The Brasserie at The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur

Updated: Apr 4

Rating: 6/10

Will I come back: Yes (I was told that the head chef wasn’t around on that day)

Pork-free, serves alcohol


This post is based on Two 3-Course Executive Business Lunch Menu (RM148+) by The Brasserie.



After trying out Malaysiaku Menu and I was impressed, I decided to visit them for lunch.


Food:

It was rather mediocre as compared to the quality of Malaysiaku Menu that I had previously. The desserts were the best course.

But later on I found out that the head chef wasn’t on duty that day.


Set 1


Yellowtail Ceviche was refreshing. The acidity was a tad strong but still acceptable. The Quinoa added crispy texture to the ceviche.



Beef Bourguignon Cocotte was a total letdown. The beef was dry and bland. Spoke to the waiter, the Sous Chef apologised and replaced the mains for me.




He replaced my mains with Pan-seared Sea Bass. Fish was moist and well-seasoned, but skin wasn’t crispy. The crispy sago crackers on the side made up for it.



Basque-style Cheesecake was more like an American Cheesecake texture. It tasted good, but wasn’t creamy enough. Lemon sorbet was refreshing.



Set 2


Pumpkin Soup was creamy but bland. Couldn’t really taste the pumpkin flavour.




Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca was nothing to shout about. Spaghetti was aldente, but the tomato sauce was rather mediocre. The Anchovies added a sour touch to the pasta. Crazy portion tho.



Mandarin & Chocolate Tart was good. The tart was flaky, the mandarin sorbet adds a tangy touch to the bittersweet chocolate cream.



Service:

Waiters were friendly and attentive. Sous Chef came out to apologise and manager explained that the head chef (Chef Pedro) wasn’t in after my meal. Chef Pedro personally contacted me after that, and invited me back for lunch again.


Disclaimer:

Perhaps it is best to check if the head chef is in. Because the quality of Sous Chef wasn’t up to my liking. Wasn’t bad, just wasn’t great. Their Business Executive Lunch Menu changes every few weeks.