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That Little Wine Bar

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French, European, Wine Bar
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54 Jalan Chow Thye, George Town, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
+604-226-8182
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A neighbourhood European wine bar and restaurant with a warm and welcoming...
A neighbourhood European wine bar and restaurant with a warm and welcoming ambiance
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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, good wine ....

A couple of glasses of the house white (Cabernet Sauvignon) and the Pork Neck Steak were very decent, plus an interesting conversation with the sommelier. The wine was good value and served at exactly the right temperature, and the pork dish had lots of different flavours and altho the pork steak... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
IanSouthfields
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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183 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I chose to visit this bar based on previous reviews, place in the review list and proximity to where I was staying. All I can say is that the wine is better than the food which was uninspiring. There are plenty of other eateries in the area.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We had a great night at That Little Wine Bar in Georegetown, Penang quite by chance. We did not have a booking but Louise found us a spot. Little did we know it was a Special Food Innovation night accompanied by matched wines from Gascony. Chef Tommes treated us to Poached Oyster in a Cloud, a Carpaccio of Red &... More 

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Portland, OR
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Everytime I visit Georgetown I try to visit this delightful restaurant. The service is wonderful and there is always something interesting and tasty on the menu. You can always expect a great wine will be recommended. I heartily recommend "That Little Wine Bar"!

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A couple of glasses of the house white (Cabernet Sauvignon) and the Pork Neck Steak were very decent, plus an interesting conversation with the sommelier. The wine was good value and served at exactly the right temperature, and the pork dish had lots of different flavours and altho the pork steak was tough to the knife, it was not chewy.

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Quebec City, Canada
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

A friend & I each enjoyed a good glass of wine plus a tray of assorted cheeses at the Little Wine Bar while in George Town one evening. As the evening was very sultry, we stayed indoors in the refreshingly air conditioned atmosphere.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The Little Wine Bar serves their red wines by the glass at room temperature which in Penang is much too warm. We also weren't fans of their selections for wines by the glass. Now, the food. We had the Baked Camembert RM28, Seared Scallops RM28, French Onion Soup RM24, and my favorite, the Pork Neck Steak RM42 (YMMMMM). Red wine... More 

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TheBitterTruth, Owner at That Little Wine Bar, responded to this review

We have any given day 110 to 120 different wines on our menu. Then there is Champagne, Sparkling, Cognac, Armanac, Sherry, Port, cocktails ... . More 

Singapore, Singapore
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We were new to Penang and Georgetown when we came across That Little Wine Bar. We went for their Thursday evening wine tasting, stayed for dinner and have been back weekly ever since. First up, the people are lovely. Chef Tommes will talk about food and his experiences around the world at the drop of a hat and it's never... More 

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Went here on Friday night having read the rave reviews on TA. When we arrived the place was empty bar one table of people drinking outside. Seeing the place so empty on a Friday night did make me wonder!! The wait staff were very nice if a little in attentive. We ordered starters which were ok. Mains were less so.... More 

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TheBitterTruth, Owner at That Little Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hello there, you were right - I tasted the cake and it was not up to our standard. We threw it away, took it off the menu for that night and made a new one in the morning. We are terribly sorry for that and apologise. These things happen sometimes in a restaurant but of course shouldn't. We try to... More 

Odessa, Ukraine
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

One of my favourite to enjoy intimate evening or special occasion for good food and wines. The duck breast and croquets are to die for and definitely worth coming back.

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Prince Albert, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Amazing atmosphere to dine and wine, especially during the evening where the lighting is cozy and relaxed. Food is unique and excellent, great to find this type of restaurant in Georgetown. Will come again for drinks.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 54 Jalan Chow Thye, George Town, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +604-226-8182

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, European, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic

Description

A neighbourhood European wine bar and restaurant with a warm and welcoming ambiance
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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