The sea off Gurney Drive is being reclaimed for development. During the last Tsunami in 2004, this part was badly hit but yet, another 2 years later, houses were built on the reclaimed land. This photo is taken from Food Loft, a new eating place in Gurney Plaza. The tag line is ‘The trendy & upscale international dining concept’. If you can ignore the huge, grey muddy patch, it is a nice view of the sea, blue skies, fluffy white clouds and the mainland.
Hahaha, this very curvaceous, naked, woman statue greets customers upon entering Foodloft. I don’t know about the management of Foodloft but if I operate a restaurant, I wouldn’t want my patrons to be reminded of a fat bum like that. Gosh, it screams ‘Don’t eat so much!’ Bad for business, eh?
Foodloft’s concept is very much like Marche in The Curves in Damansara. You are given a card and a table number. Take your card to the open kitchens and order what you like. The kitchen staffs will zap your card, go back to your table and wait for the food to be served. They gave my kids and I four cards. If a card is missing, they will charge RM100 per card.
Well, the ambience is good because of the cosy chairs and tables with corners and glass windows which stretch from ceiling to floor. A nice place to tÃƒÂªte-ÃƒÂ -tÃƒÂªte. There are Japanese, Italian, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese and other types of foods. Food is halal and the waiters and waitresses are a mix of races.
For the kind of place (Gurney Plaza is one of the more upmarket shopping mall) and ambience plus service, the food prices cannot be considered expensive. A plate of chicken charsiew rice is RM9.90, a plate of spaghetti carbonara is RM15.90, a slice of pizza is RM6.90, ice kacang RM5.90 and so on. But errm…taste wise, there is nothing that will make Penangites return and return. Above is my Vietnamese spring rolls. RM7.90 for two. I have other food photos but I am not going to put them ‘cos they don’t taste as good as my photos depict. Hahaha.
Foodloft is located on the 4th floor, one floor above Toys R Us. It lacked the upbeat ambience of those restaurants located on the ground floor where you can sit and watch people go by. But it provides the sea view.