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“Food was ok drinks shocking” 3 of 5 stars
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Over-Time
guerny drive, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Ranked #363 of 460 Restaurants in George Town
Cuisines: International
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Melbourne, Australia
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61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Food was ok drinks shocking”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

We live in the Middle East so pork is no go at home. At Over Time they serve crispy belly pork and pork knuckle etc although not advertosed well. We went twice and the food was good but turned up randomly so my husband and I did not et at the same time very annoying. I Had the crispy pork (very good) and my husband had the chicken satay and the beef satay (both nights) which he thought was excellent we also the second time ordered the vegetable garden which is a standard salad. The food wqas good the drinks were shocking - beer is fine as you cannot mess bottled beer up - spirits - we ordered a gin and tonic and a rum and coke they were both like drinking meths not that we have but we imagined it would be like that..................get a table towards the back as the street stinks of sewerage - but at the back people smoke like it's going out of fashion - omg if only you could get crispy pork like this in a non smoking non stinking restaurant - that serves decent drinks !

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Paris, France
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Agree with the other reviewer. Glam but no substance”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Nice place to "pub". That's all it is.

Atmosphere is good. Some entertainment now and then from hired acoustic duos. Service is OK as in most pubs.

Food is poor. The main feature (it tries to pass itself off as a micro brewery but it's not true) of their specially brewed beer is awful. You can only drink it if it was ice cold because then you won't have to taste the actual beer.

It's a pub for the "pub-ing" crowd, not a place for anyone with any sense of good taste for food or beer. Sorry

  • Visited April 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Brindisi, Italy
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46 restaurant reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Glamorous facade hides substandard bar and restaurant.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

The Hollywood style advertising with models and celebrities is overdone; the service and other aspects of this particular outlet fail to live up to “the glam”. From the outset things went contrary to the hype: The place smelled of sewerage (perhaps the local council's fault) and the staff couldn't seem to grasp that a table for eight for dinner did not mean a lounge for eight for drinks and bar snacks. The staff's English was below the standard of most Penang restaurants.

Our two tofu entrees were tasteless and the second of these identical orders took about 35mins to arrive, despite Overtime being almost empty!

This might be explained by the fact that this is a chain of bars, rather than restaurants, but the drinks were a let down too: Overtime has linked their name and heavily advertised Starker beer, but only one of the three “fabulous” variants was available; no dark or pale ale, only lager, and it was nothing special. Then the cocktails were served in milkshake style glasses, remixed by some clever connoisseur to taste little like they're supposed to.

The toilets were “nouveau-prison” style, (unintentionally) complete with broken fittings; this in a very new looking restaurant. So too the ceiling fans above our table. It took three requests to turn them on before someone admitted they were actually broken.

On the upside, when eventually we got the table, at least the chairs were comfortable, and our teenage children liked the overly loud music that was playing (it was only 7pm).

It was bad enough for us to move on to another establishment for dinner, something we have never done before

  • Visited January 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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