3 Jalan Stonor
T: 03 2142 8611 / 03 2144 1863
Peranakan and western food in an elegant colonial bungalow
Well-known amongst city-dwellers, Top Hat has been in business for nearly a decade now. Everything is home made under the direction of Mrs Maria Danker who has been in the hospitality business for over 2 decades.
Stepping into Top Hat is like walking into pre-independence Malaya. From antique furniture to classic lighting, everything in this double-storey bungalow with an enormous garden is a unique blend of East and West. The menu features a choice of authentic local and European dishes from starters to desserts complemented by a wine cellar and bar.
If you like rustic ambiance with a soulful feeling of things past, Top Hat is the place to be. Forget about cars honking in traffic as not a blip of that noise passes through the walls here. You might as well be smoking a pipe and having tea with a doubtful friend called Watson.
As charming in the night as it is in the day, sunlight pours through the sliding doors to light up the main dinning area. But if you prefer somewhere shadier, the Antique Bar area has a counter top with bar stools plus comfy chairs and sofa for pre and post dining drinks.
A fairly extensive list of both Old and New World wines and champagnes will keep the connoisseurs (and the connoisseurs-to-be) busy while House wine is available by the glass. You can even organise your own Wine Dinner here. Or if you just want to sip on a cold beer, you may do so out on the balcony where you’re allow to be a little more noisy than the dignified guests downstairs.
As the sole Malaysian member of the Order of the Golden Sabre, diners may be initiated into the ancient French tradition and ceremonial art of champagne opening using a sword.
Clientele People looking for an intimate good meal and working professionals.
Music Chillout music with some oldies thrown in. Not the focus of the dinning experience.
Drinks Fairly extensive list of both Old and New World wines and champagnes ranging from RM123-700 per bottle. House wine available by the glass. Sommelier on request. No happy hour price.
Food The key reason people go. Signature items include the Pie Tie (after which the establishment is named), Oxtail Stew which is cooked for 6 hours so the meat melts and Tiramisu.
Open Daily for lunch, tea and dinner from 12noon to 12midnight, last order at 10.30pm.
Parking Free parking is available for all customers in the restaurant’s compound.