80 Jalan Wayang (08 225 9450).
Sprawled across three shophouses from the 1920s, this combination of bar and restaurant is a feast for the eyes. Explore every corner you can to admire the antiques before settling down to a hearty plate of pasta in The Red Room or heading through to the Backstage Bar or Junk Bar. Credit cards accepted. Mon, Wed–Thu, 6pm–12midnight; Fri, 6pm–1.30am; Sat–Sun, 6pm–1am. $$
Malaysian Raja Ayam Penyet Behind Kuching State Mosque, Datuk Ajibah Abol Road.
You’ll be welcomed by the big red banners and red-dressed workers. The ayam penyet is not the only penyet on offer; squid, prawn and fish penyet are also available. But the main attraction is the sambal, it’s scorching hot.
Rock Road Seafood Restaurant Lot 1229-1230, Rock View Estate, 2 1/2 mile of Rock View (08 224 1575).
This restaurant is hard to miss; there’s a caricature of a big fish on the signboard. They serve a variety of seafood such as bamboo clams, oysters, big prawns and of course fish, fish, and more fish. It helps that everything is very, very fresh. If you get the chance to, try their fried bidin. It’s delightfully crunchy. Halal, Child friendly. Credit cards accepted. Disabled friendly.