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This Beautiful Mansion in Penang Lets You Dine in a Lavish Ambiance

Foodies, if you’re looking for a spot to celebrate special occasions, we have just the right place for you. This beautiful Anglo-Indian garden mansion in Penang, Suffolk House Restaurant sets the mood right for any dates. We had the opportunity to try out their 5-course Set Dinner and the overall experience was divine.

Suffolk House Restaurant: A Lavish Garden Mansion Nestled Away From The Bustling Streets

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Tucked away from the hustle and bustle at Jalan Air Hitam, Suffolk House Restaurant boasts tranquility and elegance. Refurbished and restored, this beautiful, only surviving Georgian mansion built in the early 1800s is now the perfect spot to host special events and occasions.

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Wrapped in a lush garden, experience serenity as you walk past the well-tended lawn, into the whitewashed mansion. The Anglo-Indian antiques and ambiance will surely transport you back to colonial times. The mansion houses different rooms for guests to truly immerse themselves in the rich history, the most popular being the Marble Room and the Garden.

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Photo: Penang Foodie

Review: The Menu

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Though known for High Tea, we had the opportunity to try out Suffolk House’s 5-course Set Dinner. The whole course was prepared and attended by Executive Chef Mathijs Nanne. We tried both starters, let’s begin with Laksa Fish Mousse Tartlet. Inspired by local flavors, the tartlet itself reminds us of a familiar flavor, Otak-Otak. When paired together with roselle and ginger emulsion, along with papaya salad, it does resemble the taste of laksa, in a refreshing manner.

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Seared Tuna, Smoked Salmon Tartare, and Masala Paneer Croquette, on the other hand, is a savoury combination.  Aromatic and delightful on the taste buds, it’s definitely a palate opener for us.

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Moving on to Soup of The Day, which was a tomato-based puree served with sourdough granola and thyme. Citrusy and creamy, it’s light on the palate, enough for us to anticipate for our main course.

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Unlike other course menus, they have quite a selection when it comes to main course. We picked the Oven-Baked Salmon and Confit Duck Leg. The first is pretty self-explanatory, freshly baked salmon paired along with watercress mousseline. Crushed baby potato served on the side somehow absorbed all the essence of the dish and was really flavorful.

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The latter, Confit Duck Leg, served us a melt-in-your-mouth moment. The bird was fatty and packed with flavors, and beetroot mash along with greens served somehow cut the grease and balanced the palate.

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We ended our mains with a glass of wine and of course, dessert. A house specialty, Bittersweet Chocolate and Nutmeg Pave happen to be Chef Mathijs’s signature too. Using fresh nutmeg fruit, the dessert was indulgent, with hints of refreshing nutmeg at the aftertaste.

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Current Running Promotions at Suffolk House Restaurant:

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We highly recommend you guys to experience what we had at Suffolk House Restaurant. For those of you who are interested, they’re currently running a few promotions. That’s right, it’s us sharing the good deals with you again.

If your birthday or anniversary happens to fall in April, then good news! They have a special birthday or anniversary package just for the lovebirds, where you’ll be seated in a beautiful ambiance specially decorated by them!

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Also, come in a pax of 6 and pay for only 5 when you order the 5-course Dinner set. Promotion is valid for a maximum of 2 free sets for groups of more than 12 people. Definitely a great deal for those who are coming in a large group.

Fancy an afternoon tea session with your other half? Unwind your afternoon at this beautiful mansion and go luxe with their Champagne afternoon tea. For RM388++ per couple, you’ll get an afternoon tea set for two, and a mini bottle of Nicolas Feuilatte Champagne. You’ll also get an exclusive romantic table decor for an intimate afternoon.

Dine with a fun twist and elevate your dining experience with their Wine Tasting menu. A 5-course set dinner specially curated by Executive Chef Mathijs Nanne, spice up your evening with blind tasting of wines from around the world. Each dish will be paired with a different wine, a total of 5 wines available for only RM280 net per pax. It’s happening only on 23 April 2021, so book early and you’ll get a 10% discount total bill.

That’s all foodies, hope you enjoyed our review. Make a reservation at Suffolk House, they’re perfect for any upcoming celebrations. Don’t forget to share this beautiful place with your friends too! That’s all, take care and buh bye!

Suffolk House Restaurant

Address: 250, Jalan Air Hitam, Georgetown, 10460 George Town, Penang
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. (Daily)
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