Marché Senayan

By Tibs

Marché Senayan restaurant is a venue that should not be taken seriously. It is a mix between a restaurant, a supermarket and Disneyland. The concept is to re-create an open-air market in Switzerland, where you can buy your food at a specific stall, and then eat it..

It is not a place to have a date or a business lunch, but if you have kids, they will love it. The designers did a really good job and they paid great attention to details. It's quite expensive (150k to 200k for a meal) and the food is average but worth knowing!
Update July 2011: Marché also open a branch in Grand Indonesia. Here is a picture:
Marché Senayan
Plaza Senayan Unit CP 500 5th Floor
Jl. Asia Afrika No.8
Jakarta, Indonesia, 10270

Phone: +62-21 - 5790 5856

Opening Hours:
Monday - Thursday:11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday:11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sunday:11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Marché is part of a chain, for more information check this website (in German and in English):

Update October 2010: The management of Marché sent me an email that I find interesting to post here because I may have been too subjective about it:

"Dear Blogger,

First of all I would like to thank you for even mentioning our restaurant concept (also it’s not all correct and therefore not so positive);

At least people will notice us and can make up there on mind.

We serve very healthy ,organic food and Fruit products, no preservatives, additives, or frozen products are used.

Everything is made from scratch every day fresh, show me one other restaurant who is doing that??

We also serve original homemade bread with no preservatives where the yeast /dough is resting for a minimum of 24 hours therefore keeping the taste and nutrition value intact before baking.

The only real French Baguette in whole Jakarta (which is not done with ready bread mix or other speed up processing like in hotels) you will find in our Restaurant, where we serve 10 different kind of breads and even do special orders for our Expat guest on request.

Therefore we are not expensive as you stated , also you can get food already starting at 12K up to 168K (not 150-200K as stated), of course if you are tempted and buy more items than your average check will increase as well.

We are very family friendly as you observed correctly, nevertheless we have private cabins/Hut’s which are separate, where we can hold any kind of venue/function for corporate presentation, Business lunch or others.

I’m also happy to mentioned that we had very successful Business lunch/dinner venues with letters of appreciation from UBS bank, Chevron, Mobil oil, Siemens Nixdorf, Nokia, herbal life, Citibank, OCBC, Schlumberger, and many others.

We also honored to have hosted the Ambassador Wine tasting events with the Excellences from Switzerland, USA, Canada, UAE, France, Slovakia, India, Paraguay just to name a few.

So we are more than just a kids friendly family venue, maybe you should give it another try to find out more about us!"

5 comments to '' Marché Senayan "

  1. Marche's food (at least the one I had at Plasa Senayan) is legendary and the price is definitely worth the enjoyment. You just won't regret it.


  2. When i miss France, I go in this market and I really enjoy.
    The atmosphere is great.

    I was with my parents 1 week ago for lunch and they enjoy too.

    Thanks for this blog!!!

  3. i thought this was a french restaurant , food is from a good quality its very fresh..... I love it

  4. I like this place,the Interior touch is unique enough...had a relax time there with a cup of hot tea and pizzas didnt cost me too much*still affordable* and the waiters're quite helpful and innitiative too...but i visited this place mostly in weekdays,it's not too crowded so pretty comfortable for me...(but i dont know abt weekend there) should try!

  5. Love the peppermint lemonade.. Currently cravin for it while im posting this.. I ordered the spaghetti which tasted cost me 95k for the spaghetti and lemonade.. Once marche had a lunch promo that it only cost me 55k for the same menu