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“Enjoyable high tea” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of 1885

1885
Ranked #41 of 822 Restaurants in George Town
Cuisines: European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hong Kong, China
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109 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Enjoyable high tea”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

My family and friend enjoyed a high tea in the 1885 restaurant of the E&O hotel in Penang. This is a classic colonial hotel with very British style. I enjoyed the environment and the atmosphere of the restaurant as well as the good service provided. The foods and tea are generally of good quality (but not excellent for all items). The view outside is also very nice and you may consider sitting outdoor if weather permitting. The only issue is that it is rather pricey in terms of Penang standard. However, it is expected to be like that for dining in an elegant place like this.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hong Kong, China
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Superb Chitsmas Eve Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2012

We had a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner in this fabulous restaurant. Just the right atmosphere, perfect food and friendly service. The place was nicely and tastefully decorated. Light piano music, some carols by a group of lovely kids, it was all perfect and we will come again.... Definitely top in Penang (but Wednesday we have dinner at Ferrenghi Grill)

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FreekB
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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144 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Wonderful afternoon tea at the E&O Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

We were in Georgetown for the day as a port of call on a cruise. We walked around the city all morning, then enjoyed a proper afternoon tea at the posh E&O Hotel, in the 1885 restaurant. It is very comfortable, relaxing, and the service is unassuming and exact. The afternoon tea is very good, as you would expect from a British-inspired hotel, with tea sandwiches, scones, and a beautiful dessert selection. Worth a visit to get out of the heat of Georgetown, enjoy a proper tea and relax.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Stacey M
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Phuket, Thailand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Old world dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

Lovely place in a historical hotel. They went the whole nine yards with plush furniture, a pianist, soft carpets and a stylish, traditional continental menu with such classics as Foie Gras, Chateaubriand, lamb, etc etc. Very comprehensive wine list and 5-star service with a smile. We loved it.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AndamanGourmet
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Singapore-Bangkok
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best service and food in Penang”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

This place is 10 out of 10. Maitre'D straight out of the European service rule book. Food first class, plates decorated superb;y, and quality of cooking and ingredients is top. Inside the Easter Oriental hotel, but worth the trek from the tourist beaches.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Aaron_Carmine
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