Calling out the Indonesian culinary fan out there! Experience the variety of Indonesia cuisine all packed up with rich taste and great serving at The Square Restaurant Novotel Jakarta Gajah Mada. We are so excited to reveal the top three recommended dish behind the kitchen door. Also, unloading their famous mocktail choices just for you guys. Other than that, we highly recommend you to keep reading until the very end to see all the enjoyment offered by Novotel Jakarta Gajah Mada.
With no more delay, this first menu is hands down our favorite. Welcoming the juicy and tender beef slices served with fresh green chili named as Empal Sapi Cabe Ijo also served with rice, crackers and pickles. Can we just stop here for a second and appreciate the bright and fresh green chili? The top secret behind the tasty green chili is they only make it by order. One portion goes for Rp99.000.
Next, we have Sop Buntut Candranaya. Traditional oxtail soup served with rice and fried shallot on top, pickles, and crackers. This is the definition of a bowl full of goodness. Sounds really exaggerating but in fact it’s true. Four pieces of tender oxtail soaked in to the appetizing soup with slices of tomato, potato and carrot. Enjoy it while it’s hot!
Last main course we have today is Iga Sapi Garang Asem. Beef rib soup with salty and sour soup served with rice. This one has that fresh and sour taste from the tamarind juice mixed inside. Overall, the beef was super tender and made a great combo with the soup.
Aside from the delish Empal Sapi Cabai Ijo, Iga Garang Asem and Sop Buntut Candranaya, they also serving Ayam Goreng Kalasan (deep fried marinated chicken with Javanese herbs served with rice, fresh veggies, chili and crackers), Ayam Keprek Cibiuk (Fried marinated chicken served with fresh green chili aromatic ginger served with rice) and Nila Bakar Sambal Matah (Grilled marinated parrot fish with Balinese style chili served with rice) right from the Chef recommendation menu.
Now onto the drinks! Comes straightly from the trained mixologist, there are four recommended mocktails for you to try out. First, it’s the sophisticated red drink made from carrot, orange, celery, and beetroot. Since, it has beetroot inside, it will help to lower down high blood pressure. It’s indeed a healthy and healing juice.
The second is Orange Mint Blossom. To be honest with you guys, this one was bomb-digg! Apart from the unique glass serving, the taste was really refreshing. Picture yourself coming home and feeling really tired from work and all you need is a fresh and energizing drink. Go straight to the bar and ask for one orange mint blossom. Problem solved! It’s made from mint, orange, soursop, lime juice, and lychee syrup. To add a little bit of strong taste, ask them to mix it with gin or vodka.
Third, we have Ginger Lime Cooler. It’s made out of soda, ginger ale, lime juice, and fresh apple juice. There are also strawberry and lime slices inside. And lastly, we have the classic virgin mojito. The two are so perfect to dispel the thirst we always have. Love them both! All mocktails starts from Rp45.000.
About The Square, it’s one of the dining area inside Novotel Jakarta Gajah Mada after Premier Lounge and Le Bar. Mentioned as the ideal gathering place for a great food and drink experience, The Square provides breakfast, lunch and dinner session just for you. For the in house guest, breakfast starts from 6 AM until 10 AM on weekday and 6 AM until 10.30 AM on weekend. For addition, they are also ready to serve you with buffet breakfast starting from Rp130.000++. For lunch buffet, they are available from 12 PM until 3 PM starting from Rp138.000++. Next, dinner buffet starts from 6 PM until 10 PM with price Rp148.000++. Moreover, they accommodate private space and buffet package for your special occasion, just give them a call. They are ready to give you a hand for any requests of 20 to 30 people at once.
As we promised earlier, we got you all covered with other enjoyment offered by Novotel Jakarta Gajah Mada. Novotel Jakarta Gajah Mada is a 4-star modern hotel located in business district, trading and shopping area. Reporting from the inside of their suite room, it’s a nice place to stay the night or maybe two, or three, wait or four? Whenever you are planning to stroll around Jakarta area, do not hesitate to book a room here. Since, it’s located in one of the Jakarta’s strategic area, you will never have a problem of nothing to do. It takes you around 5 to 30-minute drive to the well known culinary spot which called Mangga Besar, Indonesia’s National Monument area, Kota Tua area, and many exciting places.
Besides the suite, they also have the superior type, 230 rooms in total. Rooms are available for smoking and non-smoking. There are also connecting room and room for disable. Relax and re-energize yourself with Novotel’s great facilities from swimming pool, spa to the well equipped fitness room. Novotel Jakarta Gajah Mada is also family and kid friendly. Children under 16 may share your room and enjoy breakfast at no extra cost. There are playing station geared with toys and gamed for younger and older children in the hotel lobby.
Novotel Jakarta Gajah Mada is always ready to help you arranging your meetings, seminars or any events that you want. From multi-sized meeting rooms to outdoor and indoor party venues are available for booking.
Nearby, Novotel Jakarta Gajah Mada also offers a little china town along with a Candranaya Museum for you to take a pictures or just to do a sight seeing. Inside the china town, there are also a few restaurants ready. They are located in the left side of the hotel, step out from the hotel lobby and you will see the white building on the left.
There you have it! This was our first stay at Novotel Jakarta Gajah Mada and we truly had a pleasant time here. Thank You for having us, Novotel!
Access & Travel Information
By train: 15-minute drive from Gambir Train Station
By bus: 5-minute walks from Olimo Bus Stop
By plane: 45 minutes from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
Time zone: Jakarta, Indonesia (GMT +7)
Novotel Jakarta Gajah Mada
Jalan Gajah Mada No. 188, Jakarta 11120
Phone: +6221 2936777
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