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That Little Wine Bar

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54 Jalan Chow Thye, George Town, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
+60 4-226 8182
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“mash” (3 reviews)
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Closed
6:30 AM - 12:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Wine Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
54 Jalan Chow Thye, George Town, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
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11 - 20 of 215 reviews

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Thursday night wine tasting was a fun, friendly crowd. The sommelier was so approachable and friendly. He was a good host. The room at the back is small but it was a good way to meet people.

Thank Netster11
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Unfortunately a bit remote from the centre of Georgetown, but well worth seeking out, this is, I would guess, the only establishment of its kind in Penang, and perhaps in the whole of Malaysia (outside of a few high-end hotels, that is; importing alcohol into...More

Thank Giles W
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

The Wine Bar is a small bar located in this quaint house. They are open only in the evenings and serve wines from all over the world and also have a dinner menu. The wines are reasonably priced and are very good quality wines which...More

Thank MegzTravel
TheBitterTruth, Owner at That Little Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. Just not to confuse people we are on Jalan Chow Thye 54 which is close to Nagor place but still 5 min away in the direction of Pulau Tikus. Roughly behind Gleneagles Hospital. :). Thank you again. See you...More

Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

This was my 3rd trip to Penang over the last 7 years and each time I keep coming back here as it's great western food and a fun atmosphere.This time I happened to be in town for their weekly Thursday evening wine tasting event and...More

Thank k_in_seattle
TheBitterTruth, Owner at That Little Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Thank you so much for your ind review :) It was a fun night. See you next time when you are in town? Greetings Tommes

Reviewed 30 October 2016

If you like wine and had enough of food stalls, this is a cozy spot with very friendly staff. They have a very large wine list by the bottle - prices seems to be comparable to elsewhere in George Town. There are only 3 by...More

Thank Rachel R
TheBitterTruth, Owner at That Little Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

Thank you for your review. Just to add on - for the wines by the glass we have for the red the selection of a full bodied and a dry wine and for the white we have the choice of a dry white and a...More

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

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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Wine Bar
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Open Hours
Thursday
6:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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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Description
Only open for Wine soiree on Thursdays 6.30 pm till midnight. RM 58 incl GST and service. 3 tasting glasses of wine and snacks. Functions can be arranged.
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