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10 Lebuh Farquahar | Eastern & Oriental Hotel, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-222 2000
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Bangkok, Thailand
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61 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

1885 is a fine dine restaurant in Eastern & Oriental Hotel. We got a complimentary dinner included in our honeymoon package. The ambience and food were great, on par with other European fine dinings. However, the service could have been a little better as I had to wave my hand to the waiter every time my water glass is empty.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here twice during our hotel stay for high-tea. The high-tea set comes with finger sandwiches, savoury puffs, the usual scones with jam and clotted cream and a dessert platter with brownies, macaroons, panna cotta and cakes. They have a wide variety of tea for your selection to pair with the cakes and scones. The food was great and the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had high tea here. A chance to dress up a little and enjoy an amazing afternoon tea. The cakes and pastries made on site were quite different, scones delicious and the jam was just perfect. I was a bit shocked at the price however. I've paid a lot more and received a lot less! Great value and well worth... More 

1 Thank BKK111
Penang, Malaysia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had our yesterday's classic menu for our dinner. it is a 3 set course menu. delicious food and the staffs were very attentive. we really enjoy the relax atmosphere, yet elegance. tips: choose table near window. it has sea view and quite privacy.

1 Thank Farhan A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the afternoon tea is a marvelous experience with suitable price. The place, the food and the tea are all excellent

Thank ahmed y
Hong Kong
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

People say I am really fussy and fastidious when it comes to food, esp English afternoon tea, so do allow me to be a little haughty here but if I think 1885 in E & O's afternoon tea is very good, or here I say, best, then it really is. It was a cloudy August afternoon that we visited 1885.... More 

1 Thank G1G1MA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

The building in itself has charm and was a visual treat. Tried the high tea which was supposedly much raved abt. However was very disappointed with the quality of the finger sandwiches. The bread was tough and cold . The scones were dry and the clotted cream doesn't look like clotted cream. The accompanying jam was a life saver though.... More 

Thank Jeannie N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

We treated ourselves to afternoon tea here and were not disappointed. The staff were so attentive and the selection and quality of the food was amazing. Even the price was reasonable in my opinion.

Thank Anne F
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the E & O and decided that we'd indulge in a traditional high tea - amazing. Service was second to done, food was delicious and plentiful and there was a good selection of teas to choose from. The only minor disappointment was that they had run out of Earl Grey tea.

Thank Tricialynne
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

We decided to treat ourselves to afternoon tea after a four hour stroll through George Town which left us hot and thirsty. The dining room is tastefully furnished in a very old world manner and offered us a welcome relief from the heat. As my partner does not drink tea, we asked if he could have coffee and were a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Valet Parking
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Lebuh Farquahar | Eastern & Oriental Hotel, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-222 2000

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