10 Romantic Restaurants in Penang for a Dinner Date
Apart from eclectic cuisines and scrumptious menus, Penang has much to offer in terms of cozy candlelight dinners, lavish atmospheres, romantic dinner dates, high teas amongst lush greens, picturesque sceneries, and many more splendid moments. Here are the 10 best romantic restaurants in Penang for a classic dinner date:
1. Kebaya at Seven Terraces
If you want to dine in style and tradition, then this heritage style award-winning restaurant is the right place for a romantic date in Penang. This cosy restaurant serves set menus of Indo and Straits Chinese Nyonya dishes, Malaysian flavours, Thai and French cuisines prepared by the Creative Chef Christopher Ong. The ambience is also a perfect blend of culture and style with mosaic tiles, huge chandeliers, silk tapestries, intricate furniture, and beautiful décor. Their must-haves include Thai soft shell crab salad, prawn geng, and Peranakan Otak-Otak (grilled fish cake).
Opening Hours: 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM (Monday to Thursday), 12:00 PM - 2:20 PM, 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM (Friday to Sunday) Location: 14 A, Stewart Lane, George Town, Penang Telephone: +60 4-264 2333 Email:[email protected] Cost: RM 128 per person - Standard 4-course menu (No Ala Carte menu provided)
2. Beach Blanket Babylon Bar
Serving Asian and Western cuisine, this is an extraordinary restaurant and bar set in a heritage mansion facing the north coast of Penang. Their menu items include executive set lunches, local favourites, snacks, light western, and many other beverages and appetizers to choose from. This finest beach bar in Penang conducts and celebrates several events such as cocktail parties, birthday parties, Valentine’s Day, engagement parties, family dinners, and other casual events! Please note that their happy hours are for walk-ins only and are not for pre-arranged group events or parties.
If you love dining amidst nature and lush greens, then Ferringhi Garden in Penang is the right spot for a lovely evening. Embracing handful plant decors, scented flowers, a Japanese pond, and a beautiful waterfall, this open-air restaurant serves a variety of Western, Mediterranean and Asian seafood and grills. It has indoor air-conditioned seating as well with warm and cosy wooden tables, polished timber flooring, and huge sheer drapes. With affordable price ranges, it is best suitable for both casual dinners as well as special events. Their signature dish is the Wagyu A5 Ribeye Steak.
Opening Hours: 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM Location: 34, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Kampung Batu Feringgi, Pulau Pinang, Penang Telephone: +60 16-415 8835 Email:[email protected] Cost: Starting at RM 20 to RM 850
4. Restaurant Blanc - Macalister Mansion
This is a contemporary boutique hotel and one fo the best romantic restaurants in Penang set inside a colonial-style mansion. With a subtle and sophisticated atmosphere, this intimate fine-dine restaurant is the best place for an excellent evening of indulgence. They excel in exquisite French Culinary Classics and serve a 4-course set ‘Discovery Menu’ prepared by their Special Chef Benny Yeoh. Some of the items on their menu include Canape, Amuse Bouche, Swiss Brown Mushroom, Poultry Breast, and Orange Marmalade! You can also try their mud crabs and smoked ducks.
Opening Hours: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM (Tuesday to Sunday), Closed on Monday Location: 228 Macalister Road, Georgetown, Penang Telephone: +604 228 3888 Email:[email protected] Cost: RM 100 per person
5. David Brown’s Restaurant & Tea Terrace
This is one of a kind hilltop garden restaurant in Penang’s Strawberry Hill. With a British colonial-themed setting, this place has an indoor and alfresco dining area filled with lush green bushes and a pond making it the perfect venue for a romantic date. Their pork-free cuisine offers classic English dishes including steaks, grill, chicken, and roasts. The best time to visit this place would be for an afternoon tea with chocolaty scones and Yorkshire puddings.
