Vintry is an intimate restobar in Medan Damansara that offers excellent food, good service and over 1,200 labels of wine. Despite being popular this place flies under the radar for most visitors: it was originally supposed to be a simple wine outlet, but the kitchen’s offerings have made the place popular for its food.
It all looks very unassuming from the front: gazing through the wood and glass screen doors, Vintry resembles a New York City loft with warm lighting, bare brick walls, unpolished wooden floors, potted plants, bookshelves and wide, low-seating couches. But then you notice the racks of wine and cosy, intimate tables and you realise it is a wine bar…
The food is primarily a variety of tapas (appetizers) and includes some truly unforgettable pork dishes. We really like the caramelised roasted pork and deep fried pork strips, both of which are crispy, savoury and altogether memorable. But you should also sample the sweet, chewy and salty honey fried cheese – it goes extremely well with a glass of wine.
One of Vintry’s major selling points is the fact that its wines are very affordable because they are sold at retail shop prices, with no restaurant mark-ups. The incredible service will make you feel right at home and staff members are very knowledgeable about the restaurant’s vino selections. Just ask them and they will gladly guide you through the selection process for any occasion.
The perfect place for a date night or even for small groups of friends getting together, the atmosphere at Vintry is laidback and relaxed, and soft jazz music playing in the background makes it conducive to have conversations with your table mates.
Due to its restricted size Vintry can feel a little cramped but on days when the restaurant is not too packed the close quarters provide the place with an intimate feel that is part of its charm, making you want to take your time to enjoy dinner and stay for drinks long after.
Just down the road is another branch of Vintry – Ribs by Vintry, a restaurant that focuses more on Vintry’s food than wines. The ambiance is similar to Vintry’s but the décor is modern and casual with wooden tables and chairs for large groups.
The food served here is good for those looking for a hearty meal – the barbarian ribs are the best thing on the menu, with portions so big that you will almost definitely have to share.
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 01:00
- Address: 130, Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2094 8262