City centre Malaysian diner with mammoth portions and an excellent vegetarian menu.
Rumours Kopitiam sits on a busy city centre corner, decorated in a no-frills fashion with functional tables and chairs and a few window seats. However, the high quality selection of Malaysian cuisine elevates it beyond its canteen aesthetic. The endless stream of delivery drivers demonstrate just how popular this eatery is with those after takeaway as well as a sit-down meal. Sweet corn croquettes are a stand-out starter, made with creamy mashed potato and breadcrumbs. There are lots of meat options on the main menu, but vegetarians have plenty of choice, too, including the ‘mock’ dishes such as Malaysian-style curry with tofu, aubergine, potato and beans. This can also be served with beef, the tender meat drenched in creamy sauce and a good kick of spice. As well as curry, there is a good selection of noodle and seafood dishes, including steamed sea bass in soy sauce and spring onion. Try a cup of Malaysian coffee, made with condensed milk, for a sugary treat at the end of your feed.
- Delivery: Deliveroo
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs
- Music on stereo: Mix of Chinese, Malaysian and UK pop music.
- Capacity: 40
- Largest group: 40
- Open since: 2008
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 3 (red, white, prosecco)
- House wine: £17 per bottle
- BYOB: £10 corkage