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Due to circumstances we have closed 1863 Surakarta Restaurant & Lounge earlier than planned on October 22, 2017.  Forever.

 We opened in November 2013; housed in a old colonial building with free parking on our forecourt and with a large secluded garden terrace at the back.  It was the perfect place for a relaxing drink, romantic rendezvous, business meeting, family dinner or private party.  With friendly attentive service, a homely atmosphere and a wide range of menu items made with fresh ingredients we were very popular and much (unsuccessfully) copied.

We thank our supportive, kind, loyal and appreciating visitors and friends.  It was fun, exciting and rewarding but it is time for us to enjoy Indonesia and focus on less attention demanding adventures.

Heartfelt regards and of course; bon appétit!

Tuti & Frederik



    5 of 5 stars - Reviewed 3 May 2014

    Very glad that I found this new restaurant in Solo. Fantastic western and Indonesian food at very good prices. Run by a Dutch man and his Indonesian wife. This will be my second home during my stays in Solo

    BENN F.
    Guest - comment on TripAdvisor
  • “Open air restaurant with an excellent garden view!”
    5 of 5 stars - Reviewed 19 June 2015

    Everybody who come visit the little town of Solo / Surakarta, they MUST visit this restaurant, I will tell you why.

    1. 1863 serve a very high grade gourmet with an affordable and make sense price.
    2. The ambiance of the restaurant is perfect to rejuvenate your mind and body after do some work
    3. The owner Pak Frederik is a very nice person, he and his team member will give you a very warm hospitality.
    4. Do I already mention it serve the best ingredient for their dishes? Try their 1st Grade tenderloin! it is very juicy, tender, easy to chew and the blue cheese sauce will make your tongue dance for ecstasy!

    Definitely, will return for pampering myself!
    Guest - comment on TripAdvisor
  • “Clean Restaurant with fresh products”

    4 of 5 stars - Reviewed 14 April 2014

    Visiting and dining at 1863 Restaurant Solo for the first time with wife and kids.

    Both International as Indonesian food very good, with fresh ingridients.

    The beer cold and juices extremely well. Although the dishes are not served at the table

    in the same time, which is impossible with all different ordering and personal attention of Chef 

    only the overall judgement is very good , close to excellent.

    Prices reasonable. Atmosphere with some slight back ground music could be a little better.

    Once again good food, will be back again.

    EDO D.
    Guest - comment on TripAdvisor
  • “Classy Taste”

    5 of 5 stars - Reviewed November 2015

    I loves the way mrs. Tuti puts fresh tasty dishes. Simply one of the best dinner place in surakarta

    AL F.
    Guest - comment on TripAdvisor
  • “Nice food and nice service, cozy place.”

    5 of 5 stars - Reviewed 3 October 2015

    The steak is absolutely delicious. I very recommended for this food well done!!! The meat and vegetables are fresh, juices aremade from 100% fruit. Easy and cozy place to hang out with your beloved ones. Definitely worth to try.

    YOGA C.
    Guest - comment on TripAdvisor
  • “Delicious food in serene setting”

    5 of 5 stars - Reviewed 28 December 2014

    We loved this restaurant, set in a beautifully renovated colonial house. The patio in the back has a quiet and charming atmosphere. Our Indonesian friends brought us here for drinks and appetizers. The bitterballen and kroketten were delicious. A great place with a friendly staff.

    Guest - comment on TripAdvisor
  • “Very good”

    4 of 5 stars - Reviewed 30 July 2015

    We had dinner here. The food is very good. I had a soup and a tenderloin steak imported. Prices are very reasonable. Last but not least cold beer. Definitely a good choice

    Guest - comment on TripAdvisor


The name "1863" was chosen in recognition of the early endeavours of our owner's Dutch great-grandfather-in-law Conrad Alexander Willem Cavadino who started Cavadino & Co in 1863 with a restaurant, bakery and shop (toko) at the corner of Rijswijk (Jalan Veteran) and Citadelweg (Jalan Veteran I); a then high-class neighbourhood in Batavia (Jakarta).

So famous had the Cavadino business become that a bridge in front of the hotel was named after it early on.

The building is still in use as a hotel and recognised to be the oldest hotel in Jakarta; albeit with different owners; being Hotel Sriwijaya since 1950

Taxi drivers will still take you to this hotel when you mention Hotel Cavadino.

Also the bridge is still there and the building formerly housing the toko is now the hotel's restaurant.

Best restaurant in Solo (Surakarta) Indonesia

Jalan Monginsidi 79
(Balapan - across BriMob)
Surakarta 57133
Central Java

Email: surakarta@1863resto.com
Facebook: /1863resto


Forever closed since Oct 22, 2017