The Honest Review, The Enclave Gastrobars, Bangsar & Ampang

Aptly named, The Enclave is situated just 10 KM south west of KLCC in a relaxed, leafy residential suburb of Bangsar called Taman Weng Lock.  For those of you...

Aptly named, The Enclave is situated just 10 KM south west of KLCC in a relaxed, leafy residential suburb of Bangsar called Taman Weng Lock.  For those of you who don’t know much about this area it is gradually becoming a popular hangout, thanks to the variety of F&B establishments that occupy the row of old, two-storey houses. This single row contains now over a dozen restaurants and shops that are hidden away in this quiet residential area.  You will come across an incredibly laid back atmosphere here compared to the rest of Bangsar that I am sure some of you might be familiar with.

Entrance View

The Enclave has two outlets, one here in Bangsar and another one in Ampang (30 Persiaran, Ampang), brought to you by The Enclave Gastrobars.  Both bars follow a similar theme and the same menu, prices and beer promotions. You can see a couple of photos below of their Ampang outlet.

The Enclave Ampang

The Enclave Ampang

Although only 10 KM from the hustle and bustle of the city centre and just a stones throw away from the congregation of other more main stream gastrobars in the night life hub of Bangsar, it is so quiet, green and relaxing here that it can sometimes feels like you are hundreds of miles away from anywhere!

The Enclave Gastrobars have a typically British theme and feel to them, both in terms of the decor and ambience.  It reminds me of those cosy old country pubs you can still find in abundance in the UK.  Suitable for all walks of life from kids to grandparents, for those who just want to enjoy a relaxing drink or dinner in a cosy, welcoming atmosphere.

Music is varied and played at a soft volume with popular music and Jazz from the 80’s and 90’s.  You can actually have a conversation without being drowned out by loud, overpowering music.  Although quite small and cosy, there is plenty of seating both inside and outside and there is plenty of street parking very nearby as well.

Lounge & Dining Area

What will definitely strike your attention and possibly have you reading for hours before you sit down and finally read the menu is the wall decor inside The Enclave.  On both sides of the lounge area walls there are so many interesting pictures, many accompanied with dates and captions of text about the history of the picture which makes for very interesting reading, all dating back many decades.

Wall Decor & Memorabilia

What is also quite unique about this place is the large open front window with views of outside and according to staff, this is apparently a very popular sitting spot with other guests.  Perfect for sitting down inside but at the same time have the sensation of being outside, feel the breeze or even watch the rain and the world go by whilst enjoying your favourite food and drink.

Large Open Front Window

The Enclave gastrobars are also surprisingly well priced with beer promotions similar to those you can find in other more main stream gastrobars.  The food is also well priced without sacrificing on quality or quantity.  The menu has a variety of dishes including Western favourites, Asian and Arabian.  You can check out their full food and drinks menu here including details of their beer promotions and prices.

Bar & Lounge Area

Our Dining Experience 

We arrived around 6pm for dinner and there were 3 of us dining today.  We were in the mood for Western food today so we chose our main dishes from the “Western Favourites” section of the menu.

We ordered a couple of starters to share which came out first along with our Tiger beer.  First out was a generous helping of Onion Rings (RM15) with tomato sauce served separately on the side and the Cream Of Mushroom Soup (RM17) served with lightly toasted garlic bread.

Onion Rings (RM15)

Next up was the Grilled Chicken Chop (RM22) which was grilled chicken glazed with mushroom sauce accompanied with deliciously creamy mashed potatoes, sauteed cauliflower, broccoli and carrots.  The vegetables were cooked just right to maintain their taste, goodness and crispiness.

Grilled Chicken Chop (RM22)

Fish And Chips (RM22) was next which was prepared and presented in that well loved typically British way.  A Dory fish fillet deep fried in crispy batter, served with a generous helping of french fries, tartar and tomato sauce, both served separately on the side and a fresh slice of lemon for squeezing and pleasing.

Fish And Chips (RM22)

Last but definitely not least was my favourite of the evening and the most expensive dish on the menu, the Mixed Grill Platter (RM45).  This consists of a grilled chicken chop, grilled lamb loin and chicken sausage all glazed with mushroom sauce and served with creamy mashed potatoes, sauteed cauliflower, broccoli and carrots, again the vegetables were cooked just right.  You can see our video of all the food below.

Summary

The food was excellent and well priced, especially giving consideration to the quality and size of the portions.  As I said, my favourite dish of the evening was the Mixed Grill Platter at just RM45.

Mixed Grill Platter (RM45)

It’s very different from gastro bars that you might be used to due to its quiet, leafy, residential location.  This is really what makes The Enclave an excellent and welcoming place for those who wish to relax, chat and enjoy the uninterrupted company of their family members of all ages, couples and children alike and still enjoy the competitive pricing and promotions that other main stream gastrobars are continuously offering their clients, just without the noise and usual distractions that inevitably come with those types of places.

So if you feel like trying something a bit different then make the short trip to this place and give yourselves a relaxing treat with excellent food and drink!

 

The Enclave Bangsar

1, Lorong Kurau

Taman Bukit Pantai

59100 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +6011-3126 2643

The Enclave Ampang

30 Persiaran Ampang

Desa Pahlawan

55000 Kuala Lumpur

 

 

 

Opening Hours: Daily from 5pm until 1pm

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