Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Bintang Revolving Restaurant @ Federal Hotel

Its glory days are probably over, but this place is still worth visiting once in awhile to savour an 18th-floor, 360-degree rotating view of the city. The service remains impeccable, even though the food falls far short of brilliance.

Crabmeat with avocado, coriander & capsicum coulis. On paper, this might seem like the perfect recipe, but the avocado should have been fresher.

Clam and salmon fillet with vegetable noodles in sake lemon dressing and diced potato ragout. Not bad, but not something that we'd still remember after a week or two.

Warm lobster medallions drizzled with garlic balsamic. A rather puny portion.

57 Sling (the number refers to the year 1957) and Singapore Sling.

House white wine.

Bintang Revolving Restaurant,
Federal Hotel, Bukit Bintang.


  1. The ambiance is better at night. I was there for lunch, and everything looked old!

  2. Wah.. I have totally forgotten on when was the last time I came here (I think only once but that was n-years ago)
    I love the view from the Revolving Restaurant.. not many in KL these days.. apart from KL Tower's
    by the way, if you start to drink beer... I suggest that you try Hooegarden :) Belgium beer.. but if you drink those from tap will be a bit diluted!

  3. qwazymonkey: heheh, nostalgia is good for the soul sometimes :D
    bangsar-babe: can almost imagine ... even at nite, the furniture and tablecloth look like they've stayed the same for 20 years!
    leo: yeah, too bad kl's skyline isn't that nice, except the twin towers and a few other buildings ... thanks for the tip on the beer! i've got beer posts that i'll be putting up next week. had some guinness stout and cider strongbow on the tap recently, but they tasted OK to an amateur beer drinker like me, not diluted =)

  4. Older establishments either needs to evolve as well or maintain their std, like Genji.

  5. tng: yeah, this place is kinda stuck in a time warp ... maybe they don't have the budget to refurbish, etc...

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  7. hi, may i know how much budget should spend per pax?

    1. Unknown; I think at least RM100 to be safe...