E&O (Eastern & Oriental) is a swanky restaurant located in Jakarta’s Kuningan commercial and business district, where you can please your cravings for Southeast Asian cuisine. The menu is brought to you by Chef Will Meyrick of Bali’s Sarong and Mama San fame, which showcases his innovative takes on the region’s diverse collection of dishes, from piquant Thai salads, fragrant rice and curries to seafood selections with spicy sauces. Most highlighted are Thai, Vietnamese and Burmese fusion specialties.
Step inside E&O’s main dining room and you are welcomed to elegant interiors that combine classic and modern elements, with dark hardwood parquet floors and polished timber-top tables under an etched ceiling from where small hooded lamps hang and provide subtle lighting. An open kitchen concept enables you to easily take a glance at the action from where you are seated, as the culinary team prepares orders.
Chef Meyrick’s innovative creations are drawn from inspirations from his frequent travels around Southeast Asia, and from the menu you can sample some clever combinations of dishes from different countries. These include a rendition of Hainan chicken rice that is served with miso broth and a Thai-style ‘mie ayam’ or Indonesian chicken noodles. Prices range between IDR 45,000 for a variety of starters and sides to 250,000 for a roasted suckling pig, served with yellow bean, chilli sauce and green Nam Jim Thai dipping sauce.
There’s also a great selection of cocktails and wines from a well curated wine list. Adjacent the table setups is a long marble bar, from where E&O’s team of bartenders and mixologists whip up Asian-inspired cocktails that draw from fresh tropical fruits and spices of the region. You’ll find exotic mixes with local ingredients, from mangosteen and passion fruit mojitos to coconut with guava sorbet smoothies. Cocktails range between IDR 80,000 and 110,000, and these are available alongside classic cocktails such as Mai Tai and daiquiris.
E&O Jakarta (Eastern & Oriental)
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 01:00
- Location: Menara Rajawali 1st Floor, Jalan Dr. Ida Anak Agung Gde Agung Lot#5.1, Kawasan Mega Kuningan, Central Jakarta
- Tel: +62 (0)21 576 164 5