***The restaurant has since closed down.
How about having dinner in a classy and romantic restaurant? Well, I did just that at Bagan Bar & Restaurant, located nearby Gurney Drive in Penang. This restaurant is operated by the same management which runs the Thirty Two Mansion, Beach Blanket Babylon and The Eclectic Lounge & Restaurant in Batu Ferringhi.
This restaurant is housed in a colonial bungalow with a large signboard in the front promoting its name.
Big compound and driveway
The interior of the restaurant echoes a warm welcome with its European elements. The different lounges and dining areas decorated with furniture and green plants are cozy.
As the night sets in, the whole place turns very warm and relaxing with its soft lighting.
They have an extensive menu which I chose the ala carte Rack of Lamb while hubby went for the set meal with his choice of Charbroiled Beef Sirloin. The latter comes with a salad, soup of the day and a choice of dessert.
The night got started with the salad, which was served with interesting and colorful strawberry vinaigrette. The salad was garnished with parmesan cheese.
Next came the soup of the day – onion soup. Flavors were well-balanced but a bit too oily for our liking. The dish does not include bread.
After the soup, the main course of Charbroiled Beef Sirloin with peppercorn sauce was served. The meat was still pinkish in the middle, indeed succulent and tender.
This beef set meal @RM73
I had the macadamia coconut encrusted rack of lamb with prune rosemary lamb juice. The lamb was evenly coated with the crushed macadamia and coconut. The serving was well portioned, with three racks alongside a serving of vegetable. The creamy fragrant juice accompanied the tender meat well.
This ala carte Rack of Lamb @ RM50
There are several spacious lounges with huge armchairs and sofa where you can relax while enjoying a drink from their extensive wine & drink list. All drinks are freshly prepared from the bar, and during happy hours customers can enjoy the drinks at a discount!
Relax and unwind in one of their many lounges…
Care for a game of pool?
After the tantalizing meal, both of us enjoyed coffee with plentiful choices of dessert. We had the Tiramisu cake which was well complemented with diced strawberry, apple and orange. The taste was just right, not too over powering.
This is indeed a very nice and classy place to unwind. One could choose to proceed to the lounge to enjoy listening to songs by their residential singer. The singer has a soothing voice and sang mostly jazzy tunes. Alternatively, you could choose to chill out at their bar which is smack right in the center of the restaurant.
Walk down the wooden staircase which leads right to the bar…
The extensive alcohol collection!
The attentive service given by the waiter and waitress certainly makes me wanting a revisit to this outlet. It is directly opposite Phor Tay High School on Jalan Bagan Jermal. Click here for the Map Location. It’s an ideal place for a celebration and entertaining friends.
Bagan Bar & Restaurant
18 Jalan Bagan Jermal
Opening hours :
3pm – 1am (Monday to Thursday)
3pm – 2am (Friday to Sunday)
Tel : 04 2264977 (call after 3pm)
Close on Sunday