Colonial is a new addition for the discerning diner in Jakarta, offering a perfect casual yet a modern fine dining experience with classical French flair and dishes to match. Boasting of and accredited with world class produce and the freshest ingredients and modern cooking methods, the Colonial prides itself on the use of the healthiest of ingredients in its cuisine, defined by its mix of French and progressive techniques. The place also features various molecular cocktails at the bar — which promises an adventurous and discerning punters of vibrant Jakarta.
Colonial is not the type of restaurant you would expect to find in a mall. This place serves up some of the most delicious and decadent dishes that I have tasted and all look and taste like you’re dining in a 5-star restaurant, and trust me I have done that many times in my life, so I know what I’m talking about. The restaurant serves up a nice mix of French cuisine, with several international selections and Indonesian favorites, like ox-tail soup and fried rice.The escargot is a must try, as its served with a delicious melted garlic butter. You’ve never had snail until you’ve tried it here. Another recommendation is the steak, which is served with a very flavorsome & tangy chimichurri sauce which adds a whole new dimension to the usual steak. The ox-tail soup, though delicious could have done with a little more oriental touch to it. There is also a number of cocktails and signature mixes available on the menu. All of which are satisfying but could do with a little kick in them, as they tend to lack that alcoholic buzz I expect from a good cocktail, but that’s just me. All-in-all Colonial is great place that offers great ambiance along with amazing food!
A must try for any food lover looking for high-end quality cuisine.