The tables at Botanica + Co are all fairly equal, but if you’re eating at Entier, ask for a table by the window.
At Entier, the industrial interiors lend themselves to a monochrome look; in Botanica & Co, the lush greenery calls for a more exotic livery.
Few restaurants in Kuala Lumpur can rival Entier for its sense of refined drama. This high-altitude homage to French cuisine skirts the 41st floor, making the views arresting – but the refined interiors of concrete, exotic wood and blackened steel are just as pleasing to the eye. The kitchen is helmed by Japanese chef Masashi Horiuchi, who spent twenty years at some of Europe’s finest restaurants before taking up residence at the hotel. Some of the standout dishes include the baby cuttlefish, dry-aged Hokkaido beef rump and the Josper-grilled Australian lamb chops. Botanica + Co, the hotel’s Asian fusion restaurant, is on the ground floor of the building. The interiors of this all-day diner are a tamed forest of green, with potted trees, rattan furniture and dangling lamps making for a jungly aesthetic. If you’re after a snack, order a sharing plate of truffle fries or crispy calamari; heartier appetites will be sated by the chicken nasi lemak or chef Sam Neoh’s signature laksa, which he makes from a secret recipe.
There are three. Pacific Standard pays tribute to Los Angeles as it was in the Fifties, with clean silhouettes, jet-black marble and slender lamps channeling the louche, moody glamour of a noir flick. Slip into the Hollywood scene with an Old Fruit Fashioned or a Billboard Martini, a medley of London dry gin, sherry, vermouth, citrus vinegar and salt. Lido is spread across three tiers on the roof terrace, making it a go-to spot for sundowners, and the third bar is by the pool, saving you from straying into the main bar in your bath robe.
Entier is open from Tuesday to Sunday, serving breakfast from 6–10.30am (11am Sunday); lunch from noon to 3pm (4pm on Saturday and Sunday); and dinner from 6–11pm. Botanica + Co is open from 8am to 9.30pm Mon to Fri; from 9am on Sat; from 9.30am on Sun.
There’s a reduced menu available as room service.