After roaring success in the United Kingdom, the first Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill outside of Europe has opened at Sunway Resort in Sunway City, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
A Review of Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill, Kuala Lumpur
Savoy Grill, Gordon Ramsay’s classic British and French restaurant in London, has inspired this restaurant’s menu.
Seafood lovers are in for a treat at Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill, Kuala Lumpur! The restaurant’s signature starter is the unique Arnold Bennett Twice-baked Soufflé (INR 1,870++). This savoury dish is prepared with smoked haddock and aged cheddar sauce. Oyster aficionados can choose from half a dozen or a dozen Irish Oysters (INR 4,310 ++ for six oysters, and INR 7,860 ++ for 12). If you are in the mood for a bit of everything, then narrow down on the Seafood Tower (INR 14,800 ++). The dish contains fresh oysters, citrus-cured salmon, prawns, king crab legs, scallop ceviche and Boston lobster. For vegetarians, there is the Heritage Tomatoes (INR 1,590 ++) and Globe Artichoke Salad (INR 2,340 ++).
The tender, juicy and flavourful Classic Beef Wellington (INR 5,430 ++) is the star of the restaurant. After all, it is Gordon Ramsay’s signature. While the meats are dry-aged in-house, the server carves and serves the dish table-side with pomme purée, red wine jus and fine salad. Leave room for the Boston Lobster Thermidor (INR 4,300++) which can be relished with a bitter-leaf salad.
For vegetarians, try the delightful Tortellini (INR 2,340++) where truffle, ricotta and pickled shimeji tempt (and satiate!) tastebuds. The Char-grilled Broccolini (INR 8,45++) with smoked almonds, chilli soy vinaigrette and garlic lemon aioli; and the Butter-glazed Heritage Carrots (INR 1,030++) with a honey saffron dressing to accompany are also good.
The signature 64% Manjari Chocolate Tart (INR 1,220++) is heavenly for a chocoholic like me. One spoon has me smiling! It is served with honeycomb, yoghurt sorbet and extra virgin olive oil.
While the wine cellar is stocked with a range of exotic wines, for me, the winner is the Barrel-Aged Negroni (INR 1,405++). I watch the drink as it is expertly prepared at the bar—right down to the final stamping of the ice with a customised Gordon Ramsay seal. Once stamped, the drink is brought to my table inside a smoked dome. In non-alcoholic beverages, Penicilin 0% (INR 6,60++) is a favourite.
The three private dining rooms, a wine cellar and cocktail bar, elevate your fine dining experience at Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill, Kuala Lumpur. I enjoy sitting in the grand dining room which is furnished with seating booths and floor-to-ceiling windows. The vibrant red and green colour scheme, the impressive chandeliers, the luxe polished walnut hardwood flooring, and the ceiling opulently done up in 24 karat gold leaf, blend sophistication and indulgence seamlessly. Adding to the glamour quotient are photos of actor Sean Connery, singer Sir Michael “Mick” Philip Jagger, photographer Terry O’Neill and model Twiggy.
The restaurant’s location at the lobby level of the Sunway Resort in Sunway City is excellent, too! Sunway Resort Hotel offers luxury accommodation including wellness and business suites. The hotel is also ideal for weddings with its large inventory of spacious rooms and sumptuous banquet facilities. A huge shopping mall and theme park are located adjacent to the hotel.
Price for two: INR 9,500 (approximately; without alcohol)
Address: Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill, Lobby Level Sunway Resort, 1, Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Timings: 12:00pm – 3:00pm (for lunch); 5:00pm – 10:30pm (for dinner)
All photographs by Khursheed Dinshaw
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