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That Little Wine Bar

$$ - $$$
Wine Bar, French, European, Spanish
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54 Jalan Chow Thye, George Town, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
+60 4-226 8182
17:00 - 00:00
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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207 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Perth, Australia
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 in sight. After we were seated and ordered the food and wine, the waiter verbally... More 

Thank Soon Theam K
Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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. The experience was so enjoyable, we returned the following evening. Thoroughly recommended if you wish... More 

Thank am0re1
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Juicy, cooked to perfection, just wow. About 60 ringit. I thoroughly enjoyed it after a long day. I have eaten here a total of 3x. I enjoyed all 3 main courses that I tried; pork neck steak, smoked duck breast, and steak. I really liked the steak the best.

Thank CaliforniaBear
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Duck breast with cherry sauce and pork neck steak were excellent. But the tomato soup taste like not homemade, please correct me if incorrect. Service was so so...not even serve plain water and the bread was cold. The staff keep talking among themselves and very annoying.

Thank Ben C
Barcelona, Spain
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45 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

Delightful little bistro well work seeking out. High quality European cuisine at very reasonable prices with a concise but considered wine list to match. Charming and well informed service make this an essential go to place in George Town, whether for a full dinner in the elegant but informal dining room inside or just a glass or for something chilled... More 

1 Thank ArfaMind
TheBitterTruth, Owner at That Little Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review !!! I will let my staff know. You put a smile on my face. Nowadays we have to fight against a lot of reviews of non existing "customers" so it is really nice to have a review like yours. Enjoy 2016 ! With a glass of wine of course ... :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Hungry for a steak we headed for TLW. We received a very friendly welcome and great service throughout. Bread & olive oil/balsamic of while we waited, extraordinarily good starters, special ravioli and Sears sesame tuna. And then the steaks: Brazilian origin, perfectly prepared, matched with sautéed mushrooms and Penang's best spinach, and a well balanced purée. Prepared spot on. From... More 

Thank Kristian V
TheBitterTruth, Owner at That Little Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review. That makes it two 5 star reviews in one day - when it rains - it pours :) We are very pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us. We hope to see you soon again. Let us know who you are next time you come and we will have a glass of... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Visiting TLWB has been something of a ritual for me whenever I come to Pinang. But the last couple of visits have been uninspiring. Service was OK from the local guys but the owners and manager never around. Food was OK. No bread on the table any more, but not great. Why add a dilute tomato sauce to a white... More 

Thank Graham S
TheBitterTruth, Owner at That Little Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hello ! Thank you for your feedback to us. You are right. We didn't have new specials on since beginning of December and we are sorry that the tomato sauce for the John Dory was obviously not seasoned enough. That was a mistake in the kitchen and we apologise. We are currently working on new specials and are hopefully having... More 

Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

I get kind of tired of the Asian fare in Malaysia. It's at times boring, repetitive and crowded. I loved this place. We had scallops with lobster and truffle, charcuterie, carpaccio, frois gras...brilliant red wine...just so memorable. Enjoy your hawker stands and local thing but hey, don't miss this, it is really very enjoyable and great value. It's a guaranteed... More 

1 Thank John P
Langkawi, Malaysia
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

Friends of mine invited me to join the wine testing evening on Tuesday - as they do every week. I was the first of our group to arrive and had a nice chat with the owner and some other people.The selected wine was just awesome. On red wine I often get stomach problems and refux but not on these chosen... More 

Thank CaptainEva

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Wine Bar, French, European, Spanish
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
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
A neighbourhood European wine bar and restaurant with a warm and welcoming ambiance. We accept VISA and Mastercard.

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