Openings in March 2019
The latest venture by Marini’s Group invites you to settle in for a chic experience at an elegant gin joint right in the heart of KL. The dedicated bar features 57 varieties of gin, and an inspired combination of gin infusions, gin and tonic mixes, and bespoke cocktails suited to any palate. Squeeze in a game of pool or ping pong if you’re up for a party, or slip away into a private room for a little more privacy.
Address: Ground Floor, One KL, Jalan Pinang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Telephone No.: +603 2386 6030
Operation time: Mon – Sat: 5pm – 1am
KL’s latest speakeasy has sprung up where you’d least expect it – in the buzzing Plaza Batai. Make your way to the back alley between BIG and Yellow Brick Road and take the spiral staircase through the hole in the wall. Dial 1234# on the mysterious payphone to gain entry to the hip and modern bar-cum-club where you go for the drinks, but stay for the music.
Address: Plaza Batai, 6 Jalan Batai, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telephone No.: +6016 2663627
Operation time: Sun – Weds: 5pm – 1am; Thurs – Sat: 5pm – 3am
[Photo: Circa Bar KL Facebook]
The secretive bar with no presence online except an Instagram account, HighBall bills themselves as a cocktail bar and lounge with Gentlemens Nights on Wednesdays, Ladies Nights on Thursdays, and regular events during the week to keep you busy. Keep up with them on the ‘gram.
Address: No. 69 M, Plaza Damansara, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur
Telephone No.: +60112 8581990
Operation time: N/A
[Photo: HighBall Instagram]
This quirky dessert joint features creative pastries, gateaux, and ice creams that feature local ingredients and a good dose of whimsy – check out their iconic chiller Unicorn Dream, made with freshly squeezed lemons, infused with butterfly pea flower and topped with dragon fruit strawberry sorbet; and the Pandan Kaya Toast ice cream (pictured). They promise everything is made with 100% natural ingredients, no artificial flavourings, artificial colourings, or preservatives.
Address: 35G, Ground Floor, Jalan SS 21/60, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Telephone No.: +603 7494 0735
Operation time: Sun – Thurs: 12pm – 11pm; Fri – Sat: 12pm – 12am
[Photo: Crème De La Crème Facebook]
Tampopo is consistently rated as one of the best and most authentic Japanese restaurants in Singapore, and now opening in Genting Highlands SkyAvenue is Tampopo Delicieux – a marriage of the two concepts Tampopo and Dulcet & Studio pastry shops. Here you’ll find the famous chicken katsu (pictured), don, and a selection of delectable desserts like fruit roll cake, milk pudding, Matcha cream puff, and their menu highlight Scoop cake.
Address: Level G, SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
Telephone No.: +603 6101 1118
Operation time: 10am – 10pm
Taking pride of place on the 25th floor of the newly opened Hilton Garden Inn South, Rooftop 25 Bar and Lounge is a casual, open space with a commanding view of downtown KL. By day guests can do laps in the pool and lounge with signature seasonal cocktails in hand, and by night the social atmosphere comes alive with drinks and conversations flowing equally well.
Address: Hilton Garden Inn South, 452, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, 50100 Kuala Lumpur
Telephone No.: +603 2771 6888
Operation time: Mon – Sun: 5pm – 1am
[Photo: Hilton Garden Inn]
Taking over the space from Cheek by Jowl, this new iteration serves modern Australian fare that marries fresh flavours with the comforting notes of bistro cooking. The inviting and convivial space plays well with the concept of sharing plates of creamy burrata, beef tartare, Spanish mackerel, and goat’s cheese parfait (pictured), and an extensive wine list with over 80 labels.
Address: 21 Boon Tat Street, 069620 Singapore
Telephone No.: + 65 6221 1911
Operation time: Mon – Fri: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10:30pm; Sat – 6pm – 10:30pm
[Photo: CHEEK BISTRO]
This small and cosy café specialises in everything cold brew and Butterfly Pea Flower. Every Monday you get 10% off your cold brew, ready to enjoy when you’re on the go or at your own pace in the café.
[Photo: Tronoh Brew Café Facebook]
Address: UG 25, The Link, 2, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 3, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telephone No.: +6012 672 6663
Operation Time: Mon – Sun: 10am – 10pm
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