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“Brilliant”

Privilege Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #15 of 426 Restaurants in Langkawi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Malaysian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Elegant and intimate indoor Malaysian restaurant located on the first floor overlooking Telaga Harbour Marina. Privilege restaurant offers a degustation and a la carte menu with a fusion of Malay, Chinese and Indian influences. The bar offers a wide selection of wines, champagne and sparkling wine by the glass to enhance your dining experience. Wide selection of classic, house specialty and spicy cocktails and mocktails are available.
Broadbeach, Australia
1 review
“Brilliant”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by a mutual friend, and we came here tonight on what is our last night in Langkawi. We ordered and shared a number of dishes, and we honestly could not find fault with anything. The food, which is thoroughly Malaysian, is exceptional. Service was excellent without being intrusive or overbearing, and prices were incredibly reasonable.

As we were leaving, Peter asked if there were any items for improvement we could mention about the night. Honestly, we could not find any, save for possibly a slightly broader wine list might be nice. Having rarely experienced this level of attention to detail and desire for improvement from hospitality professionals in the past, I have to say it is a breath of fresh air.

Strongly recommend the smoked banana ice cream for dessert, and ostrich rendang for main. A must-visit if you're going to Langkawi and especially if you're staying at the Danna (right next door - 2 mins walk).

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank AussieInLangkawi
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Peter_Ting, Owner at Privilege Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Dear AussieInLangkawi,
Thank you for sharing your experience. We are delighted that you had enjoyed your meal here.
We look forward to welcome you back to Langkawi again.
Kind regards,
Peter
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Odessa, Ukraine
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1,055 reviews
539 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,545 helpful votes
“totally overrated!!!”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

No. 1 on TA for Langkawi??? Have I been to the wrong place??? No, I haven't - for sure!

After having had an excellent dinner at JALA restaurant at the Andaman hotel (presently No. 7 on TA for Langkawi) yesterday night, we decided to give 'Privilege Restaurant' a try, because of the high TA rating.

And what a let down!!!
1.) The atmosphere is very sterile, only indoor seating, no view, old-style interior
2.) Starters (salad of soft-shell-crab and Sate) nothing special at all
3.) Absolutely tasteless prawn-curry and 'okay' ostrich ragout.
4.) bitter, absolutely terrible, espresso

I prefer to spend 100 Ringit more at the JALA where I get excellent food in combination with a beautiful and romantic setting, instead wasting 200 Ringit at this soulless spot called 'Privilege Restaurant'.

Don't waste your time and money for such an average place.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank HONkiev
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Peter_Ting, Owner at Privilege Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Dear HONkiev,
Thank you for sharing your experience. We do appreciate the feedback and understand that it is made constructively. These comments will be useful when we are making improvements.
We do hope you had a great time in Langkawi.
Kind regards,
Peter
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Perth, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“yum!”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

The service was good! We enjoyed our entree's and mains. The location is ok, but the atmosphere inside is so so. Good if you are facing the window overlooking the water. Nice spicy food too.

Visited January 2014
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Thank reviewsf0ry0u
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Peter_Ting, Owner at Privilege Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Dear reviewsf0ry0u,
Thank you for sharing your experience. We are happy that you had enjoyed your meal here.
We look forward to welcome you back to Langkawi again.
Kind regards,
Peter
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great food, needs atmosphere”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

Great well presented food here at reasonable prices, but needed a bit more atmosphere when we went - just had the music playing from the bar downstairs.

Visited December 2013
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Thank este19
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Peter_Ting, Owner at Privilege Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Dear este19,
Thank you for sharing your experience. We are delighted that you had enjoyed your meal here. We are deeply regretted about the music from below due to the band put up by management during festive season and it clash with our in-house music, therefore we had to switch off our music.
We look forward to welcome you back to Langkawi again.
Kind regards,
Peter
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The Hague
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“The best restaurant in town”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

If you stay in Langkawi it is a must to visit this restaurant. Peter Ting and his team take good care of you and the food is excellent. The next time we will have dinner here more often.
Thanks Peter, we had a great time !
Saskia & Ron - The Netherlands

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank mercier11
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Peter_Ting, Owner at Privilege Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Dear Saskia van der Kerk,
Thank you for sharing your experience. We are delighted that you had enjoyed your meal here.
We look forward to welcome you back to Langkawi again.
Kind regards,
Peter
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