I think it took ages for them to open and yes I have been waiting. Harrods Cafe @ KLCC is located on the Ground Floor next to the Isetan park entrance. The entrance looks a tad out of place compared to KLCC's steel exterior but it gives a great English Cafe vibe with a small alfresco dining with white picket fences surrounding the area.
photo of the outside entrance later today, it was dark out by the time I finished
The interior of Harrods Cafe is looks like the mini food hall at Harrods on 1st Floor. Neither strayed from the original design of the Harrods food hall at Knightsbridge, London. So you can expect a very 'Harrods' dining experience with the only difference being the more casual ambience at Harrods Cafe with the ease of walking in with a pair of shorts. lol
The things I like about the cafe is that most of the food is put in the food display, sandwiches, cakes, pastries and sorts making it easy or difficult for some to decide. They also serve hot food as well as breakfast. I wanted to go for breakfast when the opened yesterday but due to a change in plans, I went for tea instead. How very predictable!
The desserts looked so tempting sitting all pretty in the cake display. I settled for the English Trifle and Cherry Brownie. English Trifle in small containers makes it so much easier to serve especially for commercial purposes though I personally prefer it in a large bowl where I get to scoop it out myself and feel excited about it. I'm not going sugar coat things, I have issues with this trifle. Why in the world was the jelly a bright pink-red? I don't recall any berries having such a colour. So they decided to go with jelly with pink colouring instead of berry jam or puree. Couldn't they have at least made sure it didn't taste of strong food colouring? It happens with bright colours, how was this overlooked?? There was no fruit taste, not even a hint, nor was there a slight sugar taste, just colouring!! It ruined the taste of the whole trifle. Not that it was anything exceptional but the least they could have done was make it edible. For RM12, something should really be done with this English Trifle and tiny portion of it. A far cry from a traditional English Triffle.
Now, the Cherry Brownie served with Chocolate Ganache. Correction, meet the almost moist chocolate cake with a mild chocolate flavour. Even if it were a cake textured brownie, this one was too crumbly. The only thing cherry about it was the tiny quarter of a cherry right at the corner. For RM12 this one was edible if you're not particularly fussed about how a brownie is suppose to be like.
The only saving grace was the Salt Beef Sandwich with Harrods Farmhouse Pickle on Ciabatta served with Chunky Chips at RM25 (as stated in the menu). The beef was soft, succulent and flavourful. The portion is a normal sized one, alright for me but may not be enough if you like generous portions.
I'm not too sure if I will be trying any of the other desserts after the terrible experience with the trifle and brownie. But I am looking forward to trying some of the other sandwiches and perhaps breakfast.
Harrods Cafe KLCC
Opening hours: 8am-10pm