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Eastern Promise: Three Decades of Dining and Entertainment

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Eastern Promise in Kemang, South Jakarta has long been a fixture in the city’s F&B and entertainment industry. The pub’s history dates back to 1989, when it was opened by British businessman Carl Girlchrist. In April 2006, Eastern Promise - or EP, as it is more commonly known - was acquired by the owners of BuGils Café. 

The Eastern promise cuisine that become a heritage menu since its opening in 1989. Phot courtesy of Eastern Promise/NOW!JAKARA

The new management successfully revived the bar’s good old days. Thanks to friendly managers, loyal chefs and waitresses – some of whom have worked for the pub for more than 15 years and will not forget your name after your first visit – the pub has assembled a strong base of regular patrons, comprising a healthy share of expatriates and urban-minded Indonesians that form a close-knit community and now identify EP as their second home.

EP is a traditional English-style pub that has maintained an established reputation as a prime destination for dining and nightlife denizens for many years. Its menu offers a great selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and a tasteful range of British Indian dishes as well as all-time pub favourites.

The  classic interior of Eastern Promise. Phot courtesy of Eastern Promise/NOW!JAKARA

The venue features a restaurant, a bar, a sports & function room and an alfresco drinking area. EP regularly hosts sports viewing for major games as well as a variety of other events, such as the monthly pub quiz, ladies night, Pantai Kemang ‘beach’ parties, Cooking for Charity and the famous Pressure Hour.


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