Bestowing A Taste Of The World In One Restaurant
Bestow has dishes with flavours from around the world, which is sure to please a variety of taste buds.
The atmosphere is very welcoming. They have a number of umbrella tables outside, which are particularly appealing during this Covid time. Open from 10 am until 10pm at night. You can relax on Bestow’s veranda in the morning, enjoying brunch and a cup of coffee, or in the evenings for dinner and a glass (or two or three) of beer.
I’m an outdoorsy kind of gal, so I love al-fresco dining. But the table and atmosphere inside Bestow are also very comfortable, airy and hip. So either way, you are bound to enjoy yourselves.
We arrived in early on a Sunday evening and were pleasantly surprised by the small crowd.
Following its desire to ‘bestow’ its guests with a global flavour experience, Bestow has an interesting and varied beer menu. I enjoyed the Magners Irish Cider (RM23) and my partner enjoyed the Kizakura White Yuzu Ale (RM36). A few other highlights include Little Creatures IPA (RM26) and Erdinger Weissrau Dark (RM32). I think coming here with a small group of friends, and sitting on the veranda, would be a lovely way to enjoy an evening in KL.
Bestow has a short but interestingly varied tapas and salad menu. We started with the Chinese Spiced Fries (RM16), which is served with a mildly spicy mayonnaise type dipping sauce. While we may have enjoyed a bit more kick, the fries made an excellent accompaniment to our beers.
To balance the fries with something healthy, we ordered the Greek Salad (RM18). It was very fresh and light, and the peanuts were a nice extra touch!
The Harimau Menangis (RM32) was a tender serving of cut beef tenderloin with a delicious roasted eggplant puree and a spicy Thai chimichurri sauce, served on top of a bed of Mesclun salad. Highly recommended!
As you all may know by now, I’m a vegetarian. Bestow doesn't have a huge vegetarian/vegan selection, but they do have some interesting options. I enjoyed the Pasta Pomodoro (RM18), pasta covered in a marina sauce with sautéed vegetables and pesto. I love marinara sauce and was excited to have a vegetarian version. The veggies were sautéed just to my liking, lightly crunchy, and the pasta overall was filling and delicious.
My partner, the meat-eater, really enjoyed the limited special Xinjiang Lamb Burger (RM38). An unusual yet tasty cumin-infused lamb patty with Szechuan glaze and onions, it left the mouth with a deliciously unique flavour experience.
Bestow has a sizeable list of smoothies on its menu, so we had to try one. We went for a classic Banana Strawberry Smoothie (RM18) and were not disappointed. It was thick, naturally sweet, and generous in size.
We ended our meal with some sweets from the dessert menu. Apparently, the cakes are quite popular, as, by the evening, there were only a few left. But there was still a slice of the classic Durian Burnt Cheesecake (Rm19), so we had to try it. It was smooth and creamy with fresh durian pulp, so you are sure it’s the real thing.
I love some poppy seed cake, so we also tried the Orange Poppyseed Gluten-Free Cake (RM16). Made from an almond meal with osmanthus flowers, it had an authentic tangy orange flavour.
Overall, we really enjoyed ourselves at Bestow. It is a comfortable restaurant with a friendly, hip atmosphere and flavours of food and drink from around the world.
We were told Sunday brunch is particularly popular. You can reserve tables any time of the day, but because of the popularity of the restaurant, they are strict with reservation timing. If you arrive early (at 10am), walk-in is still possible.
To make a reservation or find out more, visit Bestow here.
Bestow is located in a lovely shop lot at 82 Lorong 1/77a, Imbi, 55100 KL, behind the Berjaya Times Square mall.