All Together Now The Best of 2014
It is always better together
Maxx-M chooses the best restaurants based on our reviews during 2014 in a very sanguine survey of top venues. Sanguine people love to enjoy life with friends, hanging out and dining together. They hate to be alone. All the restaurants on our list are ideal for leisurely meals and long chats with friends. Pantai Indah Kapuk, North Jakarta, is becoming more popular as a hangout. The prime location, in the midst of several high-end residential complexes, makes it fertile ground for new restaurants, bakeries, bars, lounges and eateries. More than 100 stores are now open in Pantai Indah Kapuk, and it seems like there is a new venue popping up each day, filling the vacant multi-storey shop-houses. There is a varied collection of restaurants and cafes at Pantai Indah Kapuk serving Western, Korean, Indonesian, vegetarian and many other cuisines. There are also numerous drink options available, including bubble tea, wine, coffee and tea, beer and cocktails. If you are not in the mood for a big meal, you can find plenty of snacks. One day is surely not enough time to explore this culinary haven. So we have listed some options to help make your weekend choice easier. The venue at the top of each list is our favourite!
Blu Martini at JW Marriott Jakarta is a comfortable venue for chatting and enjoying high tea in the afternoon. A variety of cakes, freshly baked scones, finger sandwiches and premium teas and coffees are available for High Tea at Blu Martini. Also on offer are sweets such as green tea opera cake, red velvet cake, Sky Line Lounge and Exclusive Dining is one of the best restaurants in Semarang, the capital of Central Java province, for enjoying dinner with friends. The restaurant is located on the top floor of Gumaya-Tower Hotel, a five-star business property built with the discerning guest in mind. To reach Sky Line Lounge and Exclusive Dining you must take the stairs to the 17th floor, which is decorated with-colourful masks and a story of how to Sumatran coffee eclairs, strawberry tartlets and much more. Naturally lit during the day and with dramatic lighting in the evening, oversized day sofas and a comfortable ambience make Blu Martini the perfect venue for a meeting, gathering or simply to unwind after work. The classy venue’s wide selection of beverages in- plant grapes to produce wine displayed on the restaurant wall. This piqued my curiosity; the restaurant supervisor told me the restaurant had the most complete wine collection in Semarang. Boasting panoramic views of Semarang, Sky Line is aimed specifically at lovers of Western delicacies and wine. The entire dining room has glass walls that provide panoramic, 270-degree views of the city. The restaurant’s combination of modern cludes no fewer than 88 different martinis. The venue certainly justifies repeat visits, as you’ll have plenty of reasons for calling by during the week and at weekends. If you want to escape the traffic or just want to gather with friends, Blu Martini is a must-visit. style, décor and contemporary design creates a stunning ambience. In addition to a steak, salmon or gindara and poultry menu, Sky Line Lounge and Exclusive Dining offers an assortment of mocktails, Champagne and wine. Sky Line Lounge and Exclusive Dining opens from 5pm to 1am Thursday to Saturday and 4pm to midnight Sunday to Wednesday, with live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
JW Marriott Jakarta
Jl. DR Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung,
Kav. E.1.2 No. 1 & 2 Mega Kuningan, Jakarta Phone. +62 21 5798 8888
Sky Line Lounge and Exclusive Dining
17th Floor, Gumaya Tower Hotel Jl. Gajahmada No. 59 – 61, Semarang
Phone. +62 24 3551999 www.gumayatowerhotel.com