If you have budget to eat at 5 star restaurant but don't want to eat hotel buffet and esp. want more private settings, I think this is the place. This place even cheaper than 5 star hotel buffet that nowadays cost around 300-500,000++/pax. We chose this place to celebrate my grandma's birthday but also breakfasting so we don't want to eat too much for dinner. Do come at night, I think this place looks more beautiful at night. We dined at one of the vip room (originally we want to eat at the common eating room, the pangeran diponegoro, since the room looks more beautiful than the small vip room and concerning the vip room charge but it was fully booked and the minimum charge of 2.5 mill idr for 8 is still cheaper than hotel buffet so we used the colonial rijstafel room (max 8 pax)). We order ala carte because the 2 rijstafel menu selections were not into our general liking. We ordered bitterballen and spring roll for appetizers each portion for 58,000 idr, main course of lemon chicken, fish, vegetable, rendang, inked squid. The rendang a bit too sweet for my taste, the squid was so so, overall I think they have adjusted the food for international palate. The desserts were mediocre of mixed ice (with durian flavored water), the really no comment merlion sago pudding (with santan in the mixture, not better than their chinese sago pudding counterpart, don't order this), lava chocolate cake (with lime shorbet, not a good combination, but nice try to infuse indonesian flavor in the much known dessert, good quality of chocolate, if I remember correctly the used valhorna), and the best was the profiterolles with hazelnut ice cream (can be shared since it consists of 4 quite big profiterolles).
Though the ingredients were top rated don't expect much indonesian flavor esp. If you are like me indonesians, but on the other side, the staff were very helpful in getting us ordering the suitable menu and gave us enough private time and accompanied us to the secomd floor to see the room where Vic Beckham ate (the presidential room), the art gallery, the balcony etc and provided us with brief history even without our asking. His name was Yanto if I'm not mistaken. Pls give him our credit if the management read this.
Our experience here was exceptional in term of the history that this restaurant tried to preserve esp. If you know this building before as a rundown building or alas, Buddha Bar.
PS: this restaurant has some menu starting at around 60 thousands idr such as soto or fried rice or small appetizers or desserts.
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