Fine Dining Restaurants In Ipoh

Fine dining in Ipoh may not be the reason you visit but it’s as good of a reason as any. You’d be surprised how many establishments here offer food by chefs that are a master of their craft!

Many of these restaurants combine Ipoh’s unique environment with class, creating an unforgettable experience. You’d never want to leave Ipoh after trying some of these spots!

The ex-tin mining town is definitely a foodie spot through and through, with fine dining cuisine from all over the world. So, take a break from the local stalls and hit up some of these fine dining ones!

9 Best Fine Dining Restaurants In Ipoh

1. Jeff’s Cellar

This unusual restaurant sits inside a 260-million-year-old ‘living’ limestone cave – one of the many limestone caves you can visit in Ipoh actually.

The cave is splendidly lit with warm lighting to make you feel as if you’ve stepped into a whole other world.

Unique Interior Of Jeff’s Cellar
Unique Interior Of Jeff’s Cellar – Photo credits to thebanjaranhotsprings (Instagram)

Aside from its ambiance, Jeff’s cellar does its name justice with its in-house cellar you can take tours of. From organic to rarer finds, they have a wine ready to suit everyone’s tastes.

Beautifully Lit Limestone Cave Walls At Jeff_s Cellar
Beautifully Lit Limestone Cave Walls At Jeff_s Cellar – Photo credits to nana_jen (Instagram)

And other than their spellbinding wines, Jeff’s Cellar regularly rotates their menu (Degustation), courtesy of the esteemed Chef Boon.

Steak At Jeff’s Cellar
Steak At Jeff’s Cellar – Photo credits to miss.getabout (Instagram)

Meals are farm fresh and curated with excellence.

Note: They abide by Banjaran’s child policy and only accommodate adults and guests 12 years of age and above.

If you stop by, you have to try their phenomenal Chairman’s Favourite five-course Degustation menu. Inspired by Sunway’s very own chairman the menu features:

  • Almost Raw – Pan Seared Scallops
  • Fois Gras
  • The Banfi Experience – A Bread Course
  • Lobster Bisque
  • Cod Fish
  • Black Angus Beef Tenderloin
  • Melt
  • Cuisine: International
  • Dress Code: Dress to Impress
  • Reservations: Required
  • Address: 1, Persiaran Lagoon, Sunway 3, 31150 Ipoh, Perak
  • Opening Hours: Daily from 6pm to 8pm
  • Contact: +605-210 7777
  • Link: Facebook, Website

2. Indulgence Restaurant & Living

Since 1996, Indulgence Restaurant & Living has had a long history of serving up delicious treats. Before moving to their current location, they were a humble shop lot serving cakes and coffee.

Grand Exterior Of Indulgence Restaurant _ Living
Grand Exterior Of Indulgence Restaurant _ Living – Photo credits to Rociteoh (Instagram)

Now, converted from an old bungalow, Indulgence Restaurant & Living promises a more casual fine dining experience.

Although their wine selection is limited, they make up for it with their diverse food menu. From Pizza to Beef Wellington to Wagyu burgers, this restaurant has you covered.

Fine Dining At Indulgence Restaurant In Ipoh
Fine Dining At Indulgence Restaurant In Ipoh – Photo credits to Indulgence Restaurant _ Living (Facebook)

Additionally, you don’t have to worry about spending half your mealtime finding a parking space as this restaurant has ample car park slots.

Another interesting aspect of this restaurant is that it also doubles as a luxurious inn. It has 7 rooms all decorated differently according to their designated themes. 

Furthermore, you can book the whole place out for a private dine-in!

Note: Daily Value Set Meals from 11:30am to 7:30pm

If you visit this historic landmark, you should try their:

  • Lamb Loin
  • Seafood Pasta
  • Chocolate Lava Cake
  • Tiramisu
  • Cuisine: European and Western Fusion
  • Dress Code: No specific dress code required
  • Reservations: Required
  • Address: 14, Jalan Raja Dihilir, 30350 Ipoh, Perak
  • Opening Hours: Wed – Sat from 10am to 10pm, Sundays from 9am to 10pm (Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)
  • Contact: +605-255 7051
  • Link: Facebook

3. The Limestone’s Restaurant

The Limestone’s Restaurant is unfortunately not in a cave, as its name implies. But instead, sits in the impeccable Regalodge Hotel.

This fine dining establishment is perfect for celebrations as you can ask them to switch up their modern interior to anything your heart desires.

Interior Of The Limestone’s Restaurant
Interior Of The Limestone’s Restaurant – Photo credits to The Limestone’s Restaurant (Facebook)

You’ll like the clean and quiet environment with friendly servers that are quick to respond to any of your concerns.

An added bonus is this restaurant is Halal certified. With smooth jazz playing in the background, this restaurant will have you feeling so comfortable you might have to check into the hotel!

