Last Tuesday, I went to Pavilion KL on my wee hours of my afternoon (as I work during the night) to have an Irish pub experience in the middle of busy streets of Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur. I usually pass by the restaurant and I did not even notice that most of the waitresses are Filipinos. So, apart from the relaxing ambience that you felt like it was a Friday afternoon, I felt at ease that my fellow friends from my motherland were there to serve us.
It has a small pool where you can play while drinking. This little thing actually provides a very relaxing ambience from the usual office environment since most of the offices near the Pavilion are just a few steps away.
So let us start from the appetizer.
Golden fried breaded Camembert cheese served with greens and cranberry sauce. Me, as a nomad in eating, at first, I thought it was cooked with mozarella cheese inside. But I was wrong. It is as tasty as the Italian cheeses but this one is chewy. The Deep Fried Camembert with Cranberry Sauce retails at RM 20.90.
Grilled beef, chicken and lamb Provencal sausages served with Guinness onion gravy and colcannon (cabbage and spring onion mash). Your usual sausages but on this plate, it comes in three varities – beef, chicken and lamb. You can even ask to change the meat source if you do not prefer to eat beef or the other, from your friendly kitchen staff. Irish Sausages on Colcannon and Guinness Onion Gravy retails at RM 31.90.
Prawns, clams and dory cubes tossed with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, white wine and chili flakes. I am not really into seafood pasta because usually it is either too oily or too salty but the chef has a sensitive taste and he got the right saltiness. Is it me or my low-sodium diet that caught my heart on this dish. The Irish Seafood Pasta retails at RM 27.90.
Baked cod fillet, white wine simmered clams and beef bacon. Served with colcannon (mashed potatoes with cabbage and spring onions). Always, when I do food review, a day before, I would need to visit my ortho for to tighten my braces and this was an answer to my prayer! The fish and mashed potato were soft enough to tickle your taste buds without chewing too much. Galway’s Cod and Clam retails at RM 47.90.
Seared 280g sirloin steak served with fries, peas and creamy mushrooms. There are two options for the garlic steak house specialty since of the publishers do not eat beef. Garlic and mushroom sauce have never disappointed me. Though it is the typical taste you would experience from most restaurants, still, this classic has always been a safe choice if you are not sure what to eat. The Beef Garlic Steak retails at RM 50.90.
Seared beef cubes stewed in Guinness and root vegetables for 4 hours. Served with slices of Tuscan bread. I remember when Kaizer prepared penne pasta simmered in beer and this tastes like this one. I would imagine that the beer helped to make the beef meat more tender and sweeter with a kick of Guinness. Guinness Beef Stew retails at RM 30.90.
To date, Malones has 5 outlets at Suria KLCC, Sooka Sentral, Pavilion KL, The Curve and their recently launched outlet at Jaya One. Also, the Jaya One branch serves pork specialty dishes while the rest of the outlets have a pork-free menu.