Sunday, 1 September 2013

Food: Review of Harry's Bistro at Arenaa Star Hotel

The Arenaa Star Luxury 4-star hotel recently opened at Jalan Hang Lekiu, KL. It's a newly refurbished hotel that is strategically located near Chinatown, Central Market, Dataran Merdeka and etc. The hotel is also located close to bus station and LRT stations for easy access to other parts of KL.

On the mezzanine floor, you can find their restaurant called Harry's Bistro. The bistro is quite spacious and comfortable with some art theme deco. During the day, the bistro is brightly lit with natural light thanks to the all-round glass window.

The bistro has set lunch menu for RM9.90. Some of the dishes are not in their menu such as the local dishes. Upon enquiry about what is included in the set lunch, I was told that for an extra RM1, you can choose a drink. Hmmm ... what sort of set lunch is it I wonder. Shouldn't a set include drinks and dessert.

Now let's see what they have to offer in their menu. The bistro menu offers only western food covering breakfast to pasta and burgers.

At the back of their menu they have sandwiches, side orders, drinks and desserts.

Here's what me and my colleague ordered.

The Happy Bistro's Club sandwiches. The sandwiches looks tasty with a side of fresh crinkly fries and coleslaw.

The Nyonya Tumeric Chicken serve with rice from the set lunch menu. The rice dish comes with a side of acar (pickled vegetable) and papadum.

The Fish and Chips arrived and the portion is quite generous with two big slices of fish that is slightly over-cooked in my opinion. The batter should be a light golden brown.

I ordered their Beef Burger with a side of fries and coleslaw. The beef patty is thick and juicy and the burger bun nicely cooked served with fresh tomatoes and cucumber. I enjoyed this beef burger and would say that it is good for the same amount we pay for fast food.

I would recommend this place since it is a nice place where you can get good food. Also it's a place where you can escape the normal lunch crowd which is packed full with hungry revellers. Out of 5 I would rate this place a 3.5 overall for their food and bistro setup.

Their location is:

Harry's Bistro
Mezzanine Floor, Areena Star Luxury Hotel
No.49-51, Jalan Hang Lekiu, Kuala Lumpur 50050, Malaysia

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