Grand rendition of contemporary grill restaurant and bar in spectacular interior of re-purposed stadium
May 23rd, 2014
Widely celebrated for their hallmark idiosyncratic design concepts, the team behind the chic Potato Head restaurant in Jakarta and mega-popular Potato Head Beach Club in Bali have transformed the cavernous space of an ex-stadium into a fashionable grill restaurant and cocktail bar. Opened in mid-2013, Potato Head Garage adds another dimension to the Jakarta dining and nightlife scene with its grand scale, superb grill dining, and creative mixology. Elegant dining at white clothed tables and chairs is complemented by the accomplished mixology at the marvelous antique bar that occupies centrestage of the floorspace. With its capacious dimensions, Potato Head Garage transforms into an ideal platform for vibrant nightlife- holding regular Saturday night parties- highlighted with special mega-events featuring international performers.
Diners at Potato Head Garage can select from a meat-centric menu of classic grill dishes. Proficiently cooked on the wood-fired grill, super premium cuts of imported beef include Australian wagyu and USA prime striploin. Other menu options include Grilled Organic Baby Chicken; Grilled Halibut; plus burgers and pasta dishes.
Potato Head Garage opens daily for both lunch and dinner, with the buzzing bar open nightly until 2 am.
Enjoying considerable popularity, reservations are recommended for the busy weekend nights, and for larger groups. Regular promotions include the Chef’s Table – a monthly dinner focusing on chef’s selection of seasonal ingredients; Whiskey Wednesdays- a monthly event that focuses on unique whiskeys presented in a cocktail masterclass format; and the Saturday Parties with alternating themes of Peaches and Cream ( DJ and dance event highlighting R&B and hip hop, and Press Play ( DJ and dance event highlighting the latest EDM). Check the Potato Head Garage Facebook Page for updates and special events.
Potato Head Garage interior
An eclectic assemblage of antiques, including a panoply of vintage chandeliers suspended from the high ceilings, and a massive antique timber altar salvaged from a Russian Orthodox church provide a dramatic contrast to the essentially untouched raw structural elements of the original stadium walls and roof. The massive central bar- “U’ shaped, crafted from antique timbers and topped with white marble is the focal point of the vouluminous room.- Elegant table settings are punctuated with zones of white clothed sofas and armchairs, with a slightly raised platform at the far end of the space serving as a lounge zone.
Potato Head Garage mixology
Creative mixology is at the core of the drinks concept at the bar. Head Mixologist Rhys Wilson has crafted an imaginative selection of whisky-based cocktails which complement the superb list of timeless classic and innovative cocktails originally created for Potato Head restaurant at Pacific Place- and are very much embedded in the DNA of the Potato Head experience.