Real-life text exchange: "Where to have dinner today?" ""Across The Road?" "Across my road?" "No, the outlet's name is Across The Road. A new pub in Bangsar."
This British-managed eatery, hidden in a commercial row opposite Menara UOA, is a friendly hangout where customers can munch on hearty fare like this three-cheese Ploughman's Lunch (RM34), porky bangers & mash, fish & chips, beef wellington & shepherd's pie.
The food's not bad; these shortcrust pastry tarts topped with goat's cheese & caramelized onions (RM14) could actually become an addiction. Prices seem fair too.
Some Italian recipes pepper the menu: the best bet might be the house-made tortellini with ricotta cheese, spinach & shredded chicken (RM25). Creamy but not too heavy, surprisingly.
Wine's available at RM17++ per glass. All in all, a nice little addition to Bangsar.
Bonus soul food: Less than a mile away from Across The Road, we ventured into a friend's private kitchen for some home-cooked fare.
Avocado reigns, blended by our talented friend into a beautiful soup with cheese & sour cream, topped with bacon & dill. Since restaurants can serve all manner of pumpkin & mushroom broths, why can't they offer this?
Baked avocado with a runny egg & more bacon. A lovely brunch alternative to Eggs Benedict.
Across The Road,
38-1, Jalan Bangsar Utama, Kuala Lumpur.
Open daily 10am through at least 1030pm.