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English Tea House & Restaurant

2002 Jalan Istana, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
+60 89-222 545
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good46%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“scones” (149 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2002 Jalan Istana, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a morning High Tea in this delightfully situated cafe on top of a hill overlooking Sandakan harbour. The food supplied was very good and varied and more than enough for two people for 45 MAR. HOWEVER, they did not have any English breakfast tea...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the English Tea House in Sandakan for the set lunch, it was absolutely brilliant, we liked it so much we booked in for an evening meal, once again faultless. The food is very good, and the price is unbelievably cheap, we paid about...More

1  Thank Tony Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok so the location is lovely with great view over the bay but the food not so. A single tea bag in a pot of tea for 2 was not enough so the tea was weak, the sandwiches were nice as was the scone and...More

Thank Billy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sit on the terrace for a cool seat and lovely views of the garden. Food was good although not local dishes. Service very good.

Thank Barbara D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here as part of a tour. Nice atmosphere but food is nothing special. The funny thing is a chicken going around the terrace

Thank kagesy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was one of the three places that I stopped by and had tea during my recent visit to Sandakan. I used to live in Sandakan and heard all about this place after I moved out of Sandakan. So, I finally got the opportunity...More

1  Thank MELVIN M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A cozy restaurant on the very top of sandakan. With a magnificent view yo will enjoy lovley sabah tea acompanied with sandwitches, scones and jam. Super nice staff and affordable prices. (Backpacker budget)

Thank Ludvig E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Title says it all. I enjoyed the view on a nice sunny afternoon and love the history and the jazz music. The food was hit or miss - my fish was outstanding and presented beautifully while my partners pasta was 'cafeteria' quality, watery and bland,...More

Thank AzRat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view is nice. The food is poor and the bare minimum is available. I would recommended on a clear day and a drink.

Thank pjpicb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn't have a full meal here, just the items in the title. But they were very good. Attractive place with great views over the harbor. Staff were friendly and reasonably efficient.

Thank BallardBeaver
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Winnie K
10 July 2017|
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Response from EnglishTeaH0use | Property representative |
My apologies for the delay in replying. Yes. This is a wheelchair friendly restaurant. However, our toilets are not. I do hope we get the chance to see you and your friends Regards
26 February 2017|
Response from EnglishTeaH0use | Property representative |
Dear Julia. Yes we do cater for glutin free. Our chef would be happy to meet you to discuss your choice of menu Warm regards
24 February 2017|
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Response from CaoimhinKB | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2002 Jalan Istana, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sabah  >  Sandakan Division  >  Sandakan
  • Phone Number: +60 89-222 545
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The English Tea House is a colonial style English restaurant. It is situated next to the Agnes Keith House and overlooks Sandakan Bay
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