Looking for a place in Bandung where you can dine and wine while being treated to a beautiful view? Look no further than The 18th Restaurant and Lounge.
This is the number one restaurant in Bandung, according to TripAdvisor. Need I say more? If that doesn’t convince you, how about a combination of a beautiful Bandung views and great food?
The best time to visit The 18th Restaurant and Lounge is just before sunset, so you can be mesmerized by the view as the setting sun lights up Bandung in a dazzling array of reds and oranges. One of the highlights of our trip to Bandung was unwinding at the 18th after a busy day of work or shopping, enjoying the beautiful view as Bandung transformed from day to night, accompanied by a delicious cocktail (or two).
Boasting indoor and al fresco dining, the relaxing atmosphere makes the 18th the perfect venue to unwind after a busy day at work, for family dinners or romantic escapes. The menu features Western and Japanese cuisine, and my personal favourite is the pan-seared sea bass infused with miso. The fish was deliciously tender and flavourful. Some of the most popular items on the menu are the wagyu beef grilled to perfection. Known for its rich flavour and tenderness, wagyu is famous around the world and will have you coming back to the 18th for more. Other signature dishes include pan-fried foie gras and apple compote served on toasted brioche.
Not to be missed is the Sky Walk, where the glass floor lets you gaze all the way down from the 18th floor. It is often booked for romantic dinners, a sure way to impress your lover. The 18th Restaurant and Lounge is open from 4pm to midnight Sunday to Thursday, and from 4pm to 2am on Fridays and Saturdays.
The 18th Restaurant and Lounge
The Trans Luxury Hotel Bandung
Jl. Gatot Subroto 289, Bandung
West Java – Indonesia
Phone. +62 22 873 488 88
Text by Melani Semuel | Photos courtesy of The Trans Luxury Hotel Bandung