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Surabaya is well-known for its tourist attractions, but it also has some amazing restaurants that are well respected by foodies across the country. So the next time you are in the eastern capital, check out these seven restaurants for some tasty food with hints of elegance.

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Opened in 2007, La Rucola is a very popular Mediterranean restaurant that specialises in using fresh ingredients daily. Its “CUCINA MEDITERRANEA AUTENTICA” menu is changed consistently to give the best results from whichever ingredients are fresh on the day.

The Consulate

Very few restaurants offer such luxurious indulgence as The Consulate. Housed in a Spanish architectural built in the year 1914 by a Portuguese Brazilian architect, this is the perfect place for a special evening or occasion. If you’re looking to enjoy the elegant menu, make sure to book ahead especially at the weekend.

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This is one of the most prominent French-fusion fine-dining restaurants in the city. Citrus Lee's simple exterior doesn’t do justice to the elegant interior that mimics its French-inspired cuisine. Faint lighting and dark table linen add to the luxurious décor and menu. Although the menu has many standout entries, the appetisers are particularly outstanding. 


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Offering a wide range of Western and Eastern cuisines this is a great place to relax with friends for lunch, or to enjoy something more refined in the evening. The ambience is very relaxed with small booths offering cosy privacy. Low-hanging lights give a European feel and add to the comfortable atmosphere.

Beatus Alfresco

Make sure to book ahead to enjoy the best possible experience at Beatus Alfresco. Even one day before may be needed as this is a very popular place and service can be stretched. Once there, you can enjoy amazing food and luxurious décor. Try the buttered crab in particular in order to scratch that seafood itch.

Bon Ami

A well-known and popular destination with many of locals in Surabaya, Bon Ami has many bakery sites across the city. However, the restaurant is a great place for the whole family with the décor and menu going a long way to make you feel right at home. The cuisine is freshly made, home-cooked Indonesian food with a slight Western touch and should not be missed if you are passing through the city.

Platinum Grill

Platinum Grill uses the best cuts to bring you a menu that is every meat-lover’s dream.  The open seating plans mean you have a nice feeling of privacy while you enjoy your meal. The green surroundings are lit with floor lights that set of a tropical feel to the décor that is more in touch with Bali than the busy city of Surabaya.

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