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Suffolk House

Suffolk House 250 Jalan Air Itam | George Town, Penang Island 10460, Malaysia
+60 4-228 1109
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Not quite the Georgian experience

I was intrigued when my hotel concierge recommended high tea at the Suffolk House. The online... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Choo-Beng G
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Singapore, Singapore
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For the best English high tea!

Located on the way to Penang Hill, ‘Suffolk House’ — Francis Light’s erstwhile country residence... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
fabwrite
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Penang Mansion Restaurant Suffolk House is a stunning example of an Anglo-Indian garden house and Malaysia's only surviving Georgian Mansion, originally built in the early 1800s. For decades Suffolk House had a glittering career as the home of successive British Governors. The winner of the 2008 Award of Distinction in the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation this extensively and passionately restored mansion is now a "must visit" destination for everyone who comes to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town, Penang.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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Suffolk House 250 Jalan Air Itam | George Town, Penang Island 10460, Malaysia
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+60 4-228 1109

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

I was intrigued when my hotel concierge recommended high tea at the Suffolk House. The online pictures showed a bucolic pastoral scene with an Anglo Indian Istana-like bungalow perched in a painting reminiscent of a Gainsborough scene. When I got there things were quite different....More

Thank Choo-Beng G
penangnative, Manager at Suffolk House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you Choo-Beng G for your review and feedback. It was a pleasure serving you and we are happy to know that you enjoyed the food. We apologize for the inability to view the first floor due to the wedding luncheon. Suffolk House is now...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

Located on the way to Penang Hill, ‘Suffolk House’ — Francis Light’s erstwhile country residence - is now beautifully restored and is the venue for events and weddings. This was an Anglo-Indian ‘Garden House’, surrounded by what was once ‘Suffolk’ — a pepper estate. The...More

Thank fabwrite
penangnative, Manager at Suffolk House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Thank you fabwrite for your positive review. We are most happy to know that you enjoyed your Suffolk House experience. Thank you for recommending us to other travelers and we hope to welcome you back again in future.

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We first came across this place back in the early 2010s in the newspapers, but we couldn't find the place the first time round, ran out of time to visit the second time round and today, we decided to once and for all explore this...More

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penangnative, Manager at Suffolk House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Thank you albernardo_kung for your positive review. It was our pleasure serving you and showing off to you this beautiful building which you appreciated. We also appreciate your keen observation that Suffolk House is now a functional events space and restaurant. It is necessary for...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We have eaten at Suffolk House many times and thought it would be a lovely treat to have a Sunday Roast as advertised on the website. On arrival we found they no longer serve a roast dinner and don't seem to have done so for...More

1  Thank Lelaki G
penangnative, Manager at Suffolk House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thank you Lelaki G for your positive review. We are glad that you enjoyed the pleasant light lunch but are very sorry that you were disappointed in not getting to have the Sunday Roast. Actually we serve Sunday Roast only for lunch and not for...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017

This beautiful old plantation building was the mansion that was used for some of the parts of the Indian Summers television mini series. On a small stream and in a park area the house offers a reflection on a lifestyle and era from long ago....More

Thank Nick D
penangnative, Manager at Suffolk House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thank you Nick D for your positive review appreciating what Suffolk House is and what we offer. We hope to welcome you back again for a meal in the restaurant. Thank you for your visit.

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit for lunch. We liked the history and the effort made to preserve the place. First time we thought it's because we ordered something on the menu that's not great. The fish and chips was a big serve. The fish was...More

1  Thank Linda Sook Yin L
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Had lunch with friends at this historic building. The overall atmosphere is reflecting grandeur of long past British colonial life style. Unfortunately the building and interior decor (furniture, ceiling fans, roller shutters) lack maintenance and a thorough clean up. The Mansion is recognized by the...More

1  Thank 4123travelbug
penangnative, Manager at Suffolk House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thank you 4123travelbug for your feedback. We are sorry that you were disappointed during your visit to Suffolk House. However please note that you have been grossly misinformed (especially when this is your second visit) because Suffolk House is not a museum and a curator's...More

Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

A lovely setting for a very colonial experience. Suffolk house has been beautifully restored and for around rm90 you can get a good afternoon tea for two as well as entry to the house. Lovely experience after a hot day of sight seeingMore

Thank Charlotte H
penangnative, Manager at Suffolk House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Thank you Charlotte H for your positive review. It was a pleasure serving you and we are most happy to know that you enjoyed the civilized Suffolk House experience and appreciated what we had to offer. We hope that you will visit us again in...More

Reviewed 23 February 2017

Unless you are going there to eat, you mind find a visit a bit dull....there is a lot of empty space which would benefit from furnishings and displays. But tea was excellent...service could not be faulted, and I imagine that lunch and dinner would of...More

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penangnative, Manager at Suffolk House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

Thank you afsl0nd0n for the 4 star rating. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the Suffolk House experience and appreciated what we offered. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to welcome you back again in future. Thank you for recommending...More

Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Went with friends for lunch, we ordered set lunch that came with awesome tomato soup. The presentation of food is really good matches with its taste and surprisingly the price was very reasonable. Its a 5 star experience on our last visit.More

Thank Gan K
penangnative, Manager at Suffolk House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

Thank you Gan K for the 5 star rating. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the Suffolk House experience and appreciated what we offered. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to welcome you back again in future. Thank you for...More

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