Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Departure Lounge @ Solaris, Mont Kiara

Light food choices in a cosy, comforting ambience....

Wanted a light lunch so decided to try out Departure Lounge in Solaris. Had seen it a while back but always walked right past it in a beeline to Canton Fare for a more sinful porky meal... :D

Anyway, I loved the ambience the moment I walked through the door - crisp white walls but soft touches making it cosy, comforting, like arriving into your own living room (well, of my dream house anyway).

There was also a wall full of travel books so that you can research (or just fantasise) about your next holiday:
Restaurant interior...

There weren't many options on the Lunch Set but the Roma Chicken sandwich set (RM13.90) sounded interesting so I chose that:
(Conditions for the lunch set : (12 - 2pm, weekdays), ranging from RM10.90 to RM13.90 net - basically a sandwich served with Ice Lemon Tea)
The Roma Chicken Sandwich...

The sandwich is really simple - slices of chicken salami, tomato ragu and melted cheese on focaccia.... - but it works! :)

I also liked the chips served with salsa at the side... Ok, so the serving was really small but if it were any more than that, it wouldn't be a very healthy meal anymore, right?
(Wouldn't mind ordering this again... )

We also tried the Chicken Caesar sandwich (around rm12? - sorry, lost the receipt):
The Chicken Caesar sandwich...

Overall, the sandwich was nice - creamy and crunchy, with slices of chicken, egg, tomato and lettuce tossed in the ceaser style salad dressing served in a crunchy foccacia.

Unfortunately, the cake we had that day wasn't very nice. :(
I can't even remember what it was supposed to be (some sort of chocolate or nut based cake?) except that it tasted a little nutty and the texture was crumbly and dry:
Mystery Cake...

Anyway, all in all, I enjoyed the meal there.
Will definitely be back to try out some of the other options on the menu, chill out and browse the travel books, whilst dreaming about an exotic holiday somewhere in the world. :)

So it's: Lovely ambience - comfy & homey, simple (and relatively) healthy food options at ok prices (considering the location in Mont Kiara) BUT nothing bad noted, except that I wasn't impressed with the cake and parking in the outside area is becoming a nightmare (because it is free)****.

**** Please try parking inside the Solaris basement parking instead - it's not that expensive and at least the chances of you getting road rage is much lower.

Restaurant Review
Summary Sheet:

Departure Lounge @ Solaris, Mont Kiara

Taste: 6
Ambience : 7
Service : 5*
Price** : RM 25++ per person
Parking: Limited ***

* It's mostly self service. Staff are generally ok though.
** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks
*** Try parking inside the Solaris basement parking instead...

Telephone No.: 03-6203 0362
Opening Hours: 8am-7pm (Mon to Sat), 10am-5pm (Sunday & public holidays)


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  1. i tried the one in aman suria once - the chocolate eclairs were GOOOOOOODDDDD =D

    not sure if it's still open tho =(

  2. to j:
    *dreams of chocolate eclairs*

    Hmmm... I'm not sure either - Haven't passed by that area for ages.

    Hey, we should go there lah - it's so much nearer to us (as opposed to Mont Kiara Kopi Bean).

  3. aiyer , we tried to eat here so many times.. no parkn. sien.. :P

  4. to Cumi:
    Yeah, man - Parking in the outside area (near the restaurant) is becoming such a nightmare...

    Try parking inside the basement parking next time. :)

    (Hmmmm.... This reminds me. Forgot to make a note of the parking issue in my post. Will update it. Thx babe...)

  5. "Try parking inside the basement parking next time. :)"
    i agree, because the parking on weekdays is only RM1. not very much to pay since youre there for a lovely meal.

  6. to あきこ:
    Yup yup.. :)
    And RM1 is so cheap as compared to all the petrol + headache to drive around in circles outside, don't you think so?


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