We know fine dining is not like buying cabbage in the market, it breaks your bank. Many are skeptical towards fine dine, small plate and so expensive. Yet you’ll never know all the hard work behind one plate. It’s like the essence of your months of food. Be it anniversary, birthdays or important occasions, splurging once in a blue moon is worth it right? As long as everyone’s happy. So today we’re introducing you some of the best fine dining restaurants in Penang.
Top 10 Fine Dining Restaurants in Penang
In today’s blog, we’re going to share with you our 10 best fine dining restaurants in Penang. Be it a candlelight dinner plan or for the romantic occasion, we hope this guide treats you well. *ranking is in random order.
1. Farquhar Mansion
Contemporary restaurant inspired by the famed French haute cuisine set in 33 Farquhar Street, Farquhar Mansion is one of the fanciest fine dining restaurants in Penang. Be it couples or friends, people commemorate their journey together over here. Paired with chef’s delightful touch, every plate is carefully crafted so that your senses get its best. Farquhar Mansion has also recently claimed the title of iN Penang Best Restaurants Award 2018.
Address: 33, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.-1 a.m. (Daily)
2. Macalister Mansion
Macalister Mansion is no stranger to locals when it comes to fine dining Restaurants in Penang. Known by its elegant white settings, the mansion itself is a true masterpiece. Each corner is beautifully decorated, not to even mention the interior. Staffs are so professional they’re always ready to attend to you. Quality wise, top notch. Using only quality ingredients, make a reservation and you’ll find out why it’s so popular.
Address: 228 Jalan Macalister, Penang, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: (Tues-Sun) 7 p.m.-11 p.m.
3. Monsieur 85
Set in Beach Street, the heart of Georgetown, Monsieur 85 might be small but filled with tonnes of surprises. Step into the restaurant and you’ll be amazed by its interior. Elegant with a touch of rustic vibes, it feels welcoming and warm in here. They have a hidden menu which is the Chef Tasting Menu, you’ll never know what they’ll serve you. If you’re adventurous, just as the waiter for it. (Ps: There’s also a hidden bar upstairs, just look for the door.)
Address: 316, Lebuh Pantai 10300 Georgetown, Penang.
Operating Hour: 5 p.m.-1 a.m. (Closed on Tuesday)
4. Golden Shower by ChinChin
Sister to Chin Chin Gastropub, Golden Shower is very FANCY. If your partner or friends love pink, bring them here. The interiors are decorated with pink and gold settings, while the toilet (Display) is a gold-and-white theme. Even the toilet bowl is in gold. Get a sit at the counter and watch how the chefs craft your plate. Ever tried eating pearl? Well you’ll experience it here as dessert. They have an extensive selection of alcohols as well.
Address: 86, Lebuh Bishop, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (Closed on Monday)
Related: Chin Chin Restaurant Review
5. Arte Restaurant
Crowned the title of iN Penang Best Restaurants Award 2018 in the recent event, Arte Restaurant is the perfect combination of art and food. Many would not expect Arte to be some of the best fine dining restaurants in Penang judging from the exterior. They serve French with Asian-inspired menu, and is home to to one of Penang’s great art collections. They provide an extensive menu, with different price points.
Address: 25, Jalan Argyll, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.-2:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. (Closed on Monday)
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6. Kebaya Dining Room
Kebaya Dining Room is once listed on our best restaurant in Penang list.
Tired of having the same old fine dine style each time and looking for a twist? 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 fail-proof fine dining restaurants in Penang, Kebaya is on top of our list. The setting will not hold you back, and you’ll thank yourself later for the choice you’ve made.
Address: 2-16 Stewart Lane, George Town, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 6 p.m.-10 p.m. (Daily)
7. Suffolk House
A historical mansion turned into a fine dining restaurant in Penang, Suffolk House is well hidden away from the busy streets. This place not only provide guided tour but also serves a wide variety of food at an affordable price for their food quality. In fact, many visit Suffolk House during celebrations and for high tea as well. Some even hold weddings over here at Suffolk House.
Address: 250, Jalan Air Itam, 10460, Georgetown, Penang
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. (Daily)
8. Georgetown Wines
A horse stable turned into little wine lounge, Georgetown Wines offers a taste of different wines from all around the world. Be it old or new wines, they have a wide selection to choose from. Apart from that, they also offer Mediterranean menus to pair with your glass of wine. What’s better than having good food and a glass of wine over the conversation? Georgetown Wines is truly an exquisite fine dining restaurant in Penang.
Address: 19-19A, Leith St, 10200 George Town, Penang.
Operating Hour: 6 p.m.-1 a.m. (Sat) 6 p.m.-2 a.m. (Closed on Tuesday)
9. Chin’s Stylish Chinese Cuisine
Chinese fine dining? Sounds pretty odd yet in a good way. No one ever said that fine dining is about steak and wine. Chin’s offer a casual yet elegant environment that’s perfect for any occasion especially for family. The menu features the best of Chinese cuisine originate from Hunan and Sichuan province. You’ll fall in love with Chinese food again at Chin’s, one of the unique fine dining restaurants in Penang.
Address: 8A, Tanjong City Marina, Church Street Pier, 10300 George Town, Penang.
Operating Hour: 6 p.m.-11 p.m. (Daily)
10. Beach Blanket Babylon
Sip a glass of wine as you watch the sunsets and enjoy the ocean breeze at Beach Blanket Babylon. This is one of the only fine dining restaurants in Penang that’s by the sea, set in the heart of Georgetown. Babylon serves more casual fine dining style, with great local as well as western cuisine. They also have a host of great cocktails, cold beers and wine. Not to even mention the strategic location and the romantic ambience.
Address: 32, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.-12 a.m. (Daily)
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