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US$5 - US$15
European, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 November 2021 via mobile

Service was excellent and prompt since there were only 2 other guests at that time. It was 12pm. Unfortunately, their mains selection was terible since something wrong with their chiller and could only provide chicken. Fish and lamb was unavailable. We ordered bread pudding and...chicken chop as we were quite hungry. It was served on time as well. Within 15 minutes. First the chicken chop, served with dark gravy and with chips and mixed of long beans and carrots as sides. The chicken marinade was great, but it was overpowered by the gravy (I'm guessing beef stock with black pepper).. If only the chicken chop was serve as it was or with some lighter gravy like mushroom sauce. It would be perfect. The chips on the other hand was partially burnt and salty. Vegetables were okay but not appropriate in my opinion. Secondly the bread pudding. It was good! Not sweet. It was one of the best I ever tasted. Kudos. Price wise. It was pricey for the mains with the mediacore ingredients used. Should have used lettuce or any leafy salads. The chips should be in good hands so that it would be perfect and not burnt or use mashed potato instead. It makes a better presentation and adds to the plating satisfaction.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 7 March 2020

For those looking for some quality western food this is an ideal spot - had dinner there and drinks reasonably priced

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 3 March 2020

The ambience was the same as a few years ago. well maintained. Food was good but can be improved. service was good but can be improved

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 10 February 2020

We came here whilst on the Sandakan Heritage Trail. It is a colonnial style restaurant. We had a lovely afternoon tea and cocktail (Singapore Sling!). The gardens are well maintained and the views are great. Worth a visit!

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 9 February 2020 via mobile

We asked our taxi driver to take us here after a visit to the war memorial. We were immediately asked to take a seat wherever we wished. There was a vacant table under a huge tree overlooking sandakan. It was a lovely hour spent chilling...with a spectacular view. The menu looked very appealing but as it was the middle of the afternoon we chose tea & a bruschetta to share. All delicious & not overpriced.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 26 January 2020

We loved the seafood chowder, probably one of the best chowder we've had. Very rich, buttery, and delicious! Lovely setting, too.

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

We had steak and fish and chips and shepherd's pie. Delicious food. Great wine and cocktails. Make sure you book your taxi home first. We went twice.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 1 January 2020

We were seated outside on a lovely balmy evening. The food was fabulous, there was a choice of 3 different dishes along with a desert. Service was excellent.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 30 December 2019 via mobile

Aside from authentic English tea & scones, this peaceful colonial style restaurant and garden with sea views, serves extremely good western dishes and drinks. Reasonably priced, head here for a break from local cuisine and to enjoy the views and lush vegetation.

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

Very nice view and nice relax place. The cocktails are ok (could be better) but all in all, quite hood

Date of visit: December 2019
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Winnie K
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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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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5