The Eighth Avenue Bar . Bistro . Restaurant @ Publika, KL

We recently visited a bar, bistro & restaurant that serves elevated versions of classic comfort foods ala Australian-European classics. The bistro offers a range of appetizers, salads, pastas, pizzas and delicious entrees that highlights pork dishes as forte. Oh yum!

As we entered we saw a sleek and cosy bar, with an artistic touch of the classic murals on their wall – the ancient European decorating ideas gracefully.
It’s a great place for drinks and to settle down on some comfort food.
Whether you favour beer, wine or serious cocktails, a beer-and-shot special or a transporting glass of wine, Eighth Avenue has a game-changing bar to slake your thirst.

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And especially when we fell in love with the Boss’s favourite as well:

The Gin – Hendricks

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They have an extensive menu of alcoholic drinks and another special Hendricks menu.
Paging all Hendricks lovers! This could be your new favourite hang out spot!
Why I fell in love with with the crystal clear Hendricks?
It has more perfume than a regular gin, rose, cucumber, coriander with citrus and other aromatics adding to the blend.
It tasted medium to light body with an aromatic blend of scents, mild tingling on the lips and tongue lingering finish. Very clean distillation. Slight warming burn on the way down. Lingering finish with floral and citrus notes and the smoothness of cucumber is apparent.

Here are some our our favourites!

Cucumber Spritz – RM44.90
Hendricks, fresh cucumber, lime slices, soda water & a spring of mint

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Boss’s Favourite – RM44.90
Hendricks, cucumber ribbon, lemon & juicy pomegranate seeds.

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Local Sling – RM44.90
The local’s favourite that is made up of assamboi, a touch of kaffir, lime syrup, lime, and soda water.

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Queen of Hearts – RM44.90
Hendricks, king Lychee, strawberry slices, lemon & soda water.

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And as for the food, they go pretty well with the gin and love their porky dishes!

Appetizers:

Lychee Pork Poppers – RM28.90
Deep fried lychee stuffed with minced pork.

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Sticky Piggy – RM22.90
Pork ribs stewed, and then grilled to perfection with toppings of caramelized apple and sticky sauce.

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Braised Pork Cheeks – RM35.90
Succulent braised pork cheeks prepared in red wine served with truffle potato mash.

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Mains:

Oink Oink Sambal Pasta – RM29.90
Pork slices cooked in homemade sambal paste, tossed with your favourite pasta and a dose of cream.

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Honey Glazed BBQ Ribs – RM49.90
The meat was tender and easy to come off the rib with a fabulously smoky flavour.

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Karate Piggy Chop – RM44.90
It pretty difficult to ensure proper cooking which doesn’t sacrifice texture or moisture of a pork chop but the chef certainly nailed it.

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Chicken Pot Pie – RM25.90
Chicken thigh cooked in cream with mushroom and vegetables, covered with puff pastry and baked till golden crispy brown, side of garden salad.

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Desserts:

Sizzling Brownie Point – RM21.90
This mouth-watering delicious sizzling brownies are made by arranging brownies, chocolate sauce and vanilla ice-cream in just the right way on a piping hot sizzler plate. The aroma of molten chocolate, and the fizzling sound of frozen ice-cream on a sizzling dessert send strong signals to our taste buds – almost like getting lost in the world of mouthwatering ecstasy. Haha.

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Creme Brulee – RM18.90
Love the vanilla custard, and the crunchy caramelized sugar on top added flavour and texture.

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*NON-HALAL*

The Eighth Avenue Bar . Bistro . Restaurant
D2-G3-03, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +6012 407 7045

Opening hours:
Mon – Thurs : 12pm – 1am
Friday: 12pm – 2am
Sat : 4pm – 2am
Sun: 4pm – 1am

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