Jakarta is a huge metropolis that keeps growing in superficies but also in altitude, and when you rise above the ground floor, it is a totally different place. With its sparkling lights spreading as far as you can see, she can even make you fall in love with her again, or for the first time. Indonesia Expat has tracked down the best spots in town to dine with a view.
Skye at BCA Tower
Skye should be on everybody who lives or transits in Jakarta’s bucket list. Located on the 56th floor, the rooftop of BCA Tower near H.I. roundabout, it of course offers an amazing view of the city, but also a chill-out atmosphere and surprisingly good food. New chef Hamish Lindsay from New Zealand might have a little something to do about it as he took control of the kitchen a few months ago, making significant changes to the menu.
Special mention to a few signature dishes such as the double baked cheese soufflé with heirloom tomato, olive salsa and basil and the beef and foie gras carpaccio with parmesan mousse, rocket salad, truffle oil, crispy capers and black pepper tuile. The homemade pan-fried potato gnocchi with gorgonzola cheese is just succulently tasty and the beef Angus tenderloin cooked to perfection. You must try the chocolate soufflé for desert. The wine list is not bad, although the ‘by the glass’ choices doesn’t do justice to the dishes. If you still have energy after dinner, the outdoor bar area is the perfect spot to finish the night under the stars. Perfect for a night out with friends.