FINDING a restaurant that caters to different tastes and dietary needs is not an easy task.
But Nutz N Boltz restaurant owner Ad Lincoln Wilson’s aim to have a casual dining venue for different palates makes the search a lot easier.
The Asian Western fusion menu features 100 dishes for diners of all ages, including vegetarian options as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Just like its namesake, the restaurant is a place for people to connect just like nuts and bolts.
“The restaurant’s name signifies the interconnection between people, be it friends or family.
“A family that eats together, stays together,” he said, adding that the restaurant is also pet-friendly.
With 25 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, he believes no particular type of customer should be left out.
“Sometimes when people eat out, they leave their young children or elderly parents at home, thinking that the eatery might not be suitable for them.
“That is why we want to provide something for everyone,” he said, adding that his customers comprise parents and young children and their pets, especially during the weekends.
Following its success of the first branch in Puchong, he ventured on to open another branch in Desa Park City and plans to launch a franchise for Nutz N Boltz in the second half of this year.
The restaurant in Desa Park City, he said, was a safe environment for children to play.
“When parents are dining, we have a play corner for their children to keep them occupied,” he said, adding that he was also involved in the restaurant’s design.
The “garage” concept decor features recycled materials such as pallets, pipes and barrels.
While waiting for our food to arrive, we quenched our thirst with the refreshing Apple Mint Cooler (RM18). The mix of lime, asam boi syrup, apple juice and mint leaves provided just the right amount of sweet and sour flavours.
The Channa Tikka Salad (RM21) is the owner’s own creation, made using spinach, chickpeas, cashew nuts, feta cheese, chicken tikka and mango chutney with a hint of mint. The ingredients used created a harmonious blend of tastes and textures.
“It is just a salad, but it can be a meal by itself,” he said.
The Satay Mix Pizza (RM26), topped with beef and chicken satay, peanut sauce and cucumber, provides a Malaysian twist to the Italian staple. This is good if you want to try something other than usual styles of pizza.
I rarely go for mutton or lamb because of the gamey and tough texture. However, the version here was tender and devoid of gaminess.
One great sharing dish is the Mutton Masala Pizza (RM30).
The flavourful Devilled Curry Mutton Fried Rice (RM27) had us going for seconds and thirds.
Sizzling Lamb Rack (RM49) is prepared Asian-style, and the tender meat was easy to slice through.
Lamb Shank Madrasi (RM39) is cooked with curry, yoghurt, and masala spices served with pulao rice. The curry was perfect for someone like me who has a low threshold for spiciness.
“Lamb shank is usually done Western style, but we decided to go with Indian spices,” he said.
The Mutton Soup (RM20), served with chilli garlic bread, is comfort food that hits the spot.
The Apricot Glazed Salmon (RM40) is popular among customers and it was no wonder why; the salsa complements the pan-fried salmon glazed with homemade apricot sauce.
Another seafood option is the Fish Burger (RM26) made using homemade sea bass patty.
“We use barramundi for better quality. My children eat here every weekend and as such, it should be a safe and fun environment for all my customers,” he said.
As a dessert lover, I thoroughly enjoyed the chocolate brownie and homemade tiramisu (each RM19).
The sago gula melaka (RM25) may be a simple dessert but the shot of Baileys gave it an enhanced appeal.
The restaurant can fit up to 200 diners, and is also a venue for events.
NUTZ N BOLTZ, Desa Park City, Plaza Arkadia, Gurney Block, G18, Jalan Residen, Medan Residen, Desa Parkcity, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 012-316 1143). Business hours: Noon to 1am (Sunday to Thursday), Noon to 2am (Friday and Saturday). Pork-free.
This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.