Stunning Food Presentation At The Limestone’s Restaurant
Stunning Food Presentation At The Limestone’s Restaurant – Photo credits to Shinilola (Instagram)

Note: If you are staying at the Regalodge Hotel when visiting this restaurant, don’t forget to claim your complementary titbits!

Don’t forget to try these scrumptious meals while you visit:

  • Hawaiian Chicken Chop
  • Lamb Panini
  • Seafood Paella
  • Cuisine: Local, Western, European
  • Dress Code: No specific dress code stated
  • Reservations: Not required
  • Address: 131, Jalan Raja Ekram, 31350 Ipoh, Perak
  • Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 10:30am, 12pm to 4:30pm, and again from 5:30pm to 8pm
  • Contact: +605-242 3241
  • Link: Facebook

4. Maiale Japanese Style Italian Restaurant

Sitting in an old colonial-style shop lot, this establishment is simple but cozy on the inside and more traditional on the outside.

The Front Of Maiale Japanese Style Italian Restaurant
The Front Of Maiale Japanese Style Italian Restaurant – Photo credits to chienyinkho (Instagram)

Bear in mind there is limited sitting on the premises, but the ambiance is quiet and peaceful. And even though their premises are small, they have a space for private dinners.

The private space accommodates up to 8 attendees and is perfect for a quiet celebration.

As for the menu, this Ipoh fine dining restaurant features Italian cooking with a Japanese twist as it’s cooked by its Japanese chef, Chef Sato.

Food At Maiale Japanese Style Italian Restaurant
Food At Maiale Japanese Style Italian Restaurant – Photo credits to chienyinkho (Instagram)

Although their plating is minimal and unassuming, their food is as good as other high-end fine dining establishments, possibly even better.

This is a spot that may be a little difficult to find as it is on a quiet street adjacent to Jalan Lau Ek Ching. However, once you do find it you won’t be disappointed by what’s inside!

Seafood Dish By Maiale Japanese Style Italian Restaurant
Seafood Dish By Maiale Japanese Style Italian Restaurant – Photo credits to maialejapaneseitalian (Instagram)

Note: They only offer a 3-course meal, with limited options for appetizers

If you do happen here, you should try their:

  • Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder
  • Pan-Fried Sakura Pork Loin
  • Yuzu Sorbet
  • Tiramisu

5. Opëam

With its chic interior and romantic atmosphere, Opëam is the ideal location for a date night in Ipoh. And no date night is complete without a lovely bottle of wine which Opëam has heaps of.

Exterior Of Opëam
Exterior Of Opëam – Photo credits to @travelswithsun

If wine doesn’t tickle your fancy, they concoct all sorts of lovely cocktails with artistry. Their impressive drink menu is one of the best things about Opëam.

The other highlight is their “Skinny Pizza’s”. The pizzas here are thin, crunchy, crispy, and topped with quality ingredients.

You can opt for a half and half pizza too – we got the smoked duck and beef pepperoni and both had their own flavors (and were equally yummy).

Thin Crust Pizza And Iberico Pork Chop By Opëam
Thin Crust Pizza And Iberico Pork Chop By Opëam – Photo credits to @travelswithsun

Other than the astounding food, the servers here are friendly and accommodating so you can enjoy your night worry-free.

However, finding this establishment and parking your car may be a little tricky as it doesn’t have parking for guests, and is tucked in a residential area behind some shop lots.

Bar And Counter At Opëam
Bar And Counter At Opëam – Photo credits to @travelswithsun

Despite this, the dishes of Opëam (like the Truffle And Cheese Pizza) and these select few are worth that struggle:

  • Penne With Scallops and Prawns
  • Wagyu Steak Marble 6
  • Pineapple Daiquiri
  • Iberico Pork Chop
Wagyu Steak Marble 6 At Opëam
Wagyu Steak Marble 6 At Opëam – Photo credits to opeam.opeam (Instagram)

You can end your meal with style by ordering their delightful baked Alaska!

Baked Alaska At Opëam
Baked Alaska At Opëam – Photo credits to @travelswithsun

6. Tandoor Grill

Tandoor Grill stands out as one of the best Indian fine dining venues in Ipoh.

The food they cook up tastes as authentic as visiting India itself:

And includes a large assortment of naans, curries, and vegetarian options so there’s going to be something for everyone on this menu!

Authentic Indian Food At Tandoor Grill
Authentic Indian Food At Tandoor Grill – Photo credits to Tandoorgrillmalaysia (Instagram)

Furthermore, the whole ambiance makes you feel as if you’re in India and not just simply enjoying one of the best fine dining Ipoh has to offer.

The clean sleek interior has nods to Indian architecture and is as exquisite as the food.

Tandoor Grill Interior
Tandoor Grill Interior – Photo credits to Tandoorgrillmalaysia (Instagram)

Parking here is no problem at all either as they have ample space available on the grounds of the premises. Despite being incredibly busy, the staff here are friendly and provide excellent service.

