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That Little Wine Bar

54 Jalan Chow Thye, George Town, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
+60 4-226 8182
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Wine Bar, French, European, Spanish
$$ - $$$
54 Jalan Chow Thye, George Town, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Let's start with a couple of very small negatives. The place is not what you can call modern and up to date and the staff could know a little more about the menu when asked at point of order. To be honest, I had to...More

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had been highly recommended. Lovely building, very nice interior. A super menu, but didn't quite live up to expectations. Only one other table eating on a Thursday night. Service was average despite there being 3 staff working. Had the pork neck steak, but creamy mushroom...More

2  Thank Andre - Penang
TheBitterTruth, Owner at That Little Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

Hello - it was not the manager/owner who got drunk with two female guests - I was in the kitchen cooking. Yes, we have changed the menu since last Monday and it is exciting fresh, new modern - not anymore the French Bistro Style we...More

Reviewed 20 August 2016

I will start by saying that I concur with the owner, some of the reviews here are either fake or posted by deranged people. The place is not large enough for you to be ignored, in the few times I have visited, the staff have...More

Thank Cripsy
TheBitterTruth, Owner at That Little Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016

Thank you very much for your beautiful review. It will be a pleasure seeing you again in our little place when you are in Penang. :)

Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

No customer attention, have to wait almost 30 mn before the waiter care of me. Food is limited and could not finished my order because of its poor quality.More

Thank Dominique M
TheBitterTruth, Owner at That Little Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2016

Thank you for your review. Our dining room is roughly 11 meter by 5 meter. One waiter in front of the bar - 2 waiters behind the bar with full view of the whole dining room. I am pointing this out so that people understand...More

Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Visited on Wednesday and it was dead. No opinion about this wine bar. Maybe it is better on weekends . A little remoteMore

Thank Kevin K
TheBitterTruth, Owner at That Little Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2016

Hello there, thank you for your review. Unluckily we are at the moment bang in the middle of Hari Raya - the fasting month. This is the time were all restaurants on our island are pretty much empty because the locals go to the Hari...More

Reviewed 29 March 2016

Very good wine list to choose from and imagine it would have a nice atmosphere with more of a crowd. Unfortunately it was empty when we visited mid-week so really lacked atmosphere which was a shame as the wine was really lovely. Lacked the quality...More

Thank Bluemap
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Well contrary to other reviews the staff were wonderful & very attentive & the service was great. The place is friendly & has a good selection of wine. We went there several times & thoroughly enjoyed each visit. We didn't have a full meal but...More

2  Thank JBubbles50
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The menu is a bit limited (especially for vegetarians) but you can't go wrong with the daily specials.

Thank BeirutMoores
Reviewed 3 March 2016

A friend and I decided to try out this place as it was supposed to be a good place to pair food with wine. When we arrived, we walked into a nearly empty restaurant, with a couple seated at a table eating, and nobody else...More

Thank Soon Theam K
Reviewed 27 February 2016

My wife & I visited TLWB on a Monday evening after reading positive reviews, and were not disappointed. The food dishes (French Onion Soup, Seared Scallops & Lamb Neck Steak) were all fabulous, the house wine and cocktails delightful and the service efficient and friendly....More

Thank am0re1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Wine Bar, French, European, Spanish
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Jalan Chow Thye, George Town, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-226 8182
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A neighbourhood European wine bar and restaurant with a warm and welcoming ambiance. We accept VISA and Mastercard.
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