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10 Lebuh Farquahar | Eastern & Oriental Hotel, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-222 2000
14:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 14:00 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, California
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was staying here at the Heritage Wing of this great hotel. I already tried all the other restaurants and bars. Night time in Georgetown is busy time. People all around trying to get a seat at the street food stalls. I already did that the first night. So on my last night here I decided to just dine here.... More 

Thank smileyko
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the occasion one would expect. People want to come out for the experience of afternoon tea, British style. Sorry but this does not live up to expectations. Cannot recommend.

Thank weekenderbroadstairs
Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tea itself was as advertised and was OK. A couple of minor points - by the time we had finished eating our tea (drink) was cold but no refill offered, and one of the "sweets" was in a tall shot glass and no spoon was provided (and was too solidt to drink) But the real issue that spoilt the... More 

Thank MrAusDog
Penang Island, Malaysia
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The semi fine dining restaurant in E&O Hotel. Also one of the popular places for English Afternoon Tea in George Town. As of Feb 2017, Yesterday's Classic Set Menu is available from 7pm to 10:30pm and is priced at RM120 nett per person for 3-course set menu. Relatively reasonable.

Thank CheeWah_Chan
Western Australia
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261 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here on our final evening in the Eastern oriental hotel. You can choose the set or al a crate menu. We chose the set menu which gave two choices for entree and main course. The food was beautiful and the snapper cooked perfectly. The staff of which there appeared to be many were professional and polite and unobtrusive.... More 

Thank ghtraveller
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Overrated English Afternoon Tea @ RM65.30 pax. Single serving of food and drinks, no wifi signal at all. Scones are not warm so I have to ask them to heat up. No selection of coffee (if you are not tea drinker). No changing of tea, only add hot water when tea turned cold. Food is not fantastic or special, just... More 

Thank bellim
Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
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100 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had drinks here on a couple of occasions during our stay and whilst the bar inside is nicely furnished, there is not enough seating and tables outdoors to enjoy the view of the pool and sea.

Thank Denise H
Leura, Australia
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We had dinner at 1985 which is one of the restaurants in the E&O. The food was delicious but my family thought the portions where too small.

Thank Vivien541
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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109 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

On my last day in MY before heading back to Oz I treated myself - hang on - all of this 3 week adventure has been a total treat and in so many ways... to afternoon tea at the Eastern & Oriental hotel in George Town. A lovely three tier cake/nibbles stand accompanied a pot of English Breakfast tea plus... More 

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108 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Had high tea here. Wonderful setting in a quiet and historic restaurant. The food was delicious and plentiful. I didn't eat everything as I was so full. Enjoyed the tuna sandwich surrounded by cucumber. There is a wide choice of teas to choose from and they will top your teapot up with hot water when you ask. The staff were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Valet Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Lebuh Farquahar | Eastern & Oriental Hotel, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-222 2000

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