Located in the hip Sudirman Central Business District, The Dutch is situated just a stone’s throw from the famed dining street of Senopati. Thanks to its gastropub concept, the venue offers a laidback and casual ambience, making it a great place for post-work libations as well as dining out with a special one.
Encased within the wooden façade is an industrial-chic interior designed by famed architect Andra Matin. Entering the venue through a hallway with metal-clad walls, it opens up to an open space with a bar on one side to and an open kitchen on the other, where diners can see The Dutch’s Netherlands-born chef, Chris Moes, and his colleagues in action.
The Dutch’s appetisers include erwtensoep (Rp 75,000 ++), a traditional winter dish of thick split-pea soup with rookworst sausage, pretzel roll and smoked butter. As for the mains, the highlights include spiced pork belly (Rp 135,000++) with Piccalilli pickles, apple, watercress and honey mustard dressing; and braised lamb baked in puff pastry (Rp 190,000++) served with edamame beans, smoked mashed potato, mint and beef jus.
For an extravagant treat, The Dutch also offers 300-gram Wagyu rib-eye steak (Rp 450,000++), which is served along roast bone marrow, grilled radicchio, cherry tomato confit and bordelaise sauce. As for desserts, another Dutch-inspired dish is speculaas toast (Rp 65,000++) topped with cinnamon ice cream, crumble, boerenjoengens (Dutch rum raisins), grilled apple, and sprinkles of candied orange.
The Dutch’s bar serves up seven kinds of smooth on-tap beers and a long list of cocktails. Among the latter is shiso and kalamansi fizz (Rp 100,000++), a concoction of gin, fresh kalamansi juice, shiso syrup and soda. The elaborately presented lemon haze (Rp 120,000++) comes complete with dry ice smoke is a powerful combination of soju, gin, soy milk, yuzu juice and elderflower syrup.
“Simply put, our concept is of a gastropub with a Dutch-inspired menu,” says Chef Moes, who was formerly a sous chef at Amsterdam’s renowned De Kas.
18 Parc Place Tower E, Ground Floor
SCBD, Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav. 52-53
Senayan, Kebayoran Baru
(62-21) 515 2828
Open 11 am to 11 pm, and until 11.30 pm on
Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays