Best Restaurants in Penang

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There is an abundance of food in Penang - from local street food and mid-range cafes and eventually to something fancy such as fine dining. The problem is, with bulks of new restaurant in each quarter and so little time, which one should we go for with? Well, here are your answers!

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    Chin's Stylish Chinese CuisinePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    This oriental restaurant was first introduced in London in 1987 and have won highly prestigious awards - 'Best Restaurant of Year' and 'The Best Chinese Restaurant in UK' - just right after their inception. The passionate and highly creative chefs strive to make the perfect dish, combining both high-grade fresh ingredients and culinary skills. Not only will you enjoy the rich mix of style and flavour, and attention to detail, you will also appreciate the restaurants' top-notch service very much!
    Tips

    Best make a reservation if you're coming in with more than 4 people.

    Things to expect

    A dark but colourful place with quite an exquisite take on fine Chinese dishes.

    Best with

    Specials of the day.

    Price

    RM90.00 to RM230.00

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    Chin's Stylish Chinese Cuisine View restaurant

    8A, Tanjong City Marina, Church Street Pier, George Town, Penang, 10300, Georgetown, Penang
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    042612611

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    06:00PM—10:45PM
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    The Spice Market CafePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    The Spice Market Cafe is one of Shangri-la's prized gem in the culinary world. This fair fancy restaurant with a warm and cozy ambiance has been one of the best places to enjoy a vast and hearty buffet. Not only are most of the items here fresh, they are also cooked to perfection. Sure, with time the dishes that aren't doing so well will become stale. However, the turnover is fairly quick which allows them to refill the food immediately.

    Tips

    Do look out for promos.

    Things to expect

    A classy restaurant with a widespread of buffet selections.

    Best with

    Drinks provided.

    Price

    RM90.00 to RM200.00

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    The Spice Market Cafe View restaurant

    Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Beach Garden Wing, Kampung Tanjung Huma, 11100, Batu Ferringhi, Penang
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    048888888

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    06:30AM—11:00PM
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    Feringgi GrillPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Ferringi Grill, one of Shangri-la Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa fine-dining establishments, delivers modern and creative dishes made possible with classic techniques. They combine various styles from different regions of the world while ensuring that the flavour worked in harmony. This eatery also prides itself in their luxurious ambiance and friendly service.
    Tips

    Making a reservation might prove helpful.

    Things to expect

    A beautiful and luxurious place with carpeted floors and a dark and warm ambiance.

    Best with

    Specials of the day.

    Price

    RM200.00 to RM600.00

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    Feringgi Grill View restaurant

    Shangri-La Rasa’s Sayang Resort & Spa, Rasa Wing lobby, Mezzanine floor, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, 11100, George Town , Penang
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    048888888

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    07:00AM—10:30AM
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    06:30PM—10:30PM
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    Boatman RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Located at Batu Ferringi Road, between Parkroyal Hotel and Casuarina Beach Hotel, Boatman Restaurant is notoriously known for their amazing seafood dishes and affordable price tag. With different cooking styles catered to various patrons while still tasting delicious, it's no wonder that they have quite a strong support and a positive feedback from the public!
    Tips

    Great place to bring your friends while being on a budget.

    Things to expect

    Affordable and delicious Chinese cuisine.

    Best with

    Tom Yam!

    Price

    RM15.00 to RM40.00

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    Boatman Restaurant View restaurant

    No. 46, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Kampung Batu Feringgi,, 11100, George Town, Penang
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    012-4833157

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    09:30AM—02:00PM
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    06:00PM—10:00PM
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    Via PreNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Via Pre is one of Penang's best Italian restaurants, and it certainly does seem like it's here to stay for a long time. Offering a widespread of delicious cured meat, pastas and pizzas, it might be hard to decide on what to order. On top of that, there's also a selection of wines to compliment. Prices are fairly reasonable and everything is done perfectly. 

    Tips

    Special deals and set meals are available, sometimes.

    Things to expect

    A warm and cozy place with awesome pork dishes.

    Best with

    Wine.

