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Dining Room - Macalister Mansion

) #82 of 764 Restaurants in George Town €€€€ European,
228 Macalister, George Town, Penang Island 10400, Malaysia
+60 4-228 3888
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“amuse bouche” (9 reviews)
“sorbet” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Contemporary
228 Macalister, George Town, Penang Island 10400, Malaysia
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Very Disappointing experience. Expensive and the quality is below anyone's expectation. The so called scones were so small that one scone is one bite seize and hard. The clotted cream is a cream sauce. I could carry on with my review but it would be...More

Thank Chrisboliv
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We booked for 7:30 dinner an were escorted by 2 service staff to our seats. We chose the 4 course meal with accompanying wines at only MYR80. We ordered extra Prosecco to start . The 2 appetizers were excellent. The first 2 courses were "wow"...More

1  Thank glennrleduc
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Beautiful dinning room. Our party ordered the tasting menu with wine pairing. The food and the presentations were up to par for fine dinning. Most of the wine are French and Italian which pairs quit well with all the dishes. Service was excellent and our...More

1  Thank Frank L
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I honestly wasn't expecting much from this place. Pleasantly surprised I was! In fact, this place far exceeds my expectations. The culinary execution was very good. Presentation was excellent. Service was immaculate. Honestly, it's hard to expect more. If you have only 1 meal in...More

1  Thank AndrewQTM
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Had the 8 Course set menu with pairing wine. Staff were friendly but need to improve in communication skills as half the time failed to understand what the waiter is explaining on the food. Set up and ambience looks elegant but the restaurant is very...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Reached there about an hour before lunch. A friendly waitress greeted me and I proceeded to order a pancake & coffee from the breakfast menu followed by a Japanese Chicken burger for lunch. Their service was kinda slow... Food are a little overpriced but my...More

Thank brommie-diver
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Great innovative menu ! Great start and looking good ! Unfortunately after 3 h 1/5 our so named second main course arrived! Since we had plans for next day to explore Penang left before dessert etc . Positive: Presentation is anytime worth a Michelin star...More

2  Thank gooseliver66
Reviewed 27 January 2017

One of the best dining experiences we've had this year has been at the Dining Room. I highly recommend the chef's degustation menu. Whether you order 4 or 8 courses, you get all the extras such as canapes, amuse bouche, to-die-for coffee rolls (really -...More

1  Thank The Yum L
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Restaurant is set in an 8 room boutique hotel in a pre war mansion of a local tycoon of yesteryears called Macalister Mansion along Macalister Road. They could be more imaginative with the name of the restaurant instead it is plain and simple, just called...More

1  Thank Tony Y
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I have heard many good things about Macalister Mansion, and thankfully, it lived up to its hype. Ambience - minimalist, but beautiful. The trees inside make it look like a magical winter wonderland. But it can get a little chilly inside. Service - we had...More

1  Thank SaraAnnK_sasky
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Was the environment noisy or quiet?
8 September 2015|
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Response from JDavies87 | Reviewed this property |
Quiet. Very few diners in the restaurant.
How much budget for b'day 2 table?
23 July 2015|
Response from Flowerymae | Reviewed this property |
If for fine dining average Rm200++/pax.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Contemporary
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 Macalister, George Town, Penang Island 10400, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-228 3888
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Macalister Mansion
The Dining Room offers contemporary French cuisine, with ala-carte and also Tasting menus that changes every few months. The restaurant has 2 private rooms (10-seater and 6-seater).
Opens Tuesday to Sunday, from 7.00Pm - 11.00Pm
(last order for Kitchen at 10.30Pm)
Close on Monday
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