Lyon at Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta offers sophisticated French cuisine in a relaxed brasserie setting, and invites Michelin-starred chefs, such as Richard Toix and Olivier Bellin, to cook at its kitchen every few months. On other days, savour the tasty cold cuts, beef tournedos or Lyonnaise. The hotel’s more casual Cinnamon restaurant features international and Asian cuisine in a modern space. Try the Indonesian-style oxtail soup or nasi goreng while watching the chefs cooking live in the open kitchen. In the old-money Menteng area, visit Tugu Kunstkring Paleis to delight in its grand Rijsttafel menu. Housed in a century-old building adorned with old pictures of Batavia, Kunstkring is pure spectacle. Or visit E&O in Jakarta’s embassy complex of Mega Kuningan, and take pleasure in straightforward Thai and Vietnamese fare created by the chef who has redefined Bali’s gastronomic scene, Will Meyrick.