There are so many things one can do on Valentine’s Day—from intimate dinners to romance-filled parties. If you’re after food and drinks, Kuala Lumpur has a plethora of options for you. Check out some of the most romantic bars and restaurants in KL for the perfect date.
1. Bar Trigona
This sleek and modern space offers concoctions made using local, sustainable ingredients. Recently awarded the Ketel One Sustainable Bar Award in 2019 and placed 40th on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019 list, Bar Trigona is slowly (but surely) gaining grounds as one of the most coveted bars in the city. Located in Four Season KL, one of its signature cocktails is the Nectar, which is a delightful combination of light rum, lime, jasmine and torch ginger cordial, and bianco vermouth. Create an everlasting story with your significant other right here.
Address: Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03 2382 8670
2. Pacific Standard Bar
With amazing views of the city skyline and a cosy setting, Pacific Standard Bar has what it takes to keep love in the air. The American-style cocktail bar is where you should go to immerse yourself in the old-world glamour of mid-20th century Los Angeles.
Address: Level 41, Alila Bangsar, Brickfields
Contact: 03 2268 3820
Nothing quite compares to the refinery of French dining and the notion of romance associated with cuisine française. Decadent plates of luscious foie gras, rich duck confit, and moreish escargots can all be found on the menu at this well-loved French café. The walls, both lavish and charming at once, have witnessed uncountable anniversaries and only the classic checkered floor truly knows the number of knees bent in hopeful proposal.
Address: 175, Jalan Maharajalela, 50150 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03-2141 8141
4. Marble 8
Tender love affairs and buttery steaks go hand in hand in our books. Signature marble 8 cuts of the finest wagyu and Angus beef are chosen exclusively by the chefs and flown in from Australia then dry-aged in a state-of-the-art ageing cellar. A contemporary meal complements the contemporary setting that boasts the KL cityscape as its backdrop. Bring your partner here and you’re bound to get a pat on the back for a job well done.
Address: Marble 8, Level 56 of Menara 3 Petronas
Contact: 03 2386 6030
5. The Terrace at Tamarind Springs
Steamy romances will meet their match at The Terrace at Tamarind Springs. The dining concept by the award-winning Tamarind Restaurants delivers elevated authentic Thai flavours by Executive Chef Somkuhan Wandee in stylish copper pots of hand crafted soup bases that bubble and boil while a grill fires up for made-to-order platters of the freshest seafood. Set amidst verdant greens of the natural foliage of Taman T.A.R, the unique Jungle-Luxe atmosphere provides couples with an interactive hot pot experience accompanied by candlelight and the sounds of nature.
Our recommendation, the signature soup, Namya Kaknomjin—a dynamic blend of fresh snakehead murrel fish and red curry spices—that is best enjoyed with thin rice noodles. From the grill, place an order for the whole squid and be prepared for incredibly tender rings charred with a lovely smokiness.
Address: Jalan 1, Taman Tun Abdul Razak, 68000 Ampang, Selangor
Contact: 03 4251 7200
6. Bobo KL
Tune out the world, and be serenaded by the golden pipes and tunes courtesy of accomplished acts such as Ning Baizura, Reza Salleh, David Gomes and Junji Delino. Framed by sensual drapery and incandescent bulbs, the stage at Bobo Kuala Lumpur is where talented musicians perform their heart song and guests experience a night to remember.
Address: 65-1, Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03 2092 5002
7. Omakase + Appreciate
Perhaps its the thrill of being privy to a secret that has made speakeasy bars such a success in recent times. Omakase + Appreciate does more than bank on this novelty but transcends gimmicks, and prides themselves in shaking up serious cocktails concocted by award-winning mixologists, Shawn Chong and Karl Too. Score some points on spontaneity while you’re at it by picking the omakase option to leave your fate in the hands of the guys behind the bar.
Address: Lower Ground, Bangunan Ming Annexe, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03 2022 2238
This is one of the newest sky dining establishments in the city. Sabayon is a contemporary European restaurant with a touch of artisanal Malaysian. From soft and soothing French melodies to elegant high ceilings and dreamy décor accented by copper and bronze tones, Sabayon is the place to be for any celebration. You can also expect 100-pointer bottles like the 2016 Le Dôme and 2008 Penfolds Grange.
Address: Level 51, EQ, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03 2789 07777
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