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“Enjoyable high tea” 4 of 5 stars
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1885
10 Lebuh Farquahar, Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia
+60 4-222 2000
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Ranked #48 of 391 restaurants in Georgetown
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Hong Kong, China
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“Enjoyable high tea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

My family and friend enjoyed a high tea in the 1885 restaurant of the E&O hotel in Penang. This is a classic colonial hotel with very British style. I enjoyed the environment and the atmosphere of the restaurant as well as the good service provided. The foods and tea are generally of good quality (but not excellent for all items). The view outside is also very nice and you may consider sitting outdoor if weather permitting. The only issue is that it is rather pricey in terms of Penang standard. However, it is expected to be like that for dining in an elegant place like this.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong, China
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47 restaurant reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Superb Chitsmas Eve Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

We had a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner in this fabulous restaurant. Just the right atmosphere, perfect food and friendly service. The place was nicely and tastefully decorated. Light piano music, some carols by a group of lovely kids, it was all perfect and we will come again.... Definitely top in Penang (but Wednesday we have dinner at Ferrenghi Grill)

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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“Wonderful afternoon tea at the E&O Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We were in Georgetown for the day as a port of call on a cruise. We walked around the city all morning, then enjoyed a proper afternoon tea at the posh E&O Hotel, in the 1885 restaurant. It is very comfortable, relaxing, and the service is unassuming and exact. The afternoon tea is very good, as you would expect from a British-inspired hotel, with tea sandwiches, scones, and a beautiful dessert selection. Worth a visit to get out of the heat of Georgetown, enjoy a proper tea and relax.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Phuket, Thailand
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“Old world dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Lovely place in a historical hotel. They went the whole nine yards with plush furniture, a pianist, soft carpets and a stylish, traditional continental menu with such classics as Foie Gras, Chateaubriand, lamb, etc etc. Very comprehensive wine list and 5-star service with a smile. We loved it.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore-Bangkok
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“Best service and food in Penang”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This place is 10 out of 10. Maitre'D straight out of the European service rule book. Food first class, plates decorated superb;y, and quality of cooking and ingredients is top. Inside the Easter Oriental hotel, but worth the trek from the tourist beaches.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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