Opening Hours: 12:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Monday to Friday), 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Saturday & Sunday) Location: Strawberry Hill, Penang Telephone: +604-828 8337 Email:[email protected] Cost: RM 250 for two
6. Orinea by Farquhar Mansion
Orinea by Farquhar Mansion is one of Penang’s most creative and luxurious sky dining restaurants that excel in serving contemporary cuisine inclusive of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes. It comprises a romantic ambience with a stylish and classic décor with a glass curtained dining space. This is indeed an accurate spot for any special occasion or a small celebration with a fine selection of wines to choose from. Do not miss out to experience the beautiful sunset and panoramic view of Gurney from Orinea!
Opening Hours: 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM (Closed on Mondays) Location: 68-18-1, Sunrise Gurney, Persiaran Gurney, George Town, Penang Telephone: +60 19-528 8933 Email:[email protected] Cost: RM 150 per person Dress Code: Smart Casual – covered shoes, long pants, collared and sleeved tops for gentlemen
7. The View
Located about 250 m above the sea level, ‘The View’ resides inside the most popular 5-star Hotel Equatorial Penang. Dining at this restaurant is a semi-buffet style that serves Beef tartar, French Belon oyster, French goose liver, Green Tea tiramisu, raspberry dessert, chocolate lollipop in dry ice and several other French, American and local specialities in their cuisine. Visit this place for an intimate candlelit dinner with the adjacent glass panels revealing the beautiful view of Penang!
Opening Hours: 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM Location: Hotel Equatorial Penang, 1, Jalan Bukit Jambul, Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang,Penang Telephone: +60 12-408 8850 Email:[email protected] Cost: RM 98 per adult, RM 65 (before 7:30 pm)
8. Indigo Restaurant
Located on Level 1 of the revamped ‘The Blue Mansion’, this classic eatery showcases the best of East and West in both its cuisine and its interior. With a six-course dinner set, Cold Laksa (inspired by Penang’s Assam Laksa), Wild-caught prawns, Chicken Liver Parfait, Pandan parfait and beef pie are some of their best delicacies. Apart from food, this romantic restaurant in Penang is filled with interesting anecdotes, heritage artefacts, and stained glass windows taking you back to the historic colonial-era!
Opening Hours: 12 pm to 3 pm, 6 pm to 11 pm Location: 14, Lebuh Leith, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Penang Telephone: +60 4-262 0006 Reservations: letsumai.com Cost: Affordable
9. Feringgi Grill
The Feringgi Grill is an award-winning restaurant in Penang that is vested inside the mezzanine floor of the famous Shangri La Rasa Rayang Resort and Spa in Penang. The menu here is inspired by the climate and flavours of Penang and European Cuisine with their signature dishes being Grilled Salmon, Tomato soup, Caesar Salad and Roast prime rib with beef gravy and Yorkshire puddings. It also offers a fine selection of wines and cigars. Pay a visit to the Feringgi Grill for a relaxed and laid back evening with a view of the beautiful landscapes!
Opening Hours: 7:00 AM - 10:30 AM, 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM Location: Mezzanine Level, Rasa Wing Lobby, Batu Ferringi Beach, Kampung Tanjung Huma, Pulau Pinang Telephone: +60 4-888 8888 Cost: High Priced Dress Code: Elegant Chic and Smart Casuals - Long pants and covered shoes for men
10. Suffolk House Restaurant
This is a stunning Anglo-Indian garden in Penang house that serves lunch and dinner in a huge ballroom and high-tea on the North Terrace. Also known as Penang’s ‘Great House’, this place is best known since 1804 for its entertainment and social gatherings. Decorated with white table cloths, marbled floorings, high ceilings and magnificent chandeliers, this place offers Western and French dining experience, with locally sourced fresh produce. Try their signature Sambal Belacan desert with the perfect blend of lime, sweet, spice and salt. Overlooking the majestic trees, extensive lawns and a brook, this restaurant beside the hill not just satisfies your palate, but is also a true delight for your eyes!
Opening Hours: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Location: 250, Jalan Air Hitam, George Town, Penang Telephone: +60 4-228 3930 Reservations: For group reservations of above 10, a deposit of RM 30 will be charged and deducted from the total bill Cost: Expensive
Penang stops at nothing when it comes to scrumptious food, a cosy atmosphere and fine-dine restaurants. Time to spend some romantic dinners with your loved ones!