Garden Lifestyle Store and Cafe - A Romantic Place for Valentine's Day

Whether you are looking for a great place for tea and scones in the afternoon, or a romantic lunch or dinner with your loved ones, this Garden Lifesyle Store and Cafe is a place you would like to visit at least once in your life, whether you are living in Kuala Lumpur or visiting the place.

I was looking for Seoul Garden Restaurant, when I accidentally stepped into this gorgeous cafe called the Garden Lifestyle Store & Cafe in the new wing of Lower Ground floor at One Utama shopping mall in Petaling Jaya. I was instantly marvelled by its interior decoration.

The decoration is so fine with wrought iron gates, hanging basket and small potted plants. Wooden panels are painted white and archways are adorned with bright green leaves and white flowers. The set up makes you feel like you are entering a cottage garden. As we entered the restaurant, we were greeted with a vast array of greens interspersed with beautiful flowers. I was simply enchanted by this restaurants that greet diners with the welcoming embrace of charm and all-things-pretty surroundings.

Garden Cafe at One Utama
Garden Cafe at One Utama | Source
Garden Cafe at The Curve
Garden Cafe at The Curve | Source

A white grand piano is the signature of this restaurant interior design. Being a music lover, the grand piano attracts me instantly. Garden Lifestyle Store and Cafe was an instant success in One Utama shopping mall. Following that, another branch of this restaurant was opened in a nearby mall, The Curve. Another branch has also emerged in Sunway Pyramid Mall, and Mid Valley Megamall. All of them come with white grand pianos, except the branch in Sunway Pyramid which comes with glittering silver white grand piano. The interior design of all the restaurants are very smiliar. However, each restaurant has its own unique design and layout, as well as differences in decorative items. The branch at The Curve shopping mall is the only one with outdoor set up, which I find most impressive. So, if you like one of them, you should go and check out the rest.

In the evening, a pianist will play some music pleasing to the ear while you dine with your loved ones. Undoubtedly, It is a great place to impress your girl friend and enlighten her with a romantic dinner.

Curry Laksa
Curry Laksa

The restaurant serves both local (Asian) and international cuisine. The local (Asian) served includes Thai Green Chicken Curry, the signature Mee Mamak, Seafood Noodles, Chicken Paprik and Tandoori Pita. I have tried the cod fish steak, spaghetti, nasi lemak, mee mamak, fried rice and curry noodles, and find that the local dishes tasted much better than the international dishes. The price for local dishes ranges from RM12.90 to RM17.90.


Fried Rice
Fried Rice

Topped with egg york, the chef recommended fried rice was really tasty.  

Spaghetti
Spaghetti

If you are a spaghetti-lover, Garden Lifestyle Cafe offer six variety of spaghetti dishes with different sauces. This includes the classic Italian Spaghetti Marinara with prawns, clams, half shell mussels, in a tomato & basil sauce, and the creamy Spaghetti Carbonara with cream, onion, beef bacon & mushrooms.

Flower Tea
Flower Tea
Black Tea
Black Tea

If you are thinking of spending an afternoon chatting with friends, consider the afternoon tea time buffet at this restaurant. They often have promotional price from 3pm to 6pm. Just pick anything from the beautiful selection of cakes, pastries and tarts and an exquisite cup of tea that comes with teapot set.

If you like coffee, the coffee selection here is quite good. I have tried the cappucino, and it tasted so good that I ordered a second cup.

If you are looking for caffeine free drinks, they offer various selection of flower and fruit tea such as lavender tea, pink rose tea, mixed fruit tea and so on. They come in teapot with candle at the bottom to keep the tea warm and fragrant.

Lemon Zest
Lemon Zest

A delightful meal is not perfect without ending with dessert. I was impressed at the creative presentation of the sorbets, served in the skin of each fruit. I opted for the refreshing Lemon Zest. It was sensational !

Grean Heaven and Exotic Charlotte Cakes
Grean Heaven and Exotic Charlotte Cakes
Cappucino
Cappucino

If you like cakes, they also have scrumptious cakes as follows :

1) Exotic Charlotte (with Pineapple and Mango)

2) Green Heaven (Green Tea with Red Bean)

3) Harmony (Hazelnut Mix Orange)

4) British Delights (Cheese and Strawberry Puree)

5) Chestnut Bavarian

6) Carot Paradise

I tried the Green Heaven, it was not too sweet. Topped with sweet red bean that added some sweetness to it, it's a healthy yet satisfying choice indeed. It went great with a cup of cappucino. The Exotic Charlotte was really delicious too with scumptious pineapple and mango within the creamy cake.

The price for each cake is RM8.90.   

Generally, Garden cafe offers excellent ambiance and services with mediocre food. The food can be further improve with better taste and fresher ingredients. Nevertheless,the restaurant is the perfect place for a date and a fun place for a crowd celebrating special occasions.

Garden Lifestyle Store & Cafe The Curve,
G41, 6 Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara
Petaling Jaya, Selangor 47800
Tel: +603 7724 2469

Garden Lifestyle Store and Cafe
LG-308C, Lower Ground Floor,
One Utama Shopping Center
Tel: +603-77286441

Garden Lifestyle Store and Cafe
F1.AV.135, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall.

Garden Lifestyle Store and Cafe
Lot F-001, First Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.


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Ingenira 4 years ago Author

Thank you, jamterrell.


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jamterrell 5 years ago

Wow, very nice idea, I love it.


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Ingenira 5 years ago Author

Tony, you should really consider travelling to Malaysia one day. Many South Africans like it here.


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Ingenira 5 years ago Author

Yes, KenWu. Bring your wife there and she maybe impressed.


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Ingenira 5 years ago Author

Thanks, telltale. Perhaps you can give a good food critic to this restaurant after paying it a visit. :)


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tonymac04 5 years ago from South Africa

Looks like a super place! Wish I could visit.

Love and peace

Tony


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KenWu 5 years ago from Malaysia

Should have find some time to at least visit one of the branches. They really look nice.


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telltale 5 years ago

I have been to this restaurant. At first, I thought it was oddly placed in a Mall and so close to the escalator. I don't know how to appreciate the concept with a store, but then again, maybe I am of the older generation. Agree with you it's a good place for an afternoon chat. Good hub reflecting and description of the place.


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Ingenira 5 years ago Author

Thanks, Melinda. Appreciate your comment.


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msorensson 5 years ago

Great review for a restaurant. I will remember it if I am ever at Selangor. It reminds me of Keos in Honolulu. Thank you, Ingenira.

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