May 11, 2018
Gastro Sentral is a smart drinking and dining spot in the stylish Le Meridien KL, a swanky and chic with high ceilings and contemporary décor. Open since 2012, it’s light and airy during the day, the venue shifts a gear during the evenings and becomes more romantic in atmosphere, something enhanced by the live jazz band playing on the small stage area in the corner. Food is modern and attractively presented. A watermelon and seafood salad is a like a picture on a plate and house bread comes served in dinky individual loaf tins. They also do excellent steaks and burgers as well as lighter tapas-style dishes. There’s an excellent wine list to explore and while it feels like a hotel-based establishment we mean this in the best sense: slick and sophisticated. Be sure to save belly space for their cheesecake martini, a great way to round out a meal here.