Suffolk House

Suffolk House, Penang Island: Hours, Address, Suffolk House Reviews: 4/5

Suffolk House
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Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings
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10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Penang Mansion Restaurant Suffolk House is a stunning example of an Anglo-Indian garden house and Malaysia's only surviving Georgian Mansion, originally built in the early 1800s. For decades Suffolk House had a glittering career as the home of successive British Governors. The winner of the 2008 Award of Distinction in the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation this extensively and passionately restored mansion is now a "must visit" destination for everyone who comes to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town, Penang.
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Henry Susanti
Tanjung Tokong, Malaysia1,474 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
One of the best restaurant in Penang with Western and Asia food, beautiful heritage and excellent service. During FMCO they do delivery. Love their Afternoon Tea set, satay, Serabai and new product: Barbecue marínate sauce. Very recommended!
Written 19 June 2021
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BenYorkie
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,377 contributions
Dec 2020
What a beautiful old building and with delightful decor and ambience inside. The setting certainly helped to make our luncheon dining experience a memorable one.
The set lunch offers some wide choices of food and with 8 of us altogether, we got to enjoy a variety of offerings - steak, fish, fish and chips, and risotto.
Great desserts as well.
Good parking, excellent service and very attractive prices.
This really is a gem of a place - well, we think so.
Written 30 December 2020
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Chee Khan Wong
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia314 contributions
Aug 2020
The vibes was extremely romantic for couples. Price was reasonable for us and we were quite enjoy throughout the whole dinner time. Highly recommended.
Written 18 September 2020
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ScottLoar
Penang Island, Malaysia48 contributions
Aug 2020
The four of us had reservations for Sunday lunch, and each chose the set lunch priced RM 50.00 comprising one choice of three entrees, one main course of which a dozen were offered, followed by a dessert and tea or coffee. Yes, the food is very good, flavorful, a choice of Western (e.g. baked sea bass) or Malay (e.g. crab lakhsa) or fusion (e.g. nonya fish) and the venue in a Georgian mansion dating to 1804, former Government House, is a good as you can get. This place is perfect for two or more, and a necessary for every traveler to Penang. We live here and find the place and food a joy. We will come again for afternoon tea (which was highly recommended) and again for dinner; we want to try it all.

Really, this is George Town at one of its memorable best.
Written 17 August 2020
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Tham C
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia61 contributions
Jun 2020
For us, it was not so much as to enjoy the food but the surrounds. It is a huge place, so it takes a while to walk around the garden and the interior of the house. You must enjoy the big trees that have been growing in the compound perhaps as old as the house.

The food is good but needs more creativity. For example, its supposedly well-known crab laksa, instead of breaking the crab meat into a paste, I would prefer some whole crab legs to garnish the bowl of laksa. Firstly, it will look appetizing and secondly, you can eat some real huge crab meat.

The place is comfortably set for afternoon tea and dinner. We were there for lunch, and the waitress suggested we move our bottle of wine and to have our dessert at the verandah. That was a great suggestion. Although it was warm, the ceiling fan was turned on and there was a slight breeze. Whatever it was, at the open verandah, it always had the lure of a shady tropical garden.

I would recommend this place as a sojourn from all the cacophony of the ever popular Penang street food. For once, sit in and enjoy a sleepy afternoon.
Written 30 June 2020
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dazarina83
Penang Island, Malaysia160 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Had our tea time here...love the cozy ambience...and the food is nice especially the scones with the homemade jams..the chicken pie was the bomb. The staff was friendly and even help us to take photos while we were touring the house.
Written 13 January 2020
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Waraluen
Sippy Downs, Australia78 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
My husband and I had a wonderful experience at Suffolk House. We had the 3 course set menu absolutely delicious. I don't usually eat dessert though this was light and too tasty not to enjoy. I love the building what a fabulous restaurant to enjoy a quiet dinner in Penang. The waiters were fantastic. I have not ever been asked if we like our cocktails sweet or sour. What we received was perfect. I would highly recommend this restaurant and its not expensive.
Written 13 November 2019
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macnetto
Kl100 contributions
Sep 2019
swung by to have coffee and snacks to checkout the decor and settings. Outdoors were nice with lush greenery as it is set back from the main drag. Decor is nice and staff were ok too.

Lunch was not too busy so we had the option of the indoor or outdoor seating.

good spot to large groups etc.
Written 13 November 2019
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Sunara2015
Penang Island, Malaysia22 contributions
Jul 2019
We organized a birthday party for our dad at Suffolk House in July. We were expecting 22 guests and we went to discuss the event with Ms. Maiane who heads the staff there. She was kind, caring and went out of her way to facilitate the planning of the event. She allocated a room for the event, had the tables laid out the way we wanted it, and allowed us early access to enable us to decorate the place. She also made many useful suggestions, without being intrusive.

On the day, the food was served on time, and the guests were pleased to find the restaurant staff efficient, polite and very accommodating. We interrupted the meal just before dessert was to be served, in order to take many, many family photos. The staff waited patiently for us to finish before serving us the dessert, complete with steaming hot coffee/tea. Their cheer and enthusiasm did not diminish, despite the wait.

The food was above average, with some choices naturally being better than others. The service, however, was excellent, and all our guests agreed that it was an experience they would remember. Overall, a top-notch place to hold special events and a huge "Thank you" to Maiane and her team for making it possible.
Written 9 November 2019
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SitesAndFood
California34 contributions
Oct 2019
Its a nice place and the service was decent, but the food was just ok. I think my rating would have been higher if we ate here while we were on the way to somewhere else instead of making a special trip here just to try it out.
Written 29 October 2019
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