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Living Room Cafe Bar & Gallery

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43 C Batu Ferringhi, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Read about this place on Trip Advisor so gave it a try, on the first visit we ended up ordering 5 dishes between 2 of us. The food tastes incredible, all the specials are worth trying. Home cooking at its best. For 5 dishes and beers , lunch was around 200 ringitt( 8 beers and 5 dishes). Do not miss... More 

Thank Alistair L
Truro, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the only restaurant we visited twice during our week in Batu F. It was well worth the walk along the entire length of the night market. A very relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, tasty food and reasonably priced. Eclectic 60s-80s background music but not intrusive. NB. Cash only and no nearby ATM. We didn't realise this until the bill... More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nearly walked past this place but so glad I didn't......The food and the staff are excellent and I would be definitely return there if I go back to Penang

Thank Paula T
Newcastle, Australia
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a pleasant meal here and would recommend the Living Room for people seeking a relaxed and tasty dining experience. For about $AU 30 we enjoyed nonya style curry prawns, steamed green veg, and beef rendang plus a couple of glasses of wine. The food was enjoyable and the service prompt, but don't come here if you expect a... More 

Thank MySemillon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went in search of a late lunch for 3 (including an adventurous 3 1/2 year old) and came across this place, neat and tidy. The staff were excellent (warm and friendly). Tried out Nyonya fish curry, pineapple fried rice and satay chicken sticks - fantastic. Bathroom was also very clean (some we have experienced on this 3wk trip in Malaysia... More 

1 Thank Dale C
Penang Island, Malaysia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food here, especially the beef rendang. Jam sessions with local musicians is a good way to rock the weekends.

1 Thank Edward H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on a Friday night and there were two guys (one of them the owner) playing and singing classic songs on the guitar....They were brilliant! We tried the local cuisine, which was incredibly cheap and delicious. The staff were very accommodating of our 15 month old son who just wanted to walk all around the place!

2 Thank CazM50
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Living Room Cafe Bar is a great place to enjoy Nyonya (Chinese curry) dishes and other delicacies from Penang. All food is prepared in the fashion and quality of a home-cooked meal. The restaurant has a good ambiance and the staff is very polite, welcoming and happy to accommodate your requests. Highly recommended!

2 Thank Rui N
Austin, Texas
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About 8 of us walked into this restaurant - some knew what they wanted, others were not familiar with the food. The waitress said "how about I put together several dishes that you all could share?" She checked if any had limitations or preference (non-spicy, vegetarian, etc) and then came back later with a great collection of dishes that every... More 

3 Thank Howintex
Waratah North, Australia
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our first meal there so much that we dragged our friends down there, splashing through the night markets in the rain the following night. No one was disappointed - once again we were treated with great meals & lovely service. Highly recommended.

2 Thank CherylR717

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, International, Fusion
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 C Batu Ferringhi, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  Batu Ferringhi
  • Phone Number: +60174772148

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?