Dutch colonial museum restaurant
Jalan Sumatra 19, Bandung
The owners of Indischetafel have done a wonderful job of transforming this old building into a museum-cum-restaurant in the heart of one of Bandung's upmarket eating districts.
Each room is adorned with antiques and is set up to resemble the formal dining spaces that once were contained in countless Dutch houses before 1945 – the year of Indonesia's independence.
Despite the formal feel of some of these rooms, the restaurant retains a casual atmosphere where shorts and T-shirt are not out of place. The menu contains many old Indonesian favourites as well as a decent selection of Western dishes should you not want to follow the colonial theme right through to the end.
One can almost imagine Dutch colonial masters dressed in safari suits, lounging on the balcony smoking cigars. Highly recommended.
Last updated on 17th July, 2012.