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That Little Wine Bar

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Wine Bar, French, European, Spanish
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54 Jalan Chow Thye, George Town, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
+604-226-8182
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5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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. We accept VISA and Mastercard.
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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    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
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A lovely find off the side of a road that has a refurbished row of shophouses. The restaurant has a certain old world charm. On to the more important thing....the food was EXCELLENT and the portions were robust. The wine list was not too bad and dessert was heavenly. A great break from eating... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
AsianPeregrinator
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Singapore
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Barcelona, Spain
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Delightful little bistro well work seeking out. High quality European cuisine at very reasonable prices with a concise but considered wine list to match. Charming and well informed service make this an essential go to place in George Town, whether for a full dinner in the elegant but informal dining room inside or just a glass or for something chilled... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review !!! I will let my staff know. You put a smile on my face. Nowadays we have to fight against a lot of reviews of non existing "customers" so it is really nice to have a review like yours. Enjoy 2016 ! With a glass of wine of course ... :) More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Hungry for a steak we headed for TLW. We received a very friendly welcome and great service throughout. Bread & olive oil/balsamic of while we waited, extraordinarily good starters, special ravioli and Sears sesame tuna. And then the steaks: Brazilian origin, perfectly prepared, matched with sautéed mushrooms and Penang's best spinach, and a well balanced purée. Prepared spot on. From... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kristian V
TheBitterTruth, Owner at That Little Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review. That makes it two 5 star reviews in one day - when it rains - it pours :) We are very pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us. We hope to see you soon again. Let us know who you are next time you come and we will have a glass of... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting TLWB has been something of a ritual for me whenever I come to Pinang. But the last couple of visits have been uninspiring. Service was OK from the local guys but the owners and manager never around. Food was OK. No bread on the table any more, but not great. Why add a dilute tomato sauce to a white... More 

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

Hello ! Thank you for your feedback to us. You are right. We didn't have new specials on since beginning of December and we are sorry that the tomato sauce for the John Dory was obviously not seasoned enough. That was a mistake in the kitchen and we apologise. We are currently working on new specials and are hopefully having... More 

Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

I get kind of tired of the Asian fare in Malaysia. It's at times boring, repetitive and crowded. I loved this place. We had scallops with lobster and truffle, charcuterie, carpaccio, frois gras...brilliant red wine...just so memorable. Enjoy your hawker stands and local thing but hey, don't miss this, it is really very enjoyable and great value. It's a guaranteed... More 

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Langkawi, Malaysia
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Friends of mine invited me to join the wine testing evening on Tuesday - as they do every week. I was the first of our group to arrive and had a nice chat with the owner and some other people.The selected wine was just awesome. On red wine I often get stomach problems and refux but not on these chosen... More 

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Thank CaptainEva
Singapore
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

A lovely find off the side of a road that has a refurbished row of shophouses. The restaurant has a certain old world charm. On to the more important thing....the food was EXCELLENT and the portions were robust. The wine list was not too bad and dessert was heavenly. A great break from eating local food. One can only eat... More 

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Thank AsianPeregrinator
Penang Island, Malaysia
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My wife have and I have been to That Little Wine Bar many times and it has become one of our go to date spots. Everything is reasonably priced and the food is delicious. My two favorites are the Cheese Platter and the Potato soup. James is the sommelier and is extremely friendly and will help you pick a great... More 

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Thank jonathanv398
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Went on holiday for a few days in Penang, my girlfriend joint Chef Tommes bread baking class. she had a great time and enjoyed it very much and learnt a lot. She is doing home made bred now every week, and it tastes great. Thanks Chef Tommes. She now even orders the flour from Chef Tommes and it makes a... More 

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Thank HHinKL
Shanghai, China
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

This was a bad deal! We were going to meet friends for a Thursday night wine tasting and decided to start w a quick bit. My selection was Ravioli, but got the most uninteresting w tasteless Ravioli swimming in butter; at MYR 38 this was unacceptable. The wine tasting was no better, 3 undrinkable wines on show. Just poor!

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

Hello, we are very sorry that you didn't enjoy your evening. We know that wine is a very personal thing and everybody likes different wines. You should not drink what you don't like - or pay for it - please let us know next time and we will find a wine in our cellar which will be of your liking.... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I just love this place. The Beef Carpaccio, Mushroom Quiche, Chicken Pate are just so wonderful! Friendly staffs.

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Thank GLS76

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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: Wine Bar, French, European, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

A neighbourhood European wine bar and restaurant with a warm and welcoming ambiance. We accept VISA and Mastercard.
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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