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. Photo 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. Photo 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.

Eastern Promise

Jl. Kemang Raya No.5
South Jakarta 12720
Phone: +62 21 7179 0151
IG: @epkemang

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