Roost, Bangsar, KL • OOTD + Diary

January 26, 2018

Hi guys, today I'll be sharing about a quick outfit I pulled together as well as my lunch last Friday!

One of my team's interns, Julie, completed her 6-month internship at Althea and is set to fly back to Denmark on the 31st. She wanted to introduce us to some Danish dishes before she left, which is why Tammy organized a farewell lunch for her in Roost, KL.

No. 69-1, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, Wilayah Persekutuan, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: 
Tuesday to Sunday 11:30AM–11:30PM 
Closed on Monday.

Roost is a modern European restaurant located in Telawi Bangsar. I actually didn't have any intention to post about the place, but after arriving there I was kinda blown away by the decor + the atmosphere! The OOTD pictures I took there were kinda nice so I decided to share about them anyways haha.

Image sources: EatDrinkKL

The place had a very earthy, brown and minimalist vibe going on, and it was definitely aesthetic! Inside, there's an open kitchen, a book corner + a bar, while outside there was a terrace overlooking the busy Bangsar neighborhood. Bo and I were literally taking pictures everywhere, and I think the staff were kinda overwhelmed haha.

The dishes are prepared by a Danish chef named Albert Frantzen, and I'm not sure if their menu is entirely Danish or if its a mix of European cuisines but they had quite a selection of dishes to choose from.

Instead of importing ingredients, Roost has a Farm to Fork philosophy where they utilize local sustainable products where possible, carefully sourcing ingredients directly from local farms and translating them into modern European dishes.

Image source: TauFuLou

I would say that the price range is only the slightest bit higher than other local cafes that serve the usual pasta/sandwich, but considering the variety and that the dishes are made by an authentic Danish chef, I think the prices are reasonable enough. They also have a lunch and dinner set menu (which I unfortunately cannot find a picture of online haha). I do remember that the prices were RM18-RM30+, and if you select a lunch set you get the option of getting a drink for an extra RM6.

As per Julie's recommendation, I tried the smørrebrød, a piece of buttered rye bread (a dense, dark brown bread) with pålæg or toppings on top. Pålæg can be anything from commercial or homemade cold cuts, pieces of meat or fish, cheese or spreads.

There were 6 options/different toppings, and I chose a prawn + beef one. When it arrived, I was pleased with the presentation but my honest first thoughts were "omg this is quite small how am I going to be full with this?". I shared a soup (which came with bread) with Syd, and midway through the meal I actually found myself quite fulfilled already! The rye bread was really dense and thick that I had to eat it bit by bit.

If you ever have the chance to drop by Roost, I recommend taking at least 2 smørrebrøds, and make sure to get a beef one! I thought the prawn one was meh, but the beef one was super good!

I had no expectations that day and I was pleasantly surprised by both the food + aesthetics of the place. I'm definitely dropping by again to take some pictures for my blog + work there over the weekend or something.

As for Julie, I can't believe it's been 6 months since she joined Althea! It made me think about how long I  had already been working for Althea, and I realized that the end of February will be my 1 year anniversary! Time seriously flies so fast!

I wish Julie the best and I hope our paths cross again in the future! 💖

And that's it for this quick post! Thanks for dropping by, see you in the next post!

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