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English Tea House & Restaurant

2002 Jalan Istana, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
+60 89-222 545
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
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2002 Jalan Istana, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
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1 - 10 of 593 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Good food, service and experience. Perched high on a hill overlooking Sandakan town and bay. Huge scones - worth a try.

Thank Paul N
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went here for lunch before visiting Agnes Keith's house. Good range of food to choose from and nice peaceful place to enjoy it.

Thank Gr64Oz
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped off here for a bite to eat, good views, cheap food & drink but very slow service. if you are in the area its worth a visit.

Thank Youlgrave1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had lunch here under the mango tree. The view from atop this hill is breathtaking. I fully recommend the Rendang curry. This colonial building is set amongst some beautiful gardens of Hibiscus, Cordylines and Dracaenas.

Thank matchesbroome
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely views over sandakan and a nice variety of western and more traditional Malay food. Great if the kids are craving fish and chips or other British food they're more familiar with at home. Possibly not the best cream tea I have ever had, but...More

Thank catodonoghue
EnglishTeaH0use, Owner at English Tea House & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely comment. So pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time at our restaurant. One thing I really wanted for the cream tea was real clotted cream. Alas, this is not available from any of our suppliers so...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here twice, once for afternoon tea and once for dinner. The afternoon tea was very English a salad sandwich, cake and scone and cream...mmmm nice and served with tea and an excellent view. We booked a table for dinner for our last night,...More

Thank rickyboyiswhu1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice setting and well presented. Garden was pretty and seating outside under the shade of the tree was a pleasant start to our holiday. Came here straight from the airport (approx 20 min) and was collected from here by our hotel. Clearly a popular place...More

Thank PamelaDolton
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, nice ambience but felt really let down by the afternoon tea. Cream tea without the clotted cream really! Cupcakes instead of pastries, not what we expected. In fairness to the staff they refunded us for the High Tea but can't help feeling disappointed...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here as part of a tour. We had lunch then visited the Agnes Keith house, which was very nice inside. We would have preferred to have the option of an afternoon tea (which looked very nice) rather than a cooked lunch. Lovely view out...More

Thank brownsWestYorkshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice three course lunch, accompanied by fabulous, extremely polite staff!!! Went here as part of our tour and it was very tasty! The set menu was great, it did seem like there was quite a few other options too!

Thank Rebbecca R
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Questions & Answers
10 July 2017|
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Response from EnglishTeaH0use | Property representative |
My apologies for the delay in replying. Yes. This is a wheelchair friendly restaurant. However, our toilets are not. I do hope we get the chance to see you and your friends Regards
26 February 2017|
Response from EnglishTeaH0use | Property representative |
Dear Julia. Yes we do cater for glutin free. Our chef would be happy to meet you to discuss your choice of menu Warm regards
24 February 2017|
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Response from CaoimhinKB | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2002 Jalan Istana, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sabah  >  Sandakan Division  >  Sandakan
  • Phone Number: +60 89-222 545
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The English Tea House is a colonial style English restaurant. It is situated next to the Agnes Keith House and overlooks Sandakan Bay
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