This is not a complete review, yet, because Society Complex 1903 is still not 100% done. But I’ve seen a lot of people has already searching for this place on my traffic source, so I’ll tell you a little bit about this place from what I know so far.
I’ll definitely update this post in any time as soon as I get all of the information needed, okay? Promise 🙂
The place is right next to Historica Coffee & Pastry, another series of Society Complex. I went there last week with my friends to celebrate Vitri’s Birthday, and one of my fellow friend, Jojo is also one of the owner of Society Complex, so you might say I was so lucky to be there at that time to try some of their menus, for free.. 🙂 (BIG SMILE)
Well, the bad news is, it was dinner time, and honestly I really suck at using my camera especially when it comes to night.. I don’t understand how to set the camera setting manually.. So pardon me if the photos are really bad.. 🙁
(I will go back with better pictures later kay?) Second Promise 🙂
After you get to the main entrance, you will see there are two doors on the left and two doors on the right. The first two doors on the left is actually one big section of dining room with a lot of tables, it also connects to the outdoor section of the dining area. While the two doors on the right are two different VIP rooms
(I couldn’t take pictures at that time, because the place was packed with people, I didn’t want to bother their dinner time by being a creepy girl who took pictures of a place where a lot of people (strangers) having their meal)
And at the end of the hallway, there is a one huge room that was still empty. The waiter told me that this huge empty room will soon become their main dining hall with a stage for live band and a piano. Also from this hall, there will be a connecting way to the Poplar Lounge and Bar which also hasn’t opened yet
So.. This is our dining room (the second door on the right)
In our dining room, we got both toilet, one for men and one for women. I thought this is our VIP toilet, but it is not. In fact, this is the only toilet in 1903.. Because people were coming in and out of our dining room to get to the toilet too, haha..
It is big, spacious and clean, don’t worry. ^^
Now before we get to the food part, I want to really emphasize here that I am not a food blogger. It is true that I love to eat and I kept posting about food whenever I visited a restaurant or a cafe, but the truth is I don’t know much about food ingredients or even familiar with the flavour, so I can’t criticize much aside from saying it’s good or bad to my own personal taste.
So please take my opinion with a grain of salt, okay?
That night, we were stuffed with a lot of dishes. I didn’t get the menu book, I can’t really tell you the name of these foods and the price 🙁 but I can tell you about how it taste, in my personal opinion of course.
This was one of my favorite, because I always love beef roll, in whatever kind of form or stuffed. I usually love beef roll with enoki mushroom, but this one is really not bad at all (lovey!)
This was a shrimp spaghetti with pesto sauce. It tastes good. If I could give it a rate, ranging from 1 to 10 I’ll give it a 7.5.
The best menu of the night goes to this Lasagna! It was so delicious.. And I still can get myself to finish it even though I’ve already ate too much
This one is called Chicken Galantine. It’s a grilled chicken with a green stuffing inside. I have no idea what that is, but it’s not my favorite one. I do still enjoy eating it though.
Our next meal is a duck breast dish, with a sauce on the side and a little bit of a baby potatoes, asparagus, and capsicum. This has a really sweet & soury taste both in the sauce and in the duck itself. Again, not my favorite.
For the dessert, we were presented with this Choco Lava. It’s like a brownie in a round shaped, but when you cut into it, you’re supposed to get a gooey chocolate running down from the middle. This one tasted great, but sadly not everyone gets the ‘lava’ when they cut into it. Some of them are overcooked, but mine was fine.
If they gave us a scoop of vanilla ice cream, it would taste & look better in my opinion..
For the last dish that we had, it’s this strawberry cheese cake. I didn’t see any strawberries from the exterior of the cake like any other strawberry cheese cake, but there are bits and pieces of a diced strawberries inside.
I couldn’t finish this cake because I have already eaten too much I could explode anytime. But this one was not the strawberry cheese cake that I typically indulged.
Sitting (left to right) : Me, Astrid, Vitri, Selwyn, Wisnu, Anthony
Final Thoughts :
I feel like 1903 is more of a semi fine dining restaurant at the moment. The service was good, but I think it will be better if there’s one waiter in a room on standby so that we won’t have to go out to call them. And speed up your cooking time please ^^
- SOCIETY COMPLEX
- Jl. Sumatera 40 Surabaya 60281
- Valet service : 10k
- SMOKING FREE (Indoor Area)
- Email : email@example.com
- instagram : @societycomplex