy two exquisite Tapas choices provided by our French Chefs at Provin Sydney Catering – Cigar Rolls and Duck Liver Parfait.
Most of our Tapas range from $5 to $8 – little pieces of heaven priced to perfection 🙂
View our sample Tapas Menu

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Our Menus


Our History

This is an ordinary Vietnamese restaurant in an ordinary suburb of Sydney but the original chef had a very distinguished career. Before arriving as a refugee from South Viet Nam, Mr. Tinh Tran had been selected to serve as the Chef for Mr. Khiem Thien Tran, the Ambassador to Taiwan. He continued to serve Mr. Khiem Tran when he became Ambassador to the United State of America and when he became the Prime Minister of the Republic of South Viet Nam for more than ten years.

The talented Mr. Tinh Tran was appreciated for always offering the best from Vietnamese and French cuisines to entertain the Ministerial Cabinet, visiting Diplomats and special national guests.

Arriving as a penniless boat person, he initially cooked for restaurants owned by others, until he saved enough to open this restaurant on November 23, 1988. Originally, he only expected to gain enough income to support his own family and create jobs for a number of older refugee children that he had adopted. The obvious quality of his food rapidly spread his fame and there were long queues at the door. A few years later, he was able to expand into the space you see today.

He is now well passed retirement age and in 2007 he sold the restaurant to another boat person, Harry Hoang, who also cooked at one of the previous restaurants. Harry has taken over the recipes and the kitchen team, and renovated the restaurant to extend the tradition for another generation.

In November 2011, Harry opened a second Bay Tinh restaurant in Crow Nest. New to the Crows Nest restaurant is the wine bar.

Harry’s philosophy is to provide a quality, affordable meal in an informal family and friendly atmosphere. You should be able to take a break from cooking without breaking the family budget. You will note that there is no surcharge for Sundays and public holidays.

As the restaurants are licensed, the beverage service fee for BYO wine per head is to pay for the provision of glasses, washing and commercial disposal of the bottles and any wrapping. With low food prices, we also rely on the small margin on soft drink, beer and wine to make the restaurant profitable.


Opening Hours

Bay Tinh Marrickville is fully licensed (BYO wine only).

Brunch: Bay Tinh Marrickville is open for brunch/lunch Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 3pm.

Lunch: Bay Tinh Marrickville is open for lunch everyday from 11.30am to 2.30pm.

Dinner: Bay Tinh Marrickville is open for dinner every night from 5:30pm.

Bay Tinh Crows Nest is fully licensed (BYO wine only).

Dinner: Bay Tinh Crows Nest is open for dinner Tuesday to Sunday from 5:30pm

Something to celebrate?

Have your party at Bay Tinh. Or we can provide no-fuss catering at your home, your office or the venue of your choice. Read more….