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“Friendliest restaurant in Batu Ferringhi” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Living Room Cafe Bar & Gallery

Living Room Cafe Bar & Gallery
43 C Batu Ferringhi, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
+60174772148
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Price range: $1 - $14
Cuisines: Asian, Eclectic, Bar, Fusion
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Penang Island, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Friendliest restaurant in Batu Ferringhi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Amy and Ben welcome you from the moment you arrive. The food is fresh and excellent quality and very competitively priced.
Nothing seems too much to do for this charming couple.
They also remember your names the next time you visit. I have been coming here for the last 3 years or so now.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great place, great people, and fantastic atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Amy and Ben run a fantastic little restaurant along the main road of Batu Ferringhi, the atmosphere is relaxed, food is fresh and great (and large sizes), and there is plenty of area in an unique little cafe/restaurant.
Spend some time to get to know the local crowd, as there is a complex mix of local and retired expats who are enjoying their relaxeation and the space provided.
Get there on a Friday evening and the "local band" will entertain you with their jam session, playing and singing their renditions of all our favourites, but in their own style. Or enjoy brunch and a coffee while allowing the day to roll by...

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A Nice Little Restaurant on the main strip.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We chose this little restaurant by chance and it was ok. We have had better food, the price is good and the service and surroundings excellent, not the best food we have ever had, but certainly not the worst, worth a try.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Great place to eat on the main street in Batu Feringghi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Amy & her husband do a great job preparing quality meals at a good price. This is the kind of place you'll enjoy coming to again & again--which is why it sometimes becomes a bit crowded at night. Go on Friday night & you'll likely enjoy live music.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Accidental find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

While out running errands on my bike on a hot day, i was looking for a place to stop and cool off with a nice cold beer. While most places were closed, I was mostly forced into the living room due to not many choices at this time of day. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with the environment of the restaurant and the staff and ended up staying for more than one cold beer. While cooling off and taking in the decor of the living room I looked at the food menu and determined this would be a great place to bring my wife back that night for dinner and drinks. After a site seeing trip late that day we stopped at the living room for what we thought would be a quick bite and back to the hotel, but the environment and owners Amy and Ben made us feel so comfortable we remained for more drinks absorbing the decor and local staff.
Other than the great food and the pleasant people I do have to say it was one of the cleanest kitchens and facilities I have ever found in a locally owned small restaurant.
Highly recommended if you are out looking for local and western food with a local culture.
Thanks again Amy and Ben

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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