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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
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:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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180 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
124 reviews 124 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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2 helpful votes 2 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
65 helpful votes 65 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I am not really a wine person but i love the atmosphere at that little wine bar. It has a very tasteful design with very welcoming and cosy feeling. The service is really good with very informative waiter and waitress. It would be a great place if you are looking to hang out with friends with some great wine and... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Nice ambience, service was good through taking our order, but we did not see our waiter again until we noticed him duck out the back door an hour later. He didn't check on the food,if we needed anything,or even to refill water. The pate was inedible--avoid it, duck breast quite good, croquet m. just so-so. Very long wait between starters... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our cafe. I believe this is your first ever on tripadvisor. We are honored. I believe, unlike you, most people have fully enjoyed eating at our place and have shared very positive feedbacks. I am sorry that your experience did not match your expectations. Especially the "croquet" which is... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This cosy spot is definitely worth finding for truly delicious food using fresh local and imported specialities - and the best deal on great wine in town that we saw. House made sausages lived up to expectations and the smoked duck breast was perfect. Service was friendly and the chef charming!

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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: European, French

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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