Melaka city of Malaysia is a hotspot for tourists. Travellers, wanderers, and vacationers visit this city from every part of the world. Its culture, heritage sites, traditional architecture, and food always fascinate the visitors. Trying Melakan food or the fusion of many tastes is also a recommended things to do in Malacca. Amongst many eateries, Bistro Year 1673 has its own place in Melaka.
Bistro Year 1673
Bistro Year 1673, no, it is not that old, but the place does exude an old school charm with the antique furnishing and open-air courtyard area. The restaurant is strategically located on the infamous Jonker Street. The bistro offers great western food in Melaka, in a traditional Malay environment with light music and cultural entertainment in the evenings.
Housed in an old two-storey Dutch heritage building dating back to 1673, the place was opened in November 2010. The architecture takes cues from the colonial and pre-war china architecture. The building is well managed and is also regarded as the oldest building on Jonker Street Melaka.
The space is aesthetically designed to offer comfort and sheer calm ambience. Bistro Year 1673 is divided into two sections; the indoor dining area and the alfresco dining. With antique wooden furnishing having detailed carvings produce a vintage look. Upstairs leads to the living room area with plush sofas where diners can enjoy their meal with an elevated view of the busy street.
If you want to enjoy breezy nights, then unwind your favorite pint at the alfresco dining area and enjoy a lighthearted meal at Bistro Year 1673. A narrow and shaded alleyway that opens on the courtyard is often packed with tired vacationers who come here after a long day of Jonker Street exploration.
The seating areas in the bistro are quiet spacious but still leaves room for travellers to strike a conversation with each other. Such environments results in a friendly and chatty ambience for tourists. Enjoy your dinner with the live band performances every night at the bistro 20:00 onwards and post about your experience or check-in with their free Wi-Fi.
The Bistro is known for its delectable western cuisine, but they serve lip-smacking Chinese, Peranakan, and local delicacies. They cater both the modern and traditional tastes. Order pizza, spaghetti, or lamb shank, rib-eye steak, or go for their beef tenderloin and tiramisu. They have wide range of beer and cocktails to entice your dining experience. Try to pair your tipple with a side of Lychee Prawns i.e. golden crispy rolls stuffed with prawns into the lychee fruit pockets.
If you want to experience a great food with antique furnishing, open-air courtyard with an environment that executes an old school charm, then Bistro Year 1673 is the place to visit in Melaka. It is also one of the romantic restaurants in Melaka for couples.
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Address: 18, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-288 1673
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