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By Shawn Tan

Top 10 Romantic Restaurants For Valentine’s in Penang

 

Sigi’s Bar & Grill on the beach is an Italian restaurant not to be missed in Penang. This trendy spot for sampling authentic Italian cuisine is close to the beach with an optimal sunset view. The beach house interior exudes casual comfort while friendly service and a reasonably priced menu are Sigi’s signatures.

 

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa is a charming tropical retreat where holidays come to life and beachfront escape for barefoot bliss and lazy sun-drenched days are satisfied. Whether you are a couple seeking a relaxing sanctuary or families seeking fun time together, the resort has an array of signature dining experiences, spa services, tranquil gardens that nurture through nature and warm services that bring guests back again.

 

Orinea is a sky dining and bar that showcases a luxurious twist on contemporary cuisine. Orinea Sky Dining & Bar is located at Sunrise Gurney, the very heart of Gurney Bay that faces Gurney Wharf.

 

The View, a restaurant in Hotel Equatorial in Penang, offers international and local fare, buffets and fine dining and some of the most delicious pastries you will find on the island. Anyone can also enjoy their fine dining restaurant with classic French cuisine as well as contemporary-style cooking, featuring a panoramic view of Penang’s magnificent coastline.

 

David Brown’s Restaurant and Tea Terrace is a tucked away in the corner of Penang’s iconic Penang Hill. This quintessential British colonial Restaurant and Tea Terrace which also happens to be the highest restaurant in Penang.

 

Being a five-star boutique hotel, fine dining kitchen, bar, wine lounge and cigar den combo, Macalister Mansion is a discreet homage to the vibrant colonial history of Penang and its lively current. The thoroughly restored manor, resembling Gatsby’s mansion, is the first Malaysian member of the Architecture Hotel and was named after Colonel Norman Macalister, Penang’s British governor from 1808 to 1810.

 

Ferringhi Garden is one of our all-time favorites. Dine in the lush garden atmosphere where you can enjoy a relaxing evening filled with lush greenery, flowers and the soft sounds of flowing water from the Japanese Koi pond. If you have not tried out this place, we encourage you to bring your partner here as it’s the top of our romantic restaurants for Valentine’s Day in Penang. They serve really good Western cuisines and outstanding services.

 

Chin’s Stylish Chinese Cuisine restaurant is a multi-award winning restaurant that serves Authentic Chinese food in a modern and beautiful presentation. Operating its services in Penang, it was established in New King’s Road, London back in 1987. This restaurant serves an array of scrumptous traditional Hunan and Sichuan recipes to the customers.

 

Beach Blanket Babylon is the only beach bar in George Town, Penang. It’s set in a heritage mansion with beautifully manicured lawns along Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah. The restaurant happy hours are from 12pm to 8pm. The specialties of this bar includes lunch, all day dining and dinner, local and western cuisines, and resident DJ for chillout music from 6pm daily.

 

The Blue Mansion is the perfect epitome of the grandeur and achievements of Cheong Fatt Tze. This location is now being labelled as a boutique hotel and historical attraction in the heart of George Town, Penang.

 

Top 11 Place In Penang With Reunion Dinner For CNY

 

Golden Phoenix is a pork-free restaurant that features superb authentic food from Szechuan and Cantonese. More than 34 types of dim sum and the regular lunch menu, they use only the finest and freshest fishes, meats and vegetables available anywhere in Malaysia. The expertise and chefs can provide an outstanding gastronomic experience to ensure the preparations.

 

Kebaya Dining Room offers reunion dinner with tastes of Malaysian flavor profiles such as Vietnamese lightness, Thai spiciness, and traditional French cooking styles. Guests can choose from set menus and a la carte dishes, and even Chinese New Year brunch for a twist on the traditional dishes. Ranging from hearty dishes include Snapper topped with gulai tumis curry, OG roasted pork for the seafood lovers, and some prawns cooked with turmeric and lemongrass. Apart from that, they serve the best smoked yee sang with in-house technique to satisfy your taste buds.

 

Popular among the clan for fine Chinese cuisine, Maple Palace Restaurant serves you a wide variety of traditional Chinese cuisine and in-house steamboat with premium seafood ingredients housed in a Victorian style built mansion. The menu includes salmon, abalone, seafood, shark fin soup, salted egg, and a whole lotta Cantonese delicacies that manifest triumph, prosperity, treasure, opulence auspiciousness and blessedness by their taste. Thus, this is a go-to shrine to gather your family and friends for a bountiful feast!

 

The Legend Nyonya House, which comprises a buffet-style of different dishes laid across the table like fatt Choy yee sang, faux fin soup, Nyonya steamed silver pomfret, Assam prawn, and many more.

 

Offering a plethora of genuine home-style Malaysian Chinese cuisine, staples are available but parents will be relieved to hear that there are plenty of kid-friendly options during this Chinese new year season! While this may not be an exclusive option with an exclusive Chinese new year menu for the festival, you’ll not be restricted with price and choices of dishes. Anyone can order whatever they want and it’s a merry day and evening all around!

 

With its extensive buffet for both young and old eaters, Eastin Hotel serves comforting dishes with a variety of gourmet and seafood options, including a lot of Chinese dishes. This is a perfect place to usher in the Lunar New Year in splendor with your family and friends.

 

Putien has had more than 10 years of experience, and with its title of Michelin One-Star Restaurant in 2016, you know it’s definitely a restaurant with top-notch food with nothing but the best Fujian cuisine. Originally established in Singapore, Putien has expanded its business to places like Shanghai, Hong Kong and of course, Malaysia as well.

 

The celebratory in Shangri La Resort spread features of auspicious regional Chinese dishes, including Shanghainese, Cantonese, Szechuan and Malaysian favorites to welcome prosperity and fortitude for the Lunar New Year. The Spice Market Cafe is well-known to be a pork-free Chinese restaurant, so early reservations are encouraged to keep your seats.

 

This is Penang’s first revolving restaurant and rooftop lounge. Between 7-10 pm, the restaurant rotates 360 degrees hourly which makes it the best location to enjoy the view of the Georgetown Unesco World Heritage City and its port. They play nice music with cool breeze to enhance your dining experience while you sipping cocktails, cold beers or wine and watching the city turn from day to night. It’s the only local delicacy buffet and nyonya on the island.

 

CRC has two restaurants of the same name- the old building nestled in CRC Club itself while the other one situated right opposite. CRC restaurant is no stranger to visitors, and each year the restaurant takes up one of the most Chinese New Year reservations. The food is great and the service is fast.

 

Foong Wei is well-known by the locals. Similar to Hua Hee, they’re also a chu char place, but the price goes a little bit expensive compared to the neighborhood. That still doesn’t stop the locals from visiting them with family. Make sure to try out their Peking Duck that comes with popiah skin to wrap the duck together with their sauce. Be prepared to queue or make reservation to avoid disappointment, the restaurant is always crowded.

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