The Grand Opening of The BAR°N at CITTA Mall, Ara Damansara

Around late January, I was invited to the grand opening of The BAR°N at CITTA Mall. If you are working or staying in the vicinity of Ara Damansara, you now have a refreshing new spot to hang out, wine and dine in an amiable setting. Thanks to the opening of The BAR°N in CITTA Mall which is the eatery’s fourth outlet, whereby the first three outlets are located at Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

Ms. Candice Lee with Barnabus the horse at the grand opening of The BAR°N

Staying true to The BAR°N culture of delivering unique experiences and offerings to guests, this latest outlet was officiated in atypical fashion – by a horse. More particularly Barnabus the horse, relating back to the outlet’s overarching theme. This was a refreshing change to other launches that I have seen, and I even got to have a picture taken with the horse.

Walter Vijay

The grand opening event was hosted by Walter Vijay, who is a well known horse racing commentator at the Selangor Turf Club. Walter is best known for his phrase “who’s gunna get it” which he uses often to describe a close finish.

Ms. Candice Lee, one of The BAR°N’s founders

According to Ms. Candice Lee, one of The BAR°N’s founders, “As customers become more discerning, we realized that the industry has to cater to the changing needs and demands of consumer behaviour and lifestyle. The BAR°N is the answer to this growing demand.”

“Our success story lies in the elements that make up our unique culture and offering. It’s about creating that WOW experience, not only for our guests but also for our employees, our business partners and just about everyone we come into contact with. It’s about building relationships that go beyond business but treating our relationships like family. It’s about teamwork; about working hard and playing hard.” 

I, too did not want to miss out the opportunity to snap a picture with the handsome Barnabus the horse

“As you can see from the makeup of today’s event – we’re not your run-of-the-mill F&B outlet. We like to do things differently. But more than just “horsing” around, what we do here at The BAR°N is all about developing that culture which ultimately creates that unique offering to our guests,” she added. 

Andrew Netto, our very own local stand-up comedian at the stage entertaining the guest at the event

The BAR°N prides itself in allowing guests to bask in the establishment’s seductive ambience. Its surroundings are modern, chic and alluring, appealing to diners and discerning social bugs who simply enjoy stunning flavours, unique dishes and amazing drinks. I couldn't agree more on their wide range of wine selections to suit every customer's taste and also they do offer variety of great food which I had the chance to sample at the event. My personal favorite were the Crispy Pork Belly and Nolan Tomahawk.

Rack of Lamb (L) and Crispy Pork Belly (R)

Chocolate Volcano (L) and Bak Kut The (R)

Portabello Mushroom & Bacon (L) and Kansas City Pork Ribs (R)

Nolan Tomahawk (L) and Chargrilled Margo (R)

The BAR°N Citta Mall
Lot No. G-07, G-08, G-09,
Ground Floor Citta Mall,
No. 1, Jalan PJU 1A/48 PJU, 47301

Opening hours: 11am until 1am (daily)
Reservation and enquiries:
Tel: 03–7859 7998
Ms. Anna Tatarnikova, The BAR°N’s Restaurant Manager at 016–660 6292

.: Peace Out :.


  1. Ara D'sara is nearby my area. Food looks really good. Will check this place out one of these days.

  2. @Merryn: I am sure you and your husband will like that place! :D

  3. Food looks really good! Did you get to ride the horse?

  4. @Suituapui: Yes indeed. I didn't ride on the horse, it's a race horse so best to not stress him out.


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