|Atrium at the Colonial Cafe, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur|
|The Cafe's Famous Traditional Caesar Salad with Garlic Prawns RM45 - Baby Romaine hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, toasted garlic chips and parmesan shavings. |
|Baked Seafood Crab Shell RM55
– crab meat, shrimp, snapper, salmon, seasoned breadcrumbs, cheesy mushroom
|Ox Tail Soup RM45
– succulent oxtail chunks, hearty broth, aromatic local spices, root
|Hainanese Chicken Chop RM75|
|Rosemary Lamb Chops RM130 – pan roasted lamb cutlets, creamy garlic mash, mint.|
Colonial Café, The
Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
“Reflecting the elegant simplicity of a bygone era, serving
colonial cuisine by Hainanese chefs.”
The story goes that… with the boom of the lucrative trade in tin mining and rubber in British Malaya a large migration from India and China followed. The Hainanese were the last to reach the land so other immigrants had already taken the more profitable positions in mining and agriculture. With no other employment, the Hainanese ended up working as cooks in the homes of British expatriates. This relationship turned British staples on their head with traditional Asian cooking styles and exotic local flavours and, consequently, Colonial Cuisine was born.
Colonial Café at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur brings guests back to a dreamy age of polished wood furniture, fine China, elegant dining and regal service alongside classic Colonial Cuisine. The atrium is the loveliest spot to sit with natural light from the enormous skylight illuminating the white clothed tables and cushioned rattan chairs (advance reservation is highly recommended). An afternoon visit will bless you with the sounds of a live pianist while an evening call will have you tapping your toes to the sweet jazzy tunes of the Solianos.
Brimming with the classics, expect to find succulent Hainanese Chicken Chops, Old Style Chicken Rice Balls, Lamb Chops with Rosemary and, Prawn Cocktails on every table. The Ox Tail Soup and Baked Seafood Crab Shell kept my mouth salivating and the Goreng Pisang (deep fried bananas) with ice cream and Swiss Rolls drew my doesn’t-know-what-silence-means-hubby into a speechless state, at least for a few minutes.
Drinks can be ordered from The Bar menu with a tempting range of Classic Cocktails an irresistible complement to the atmosphere. A small selection of wines, spirits, beers, juices and soft drinks too are available.
The Colonial Café opens from 11:30am until midnight. The last call for the kitchen is 10:30pm, while a drink can still be ordered as late as 11:30pm. Bookings are highly recommended.
Reason to visit: Colonial cuisine, dining in the atrium, live music, an ambience that fully and unapologetically embraces the golden era of old
|Natural light streams into the atrium|
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin
50000 Kuala Lumpur
+6 03 2785 8000