Monday, March 4, 2013

Set Lunch @ Renoma Cafe Gallery, KL

*Please note that Renoma Cafe is no longer at this location and has moved to IKON Connaught in Cheras, KL. 


Since Renoma Cafe Gallery opened last September, I have been wanting to visit - mainly because of the photos of beautifully plated food I have seen on blogs and their Facebook page. Originally I wanted to go for their Sunday Brunch but was turned down when I tried to make a reservation as they were fully booked. So we ended up going for lunch last week, when it was less busy in the restaurant. 

Beautiful starter

Renoma Cafe Gallery in KL is their first F&B outlet outside of Paris. The interior of the restaurant is quite trendy and modern, and has quite good natural lighting during the day. Judging from the menu, they serve Asian-inspired French cuisine. For lunch, they offer a 3-course set lunch for RM39++ or choose from the lunch/bistro a la carte menu. The set lunch menu changes every fortnight and is published on their FB page (along with some photos) hence you can view it before you go to see if it is to your liking.The set lunch sounded good, so we both chose that.






A single bread roll before lunch is served


There were a few choices but we both picked the same thing for both starter and mains. We started off with the Organic Egg-Caviar, a beautifully presented soft poached egg topped with Avruga caviar and also three pieces of forest mushroom gnocchi. A girolle and star anise emulsion was poured tableside, at first we were afraid the star anise would be overpowering but we could hardly taste it (which is a good thing). The emulsion was very flavorful and the egg was perfectly cooked. A very good start to our meal.

Organic Egg - Caviar




Next we ordered the Sirloin Steak, which is actually slow roasted grass-fed beef striploin with sauce aux champignon. Since it was slow-roasted, the only doneness you will get is well done here. The beef had a nice char but the meat required a little bit more chewing work. I like the curried butternut squash puree served with it, the sweetness of the squash goes well with beef. Although we both ordered the same thing, Hubby's portion was significantly larger than mine.. boohoo!




Desserts was a selection of mini sweet patisserie. Again, nicely presented and everything can popped into the mouth in one go. The macaron was decent as well as the creme brulee. Not sure what the one with the strawberry slice is but it had a crunchy biscuit-like base.

Sweet Temptation




Banksy-like artwork


A gloomy day in KL (Twin Towers view)

Verdict: The set lunch here was nicely presented, tasted pretty good but portions are really small (for a big eater like me :P)

Pork-free.

Opening times: Mon-Sat 11am to1am, Sun 9am-11pm.

Price: RM39++ for a 3-course set lunch.

Location: Renoma Cafe Gallery, Lot 510, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (opposite side of the road from Prince Court Medical Centre)

Tel: 03- 2143 9919

Website: http://www.facebook.com/renomacafegallery

GPS Coordinates: 3.147651,101.720695

29 comments:

  1. RM39++ for a 3-course set lunch quite reasonable! I wish they are closer to my office, so I can go try the set lunch during my lunch time. hehe.

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    1. The food service here is pretty fast, we were in and out of tht place in 45 mins.

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  2. When I read Renoma, I thought of the fashion brand! hehe anyway, the dishes looked nicely presented, and for a reasonable price too!

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    1. Hahahah I think most Malaysians would think of Renoma underwear when told the name. :P

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  3. Yen, have a guess what I like most in this posting, hehehe, the dessert of course, look so good there! Like the "octopus-like" lights!

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    1. The presentation sure is pretty and impressive. I also like the octopus lights. :P

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    1. Hubby liked it a lot, but I still prefer my Wagyu.

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  5. Ok, looking at what's in the set...but I would not want to spend so much for lunch. Rather have something lighter and cheaper.

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    1. Hubby and I like to go out for lunch dates rather than dinner dates, so I guess this is reasonably priced for us. :)

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  6. Need to go there for lunch since my office is rather nearby, when I get the bike back that is. :)

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    1. Think the Sunday brunch buffet is better value.

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  7. What an interesting looking macaron! Were they coloured sugar crystals? :)

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  8. For RM 39++, the set lunch is quite reasonably priced :)

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    1. Yes, not bad. Just that portion is a little small for me.

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  9. I just discovered this place last weekend. I really enjoyed our time there.

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  10. Hhehe looks like you'll have to go for the Sunday brunch to eat your heart out!

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    1. Haha need to wait for the crowd to die down a little.. heard that service is a little slow because they get swamped with the orders.

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  11. wow, what an interesting egg-gnocchi-broth combination. it looks sensationally slurp-worthy! they ought to put it on the permanent menu! :D

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    1. That was my fav dish from this meal... really good!

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  12. Need to drag myself there just for the Organic Egg - Caviar! Seconding Sean's suggestion...hehe =)

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    1. Unfortunately they've already changed their set lunch menu. But I'm sure it will make an apperance in future.

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  13. I've always wanted to try their sunday brunch it looks like a real deal, so maybe one day soon! :D there's just so many resto to try i'm having a waiting list of my own!

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    1. Yeah the brunch menu looks pretty good, and the price is very reasonable too.

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  14. I thought the macaron looked really pastel & pretty! the price sounds good for that selection... :)

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  15. how far is it located from Berjaya Times Square?

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    1. Do you know Prince Court Medical Centre? It is located directly opposite it. About 2km away from Berjaya Times Square.

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