KL has many gorgeous restaurants and perches where you can while the night away with drinks and dinner and perhaps take in some year end fireworks afterwards. Acacia gives us her favourite list for places with view and romance…
” Let’s party like it’s 2013… “
It’s that time of the year where everything is a flurry of lights, year-end sales and nostalgia. Amidst all the city chaos, we’ve brought you a list to aid in planning that last great dinner for 2013. But this one isn’t just for the much coveted Christmas or New Year promotions, it’s a list of places where you can fabulously celebrate with friends and family or even sneak back later with your main squeeze.
For the Big Splurge
1. Cantaloupe, Troika
The latest addition to the KL skyline, Troika’s dining suites boasts a fine dining experience with a staggering view of the capital city. It’s luxurious, polished style and impeccable service guarantees that special sparkle to your night. Headed by renowned chef Chris Bauer, the restaurant offers a French fusion affair, with a range of wines and liqueurs.
Recommended ala carte dishes include the house’s signature smoked salmon, confit de canard, foie grass sate, and a meal’s closing of the delicious apple crumble. Expect to spend about RM200-300 per person, advanced booking is a must, especially if you have special occasion requests.
Address: 23A Tower B, The Troika, 19 Persiaran KLCC, KL
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri, 12noon-2.30pm; Daily, 6.30pm-10.30pm
Contact: 03 2162 0886/ http://www.facebook.com/cantaloupetroikaskydining
For the Firework Gazing
2. The Helipad, Menara KH
Vistas rarely get as breathtaking as the 360 view you’ll be greeted with on top of Menara KH. The Helipad, an extension of the Heli Lounge, is a space dotted with tiny tables, live instrumental performances and an uninterrupted view of the city.
Spend the first part of your night partying away in the aviation themed lounge downstairs, which offers a range of delicious happy hour drinks to choose from. We’d advice sensible shoes as the climb up can be tiring, although the place is monitored securely for safety. Come at 6pm for the sunset.
Address: 34th floor, Menara KH, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL
Operating Hours: Mon-Wed, 6pm-12midnight; Thu, 6pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 6pm-3am, closed on Sundays
Contact: 03 2110 5034 / http://www.facebook.com/Heliloungebar
For the Big Gatherings
3. Flora Terrace, Hampshire Place –
For those looking for a beautiful indoor setting and a happy meal out, the Flora Terrace is a perfect venue. Nestled exclusively a stone’s throw away from the city centre, the restaurant is a visual treat with floral motives and modern furniture.
Flora provides special customized packages for party planning, from themes, decorations, performances to food. If you’re here for a dinner party we’d suggest the unique spaghetti with pickled tenggiri fish and honey glazed salmon linguini, coupled with their special lily’s kiss raspberry juice. The menu here is malay fusion, with a couple of western dishes, and perfectly value for money at a range of RM30-60 per person.
Address: Flora Terrace, Hampshire Place, Jalan Mayang Sari
Operating Hours: Mon – Sat, 11am-11pm
Contact: 03 2181 0872 / http://www.facebook.com/ flora-terrace-at-hampshire-place
For the Out of City Centre Hurrah
4. The Village, Pullman Putrajaya
If you’re tired of the hustle and bustle of KL, Putrajaya offers an equally beautiful, albeit more quiet, celebratory experience. The Village, located in Pullman Putrajaya, offers a seafood galore of delicious gratinated lobster with percik sauce, baked tiger prawns, as well as an Asian and Western fusion menu, which includes the chef’s favourite roasted rack of Australian lamb.
Have your dinner while overlooking the beautiful lake and surrounding modern architecture, in wooden palace over the waters. Prices per person ranges from RM60-100.
Address: The Village, Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside, No. 2, Jalan P5/5, Presint 5, 66200 Putrajaya.
Operating Hours: Tuesdays till Sundays| 7.00pm – 11.00pm
Contact: 03 8890 0000 / http://www.pullmanputrajaya.com/dine-in-style-at-pullman-putrajaya-lakeside/the-village/
For the Inner City Proximity
5. The Bijan, Kuala Lumpur
Still a lovely restaurant, The Bijan located just a walk away from the Changkat’s partying strip and Bukit Bintang, is the perfect dinner stop before dancing the night way. House Chef Zulkifli prepares a range of traditional local dishes, from the ayam masak kuzi, kari udang galah, to the ikan siakap asam.The selection of starters and desserts are local inspired sweet concoctions such gula Melaka and the coveted Chocolate Durian cake.
Recommended drinks include the the white hibiscus, and the restaurant also offers alcoholic beverages. If you’re planning to have that extra special touch, the restaurant is open to consultations for decorations and private events. Prices range from RM30-100 per person.
Address: 3, Jalan Ceylon, 50200 Kuala Lumpur,
Operating Hours: Mon-Sun, 4.30pm-11pm
Contact: +60 3-2031 3575 / http://www.bijanrestaurant.com/