Sociable all-day dining and drinks in the casual comfort of central KL venue
December 5th, 2012
Occupying an expansive two level space at the front entrance of the GTower complex in central Kuala Lumpur, House exudes a relaxed and welcoming ambience that has made it a popular dining and drinking destination for both city office workers and the residents of the adjacent upscale Ampang district- home to many foreign embassies and luxurious residences. House offers a multifaceted concept, combining a gourmet all-day dining restaurant, with a vibrant bar, and retail winepost. The open kitchen of the restaurant serves a menu melding Western and Asian culinary techniques into a broad ranging selection of dishes to please all tastes. Adjacent to the restaurant on the ground floor, the Winepost offers the wine aficionado a vast range of wine labels from all the leading global wine districts. And on the lower ground level the spacious bar area includes an open-air “garden” section, with a casual relaxed atmosphere that is conducive to extended sessions of social drinks. The homely concept and fresh, healthy cuisine of House also makes it a popular choice for family meals- particularly on weekends.
House is open Monday to Saturday from 11:00 am- with the bar closing at 1:00 am on all nights.
A second branch of House has recently opened- located at the e@Curve complex in suburban Mutiara Damansara.
The contemporary design has a casual-chic style with a predominance of blond timber furniture and wall paneling, which combined with the timber floors and neutral toned furnishings create the comforting “homely” feel of House. Spread over two levels, the main entrance is from the ground floor lobby of GTower- where the open-plan restaurant extends out into the lobby floor space. Inside, beyond the featured 12 metre long fruit juice bar and kitchen, the interior dining room is an attractive space- casual and uncluttered.
The Winepost occupies a space at the head of the staircase connecting to the bar area on the lower ground floor. The timber shelving showcases hundreds of wine bottles that can be purchased for immediate imbibing in the restaurant and Winepost, or taken away for home consumption.
And on the lower ground level, the bar occupies a partially enclosed indoor space, that opens onto an adjoining open-air garden terrace space, within the main building envelope so unaffected by rain.
The Bar on lower ground level
The bar on the lower level features a large open-air garden setting with a central black granite water fountain.
The indoor bar section features a series of high tables and a long wooden bar counter lined with bar stools.
Beers are a popular beverage at House- with regular promotions available on selected draught beers.
Restaurant on ground floor
Menu highlights from the kitchen at House include Appetizers such as Peppered Ahi Tuna- with haricot vert, white anchovies & balsamic vinaigrette; Herbs Crusted Crispy Calamari Salad- 2ith rocket leaves, bell peppers & Romesco sauce; and Taste of Southeast Asia- deep fried spring roll, samosa, pandan chicken & grilled chicken satay served with mint chutney, sweet thai chili & peanut sauce. Pastas and Pizzas selections include- Squid Ink Linguini Aglio Olio- assorted fresh seafood, scallop, prawn, mussel, chili, garlic & olive oil; and Pizza Chicken Satay- turmeric marinated chicken, sweet peanut sauce & mozzarella cheese. The Main courses are grouped under categories of “West”, “East”, and “From the Griddle”. Selected dishes – Slow Cooked 16 hours Wagyu Beef Cheek- truffle mash, root vegetable & natural jus; King Tiger Prawn Noodles- served with vermicelli and yellow noodles, bean sprouts, water spinach, in fragrant prawn stock; and Australian Grain Fed Beef Rib Eye Steak 220gm. The menu also lists selections of Burgers, Sandwiches and Bar Snacks- and lot’s of tempting Desserts.
The front section of the restaurant is an open area facing onto the ground floor lobby of the GTower office building. The 12 metre long fruit juice bar is a signature feature of the restaurant.
The interior dining room is furnished in a relaxed casual style – full height windows across one wall suffuse the space with natural daylight.
The Winepost showcases hundreds of wine labels in a separate section linking the restaurant with the bar on the lower ground level.
Regular wine promotions and tastings are a feature at House.
House Signature Drinks
The large variety of beverages offered at House range from the healthy Smoothies, Iced Fruit Teas and Exotic Coolers, to the more indulgent cocktails- featuring a well-crafted selection of both classic and “House” creations. As befits a Winepost venue- the wine list is substantial- and also includes a good selection of wines and champagnes served by the glass. Beers – local and imported- are served on tap and bottled, with the regular promotions on draught beers always a popular attraction at House. Rounding out the liquors are the many choices of premium spirits, aperitifs, single malts and liqueurs.
Home -Made Socialised Fruit Tea– available in five different flavours- Kalamansi, mango, Peach, Lemon and Lychee. Served with homemade sorbet. Garnish with sugarcane stalk as stirrer.
Mango & Lime Lassi– refreshing beverage blended from natural ingredients- mango, lime, lemon and yogurt.
Berry Booster– raspberries, blackberries, strawberries & black grapes.
Appletini– Apple rum,apple sours & triple sec.
Sangria– Red wine, Cruzan dark rum, Triple Sec, sangria spice, orange juice & fresh cut fruits.
Spicy Margarita– Tequila, Triple Sec, & bird chili.
Bar Snacks- (L) Peking Duck with Deep Fried Mantou Bun with hoisin sauce; and (R) Salmon Crab Cake with mango and chili mayo dip.
House- Restaurant. Bar.Winepost
Address: Ground & LG floors, G Tower, 199 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia
Enquiries: + 603. 2164 4424
Public Transport: Ampang Park LRT station
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/housegrp
Restaurant- Monday to Saturday 11:00 am ~ 10:30 pm ; Sunday – closed
Bar- Monday to Saturday 11:oo am ~ 1:00am ; Sunday- closed
Promotions: Refer to Facebook Page for updates on event and promotions