Time Out Malaysia Eating and Drinking Guide - - DRINKING -

As far as wine bars go, Claret is has sealed its place as one of the finest in KL. Lo­cated in the heart of the vi­brant city cen­tre, this is the quin­tes­sen­tial venue for after-work drinks as well as pre- and post-din­ner cock­tails, of­fer­ing an in­ti­mate set­ting for spe­cial oc­ca­sions and cel­e­bra­tions.

The am­bi­ence is con­vivial and el­e­gant, and this is ap­par­ent as soon as you walk in and see the sleek white mar­ble bar, high ceil­ing and tall win­dows look­ing out onto the amaz­ing view of the city dom­i­nated by the Petronas Twin Towers. Claret is a wel­come es­cape within the city with its soft light­ing, hound­stooth arm­chairs and com­fort­able so­fas. Once you’ve set­tled in, pe­ruse the care­fully cu­rated wine list with la­bels from around the world and or­der by the glass or the bot­tle. The best thing about the wine and cham­pagne found here is that they have been cho­sen with real care, and if you have any doubts, the knowl­edge­able staff are al­ways on hand to help.

One of the best things about Claret is that you can or­der gourmet bar bites cour­tesy of Strato, the

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