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“Night out in penang”

David Brown's Restaurant and Tea Terraces
Ranked #127 of 1,879 Restaurants in Penang Island
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed August 20, 2012

The view from the restaurant is spectacular especially at night. Food was just ok for that price range but service made up for it. Recommend this place to all visitors who want a nice relaxing evening.

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1  Thank Mirabel777
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

I will never pay to come here again.

I went here for the buffet dinner in early July 2012. There were two grills, but for some reason, only one was in service. There were two cooks at the one, tiny grill trying to cook no less than seven different types of food - chicken, lamb, beef, prawns, squid, sausages and fish. Variety sounds good right? Think again. The poor cooks are so flustered and inexperienced. The line stretches on FOREVER. I had to wait half an hour in line only to get raw food because the cooks are trying to cook all seven types of food at the same time. I felt a little bad for them, but then, I saw them drop raw food into the charcoal and then put it back on the grill. It happened several times. I was there half an hour, I saw.

Aside from the barbecued stuff, there are only four other hot dishes you can eat - white rice, some dry tomato-based spaghetti thing, roasted vegetables (that really were burnt to the crisp) and another white-sauce dish with peppers that was probably the best thing on the menu. Oh, there was soup, but they ran out of the original french onion before dinner was over. The pastries were alright, to be fair. Service was terrible and some of the waiters would pretend not to see you when you waved at them.

The only good side to the whole dinner was the ambiance. It has a nice garden and a pretty pond. And, being on a hill, it's cool, though it's too far from the edge to have a good view. The whole experience was really disappointing.

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1  Thank PgCharKoayTeow
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

Our family took a trip to Penang Hill today and made the big mistake of stopping to eat at the first place we arrived at - David Brown's.

The setting is superb - a lovely garden with a stunning view. When we arrived and felt the atmosphere of the place we thought we were looking forward to a special lunch.

We ordered the afternoon tea for 2 and our kids wanted to share a Steak and Mushroom pie.

The food took quite a while to arrive, and there weren't too many customers around - but it came eventually.

The afternoon tea was awful. A few poor salad and egg sandwiches, a small plate of fruit that looked well past it's best, a coiple of slices of poor apple pie and 2 scones. A fellow reviewer on TA described the scones as the best you can get - trust me, if you're like me and you're used to Scones of the "Devonshire Cream Tea" variety - don't touch these. They were really bad.

The pie was an open steak/mushroom filling with a puff pastry crust sitting on top. The meat was dry and chewy, the gravy luke warm and the mashed potatoes cold.

The tea accompanying the cream tea was also very very poor.

In summary - a great view, a lovely garden, awful food, a terrible pot of tea and all for a shade over 200MR.

My recommendation - don't visit.

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Thank Paul F
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

After reading in our local paper (w.a) a great review of this restaurant just before we left,we decided we would head there for an awesome meal. We made a booking and were told it was buffet on Sunday nights. As the train left late on weekends decided we would go for buffet. When we were seated we were promptly seved chilled water, then waited for at least 10mins before we had to ask if they had wine beer there. Two of us shared bottle wine, we had to refill our glasses ourselves, nobody seemed want serve us. The meal we thought we be a fabulous spread what a disappointment. One soup to choose, then 3 hot dishesthen BBQ of lamb, steak prawns squid, with a tiny bowl of salad. Sweets consisted of dry tasteless cakes with ice cream.
The price u pay for this below par meal is over the top. When we were getting our money out to pay, there was six of us, two of the staff were looking at us and appeared to be laughing at us, very unprofessional.
David Brown if you exist please come back and show them how it's done.

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1  Thank Suziie16q
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

this place really has the good view and the feeling is so peaceful while sitting in the garden.
The foods don't have much choices and taste above average. But is expensive.
Recommend for people who want to be away from city or have some quiet moments.

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1  Thank Jiajiabinks
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