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM150.00

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    Via Pre View restaurant

    20e, Lebuh Penang, 10200, George Town, Penang
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    04-2619800

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    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
    11:30AM—10:15PM
    Friday, Saturday
    11:30AM—10:45PM
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    What The Duck RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    What The Duck Restaurant is an Asian fusion with a modern European cuisine twist. The restaurant is run by Chef Daniel Tan and is a casual dining place with a motto that says “Be Creative and Passionate”.  The restaurant's specialty is none other than dealing with dishes involving poultry meat. The price range of the food is actually affordable so you do not have to worry about spending a large sum of money to try out their food. Their signature dishes are Duck Confit Spaghetti, Spicy Indonesia Bek – Bek Pasta, Balinese Crispy Duck (Bek – Bek) and many others that can be found in the menu.

    Tips

    Leave earlier so that you can get a parking spot.

    Things to expect

    Good food involving poultry meat.

    Best with

    Wine.

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM40.00

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    Restoran What The Duck View restaurant

    Spice Canopy, Bayan Baru, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang
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    04-6386084

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    11:30AM—03:00PM
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    05:30PM—09:00PM
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    Woodlands Vegetarian RestaurantPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8Vegetarian 3558887a3b6cba0a056731a75a58da9ed8fc37fa9c1b050a22dec8240b1e6643

    Located in George Town,Penang, lies a restaurant known as Woodlands Vegetarian Restaurant. The restaurant serves a variety of indian cuisines that are suited for people who are vegetarians. Amongst them are, The Woodlands Special Thali, Masala Dosai, and the Chenna Batura just to name a few. Of course, being an Indian eatery, the typical roti and naan are avaible in their vegetarian variety as well.If you fancy something sweet after a meal, there is a sweets stall arranged near by the entrance which provides a bunch of sweets hailing from north and southern India.

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    Things to expect

    Good vegetarian food.

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    Price

    RM5.00 to RM20.00

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    Woodlands Vegetarian Restaurant View restaurant

    60 Lebuh Penang, George Town, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
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    04-2639764

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    08:30AM—10:00PM
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    32 at the MansionPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    If you're looking for a fancy and lavish place to dine, 32 is the place! The design of the mansion predates the 80s and the building overlooks the spectacular sea. 32 serves sumptuous food, made from fresh ingredients, with a complex depth of flavour and interesting texture. Also a great place to celebrate an occasion or two!
    Tips

    Check out their Facebook page for monthly promotions!

    Things to expect

    A rather white mansion with quite an interesting decor and layout. Fine service and bite-size portion food.

    Best with

    Angus Rib eye with red wine.

    Price

    RM50.00 to RM200.00

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    32 at the Mansion View restaurant

    32, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, Penang, 10050, George Town, Penang
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    042622232

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    12:00PM—03:00PM
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    07:00PM—11:00PM
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    Macalister MansionPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Macalister Mansion is indeed an interesting eatery with dishes specifically designed to the theme and concept of the space such as Living Room, Dining Room, The Cellar, The Den, Eight Rooms and The Lawn. If you're unsure what to taste, simply head over to their counter and choose according to your liking!
    Tips

    Ask for their extensive wine list.

    Things to expect

    Super white decor everywhere.

    Best with

    Wine

    Price

    RM80.00 to RM250.00

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    Macalister Mansion View restaurant

    228, Jalan Macalister, 10400, Georgetown, Penang
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    042283888

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    07:00PM—11:00PM
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    Orinea by Farquhar MansionPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Another interesting mansion-converted restaurant, Farquhar Mansion offers exquisitely fine dining food with magnificent presentation. You’ll find each plate comes in delicate textures with exploding flavour. The dishes are small in portion so don’t be surprised if you actually crave for supper after dinner – it’s fine dining after all!
    Tips

    Ask for their specials and list of wines.

    Things to expect

    A classy, luxurious and comfortable ambiance with good service and good food.

    Best with

    Wine or champagne.

    Price

    RM200.00 to RM400.00

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    Orinea by Farquhar Mansion View restaurant

    68-18-1, Sunrise Gurney, Gurney Dr, 10250, Georgetown, Penang
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    0195288933

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    12:00AM—12:00AM
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    Kebaya at Seven Terraces Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Kebara at Seven Terraces has a stunningly well-designed space that dwells in the past, but at the same time, portrays a modern and edgy vibe. The  intrinsic details on the floor, wooden furnitures used and various ornaments do set the mood quite nicely. On top of that, they offer Nyonya cuisine at its best, with each dish having a good twist of modern semi-fine dining. Perfectly cooked and beautifully presented, Kebaya at Seven Terraces surpasses most Nyonya restaurants in Penang.

    Tips

    Reservations available and credit card accepted.

    Things to expect

    A stunning looking place with a touch of heritage.

    Best with

    High tea.

    Price

    RM70.00 to RM130.00

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    Kebaya View restaurant

    2 - 16 (Seven Terraces), Stewart Lane, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
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    04-2642333

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    06:00PM—10:30PM
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    12:00PM—02:30PM
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    06:00PM—10:30PM
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    Beach Blanket Babylon Bar & Bistro HousePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    If you've enjoyed movies that have their weddings held outdoors by the beach, with those white tents and flowery decor, then you're gonna love beach Blanket Babylon. Best having seated outdoors, this restaurant has been a great place the go-to place for many dates, and will probably stay that way for a long time. As for their food, you can expect a great deal of finesse and flavour, both working hand in hand to create a plethora of flavours, textures and atmosphere.

    Tips

    Reservations recommended. Events and parties can be held here.

    Things to expect

    A stunning view of the beach and ocean with both outdoors and indoor seatings.

    Best with

    Cocktails.

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM100.00

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    Beach Blanket Babylon View restaurant

    The Mansion, 32 Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 Penang, 10450, Georgetown, Penang
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    042622232

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    12:00PM—12:00AM
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    Andrew's Kampung

    Located on the 2nd Floor of Eden Parade in Batu Ferringhi is a restaurant by the name of Andrew’s Kampung. It is said to be “ A must visit” if you happen to be around the area. It is an All-You-Can-Eat where family and friends can visit and enjoy. The restaurant serves a variety of foods including Malaysian, Chinese, Nyonya, Thai, Western, Steamboat and BBQ. They even provide catering services. The price range for the place is surprisingly affordable and people who have gone there will always mention how clean the restaurant is and how good the services are.

    Tips

    Things to expect

    Nice environment as you enter.

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    Price

    RM20.00 to RM80.00

    Andrew's Kampung View restaurant

    Eden Parade, 1, Jalan Sungai Emas, Kawasan Perumahan Sungai Emas, 11100, Batu Ferringhi, Pulau Pinang
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    048811688

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    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    12:00PM—10:00PM
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    Tek Sen Restaurant Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Tek Sen Restaurant opened in 1965 in George Town. The restaurant delivers delicious variety of Chinese cuisine which includes Cantonese, Teowchew, Hakka, and Peranakan. The restaurant earned a reputation that attracted locals and even people from other parts of Malaysia to visit and try their dishes. Their signature dishes are Assam Tumis Fish, Trotters in Black Vinegar (“ Tu Kha Chor”) and Double Roasted Pork Fried with Chili Padi ( “ Char Siew Bak”). The staff are known to be really friendly and are willing to give recommendations if you are still unsure on what to order.

    Tips

    Leave earlier to get a parking spot.

    Things to expect

    Good food.

    Best with

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM80.00

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    Tek Sen Restaurant View restaurant

    18, Lebuh Carnarvon, 10100, George Town, Penang
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    0129815117

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    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    12:00PM—03:00PM
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    06:00PM—09:00PM
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    Living Room Cafe Bar & GalleryNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Living Room Cafe Bar and Gallery is known for their relaxing atmosphere and live performances run by Ben and Amy. The restaurant gives out this relaxation vibe when you enter the Asian themed café and bar. They serve a mixture of Malaysian and Western Fusion foods. The restaurant is well known for their Beef Rendang. The staff are always ready to give a warm welcome and serve you. The food is pretty affordable and overall the restaurant is a great place to relax and socialise with others.

