A friend and I were in KLCC to catch a movie, and after checking out Harrods, we stepped out to spot the brand new Ben’s opposite. At first glance, I was thinking that it looks very similar to Plan B in terms of decor. Later I found out that it’s indeed under the same management.
The design overall is very clean, with dark muted tones. The seats by the window are usually taken up quickly as it gives the best view of the park and fountain outside. Menu is pretty extensive too, from salads to sandwiches, pasta, nibbles, desserts etc and the “handwritten” font was quite delightful.
I decided to go for the Grilled Seafood Spaghettini with chilli flakes and wilted spinach. Done aglio olio style, it was quite good, but needed a bit more salt to make it more flavourful. The seafood, mostly prawns and squid had a lingering smoky taste but the noodles were just a tad too oily for me.
My friend ordered the portobello mushroom burger but the waiter heard wrongly and she was served the Roasted Mushroom Ciabatta with 4 colour chips instead. However, it looked good too so she decided to just try that. I was quite happy that they served it with a side of Ben’s house salad with edamame, 7 seeds and a house dressing as I wanted to order that to share initially. But we also wanted dessert, so the “healthy” option was axed. Lol.
The ciabatta was crisp and the mushrooms juicy. The 4 colour chips were actually thinly sliced sweet potato chips. But I did like the house salad as it was slightly tangy and so yummy. I did regret for a second for not ordering it to begin with… hehe.
But our dessert of Mixed berry crumble tart sure made up for it. The tart was heated up so when paired with the vanilla ice-cream, the hot & cold sensation rolling on the tongue was just heavenly. They have quite a long list of desserts but not everything was available when we were there. Still, you’ll be sure to find something that you want to try!
Our meal came up to about RM40 per person including drinks. Most of the mains are around RM20+ so considered mid-range pricing. Service was a bit hesitant but I believe it’s quite the norm with new restaurants.
Lot 140 First Floor
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur
Open 10am-11pm daily