One of the city’s few Malaysian restaurants, Roti Place has a slick fit-out that pays homage to the Southeast Asian country’s beautiful old teahouses.
The light-filled heritage-listed space – once the George Weston and Sons workshop – is a modern twist on the teahouses you’d find hidden in laneways in the old towns of Malaysia. Patterned black and white tiles line the floor, complementing the mustard-coloured lounge seating that runs the length of the 96-seater restaurant.
As for food, the star of the show is the flaky, round flatbread of the restaurant’s name. The savoury roti canai, served either on its own or with chicken curry or beef rendang, is most popular. But there are sweet options, including roti topped with Nutella. There are also four signature spanner crab dishes available every night for dinner and all day on weekends, with the crustaceans sourced fresh from the Gold Coast twice a week.
Roti Place is licensed and has a small selection of wines, beers and ciders.