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English Tea House & Restaurant

2002 Jalan Istana, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
+60 89-222 545
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2002 Jalan Istana, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a really enjoyable meal here. my dad was needing some western food so this was his fix. Great views and break from the city here. Price range a bit higher than average restaurants but for a one of lunch was really nice. our food...More

Thank Sonya D
EnglishTeaH0use, Owner at English Tea House & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your comments and very pleased to hear your dad was happy I too would like the proper cream but cannot get from any supplier here so we do our best with our home made cream. Warm regards Rory

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tea house looks darling. Gardens look pretty. Overlooking the beautiful. But it is damn hot! Limited fans. Not comfortable to eat when you are sweating. Food taste ok but service is very slow. Unfortunately the credit card machine did not work on our day there,...More

Thank Jo-AnnKYTan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here as a retreat from the heat whilst walking the heritage trail. Fantastic views and good cocktails. We went for the veggie afternoon tea option. Only two small sandwich fingers included so perhaps the more expensive tea would have been the better...More

Thank heaton45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In its heyday it must have been the place to be seen now.. well not so much. The meal was average & a set menu may have been better had it been hotter, the service best described as lackadaisical. Great view but we wouldn't eat...More

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must go in Sandakan. The view of the sea is just gorgeous. There are probably only three tables with the best view, so book or be there early. The food and their prices are alright. The scones taste nice. Would come here again for...More

Thank Meena B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing fancy, but the food is prepared with love and care, and tastes great. Cheaper than the hotel

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Tea House is located in a really nice compound right beside the Agnes Keith House. The restaurant is overlooking the sea and the town proper. The garden is so green that's why people opt to stay al fresco. The place needs some renovation and...More

Thank Blessie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Read the review over trip advisor and recommended by s few friends too. The tea was good, the scones a bit dry, the brownie was nice not too heavy and the conflate not so empowering either. Worth a visit if you are in Sendakan and...More

Thank Sameer K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds of the restaurant are lovely and it has a nice view over Sandakan and the sea. We had a set lunch meal and the food was very tasty and the service was good, the staff polite.

1  Thank mctaggs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So first of all, if you want to be sure to have a good drink, the Tom Collins was excellent! The food was very good I had the noodles (chili on the side - something I learned, as they love their strong chili here) -...More

1  Thank Louise W
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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
Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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