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“relaxing and enjoyable lunch...”
Review of STG Tea House Cafe

STG Tea House Cafe
Ranked #35 of 479 Restaurants in Ipoh
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Pork free
Klang, Malaysia
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“relaxing and enjoyable lunch...”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

As review from other blogger and review, STG was listed in one of my visiting place when im at Ipoh. It is located at Jalan Taman Kinta, Taman Chateau, operation hour from 11am - 11pm.

It is set in an old mansion, ambiance is so nice, comfortable. We have ordered coffee mocha, carrot juice, spicy chili flake aglio olio & grilled salmon sandwiches. they did serve local cuisine, afternoon tea, or any private event also can be held there. Aglio Olio is my favourite which is just nice, the chili flake make me so satisfied with the taste. and the Salmon sandwiches, salmon is fresh. While coffee mocha just normal.

There is also have other house cafe which have similar concept like B&L and TSG. but STG is not regret to have a try there, wish can spend more time there also.

  • Visited June 2014
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Thai first
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English first
Malaysia
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice colonial building but the food is so so only”
Reviewed April 4, 2014

Nice colonial building but not spacious enough. The staffs are not friendly. We ordered salmon & smoked duck but the taste just so so only. The price is slightly lower than other fine dining restaurants. Anyhow, there are more other options in town and so far I can't find any reason to visit here again.

  • Visited March 2014
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Singapore
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151 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“My plate of chicken chop is really under standard”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

STG Ipoh is an fine eatery in a very nice colonial building. However, in the building it is not as spacious with limited seat.
I ordered one pan grilled chicken chop which like trying to chase me away with the super duper salty sliced cucumber!
Before going, I was told that the food there is not as nice even it is popular among Ipoh folks. With the plate of chicken chop I had, I now trust that..
Anyway, with its ambient, it is still not a bad option for an afternoon meet up session with family or friends.

  • Visited March 2014
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Taiping, Malaysia
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88 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A nice touch!”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

First time to STG/Sabah Tea garden

I would rate it as one of the nicer cafe's in Ipoh (and there has been a lot sprouting up!) The service here is good (except for one or two, who seemed more interested in being pretentious), the food is tasty with a good selection. The decor is nice, and when I visited it was good to see that people were all dressed up when they came here. Added a nice touch of class, as Ipohites can be quite casual :)

Only gripe I have is if you order a pot of tea, they don't leave the tea bag/leaves in the pot (i guess it's a subtle way to discourage refills), however any tea bag/leaves is always good for at least 2 brews.

  • Visited February 2014
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Malaysia
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“A fairly good choice...”
Reviewed November 17, 2013

STG stands for Sabah Tea Garden. Apparently the owner's core business is in Sabahan tea. The restaurant is in an old colonial bungalow, which gives it a lot of atmosphere and charm. From the outside it looks expensive but upon checking the menu I felt it was reasonable (for example it is cheaper than at Citrus).

For example I had the rib eye, which was grilled right, tender and tasty (RM45). The ceaser salad (RM19) was a good size serve and even came with some chicken. The smoked duck appetizer was also good. I also heard the burger (RM20) was satisfying. Some other items were a bit of a miss, like the house salad and greek salad. The tiramisu was above average, the black forest cake was nice.

The menu also contained some local food items, but at about RM20 each for these I think these are overpriced (especially here in Ipoh). We didn't try them since we were there for the western meals.

So all in more hits than misses and this would be a restaurant I would revisit and explore more items on their menu.

Visited November 2013
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