Foodies, Valentine’s around the corner (eherm next 10 days), have you love birds decided where to celebrate? Some might think that it’s not worth splurging so much for a night, but Valentine’s only happens once a year and your partner is someone you would want to love and cherish for the rest of your life, so we’ll leave it to you guys to do the math. Anyways, here’s our top 10 romantic restaurants for Valentine’s in Penang list that you might want to make a reservation now before they’re fully booked.
Restaurants For Valentine’s in Penang
1. Sigi’s Bar and Grill on the Beach
This year, Golden Sands Resort came up with “Love is in the Air” theme for Valentine’s, a romance inspired dinner by the azure water pool. On that very special day, a 5-course candlelight dinner is specially designed for couples seeking a memorable evening under the stars while dining by the largest blue lagoon swimming pool in Batu Ferringhi beach, along with violinist playing just for you. Tables around the pool are limited to only 14 couples, so if you want an unforgettable night, be sure to make your reservations now as they’re very exclusive.
Address: Golden Sands Resort Penang by Shangri-La, Batu Feringgi Beach, 11100 Penang.
2. Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa
For lovebirds who are seeking the ultimate fine dining experience, they can opt to enjoy the charming set dinner ‘A Romance To Remember’ at the award-winning Feringgi Grill at the Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa.The exceptional 7-course set menu features a lovely Hokkaido Scallops and Pears, Asparagus Salad with yoghurt, cherries and vanilla honey, Mango sorbet from Gelatimo with Monkey 47 Gin from Black forest Germany.
You can choose from two refined main courses: Grilled Salmon filet with roots vegetables and soy and butter sauce or Australian Angus Beef short ribs with red wine and pomegranates. Additionally, dessert is Comte cheese, truffles slice and Fig jams. The last course is Bitter Dark Chocolate served with Confiture de lait, Madagascar vanilla ice and delicate slide of roasted Almonds.
The set menu at Feringgi Grill is at RM1,288 nett per couple and includes a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin (yellow label brut) champagne and a stalk of red rose.
Address: Batu Feringgi Beach, Penang, 11100, Malaysia
3. Farquhar Mansion
Contemporary restaurant inspired by the famed French haute cuisine set in 33 Farquhar Street, Farquhar Mansion serves one of the fanciest fine dining in Penang. Each year, couples celebrate their important dates here. Their menu for this year is exquisite, using one of the finest ingredients in the world such as caviar and foie gras. Paired with chef’s delightful touch, every plate is carefully crafted so that your senses get its best. What’s more, their chef has recently claimed the Penang International Halal Chef Award.
Address: 33, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, Malaysia.
4. KOTA Dine & Coffee
Set within the heritage territory of Fort Cornwallis, serving traditional Peranakan cuisine with a modern twist, Kota is here to bring you a unique experience. Dine in this beautiful glass house-like building set in the historic landmark, together with traditional local delicacies. This is indeed a great restaurant for Valentine’s in Penang. Also, the restaurant is now certified Halal by the Halal Certification Panel of Islamic Development Malaysia and their chefs recently attained the Penang International Halal Chef Award.
Address: Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, Pulau Pinang.
5. Vintage Bulgaria Restaurant & Bar
This is the first Bulgarian restaurant that you could find in Southeast Asia, and they opened up their doors to Penangites instead of other places. Here, you could find some of the most authentic Bulgarian dishes, set in cosy wooden bar on the mezzanine floor. Be sure to pair your mains with a glass of Bulgarian wine, this might be the first Bulgarian restaurant for Valentine’s in Penang.
Address: 1A, Jalan Sungai Kelian, Tanjung Tokong, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 5 p.m.-12 a.m. (Closed on Monday)
6. Ferringhi Garden
One of our all-time favourite, dine in the lush garden atmosphere where you can enjoy a relaxing evening to dine in an environment filled with lush greenery, flowers and unwind to the soft sounds of flowing water from the Japanese Koi pond. If you have not tried out this place, we beg you to bring your partner here, it’s the top of our romantic restaurants for Valentine’s in Penang list. They serve really good Western cuisines and their staffs are professional, offering their best. (Ps: they could even help you take wonderful photos with light equipment on their hand.)
Address: 34-A/B/C, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Penang, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 5 p.m.-12 a.m. (Daily)
7. Chin Chin Gastropub
An izakaya-style restaurant and bar in Georgetown, Chin Chin serves a constantly changing menu that draws inspiration from flavors and techniques from all over the world, while staying true to local Asian roots. Their portions are small, carefully designed to pair well with drinks. You could also experience the essence of Chin Chin Gastropub with their omakase menu upon special request. Chin Chin is by far one of the most popular restaurants for Valentine’s in Penang this year.
Address: 25-G Lintang Burma, Pulau Tikus, George Town, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: (Tues-Thurs &Sun) 6 p.m.-12 a.m.
(Fri&Sat) 6 p.m.- 3 a.m. (Closed on Monday)
8. Beach Blanket Babylon
This is yet another only bar or cafe by the sea in the heart of Georgetown. Renowned for its beautiful setting with The Mansion as a backdrop on one side and the sea on the other this place serves great local as well as western cuisine and a host of great cocktails, cold beers and wine. Enjoy your mains with the cold sea breeze and your partner by your side, your Valentine’s is sure going to be romantic.
Address: 32, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.-12 a.m. (Daily)
9. Kebaya Restaurant
Tired of having the same old Western cuisine every time and want to try something new? Kebaya is your place then. Set in Seven Terraces, a well-known luxury heritage hotel, Kebaya serves one of the best Indo-Chinese cuisines. Locals and foreigners rave about this place, their atmosphere, food and service are top notch. If you’re looking for a fail-proof dinner, then this is one of the most romantic restaurants for Valentine’s in Penang with a twist.
Address: 2-16 Stewart Lane, George Town, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 6 p.m.-10 p.m. (Daily)
10. Dining Room @ Macalister Mansion
Experience fine dine at Dining Room, with a selection of modern cuisine. Servings are small, but with different variations and courses depending on your preferences, using only quality ingredients. Your taste bud would be filled with flavours and each course is a surprise, paired with a comprehensive selection of wines.
Operating Hour: (Tues-Sun) 7 p.m.-11 p.m.
Happy Valentine’s Day 2018, Foodie!
We hope our list of restaurants could make a call to action and satisfy you, Foodies. If you’re single but have a crush, bring him or her to one of these places and propose, chances of failing would be lower. If not, ask your other single friends to dine together so that you’ll feel less lonely. Anyway, have a blessed Valentine’s ahead!