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“a bit French plus a bit European = good Penang food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of That Little Wine Bar

That Little Wine Bar
54 Jalan Chow Thye, George Town, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
+604-226-8182
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Ranked #53 of 510 Restaurants in George Town
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: A neighbourhood European wine bar and restaurant with a warm and welcoming ambiance
Singapore River, Singapore
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“a bit French plus a bit European = good Penang food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

TLWB did a good job of accommodating our party four plus pram/stroller with no fuss, as we were looking forward to eating here on our holiday after the good TripAdvisor reviews.
Overall, the meal and wine represents good value, especially when compared to Singapore, and the majority of dishes were quite good. The dishes that could be improved (only slightly) dont take away from the overall dining experience.
James (the sommelier) provided great service and provided great advice on the wine menu. If you are unfamiliar with French and European wines, he can certainly help.
Our party had shared entrees, and although the beef carpaccio was a little bit disappointing (the beef fell apart maybe from the freezing process, and could have benefited from nice fresh olive oil) apparently the chicken pate was nice.
I had the pork sausages for main and the sauerkraut was excellent and the pork was very tasty, but could have benefited from just a slight bit more salt or seasoning. But maybe im just being fussy.
i would certainly recommend the bourgogne chardonnay :-)
overall our bill for a bottle of wine, 2 entrees, 4 mains and 2 desserts was approx RM440.
i would certainly recommend TLWB to those visiting Penang.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Victoria, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“A good 'westernized' wine bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We had dinner one night at That Little Wine Bar and quite enjoyed it. The food menu gives lots of options you would expect from a westernized wine bar (i.e. foie gras, pate, etc.), and it's a nice break from asian/malay curries, if just for one night.

The wine selection is pretty good, but we were a little disappointed that they didn't have any wines from SE Asia. We thought this would be a fun way to taste some wines from the region, but this isn't the place to do that.

Having said that, still a good choice, though a little on the pricey side for Malaysia. About 275 RM for dinner for two.

Visited February 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Good food and wine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

It was the eve of Lunar New Year and many places were closed. Chanced upon That Little Wine Bar and had a great evening with fabulous food and wine.

Tried the tenderloin and duck and both were great! The best was the dessert. Try the apple tart in filo pastry. Fluffy, light and gone in 60 seconds!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“I love this place...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Cozy, fun, great place for appetizers, wine, and even dinner. A bit out of the way (until you know where it is), but still well located, this is a true gem. The food is mostly good, sometimes very good. The real appeal is the diversity of wine selections, and the friendly and knowledgable owners who frequently "frequent" here. Some hard to find cocktails top off the experience. Not cheap by any means, but somewhat of a special gem not easily replaced in Penang...

Visited February 2012
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George Town, Malaysia
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“Great Friendly Place for Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Stumbled upon this place when we were looking for dinner. Didn’t look anything special but took a chance and walked in. The menu was very limited but they had daily specials. The meals we ordered were excellent as were the wines. The meat was fall off the bone tender and superbly seasoned. Good food portion also and the price is reasonable. I'd highly recommend this place to anyone.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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