Wednesday, December 17, 2014

ROOST, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar, KL

We stumbled upon this restaurant when we were in Bangsar last week. ROOST is located on Jalan Telawi 3, taking over the spot previously home to F by Buffalo Kitchens. Apparently, it's the same owners but just a change of restaurant name. 

Stairway to ROOST

With the tagline "From Farm to Fork", ROOST aims to showcase minimalist, rustic, Nordic and sustainable food. Whenever possible, they want to utilise local sustainable ingredients and translate them into modern European cuisine.

The 2-page menu comprises of snacks, appetizers, pasta, mains, burger and dessert. Some interesting dishes on the menu include deep fried frog legs with tamarind jam, crispy cuttlefish with ink aioli and lavender smoked king prawn. They also do a set-lunch for under RM20 (salad + sandwich).

To start, Hubby ordered the apple wood smoked duck breast (RM18), served with browned butter onion puree and pomegranates. Presentation is nice, and flavours are well-thought out. Clean and nice dish.

I am so glad that I ordered the Duck Liver Pate (RM16) - the pate is so smooth and rich and tastes absolutely amazing! Been a while since I had such a good one. Very surprised that it came in such a generous portion too, and really delicious eaten with the tomato jam and toasted bread. Highly recommended.

Sadly, the other dish that I ordered was pretty disappointing. I was attracted to the mangrove crab meat and scallop salad as it sounded promising on paper. For RM25, I was definitely expecting more than limp watercress, some cherry tomatoes, 1 scallop (cut into half) and a few slivers of crab meat. Pretty uninspiring.

We did however enjoy Hubby's mains - pan seared seabass atop a creamy pumpkin butter risotto (RM35). Nicely done.

Oh and look - I spotted my photo in December's issue of Time Out KL. 

Hubby had an affogato (RM12) here too. Good coffee, he says.

Verdict: Overall, we had a good meal here - I enjoyed the duck liver pate in particular and would certainly return for this.

Opening times: 11:30 am - 11.30pm. Closed on Mondays.

Price: Total bill RM115.40

Location: ROOST, 69-1, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (previously F by Buffalo Kitchens, above Chawan)

Tel: 03-2201 1710


GPS Coordinates: 3.130232, 101.67101

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  1. Sounds like the duck pate is definitely a winner! And congrats about getting your picture published!

  2. Sounds like a nice joint despite the crab salad disappointment

  3. Interesting name. Reminds me of cocks and hens. A very appropriate tagline too - From farm to fork. But you had fish? Hmmmmm!!!

  4. The pan seared seabass atop a creamy pumpkin butter risotto look so so so so so alluring. <3
    Oh...So it's just a rebranding thing la..I thought someone took over F by Buffalo Kitchen . Last time when I was there the food was meh. Hahah.. for the price that I am paying, I think The big Group do better.... heh..

  5. Dear Eunice Lim... FYI. It's not just a "rebranding" thing. Only comment when you are personally there to try out. Don't patronize a place that you have never been..

  6. I was at roost yesterday, but didn't like it. I had a lamb rougat and it was too salty. My friend has the sole and again nothing to shout about. Really nothing great for such a high price. I will not go back or recommend it


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