Meet the potential future stalwarts of Malaysia’s culinary landscape at Athanor, a new lunchtime restaurant that serves as a real-work training ground for senior students of Sunway University’s Centre for Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary Management.

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Western with contemporary flair

Welcoming the public for walk-ins, the current team of nine students tackles Western fare with contemporary flair, including a tomato salad with pesto sauce, mozzarella and mixed seaweed (RM18 nett), roasted spring chicken with wilted watercress and Idaho potato puree (RM28), stir-fried beef with rice pilaf, pumpkin and arugula (RM28) and linguine aglio olio, loaded with black truffles (RM30), demonstrating a foundation of sufficient skill that should eventually lead these graduates to greater heights.

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Aesthetically pleasing desserts

Desserts are a visual treat: Creamy mascarpone puffs with mango-basil sauce (RM18) and a gooey caramelised banana-chocolate tart with Athanor’s own-made Madagascar vanilla ice cream (RM17), both enjoyable, downed with the signature beverage – Cloud @ 6 (RM13) – comprising a dark chocolate sphere melted in the heat of coffee, milk and marshmallows.

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Location & Details


Level 6, University Building, Sunway University, Bandar Sunway. Cash only.

Open 12pm-2pm, Tues, Thurs and Fri. Closed for semester breaks in March, August and December.

Find: View Athanor’s directory here

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