Friday, March 21, 2014

Black Bull, Ayers Rock & Whisky Tango Foxtrot @ Avenue K

Avenue K's newly revamped top floor still has plenty for hungry visitors to explore; some might start at Black Bull, a spacious restaurant & bar with a few fun facilities ...

... including pool tables & a bull-themed bowling alley (!) that explains this eatery's name.

The tapas selection includes calamari with harissa & garlic aioli sauce (RM25), a recipe that kinda sounded better than it looked & tasted. Perhaps several of the other items might fare better: there's everything from Tex-Mex burgers with jalapeno peppers & tomato salsa to seared duck breast with red wine reduction.

The cocktails could be more potent: Amaretto Espresso Martini (amaretto, kahlua, smirnoff vodka, espresso) ...

... & Toblerone (creme de cacao, frangelico, bailey's irish).

Also now on this level at Avenue K: The latest branch of the Ayers Rock steak chain.

Plenty of meat available; unfortunately, wine isn't served at Ayers Rock.

Still, the steak's satisfying, a quality cut that's flavourful & juicy, prepared competently ...

... & partnered heartily with potatoes & a fresh-tasting salad.

The final stop for now: Whisky Tango Foxtrot, a whisky & cigar lounge that's accessible through this phone-booth entrance inside Samba Brazilian Steakhouse.

And yep, it's also a branch, this one of the original WTF at Medan Damansara.

Black Bull
Level 3, Avenue K, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2166-6666

Ayers Rock
Level 3, Avenue K, Kuala Lumpur

Whisky Tango Foxtrot
Level 3, Avenue K, Kuala Lumpur


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18 comments:

  1. I wonder if the owner of Ayers Rock is from Australia.....

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    1. Waverly: ooo, i think this is a malaysian-owned business :)

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  2. What a cool place, Sean. I love the food presentations and the decor. Calamari? Octopus? Never tried it and am not tempted to, either. LOL! :)

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    1. Linda: heheh, i like calamari and octopus if they're fresh ... but freshness is a tricky thing for this kind of seafood :)

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  3. You can ride those bulls like in a rodeo, right? Did you try?

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    1. Suituapui: haha, no, the ones here seem to be purely for bowling :)

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  4. Saw these outlets, almost went into Black Bull for some bowling with the kids. Haha!

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    1. Baby Sumo: it could be a clean, fun and healthy activity for the kids in future, ya! :)

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  5. Nice, the steak looks well-executed

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    1. Ken: yeah, the steak was very competently prepared. definitely enjoyed it, easily finished it :)

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  6. Bowling alleys in a restaurant? Wow that's cool! I love bowling, hehehe.

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    1. CK: heheh, ya, i think the bowling alleys could be the main attraction for this outlet! :)

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  7. Hmmm... bowling not my thing lol

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    1. Rebecca: heheh, i have fun memories of bowling with people who have a sense of humour and enthusiasm about it :D

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  8. And I thought Black Bull is going to serve a Black Bull whisky. What kinda steak restaurant that does not serve wine?!!! It's like having your roti canai without Teh Tarik.

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    1. Eiling: heheh, i didn't manage to look at black bull's whisky list, but that's a good point :) and yeah, i believe ayers rock is a strictly halal outlet, so yeah, we're not able to have wine here :)

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  9. Can you tell me more about the price range? I'm thinking of celebrating my friend's birthday there :)

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