It was 15 years-ago since I was last here so, time to check-out progress, thankfully zero-change and everything just how it was and should be :).
Took my partner for a 20 minute stroll from KLCC through the bustling Selangor House/Masjid India ablaze with colour, gold and fabulous silks and onto the Coliseum where I have fond memories of fun Saturday afternoons in the bar and the smokey dining room. The place is still the same and, in fact, not much has changed from (never mind 1995 but) the 1920's when it first surfaced. For me this is such a welcome change from a lot of modern restaurants in shopping malls where they all have so much in common. Coliseum has nothing in common with any other place, it ain't posh, it ain't necessarily purdy but it's a real institution (hallowed ground so to speak).
We decided on the sizzling Chateaubriand to share, for what is a visit to Coliseum without the smoke (they do do non-sizzling as well, sauce of the side) ! Salad, chips, onion rings and a couple of Pims No. 1s and off we jolly-well-go. All perfectly acceptable !!
As my partner says, for a fussy diner this is probably a 3-pointer BUT if you go understanding the tradition, quaintness, old-fashioned service, smells and smoke it's a 4. Because of my happy memories, and seeing that nothing has changed, it's deffo a 4.