Underrated, fresh to the scene, or already the place to go to for that special payday dinner splurge, gastrobars are steadily carving a luxurious niche among the latest generation of working adults. Focusing on the latest in upscale food trends or creating ones of their own, these restaurants are redefining gourmet comfort food with a touch of fierce creative innovations, or showcasing culinary mastery in its purest form.

Here are some gastrobars you probably haven’t visited yet, but you definitely should!

Spitalfield’s Gastrobar (Exterior)

1. Spitalfield’s Gastrobar

Arguably the first of its kind in Kuala Lumpur, this classic restaurant and bar pays tribute to the Spitalfield’s Market of London. Uniting mod European deco with industrial chic, diners can enjoy typical Western delights mixed with Asia’s finest flavours for a truly worldwide gastronomic experience. Spitalfield’s specialty also includes the Nightingale Bar, a practically hidden attachment to the main dining area serving New York prohibition bar-style drinks.

Location & Details

Address: C-37, Atria Shopping Gallery, 60, Jalan SS 22/23, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: 11.30am – 11.30pm (Daily)
Tel: 018-268 8456
Website: https://www.facebook.com/spitalfields.my/

Chef Yogi carving the Whole Roasted Turkey

2. Rockafellers Kitchen + Bar

A recurring favourite for the EatDrink crew, Rockafellers Kitchen + Bar never fails to excite us every season. From Chinese New Year to Christmas, Rockafellers constantly offers meat-centric perfection of continental, British, and Irish inspirations. Chef Yogi leads the fanfare with his mastery in roasting and smoking, making a night out for pub crawls one for the gastronomy fans as well.

Location & Details

Address: 37 & 39, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 11.30 am – 11.30 pm (Daily)
Tel: 012-358 6836
Website: https://www.facebook.com/RockafellersChangkat/

Jin Gastrobar (Interior)

3. Jin Gastrobar

Introduced as Arum Theatre’s gastronomical counterpart for GSC’s luxe endeavor, Jin (meaning ‘gold’ in Chinese) Gastrobar is in of itself an experience. Promising a ‘sophisticasual’ atmosphere, this carefully curated retro setting harks back to an era of glam and glitz, with the added tie-in of cinema dine-ins in addition to its public restaurant caterings; making it a wholly unique player in the F&B industry. Movie and a dinner never looked so fancy!

Location & Details

Address: The Gardens Mall, Bangsar, Mid Valley City, 58000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 11 am -10 pm (Daily)
Tel: 03-7713 7888
Website: http://jingastrobar.com.my/

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Rata Subang


Representing the new urban foodie haven that is Subang, RATA Subang is making headlines in both entrepreneurial and F&B circles. As a star to not only have survived the brutal effects of continuous MCOs, but also flesh out the concept of post-pandemic dining with upgraded menus and takeaway bundles, RATA is a must-visit for the freshest of foods. In fact, their name comes from Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, from which they get their produce from. We highly recommend their bottled cocktails, zesty with local flair and fun for an indulgent treat!

Location & Details

Address: 25, Jalan SS15/5A, SS15, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: 12 pm – 11pm (Sundays to Thursdays), 12 pm – 11.30 pm (Fridays and Saturdays)
Tel: 012-424 1194
Website: https://www.instagram.com/rata_subang/?hl=en

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LUT Gastrobar (Interior)

5. LUT Gastrobar

Talk about indulgence at its finest! LUT Gastrobar is the newest of all to the casual fine dining scene, and is already selling out tables by the night. Sticking to its guns of opulence, LUT runs on a rotating menu, but in so doing showcases the caliber of a fantastic team of culinary professionals. From basic ingredients such as cauliflower to rare cuts of tuna and beef, experience perfection that is a masterfully curated menu of both flavourful foods and fine wines.

Location & Details

Address: 30, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 6 pm – 11.30 pm (Daily)
Tel: 014-383 8093
Website: https://linktr.ee/lutfnb