August 5th, 2020
Wine and Dine in Style at WIP in Bangsar Shopping Centre
A funky and chic restaurant and bar, WIP (Whipped Into Place) has been a favourite hotspot for expats and locals around Bangsar area since its inception in 2007. Back then, it was known as ‘Work in Progress (WIP) to suit its initial concept (construction tape and waiters in overalls), before revamping itself into a stylish, coastal-resort like ambience.
WIP in Bangsar is the brainchild of Fred Choo and Michele Kwok, a husband and wife team, also responsible for setting up Souled Out in Desa Sri Hartamas and 7atenine at The Ascott. The idea was simple; both wanted an alfresco type dining concept, which the expats love, but were limited in KL.
First timers at WIP always find it a treat to take in the features surrounding them; the clam shaped island bar with in-built buckets for champagne and wine bottles, tree trunks, the alfresco dining deck and outside patio area, firefly pendant lights, an elevated dining area with a curtain for privacy, cosy sofas for lounging, high tables and chairs and even a unique bathroom!
Music at WIP is light and easy, not loud. The resident DJ at WIP plays a medley of house and R&B as background music, which gets a little louder at night, especially on weekends. This is no dance club, so don’t expect a spacious dance floor for you to boogie on.
WIP Bangsar Menu: Food and Beverage
WIP’s food menu features mouth-watering dishes from the coastal regions and from different continents, with an Asian influence. Some of the must try dishes are; Deer Masala, Lamb Meatball Sandwich, Red Curry Duck, Kerabu Shrimp Pasta, Chicken Chimichanga, Espetada (traditional Portuguese meat skewers marinated with garlic, laurel leaves, rock salt and charbroiled to perfection), Butter Baked Lobster (available on weekends only) and Roast Caribbean Chicken. WIP also has a selection of delicious pastas, bread, noodles and pizzas.
Hop on over to the clam bar and pour over the drinks menu to set your mood. The outlet has a long list of premium and boutique labels, cocktails, wines, draught and bottled beers, liqueurs, champagnes, shooters, martinis, liquor and non-alcoholic drinks; tea, coffee, soft drinks, detox juices and mocktails.
WIP’s must have beverages are the variety of Mojitos (over 17 different varieties of Mojitos, each for only RM28!). The favourites are; Granny Smith, Sweet Basil and Lychee Mojito. Just Mike and Mighty Beachy are also house favourites. Cigar lovers can also pick from a variety of premium brands.
WIP Bangsar Menu Price
The choices might seem a little pricey at first, but the portions are big, certainly enough for two people. Bar snacks are between RM12-RM36, soups and salads are between RM12-RM30, the espetada’s are RM46 to RM92, and the main dishes are priced at RM11 –RM63. The lobster is RM160 for 700grams.
The prices for drinks are pretty much similar to any other outlet; RM28 for Mojitos and Martinis, RM26 for Margarita’s and Daiquiri, RM19 for the Shooters, RM36 and below for beers, RM30 and below for liquors and wines (per glass) and so on.
You can also take advantage of WIP’s happy hour prices between 12noon to 8pm, every day.
Getting to WIP Bangsar
WIP is strategically located in Bangsar Shopping Centre. One can either drive and park in the mall’s basement parking lot, or, take a train (LRT) to the Bangsar station, and take a short cab ride to the mall. Expats and locals living around the area usually walk over.
For a relaxing meal in the afternoon, an intimate dinner with your loved one or a fun get-together with friends and family, WIP fits the bill, every time.
Location and Contact Details
WIP Bangsar Shopping Centre
Lot G111, Ground Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2094-1789 / 2789 / 012-650-5722
Monday – Sunday, noon till late
View WIP Bangsar Shopping Centre directory page here.