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English Tea House & Restaurant

2002 Jalan Istana, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
+60 89-222 545
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“scones” (155 reviews)
“fish and chips” (28 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2002 Jalan Istana, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a quick stop off here with a group for tea and scones. Great viewing point and a super garden to enjoy for a little break. Tea and scones were good . Only disappointment was slightly slow service and being over charged for one scone

Thank SRBubbly
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A delightful location overlooking beautiful Sandakan Harbour, we chose to sit under the trees. Gorgeous! The egg sandwich, beer and tea were fine but the scones were so tough they made us laugh. World record for inedibility! 😀 Delightful staff and superb venue

Thank Traveller_Marjory
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a dinner here with our group, the food was lovely, the service impeccable, and the view was spectacular. Unfortunately we had a power outage half way through the meal, didn't stop the staff from pampering us.

Thank swannie00450
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a unique place in Sandakan where u can enjoy gd food with lots of green around you. It is situation next to Agnes Keith House,the author for 'Land Beliw the Wind'

Thank 762jenny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with my family. Great setting overlooking Sandakan. Had fish and chips (very nice) others had beef stew. Mushroom soup was very good also. Set in house giving you a view of days gone by. Would recommend.

Thank Chris_doyle80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an absolutely lovely find. They do serve local food but they do English style cooking like shepherds pie, fish and chops and chicken and mushroom pie. Can't comment on the afternoon teas but the evening meals but super. We were the only ones...More

Thank Beki64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed with this place, Would not recommend it. Everything is so run down and poorly managed. We ordered a cake and a scone it's so dry and not appealing. The cutleries and chinaware is dirty too.

Thank EvTtt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful setting for dinner. Being english/australian it was a pleasure to have some of the food we are used to for a change. We had good old Fish and Chips, very nicely served,

Thank gerardelizabethb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in the afternoon as part of the Agnes Keith House for a drink and enjoyed it so decided to visit for dinner. We all had different food, starters, mains and puddings and the cocktails were lovely. Definitely recommend the frozen margarita! Lots of choice...More

Thank Amber C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived here just after 10am. Ordered the scones and coffee. Just what we needed. Enjoyed a leisurely walk back into town via a steep ‘100 steps’ walkway.

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Winnie K
July 10, 2017|
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Response from EnglishTeaH0use | Property representative |
My apologies for the delay in replying. Yes. This is a wheelchair friendly restaurant. However, our toilets are not. I do hope we get the chance to see you and your friends Regards
February 26, 2017|
Response from EnglishTeaH0use | Property representative |
Dear Julia. Yes we do cater for glutin free. Our chef would be happy to meet you to discuss your choice of menu Warm regards
February 24, 2017|
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Response from CaoimhinKB | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2002 Jalan Istana, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sabah  >  Sandakan Division  >  Sandakan
  • Phone Number: +60 89-222 545
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The English Tea House is a colonial style English restaurant. It is situated next to the Agnes Keith House and overlooks Sandakan Bay
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