Central Jakarta is known for being one of the most developed areas in Jakarta. But surprisingly, lifestyle establishments like restaurants, bars and cafés often congregate within malls or nearby it. Still, more and more establishments of the kind aren’t afraid to welcome their patrons in standalone buildings.
Lodged nearby office towers and hotels in Wahid Hasyim Street, some may think that Pardon My French is a restaurant that focuses only on French food thanks to its name. But the establishment offers a modern take that combines the influence of French and Japanese cuisine. There’s Poke & Chips that comes with a choice of spicy tuna or spicy salmon on a crispy tempura nori and Hibachi Fried Rice with cube-cut steak and goma sauce.
The inspiration from the two countries is also reflected in their interior where it resembles a French bistro with Japanese sensibility. Even if you have no inkling of what Pardon My French is about, you’ll still be drawn to it thanks to the eye-catching interior that is dominated with wood, marble and gold accent.
Such inviting vibe is why white-collar professionals and tourists from nearby hotels can be seen kicking it back in Pardon My French with their signature Dome Latte (blended ice latte with chocolate powder on top) in a hot afternoon. Come evening, diners take it easy by pairing the food with a glass of wine as they unwind after a busy day at the office.
Pardon My French easily caters to anyone from day to night and offers an alternative for those who aren’t to keen to hangout in the stifling shopping malls over at Central Jakarta. Even if you’re only looking for a place for a quick coffee break to a lengthy dinner with close friends, Pardon My French would fit the bill.