Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Leonardo's Dining Room and Wine Loft, Jalan Bangkung

Another overdue post on my simple birthday dinner at Leonardo’s last month. When you’re over 21 birthday is just another day which doesn’t call for much celebration.

Leonardo’s is a non-halal dining room and wine loft located at the quiet neighbourhood of Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar. On the same block itself there are a few other restaurants such as Cavar and Jarod & Rawlins.

There are quite a number of blog reviews on Leonardo’s so I guess the place probably isn’t new for you. Besides their famous pork dishes, there are Asian cuisines available as well: Hokkien Mee, Bak Kut Teh to name a few.

The dining room is on the first floor whereas the wine loft is one floor above. It was our first visit so we almost missed out the signboard as it wasn’t on the ground level.

Complimentary hot bun and water as usual.

Bare brick wall and dim lighting to suit the Renaissance theme.

Reservation is recommended if you’re planning to visit on weekends as the restaurant might not have enough tables to accommodate. You can even check out the menu with the price list on Leonardo’s website.

I had already made up my mind at home on what to order so it didn’t take us too long to decide (unlike other days when we face dilemmas in every other restaurant).

Scallops Wrapped in Bacon – RM32

The taste was alright but I thought the scallop could have been softer.

Spanish Iberico Black Pig Shoulder Loin Steak – RM75

The first bite was great. But later on it just tasted more like pork liver. If you are not a fan of pork liver, opt for other pork dish which doesn’t state that it is cooked to medium.

Grilled Air Flown "1824" Tenderloin – RM75

This did not disappoint. Thumbs up for the sweet and savoury baked potato which we finished in no time.

The best-selling Chocolate Volcano – RM28

The hot and thick chocolate sauce oozing out from the cake! It’s best eaten with the Haagen Dasz vanilla ice-cream that accompanies the cake! We will definitely visit again just for the cake.

Happy birthday to me. This year onwards, revealing my own age is no longer necessary.

Took a quick tour upstairs to the wine loft. Every table was occupied! Even more customers than the dining room yo.

The ceiling is deliberately designed in such a way that you could see the raw material. Unique, old school and less costly. Clever!

Such a shame we left without tasting the wine. Next visit!

Full black OOTN. 

Over all it was a satisfactory dining experience :)

Leonardo’s Dining Room & Wine Loft
Address: 61-1, 61-2, Jalan Bangkung, 
Bukit Bandaraya, 
59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03- 2096 2226

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