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That Little Wine Bar

European, Wine Bar, French, Spanish
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54 Jalan Chow Thye, George Town, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on Wednesday and it was dead. No opinion about this wine bar. Maybe it is better on weekends . A little remote

Thank Kevin K
TheBitterTruth, Owner at That Little Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hello there, thank you for your review. Unluckily we are at the moment bang in the middle of Hari Raya - the fasting month. This is the time were all restaurants on our island are pretty much empty because the locals go to the Hari Raya banquettes that offer free of charge or cheap food after the sun is down.... More 

Western Australia, Australia
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Very good wine list to choose from and imagine it would have a nice atmosphere with more of a crowd. Unfortunately it was empty when we visited mid-week so really lacked atmosphere which was a shame as the wine was really lovely. Lacked the quality and service of a place like Georgetown Wines but would be willing to go again... More 

Thank Bluemap
Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Well contrary to other reviews the staff were wonderful & very attentive & the service was great. The place is friendly & has a good selection of wine. We went there several times & thoroughly enjoyed each visit. We didn't have a full meal but the snacks & tappas tower we had were delicious.

1 Thank JBubbles50
Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

The menu is a bit limited (especially for vegetarians) but you can't go wrong with the daily specials.

Thank BeirutMoores
Perth, Australia
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15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

A friend and I decided to try out this place as it was supposed to be a good place to pair food with wine. When we arrived, we walked into a nearly empty restaurant, with a couple seated at a table eating, and nobody else in sight. After we were seated and ordered the food and wine, the waiter verbally... More 

Thank Soon Theam K
Perth, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

My wife & I visited TLWB on a Monday evening after reading positive reviews, and were not disappointed. The food dishes (French Onion Soup, Seared Scallops & Lamb Neck Steak) were all fabulous, the house wine and cocktails delightful and the service efficient and friendly. The experience was so enjoyable, we returned the following evening. Thoroughly recommended if you wish... More 

Thank am0re1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

Juicy, cooked to perfection, just wow. About 60 ringit. I thoroughly enjoyed it after a long day. I have eaten here a total of 3x. I enjoyed all 3 main courses that I tried; pork neck steak, smoked duck breast, and steak. I really liked the steak the best.

Thank CaliforniaBear
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Duck breast with cherry sauce and pork neck steak were excellent. But the tomato soup taste like not homemade, please correct me if incorrect. Service was so so...not even serve plain water and the bread was cold. The staff keep talking among themselves and very annoying.

Thank Ben C
Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

Delightful little bistro well work seeking out. High quality European cuisine at very reasonable prices with a concise but considered wine list to match. Charming and well informed service make this an essential go to place in George Town, whether for a full dinner in the elegant but informal dining room inside or just a glass or for something chilled... More 

1 Thank ArfaMind
TheBitterTruth, Owner at That Little Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review !!! I will let my staff know. You put a smile on my face. Nowadays we have to fight against a lot of reviews of non existing "customers" so it is really nice to have a review like yours. Enjoy 2016 ! With a glass of wine of course ... :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

Hungry for a steak we headed for TLW. We received a very friendly welcome and great service throughout. Bread & olive oil/balsamic of while we waited, extraordinarily good starters, special ravioli and Sears sesame tuna. And then the steaks: Brazilian origin, perfectly prepared, matched with sautéed mushrooms and Penang's best spinach, and a well balanced purée. Prepared spot on. From... More 

Thank Kristian V
TheBitterTruth, Owner at That Little Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review. That makes it two 5 star reviews in one day - when it rains - it pours :) We are very pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us. We hope to see you soon again. Let us know who you are next time you come and we will have a glass of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
European, Wine Bar, French, Spanish
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Jalan Chow Thye, George Town, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +604-226-8182
A neighbourhood European wine bar and restaurant with a warm and welcoming ambiance. We accept VISA and Mastercard.

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