A Feast for the Eyes & Belly at Sofia at The Gunawarman, Jakarta

POSH NOSH. The grand architecture of Sofia at The Gunawarman (Jl. Gunawarman no. 3, 5, 7, Jakarta; +62 21 2277 0007; syahestablishments.com) couldn’t help but evoke the air of an old but grand hotel, revitalized to bring about a scandalous to-see-and-be-seen scene in the heart of the metropolis




It is urban and stylish at its best, replete with a splendid lobby, well-polished bar and decadent dining quarters. Dressing up, then, seems more than appropriate when dropping by.

When it comes to gastronomy, though, the menu is extensive, with recommendations leaning toward Western dishes, especially steaks.

And the who’s who scooping up the delish apple crumble or sipping whiskey at the bar could surely work up the appetite as well.