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Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 12 April 2024 via mobile

A hidden gem in the historic part of Georgetown. We went there because we passed and needed some cold. We had the most fantastic food and service. It says cafe but it’s also a fantastic restaurant. I would say they have international food. Don no...miss the chance of trying this place.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 September 2023

Everything was very good. Good food and very nice staff. 9 dollars for the menu are absolutely fair. Thanks a lot.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023 via mobile

A superb lunch near the Street Art area. Perfect food, super kind service, tried lots of dishes all super tasty and well cooked. 5 stars very well deserved.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023

This is a charming restaurant with superb service. The food was well-presented and tasty. It was the service that bought me over. Restaurants will make mistakes. It is how they handle the mistakes that show the standard. For example, I told the lady who served...us that my iced lemon tea was too sweet and asked if she could add water to my drink. She apologized and took my drink away. I was beginning to wonder why adding a bit more water took some time. I was pleasantly surprised when she brought an entirely new glass of drink. The next instance was when they forgot my son-in-law's order. Again, they apologized and immediately brought him two macrons to tie over until they prepared his order. The bill was quite pricey, but their service made up for the price. We were charmed by the excellent service.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 May 2023 via mobile

I walked past this place a few days ago and decided to try it yesterday when trying to decide where to go for lunch. The staff were really friendly and gave me a good impression when I stepped in. After sitting down my brother and...I decided to try their Real Burger, which is a pork burger with ham. It came with a salad and curly fries. It was really juicy and delicious! The fries were really tasty and crispy too. I love the light dressing on the salad. We really enjoyed our lunch there. It has good food, nice music, and a very relaxed atmosphere. I would definitely come again.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 13 September 2022

Is a must to try again all menu. Special Taste, friendly staf, 👍 environment. I can celebrate my special day here. Will come again.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 24 June 2021 via mobile

Lovely packaging with nice sweet and savoury plus 2 cups of Latte. Delivery during Fmco. Tasty mini burger, mushroom pie, smoked salmon and caviar on Mayo bread, cookies and muffins. Happy with the food!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 24 August 2020

We dropped in on the spur of the moment, and were very happy we did! Really enjoyed the food, delicious and lots of healthy options, also a light touch with the salt and fat was appreciated (often find food in Penang is too heavy on...the salt). Service was attentive, and the restaurant is immaculately clean.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 2 March 2020

We were four, all living in Penang, an expat couple and a local couple, first time at The Book in the early afternoon for our usual Sunday lunch together, and as the only Westerner I was tasked to order: shrimp quesadillas, garden salad, three kinds...of sausages with dipping sauce, vegetable risotto and a scallop risotto to share. This quality is uncommonly good, the mix of flavors first-rate proving the talents of the chef, for a bill of about MYR150 or US$38.00, which by any measure is not expensive for four. I have no idea about the sandwiches, and having this lunch experience and having seen the full menu I've no interest in having just a sandwich. The interior is well done, in good taste and not pretentious or trying to be funky, very clean and the staff prompt, courteous and capable. There is parking for three or four cars in front, more if double-parked. Yeah, I like this place, and next time I try their wines.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 1 February 2020

We started our dinner with the arrival of the BBQ roasted pork salad. The delicious "siew bak" (Chinese roasted pork) was tossed with some fresh garden greens, cherry tomatoes, croutons and a sesame seed dressing. It had the right combination of texture and flavours to...whet our appetite. The classic homemade mushroom soup was made up of a mixture of wild mushrooms. The soup was more like a pottage – thick and full-bodied. It was topped with croutons and drizzle with cream. We also had the Book Signature Soup. This popular soup had a light creamy base flavoured with saffron and lemongrass. Bountiful seafood treasures lay within including salmon chunks, scallops, clamps, prawns and squids. The crispy garlic toast complimented the soup well. For our main courses, my daughter ordered the sous vide chicken breast encasing a mushroom filling. Roasted cauliflower, broccoli, vine cherry tomatoes and mashed potatoes made this a winsome choice. One of my friends selected the braised barbecue lamb shank which sat on a serving of mashed potatoes, surrounded by green peas and broccoli, topped with deep-fried Enoki mushrooms. He enjoyed the generous portion of the greens or it would have been a rather meaty dish. The lovely fresh mint pesto accentuated the flavours in this dish making it a winner as well. I opted for Hokkaido scallop risotto. The bright yellow saffron-infused colour of the al dente rice was flavoured with good stock, cream and Parmesan cheese. It was topped with caviar, microgreens and diced crispy bacon. The pan-fried scallops were tender, sweet and simply delicious. I enjoyed the risotto immensely! The lobster marinara as a real showstopper. The uncomplicated pasta was flavoured with traditional tomato concasse and cheese, served with broccoli. This was a deceptively simply but satisfying main course that should be top on your list of must-try items at the Book Sandwich Café. The tender grilled French cut lamb rack was equally impressive. It was served with vine cherry tomatoes, asparagus, baby carrots, Portobello mushrooms and mashed potatoes. If you love lamb, you will absolutely enjoy this offering. Tiger prawns Aglio Olio was another satisfying dish. The spaghetti was firm to the bite and flavoured with crispy minced bacon, roasted garlic, chilli flakes and sautéed mushrooms. It was topped with Parmesan cheese and Ebiko (shrimp roe). We also ordered both the grilled fish items on the menu – salmon and barramundi. The 200g grilled salmon fillet was served with mashed potatoes and with mixed greens on the side. For the grilled barramundi, roasted asparagus and potatoes accompanied the dish. It was an ideal venue for a small class reunion – the food was good, the friendly staff attentive and the festive-looking deco charming. It provided us a conducive environment to feast on scrumptious delights, reminisce about our schooling days while enjoying each other's company. How quickly time flies and it was indeed wonderful to be able to come together to celebrate life and good friendships.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 20 December 2019 via mobile

The food was good, and the desserts were not bad. Lamb shank was a little hard. Otherwise the ambiance was very cozy and delightful with the Christmas tree and decorations. The service could improve especially since it is quite an expensive restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 4 December 2019

Thank you very much guys! good service, friendly staff, all food are very nice...delicious I love it 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 4 December 2019 via mobile

Delicious foods and cozy place. Love the the salted egg spagetti.💕💕 Recommended to everyone.. 👍👍

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 26 November 2019 via mobile

Its good located ...food was good big portion 2 staff men was give us a good service everytime they check our table if good or not (Kiru and i dont ask his name ) probably will recommend this to our friends and relatives.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 25 November 2019

I would highly recommend this restaurant, my wife and I came for our firs wedding anniversary and we weren’t disappointed. Staff are very friendly and attentive, and the food was all perfectly cooked, we opted for the scallops and ceaser salad to start, very generous...portions, and executed perfectly, next we had the prawns and black linguini and the 5 spiced duck, again excellent. The chocolate and walnut brownie was good, but more like a sponge cake, I think this can be improved upon.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Response from Graham F | Reviewed this property |
There was certainly vegetarian food but not sure about the no fish/no eggs. Worth popping in and having a look at the menu. Nice helpful staff. Regards Graham and Kate
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The Book Sandwich Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5