Comfort food elevated with a creative edge with a wide selection of beers on tap & handcrafted cocktails
January 18th, 2017
Among notable Jakarta restaurant openings in 2016, The Dutch enjoys considerable popularity with its contemporary interpretations of classic European pub dishes and warm, convivial atmosphere. Well located within the Sudirman Central Business District, The Dutch was conceived and is operated by the highly-rated The Union Group – behind established Jakarta venues like Loewy, Cork & Screw and Union. Heading up the kitchen, Dutch-born chef Chris Moes has created a modern pub dining experience – refining traditional pub dishes with modern technique and carefully sourced local ingredients. While at the substantial bar, warm timbers and the gleaming copper multi-tap beer tower evoke the heritage of European pubs. Open daily from 11 am, The Dutch is popular for business day lunches, after-work drinks, and vibrant evening dining.
Design Occupying a generously proportioned street level space, the interior features a contemporary expression of the classic pub aesthetic. A bold combination of industrial materials like aged steel, unpolished timber flooring and rustic timber furniture are melded into a sleek modern design. In addition to the long timber bar counter, diners can take a seat at the counter facing into the open kitchen, or at well-spaced tables in the main dining area.
Food & Drinks Head Chef Chris Moes has created a menu with a strong representation of charcuterie – with gourmet homemade sausages and cured meats a highlight. Among dishes that exemplify the modern European pub fare, standouts include the Braised Lamb in Puff Pastry – a refined version of the British meat pie;and the Erwten Soup – a traditional Dutch pea soup served with handcrafted sausages, house-baked pretzel roll and smoked butter.
A wide selection of drinks at the bar includes local and international draught beers, plus a strong list of classic and signature cocktails from the much-awarded Union mixologists.
The Dutch opens daily from 11 am – serving lunch and dinner and drinks until late, and weekend brunches. Wednesdays and Friday feature live musicians, while the daily Happy Hours between 4 pm and 8 pm (all day on Sundays) are a hit with the after-work crowd.
The Dutch interior
The Dutch menu selections
(images courtesy Union Group)