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“Great Food and Service, Excellent Setting, Elegance, and Reasonable Prices”

English Tea House & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 87 Restaurants in Sandakan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Malaysian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The English Tea House is a colonial style English restaurant. It is situated next to the Agnes Keith House and overlooks Sandakan Bay
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
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410 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
“Great Food and Service, Excellent Setting, Elegance, and Reasonable Prices”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

What more could you ask for. Some “Colonial” places can be really tacky, but this is very good.

The setting is very nice, overlooking the town and sea. The building, with its crocket lawn felt very comfortable, and the service makes you feel very welcome. We took our time and sat by the lawn before selecting a table and eating dinner. The staff brought us iced water, and iced towels while we waited; there was no pressure to eat quickly.

I had the Chicken Curry, and my wife ate Fish (Barracuda) & Chips, both were excellent, and at MYR 55.00 for both meals, it is excellent value as well.

Note to owner: Our server was Normalin, I can’t think of anyone giving us better service anywhere.

  • Visited November 2012
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English first
Kent, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Afternoon Tea in Stunning Suroundings!”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

I loved this place. I had afternoon tea under the gazebo. It was better than afternoon tea I have had in some swanky hotels in London.

The sandwiches were fresh and old, the scones were freshly baked and still warm and the clotted cream was Devine with homemade strawberry jam!

I finished the whole lot including the tartlets.

A must for all visitors to sandakan, it was a perfect end to hard mornings trekking.

Thank you.........

  • Visited November 2012
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2 Thank Laurie A
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Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Nice stop for a break”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

We had high tea here and sat under the gazebo. Good view and a nice spot for a rest. The food was average, but it was more about the ambience and history that we enjoyed.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Kate R
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London
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

This restaurant serves very nice food and drinks and offers a beautiful view too. Great little restaurant

Visited September 2012
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Thank RaceForLife09
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Scotland, UK
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely place at the top”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Lovely breezy place but the food were so, so - nothing special. They should stick to providing well prepared local food rather than foreign food all of which were over-priced

Visited October 2012
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Thank Journey2there2
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