Malones KLCC

KL City Centre
Malones KLCC

The new Malones isn’t pretty – it’s rather solid and large. ‘Handsome’ would describe it and ‘pleasing’ would as well, due to the warming colour scheme of green, brown and maroon. Its dining area is so spacious that it could probably warrant its own postcode. Pubs claiming to be ‘Irish’ in this city have an iffy relationship with anything even remotely close to what can be seen as authentically Irish – Malones isn’t any different but it plays to the current aesthetic of the gastropub trend. For all its posturing, it’s a restaurant posing as a pub, not a pub with a restaurant.

Its modern British menu isn’t a revelation either; it’s the last ten years of British food in one tidy list. Cue the bread-and-butter puddings, fish and chips, and colcannon mash. Its saving grace is (no surprise) the boozing atmosphere. It’s a joint where pints (of Guinness, natch) will flow freely and late into the night. Boozehounds could do worse.

At the moment it needs a bit of living in: the walls are too pristine, the ceilings too perfect, the floor too shiny. However, the scuffs and smudges will come in time, courtesy of the steady stream of punters that flow from the central train station. Syazlynia Rahim

Other outlets are located at Sooka Sentral, The Curve and Pavilion KL.


Venue name: Malones KLCC
Address: Malones Irish Restaurant and Bar, Lot G48, Ground Floor, Suria CC
Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: Daily, 10am-12midnight

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A truly dreadful bar with some of the highest prices in KL (28.50 for a pint of Tiger and an eye watering 47rm for a Paulaner! You would be lucky to see any Irish sport here (football or rugby) as I don't think any of the staff would even be able to identify Ireland on a Map.

On a plus note. The bar snacks were good.