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Best lunch sets in KL

Here’s where to get your money’s worth come lunchtime

Photo: Hizwan Hamid

Make the most out of your meal with these lunch sets. For more good food deals in the city, see our list of the best cheap eats in KL

Limapulo: Baba Can Cook

Price: From 9.90
Similar to its outpost Limabelas at The Intermark, you can order the à la cartes, but more wallet-friendly are the set lunches, where all your favourite dishes such as the chicken curry and ayam pongteh are now available in single portions, served with a side of vegetables and an omelette. Take comfort in the signature ayam berempah; the dish, a harmonious blend between a rendang and a curry, is authoritatively flavoured with herbs, chilli and smidgens of bunga kantan.

Available from Mon-Sat, 12noon-3pm.

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Underground Société

Price: RM10nett
Lucky kids of both Sunway and Monash universities get to enjoy Underground Société’s inventive lunch sets which go for RM10nett for a main course and juice. The menu differs daily and changes every two weeks, but as far as we’re concerned, the breaded fish with couscous we had was a really good deal.

Available daily, 11am-2.30pm.

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My Elephant

Price: From RM6.90
Add some midday cheer to office doldrums with great Thai food from myElephant. Offering set lunches such as rice with Markeer Yao (eggplant stir-fried with minced chicken) or Gai Yaeng (Thai-style grilled chicken), myElephant prices the set lunches at a very considerate RM6.90. And that’s not all, it comes with a pandan drink too.

Available daily, 11.30am-2.30pm

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The Bee

Price: RM20++
The Bee’s gourmet lunch special consists of a main course and a choice of either lemonade or iced tea. The menu changes monthly but keep an eye out for the charity dish of the month, from which 20 percent of the sales go to Do Something Good. Expect choices such as salads, burgers, pastas and burritos, but take note that the menus vary between the Jaya One and Publika outlets. If you need your coffee or tea fix, upgrade with an additional RM5.  

Available on weekdays, 11am-3pm.

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Fatboy's The Burger Bar

Price: RM15++
The burger joint’s lunch set includes choices such as the classic cheeseburger, the veggie burger and the ‘Elvis’ (pork patty with grilled banana and peanut butter on honey oat bun). If you’re not into burgers, opt for fish and chips, mac and cheese, chicken chop, or pomodoro pasta. The set is inclusive of a mini house salad and a choice of Coke, Sprite or iced tea.  

Available on weekdays, 12noon-3pm.

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Fiercer by Fierce Curry House

Price: RM13 to RM30 
Indian food for lunch? There are plenty of choices at Fiercer. If you don’t plan on eating much, the kati roll (RM13) makes a sufficient light meal. On the other hand, if you’ve got room for biryani, have a plate of their famous Hyderabadi dum biryani (RM20). Each set comes with either iced lemon tea or fresh lemon juice. You can also switch the naan options for plain biryani rice.

Available on weekdays, 12noon-3pm.

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Mei by Fat Spoon

Price: RM12++ to RM17++
The Japanese-inspired restaurant’s lunch set comes with a cold starter, miso radish soup and chawan mushi. For the main meal choose either the smoked duck and shiso onigiri (RM12) or the fried lemongrass chicken poppers rice bowl (RM17). Although not included with the set meal, we recommend you finish it off with the green tea crème brulee with sesame ice cream.

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Croissant Delicatessen

Price: From RM10.80
At Croissant Delicatessen, add RM3 to turn any croissant sandwich into a lunch set complete with lemonade and soup. Go for the supreme egg mayo with eggs, vegetables and herbs stuffed in their pretty good croissants.

Available daily, 11am-3pm.

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Price: RM28++
Nutmeg’s lunch set changes every week but expect dishes like seafood linguine, pan-seared chicken thigh with stew, or gravlax salad as your main. The set comes with soup of the day, a side salad and dessert of the day. If you’re vegetarian, come on Thursdays when all options are meat-free.  

Available on weekdays, 11.30am-2pm. 

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Passion Road and Secret Garden

Price: RM11 to RM22 
A whole meal for less than RM20 in the city centre? It’s possible. At adjoining restaurants Passion Road and Secret Garden, the standard set (RM11) comes with a main course, dessert and drink (with free refills). Upgrade to the premium set (RM17) or the monthly special (RM22) and they’ll throw in a starter as well. The menu changes by the week – for Asian varieties go to Passion Road, while Secret Garden rolls out Western dishes for its premium set and monthly specials (although the standard RM11 meal here usually features Asian dishes). Visit each restaurant’s Facebook page to see what's cooking.

Available on weekdays, 12noon-2pm.

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Cristina V

I was excited to see this list of best lunches in KL until I was disappointed to see Fat Boy's Burger on the list. I ate there. Three times in fact and it's got to be the worst burgers I've ever eaten. Sorry, we're spoiled on burgers where I come from and have so many choices. I was happy to see a good looking burger joint close to where I live but when we tried it with my hubby, yikes.