Launched this week at Pavilion, Ben's marks another milestone for the BIG family, which already includes Plan B, T Forty Two, Canoodling & For Goodness' Sake at Bangsar Village.
Ben's replaces The C. Club on this mall's sixth floor. It looks completely refurbished, though it retains the al fresco terrace where customers can sip cocktails overlooking Bukit Bintang.
The menu seems extensive enough to excite everyone from an 80-year-old grandmother to a kindergarten student. We were in the mood for something relatively healthy, so the "deconstructed Thai beef salad" proved irresistible, featuring tender, meaty slices of grilled beef with a cornucopia of nuts, basil leaves & shallots.
Portions here are whopping. This platter comprised luxuriously succulent chunks of ox tongue, resting on a bed of crisp watercress and soft, smooth potatoes with dill mayo.
Tenimenti Prosecco & Beach Bummer '85 (vodka, orange, guava syrup, apple juice).
Peanut Butter & Jam Smoothie and Scarlet Citrus (vodka, mint, apple, blood orange syrup).
Prices won't bruise the wallet too badly; a filling meal with drinks can be had for RM30-50.
Ben's (Another Bright Idea by BIG),
Level 6, Pavilion Shopping Mall,
Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.