It all began from Chef Chris Moes’ own dream of opening up his own Dutch restaurant in Jakarta. Hailing from the Netherlands himself, Chef Chris wanted to showcase his home food in the city, with, of course, a few adjustments to suit Indonesian tastes. What then started as a Dutch concept became a great venue that incorporates homemade comfort food with a twist of entertainment that caters to Jakarta society very well.
The Dutch prides themselves in serving homemade food. Many of the sausages served at the restaurant are made in-house, marrying various types of meat with carrots and spices, with combinations commonly found in Dutch sausages back in the Netherlands. Other foods that are proudly made within the restaurant include smoked salmon, cold cuts, pickles and sauces.
As part of the Union Group, The Dutch smartly pairs its comfort food with signature alcoholic beverages. The restaurant prides itself in its selection of beer on tap, including the rarely found imported Guinness beer (other Guinness served in Indonesia tends to be locally made). The cocktail options are also vast, including the Americano that is also available on tap!
Located in SCBD, The Dutch is strategically positioned to serve mixed types of customers. You can find a variety of people within the restaurant, from young hustle and bustle yuppies to businessmen. The events held at the restaurant also cater perfectly to the various markets that it serves. For instance, my personal favorite Live at The Dutch biweekly event, where Jakarta’s known performers like Mike’s Apartment and Imela Kei perform live on Wednesdays and Fridays, is always a great way to unwind and sing your favorite tunes with the younger Jakarta crowd. There is also the occasional chef’s table for avid foodies, where Chef Chris personally serves food to a select number of customers by the restaurant’s open kitchen bar. Further, The Dutch also offers happy hour from Mondays through Saturdays from 2 pm to 8 pm, as well as Sundays, with special deals on its imported Guinness on tap.
To top it all off, with an open kitchen and cozy atmosphere, the restaurant’s venue is highly inviting. Lots of natural light comes in, which is also great for those who love to take Instagram #foodporn pictures. The incorporation of lots of wood on its walls and interior features provides that bar feeling, with a modern twist.
18 Parc SCBD, Tower E
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman
T: +62 21 5152828