On any given night, the area surrounding Changkat Bukit Bintang comes alive with the thumping beats of EDM, flashing neon lights, clinking glasses and excited conversation. In the heady mix of all these is the Ramada Suites Hotel, a common choice for those wanting to experience KL’s most happening nightlife district.
Ramada’s in-house restaurant Hugo’s is located on the ground floor and it’s designed around an open concept that’s welcoming yet cosy. This F&B area is a dependable dining area that serves breakfast to hotel guests in the morning but then takes on a festive party vibe as the sun sets.
Hugo’s has recently updated their menu to make it more chic and appealing.
“It used to be this thick, leather bound, formal looking book” explains Samuel Spurr, who is Hugo’s marketing director. “Now we’ve identified all the items that our customers love, and we’ve made a few additions and tweaks to compile them into this easy to read one page menu.”
True enough, the menu itself can be taken in with just a glance. The most prominent section on the menu features a list of juicy burgers. These burgers are made with the best Australian beef and handcrafted from scratch by Hugo’s own kitchen.
Among the burgers here are the Ultimate Beef Burger (RM28) and the SwisShroom Burger (RM28) made with sautéed mushrooms, spicy mayo, cheddar and fresh vegetables. If beef just isn’t your style, there’s the Crispy Chicken burger (RM26) too.
Another part of the menu that also caught our eye was the local dishes. Among them is Chef Bahar’s Nasi Lemak ( RM24) served with a choice of chicken or beef rendang. We were fortunate enough to try the Penang Char Kuey Teow ( RM24). It was filled to the brim with fresh, juicy and plump prawns as well as squid. It even had chopped omelette on the top, which is a common garnish for many local noodle dishes.
Their Italian section features several types of pizza and pasta, and we ordered the vegetarian friendly Margherita pizza(RM26). It had a thin and crunchy crust, topped with plenty of tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. The combination of crispy base and soft toppings made for one of the best pizzas in terms of texture.
We also had the Vegetarian Nachos (RM22). It was topped with a generous amount of guacamole, cheese sauce, olives, mayonnaise and pickled peppers. This was one appetizer that definitely goes well with drinks.
Speaking of drinks, Hugo’s has a pretty complete bar with cocktails, wines, draft beers and liqueurs. A glass of Wold Blass Bilyara red or white wine (RM23) would be perfect if you’re having one of the juicy beef burgers here.
For non-alcoholic drinks, there are mocktails, soft drinks, juices, teas and coffees. We tried a bitter lemon (RM 10) and a Shirley Temple mocktail ( RM18). Both were very refreshing and thirst quenching, and balanced out the savoury flavours of our food.
Hugo’s is a lively place with promotions almost every day of the week. There’s a live band every Wednesday night starting at about 8.30 pm. Rather excitingly, there are Salsa classes every Friday night on Hugo’s dance floor starting at 8.30 pm. Beginner lessons are RM10 while intermediate classes are RM30.
Ladies get to enjoy free flow beer and wine from 6 pm-9 pm every Thursday, which is perfect for those looking for somewhere to chat and chill out after work. With all these exciting offers and activities, it would really be hard to stay away from Hugo’s.
Hugo's KL are located on the Ground Floor at Ramada Suites KLCC, 1 Lorong Ceylon Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Opening hours are Breakfast 6.30-10.30, Kitchen Open 10.30 am – 10.30 pm, Bar and Service until 1 am daily. To make a reservation contact them on +60 3-2386 9288