Earlier last month I got to attend the exclusive preview of the Bankers Room which is a multi-concept 8,000 square feet entertainment outlet consisting of a dining area and a lounge. The Bankers Room is located in the Conlay Club which is at the intersection of Jalan Kia Peng and Jalan Eaton, and away from the jam of Jalan P. Ramlee or Bukit Bintang. The complex itself has its own private car park so parking is not an issue.
The name “Bankers Room” is in reference to the outlet being located within the financial and business district of Kuala Lumpur. The concept of the Bankers Room is to provide a comfortable and refined place for the discerning clientele to indulge in elegant food, relax with their favourite single malt whisky, entertain their clients, or party with their friends.
With Estelle at the photowall
The dining area which can seat up to 60 pax and has its own walk in glass wine cellar. Before the party we were treated to a specially put-together dinner menu featuring creations by celebrity chefs Sherson Lai and Johnny Fua from Asian Food Channel’s Great Dinners Of The World.
I know my female friends always like places that have a wide selection of wines available
Trio of Bankers – scallop volcano, oriental smoked duck with mango and grape salsa, stuffed mushroom. A dish to really showcase the chef’s versatility with flavours and textures. I always love food and alcohol pairings and to my delight this dish was paired with Martell VSOP.
Seafood Bouillabaisse – fresh rich seafood soup served with fine toasted almond garlic ciabatta roll. Seafood Bouillabaisse is a seafood soup that originates from Marseille in southern France made of fish and seafood commonly found in near the port of Marseille.
The bouillabaisse was paired with Martell Cordon Bleu which lent its spicy notes to match the soup
Grain Fed Ribeye – served with roasted potatoes, summer buttered vegetables, and a Merlot butter sauce with bone narrow. Finally a place which serves a decent sized steak.
The main course was paired with Martell XO – a smooth and well-balanced cognac with a nice long finish
Banker’s Tiramisu – classic tiramisu served with port wine. The port wine really lent another dimension with its slightly sweet dried fruits flavour to balance out the otherwise rather creamy taste of the tiramisu.
Other guests started arriving for the party including some celebrities like Moots from Popshuvit, Pamela Chong, Nadia Heng and Lee Yvonne (L-R)
Miss World Malaysia 2012 Lee Yvonne was the MC/ host of the night
On the other side of Bankers Room is the lounge section with comfortable sofas and featuring a stage with a long runway that is purpose-built to host fashion events. In-house deejays spin from 11.00pm onwards, spinning commercial dance music while there will also be guest deejays appearing weekly.
On the menu are single malt whiskies, spirits, signature cocktails, champagnes, beer, and of course wine from the wine cellar
Malaysia’s Hottest Bloggers’ Adrienne and Valerie with Estelle
Fashion show by Beatrice Looi
And it was followed by a fashion show by Vinie Tee
Sexy Cecibabe from Hong on the decks!
Sexy dancers took to the stage and entertained the crowd with their dance moves
Miss Malaysia World Thanuja Ananthan and Chloe Chen
Model and producer Carl Graham
Josiah Mizukami and Leng Yein
The food and beverage at the Bankers Room is put together by their highly experienced resident Executive Chef Candy Han, who combines elements of European cuisine with a touch of Asian influence. You will be spoilt for choice from a array of dishes ranging from Belgian Mariniere Blue Mussels and French Duck Confit to the Japanese-flavoured Unagi Mentaiki Pizza.
If you’d like something a little different, you can even request a personalized tasting menu from the Chef, who will prepare some of the restaurant’s signature dishes both, on and off the menu. The restaurant is also open for lunch and high-tea.
Bankers Room is located at
26 & 28, Jalan Kia Peng,
50450 Kuala Lumpur,
Telephone: +603 2142 3699 or +6010 662 8899
Photo credits: Andy Kho Photography