Dapur Malaysia Chapel Allerton reveals new terrace as it opens outdoors for food, drinks and bottomless brunch

Dapur Malaysia is set to open today (Friday), revealing it's brand new outdoor terrace area where diners can enjoy some traditional Malaysian culture.

By Immy Share
Friday, 16th April 2021, 11:45 am
A sneak peek of the new terrace at Dapur Malaysia in Chapel Allerton (photo: Dapur Malaysia)
A sneak peek of the new terrace at Dapur Malaysia in Chapel Allerton (photo: Dapur Malaysia)

The heated outdoor area of the family-run restaurant will cater for up to 30 customers at a time.

Fairy lights will surround the sheltered outdoor space, and there will be blankets on each chair to accommodate to the ever-changing British weather.

The team at Dapur will also be bringing back their Saturday brunch menu that includes any starter and main or main and dessert, along side bottomless drinks for 90 minutes.

Valerie Kolat and her husband (photo: Dapur Malaysia)

The menu provides an insight into Malaysian cooking which is a fusion of Malay, Chinese and Indian flavours.

Bookings are now being taken for the Chapel Allerton restaurant via the website - on a first come, first serve basis.

The terrace will be open every Thursday and Friday from 5.00pm, as well as on Saturdays from 12.00pm.

Owner Valerie Kolat said: “It’s been a pretty topsy turvy year and a bit.

"We’ve had to adapt so much to the changing landscape and it has been tough, especially as we’re so new to the restaurant space.

"However, we have managed to keep Malaysian food on people’s radar with our takeaway and ready meal services, which have both been a hit.

"The terrace will enable us to welcome old and new customers alike to Dapur Malaysia, providing delicious food in our lovely outdoor space.

"We’ve made lots of alterations to the terrace, making it a really great area for customers to have a full, and enjoyable, experience whilst dining with us.

"We’ve also created a BBQ area which will help us to add to our menu offering, and appeal to a wider range of customers, especially over the warmer, summer months."

Having lost both parents within six months of each other in 2011 and 2012, Valerie sought solace in cooking.

She fine-tuned her own mum's recipes, adapting them over time to reflect the food she loved as a child.

She opened the doors to Dapur Malaysia in 2019, just seven months before the first lockdown forced it to close.