    Tips

    Things to expect

    A really relaxing atmosphere and live bands performing.

    Best with

    Price

    RM25.00 to RM60.00

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    The Living Room Cafe Bar & Gallery View restaurant

    43-C Batu Ferringhi, 11100, George Town, Penang
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    012-5899136

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    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    My Own CafePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Known for it's Asam Laksa, My Own Cafe is a well known cafe situated in George Town,Penang. The Cafe's openness allows for cooling air to come in and help one to wind down for the day. The cafe's menu is small, consisting of it's very well known Asam Laksa, some durian ice cream, Muah Chee and some of their signiture drinks amongst other dishes and beverages.

    Tips

    Leave earlier to get a parking spot.

    Things to expect

    Their signature Asam Laksa

    Best with

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM15.00

    My Own Cafe View restaurant

    2, Lebuh Cannon, George Town, , 10200, George Town, Pulau Pinang
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    016-4851050

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    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
    10:00AM—03:00PM
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    09:30AM—03:00PM
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    Jawi House Cafe & GalleryHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    The Jawi House Cafe & Gallery is a restaurant led by chef Nurilkarim bin Mohd Razha.Located along a road filled with a rich history, the cafe recreates an ambience that is able to capture the locations historical background.The huge array of pictures and paintings, accompanied by the wooden furniture add to the ahestetic appeal of the cafe. The cafe provides dishes such as the Herbal Lemuni Rice, Balmieh and Spicey Chicken Soup, along with a selection of desserts.

    Tips

    Things to expect

    Good food and nice environment.

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    RM20.00 to RM60.00

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    Jawi House Cafe & Gallery View restaurant

    85 Armenian Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
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    042613680

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    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    11:00AM—09:30PM
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    The Mugshot Cafe Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Boasting a rather intereasting name, The Mugshot Cafe in George Town,Penang is a place many go to, be it to wind down,  or enjoy a light snack. The cafe is well known for the Bagel Muffins they serve, like the Bagel Muffin with Bacon & Egg, or the Bagel Muffin with Corned Beef, as well for their sweet homemade yogurt. The ambiance of the cafe allows for one to sit back and enjoy a cup of coffee or one of their bagel muffins at ease. One can also purchase just the bagel muffins from the bakery next door.

    Tips

    Things to expect

    Good Bagel Muffins.

    Best with

    Coffee.

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM10.00

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    Mugshot Cafe View restaurant

    300 & 302 Lebuh Chulia, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
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    0124056276

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    08:00AM—12:00AM
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    Mews Cafe Pork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    The Mews Cafe is an eatry located with in the Muntri House Hotel. It's menu is varied, spliting it into two seperete catergories, local and western. The local catergory provides dishes such as the  Nasi Lemak Bento and Beef Rendang, while the Western catergory has foods such as Chickn Pie or French Toast for breakfest. The ambiance in the cafe is relaxing and calming, allowing one's self to enjoy their meal with comfort.

    Tips

    Recommended to make reservations

    Things to expect

    Well decorated and relaxing environment.

    Best with

    Coffee.

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM60.00

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    Mews Cafe View restaurant

    No. 77, Muntri Street, 10200, George Town, Penang
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    04-2636125

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    08:00AM—11:00PM
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    Junk Cafe

    The Junk Cafe is an intereasting cafe where they hang a variety of different items around the place, the items are usually things people would of once considered junk, hence the name. Due to the items scattered about the cafe, there is bound to be something that'll catch your attention. The Cafe's menu is short and simple, specializing in Burgers boasting names like Blood Cream Chicken Sandwich or Full of Junk Burger. The eatry also serves a dish called  Crab Roll, which is only available from Fridays to Sundays.

    Tips

    Recommended to make a reservation and leave earlier to get a parking spot.

    Things to expect

    Unique names of the food.

    Best with

    Coffee.

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM50.00

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    Junk Cafe View restaurant

    1, Jalan Pintal Tali, George Town, 10100, Georgetown, Penang
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    012-4554244

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    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    12:00PM—03:00AM
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