Note: Their food is rich with creams and can be very spicy

Some things to try for the full Southeast Asian Experience:

  • Sizzling Tandoori Chicken
  • Mutton Shahi Korma
  • Cheese Naan
  • Butter Chicken
  • Almond Kulfi (Indian Ice Cream)
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Dress Code: No specific dress code required
  • Reservations: Not required
  • Address: 9, Jalan Chin Choon Sam, 30450 Ipoh, Perak
  • Opening Hours: Daily from 11:30am to 3pm, and again from 6pm to 10:30pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
  • Contact: +605-255 5995
  • Link: Facebook

7. Atapas

In an old colonial building with a lush lawn, this venue unites the old and the new:

Atmosphere At Atapas
Atmosphere At Atapas – Photo credits to livian29 (Instagram)

From nitro-infused curds to spit-roasted meats, this fine dining experience is more of an adventure than a meal. And does not disappoint with the large portions and exemplary service.

And for those of us who like to let our cameras eat before we do, their plating is well-executed and beautiful. This fine-dining spot is a marvel for meat lovers too.

Fine Dining At Atapas
Fine Dining At Atapas – Photo credits to julietcyc (Instagram)

Their specialty meat dishes are a work of art especially because they pair it perfectly with one of their numerous bottles of wine.

Moreover, if you’re one for enjoying some light entertainment with your meal, this establishment offers private rooms with personal karaoke systems!

Note: You may want to check in with them on what they have available as they sometimes have specialty menus

You have to try these delicious meals if you stop by:

  • Spit roasted lamb
  • Steak
  • Nitro infused deserts

8. Having’s

This small but mighty restaurant is one of the best French fine dining venues in Ipoh. It is run by a husband-and-wife power duo.

Having’s - Place
Having’s – Photo credits to cat_chong(Instagram)

The husband and head chef, Romain Havard ensures that Having’s meals are nothing short of amazing while his wife manages the restaurant and provides incredible service.

Chef Preparing A 6 Course Meal
Chef Preparing A 6 Course Meal – Photo credits to havings_ipoh (Instagram)

With decently sized portions (for fine dining standards) and a sultry ambiance, this eatery may become your favorite date night spot.

Meals use fresh ingredients and are decently priced for authentic French cuisine.

Their menu may be limited but these meals and others are of the utmost quality:

  • Duck Liver Parfait, Red Onion Chutney, Brioche
  • Lamb Cutlets, Onion Puree, Buttery Mash, Rosemary Jus
  • Roasted Duck Breast, Orange Sauce, Sauteed Potatoes
Having’s
Having’s – Photo credits to feliciagrace91(Instagram)

It also has plenty of parking slots and is close to other wine bars, so you have some options on where to head to after your meal.

This is convenient since Having’s doesn’t have its own wine selection. That said, you are free to bring your own bottles for a corkage.

Herb-Crusted Lamb Rack Served With Ratatouille And Homemade Crisps
Herb-Crusted Lamb Rack Served With Ratatouille And Homemade Crisps – Photo credits to havings_ipoh (Instagram)

9. The Pomelo

Overlooking Banjaran’s geothermal hot springs, this eatery is a magical garden escape. The staff here is as pleasant as the food, making the whole experience all the more enchanting and unforgettable.

Scenery At The Pomelo
Scenery At The Pomelo – Photo credits to jomkitamy (Instagram)

Much like its counterpart Jeff’s Cellar, The Pomelo is overseen by the incredible Chef Boon.

And despite The Pomelo having an entirely different concept to Jeff’s Cellar, meals that come out if are of the highest quality.

The Pomelo makes use of their forest surroundings by having an onsite vegetable plot where some ingredients are obtained.

Moreover, the menu is not restricted to just one cuisine so you can travel all over the world from dish to dish. There are western and local dishes, all created with the utmost attention.

Fine Dining At The Pomelo Restaurant
Fine Dining At The Pomelo Restaurant – Photo credits to The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat (Facebook)

Dining at The Pomelo is an amazing experience and makes for a delightful lunch after a night at Jeff’s Cellar.

So if you happen on this 5 star hotel in Sunway City area of Ipoh, you have to try their:

  • Malaysian Oxtail Soup
  • Wild Mushroom soup
  • Black Angus Beef Burger
  • Seabass Acqua Pacca

Note: They abide by Banjaran’s child policy and only accommodate adults and guests 12 years of age and above

Conclusion

Fine dining in Ipoh is made unique by the scenery but also by the variety of different cuisine.

Each cuisine is crafted by a team of amazing people that go above and beyond to get it right.

From hawker stalls to candle-lit dinners we’re sure you won’t be disappointed by your choices in this foodie town.  So, if you want to celebrate a special occasion or your last night in Ipoh in style, you can’t leave without trying at least one of these spots out!

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