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Suffolk House

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Suffolk House 250 Jalan Air Itam | George Town, Penang Island 10460, Malaysia
+60 4-228 1109
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By far the BEST Afternoon Tea in Penang!

SUFFOLK HOUSE - An Anglo-Indian mansion restaurant with tasteful interior decoration & garden... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
diveaaa
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Penang Island, Malaysia
via mobile
Beautiful building beautifully restored.

Just love the building. Unfortunately due to time restraint, did not try the restaurant but the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
KCChye
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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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  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“high tea” (12 reviews)
“anglo indian” (6 reviews)
“homemade jams” (4 reviews)
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Suffolk House 250 Jalan Air Itam | George Town, Penang Island 10460, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

SUFFOLK HOUSE - An Anglo-Indian mansion restaurant with tasteful interior decoration & garden setting! Little did I expect to experience this perfect & picturesque ambience in Penang island. We ordered their Afternoon Tea & let me say, this was the BEST Afternoon Tea I ever...More

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penangnative, Manager at Suffolk House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much diveaaa for your 5 star review. We are most happy to know that you enjoyed the entire Suffolk House experience. It was a pleasure serving you and we look forward to serving you again in the near future. Thank you once...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just love the building. Unfortunately due to time restraint, did not try the restaurant but the ambiance look good. Worth a visit just for the building.

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penangnative, Manager at Suffolk House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you KCChye for your positive review. We are glad to know that you liked what you saw. We hope to welcome you back for a meal sometime soon. Once again thank you for stopping by.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Unexpectedly tucked away just outside the centre of Georgetown, Suffolk house has been beautifully restored and before we had dinner we looked around and read about the restoration. I’d wanted to visit as I live not far from where Francis Light was born, in Suffolk....More

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penangnative, Manager at Suffolk House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you Annypurple for your positive review. It was a pleasure serving you and we are most glad to know that all of you enjoyed the Suffolk House experience from the ambience and the building to the food and the service. We are sorry that...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

This place is worth visiting just for the building! BUT WAIT, the food is really excellent...what a wonderful experience. Our group of 60 loved this place. I had the NZ Lamb and it was perfect. Add to that a nice wine list and we had...More

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penangnative, Manager at Suffolk House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Thank you very much Sheamus0104 for your 5 star review. It is indeed an honour for us that your group has returned several times. It was our pleasure serving you and we are most happy to know that we have met your expectations each time....More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Saturday noon high tea at this mansion located at a secluded land. A wedding preparation and photography sessions were in session. The scones and cakes are dry. Nice ambience. Improve on food quality and service, this place can do well in no time.

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penangnative, Manager at Suffolk House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Thank you MAKANRANGERS for your review.

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Suffolk house is a beautiful British colonial mansion situated just outside Georgetown. It was amazingly restored nearly 10 years ago thankfully. I went for lunch and the food was excellent and very reasonably priced. As I was the only one in the restaurant, the staff...More

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penangnative, Manager at Suffolk House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thank you very much npatz80 for the 5 star review. It was our pleasure serving you and we are most happy to know that you appreciated everything about Suffolk House from the restoration efforts to the service and food quality. Indeed we are very well...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful location, great place for events. I was slightly disappointed with quality of china ware used n their high tea presentation. The food quality was only OK.. It deserves to be much better, the red velvet cake was only a bite size n tad dry,...More

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penangnative, Manager at Suffolk House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thank you legsapart for your feedback. Thank you for appreciating the location and the premise that is Suffolk House, Penang. For the record the afternoon tea is priced at only Rm90 for 2 (or USD11, GBP8, EUR9 per person). Sure, we can price it much...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

This elegant mansion house provides a wonderful glimpse of the past here in Penang. The grand entrance hall, the sleepy upper terraces provide and excellent and delightful place to visit. The afternoon tea was lovely. The chicken pie made it extra special.More

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penangnative, Manager at Suffolk House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you 429Happy for your positive review. We are glad to know that you liked what we did to the house to restore it back to its former glory. It was a pleasure serving you and we look forward to your return in future. Thank...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Had a very nice high tea here. The available history of the place was sufficient to get a feel of its history. We had a driver who knew that the place was difficult to find so be wary of this. Only one spoon provided (with...More

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penangnative, Manager at Suffolk House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you Peter S for the positive review. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your Suffolk House experience. We apologize for the slight shortcoming and will highlight this to the crew. Thank you again for your custom and for recommending us to other...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Sullfolk Service Standards: -Lack of observation and awarness.I had no knife served throughtout my meal,yet no one realized.Sure,I could have request for it,but do we consider a good fine dinning service if I had to constantly ask for what I need? - No water replenishment...More

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penangnative, Manager at Suffolk House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2017

Thank you Jouu C for your custom. We are sorry that you were disappointed with your lunch in Suffolk House. Kindly allow us to put on record that we never claimed to be a fine dining restaurant. Looking at the prices we charge, if one...More

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