Tuesday, 20 December 2011

The Speakeasy Restaurant & Bar @ Jalan Ampang , KL

The Speakeasy Restaurant & Bar @ Jalan Ampang

The Speakeasy Restaurant & Bar is a hidden restaurant in town. The name, was inspired by such establishment that was prominent in the United States during Prohibition period(1920-1933).  

For some who familiar this place, you might know of this restaurant. A very nice place to having lunch or meal. Not only because the ambiance in this restaurant is so warm, and of course their food were awesome. Specially here thanks to their Chef Rajesh for preparing this nice food. I do enjoy the food very much and glad to said that I love it.

For short, Chef Rajesh, who has 18 years of experience in opening & running restaurant in Malaysia & Jordan, which includes Frangipani, The C. Club Restaurant, Bijou & Lenorte Paris (Amman, Jordan). Chef Rajesh current task at Speakeasy is to revamp the existing classic Western & Asian menu to a modern European & classic Malaysian menu.
For some who don't know about this restaurant, its was standing here for more than six years long and serving only for lunch and dinner during weekdays. At the moment, Speakeasy serves classic Western & Asian food. In future, I guess they might be change their business hours to daily and slightly change on their menu to modern European & classic Malaysian food. Moreover, what you can see this place with the pictures below. You definitely will not seeing this view again for early next year 2012. As I know, they will be renovate it and serve you better.

They like to recreate the early 20th century experience for modern KL 

Merry Christmas!

From the lighter wine to stronger wine (Left to Right)
1) Tyrell's Moore's Creek Semillion Sauvignon Blanc 2010
2) Tyrell's Moore's Creek Chardonnay 2009
3) Tyrell's Moore's Creek Shiraz 2009
4) Cockburn's Special Reserve Port
Begin my meal with a glass of champagne and toast to this Christmas. 

Christmas Eve 4-Course Set Dinner
Roasted Butternut and Shellfish Broth
Served with curried glaced prawns, confit fennel, scallop chips and a touch of cognac

Served with Tyrell's Moore's Creek Semillion Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Deconstructed Caesar salad
Baby romaine with saffron caesar aioli, par boiled egg on home smoked salmon rillets & garlic truffle butter mushroom crostini.

Served with Tyrell's Moore's Creek Chardonnay 2009

Rosemary infused cod brandade 
On a bed of Miso infused trio bean stew with crab meat topped with duo basil capsicum relish

Served with Tyrell's Moore's Creek Shiraz 2009

Hickory smoked tenderloin 
With portobello bread and butter pudding, brussels sprouts, baby carrots and squash, served with giblet port wine gravy

Served with Tyrell's Moore's Creek Shiraz 2009
Yuletide Bread & Butter Pudding
With semolina, cranberries, infused with lavender & topped with a nest of spun sugar

Serve with Cockburn's Special Reserve Port
Ending my fabulous meal with this pudding. Its was my awesome dining experience over here.
All this Christmas Eve Set Dinner selling at the price of RM 140++ per person (with wine pairing for each course). Feel free to contact them for further clarification and reservation. They are willing to serve you the best. Beside that, they do serve New Year Eve’s Menu  at price of RM 150 ++ per person. Check it out!

Address : The Speakeasy Restaurant & Bar
9, Ground Floor, Jalan Ampang, 
Ming Annexe Building, 59000 Kuala Lumpur
GPS : N03 09.015'  E101 41.834'

Business Hour : 10am - 10pm
(Happy Hour : 5pm to 10pm)

Tel : 03-20788830, 03-29029029

Direction to this restaurant : 
1) If you are coming from Jalan Raja Chulan
Turn right  at Jalan Gereja  into Jalan Bukit Nanas.

2) If you are coming from Jalan Ampang
 Turn left at Jalan Gereja  into Jalan Bukit Nanas

3) If you are coming from Jalan Hang Lekiu
 - Go straight at the Jalan Gereja & Jalan Hang Lekiu cross junction into Jalan Bukit Nanas.

Then drive pass St John Cathedral. The entrance to the car park will be on your left. Park your car in any unreserved car park lot. Take the lift on the left (At Ming Annexe) to Ground Floor. Exit the building at Ground Floor & you will see Speakeasy on your right. 

You can park for free at Ming Building. If you are given a car park ticket, please get your ticket validate at the restaurant before leaving.

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  1. Food looks so delectable~~

  2. wow..the tenderloin and cod fish looks damn good

  3. @choiyen No doubt, the cod is excellent.. keke

    @eric Ya.. the main dish of the meal.. its very nice.. cooked so well

  4. Nikel :)

    Thanks for the post dude!



  5. @ramesh All right.. Cheers!

  6. Looks like a good place to chill. And since it's near my work place, might pop in :)

  7. @thristhan wow.. Must try their COD fish or their Dessert ya.. Its so unique for this restaurant..

  8. The cod fish caught my attention. But perhaps you could describe the dish a bit? Hw dd it taste??

  9. @rebecca Haha.. The cod fish texture is firm and moist.. Yummy Yummy.. Melting in mouth immediately like ice!