We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Living Room - Macalister Mansion

228 Macalister Road, George Town, Penang Island 10400, Malaysia
+60 4-228 3888
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (3 reviews)
“hokkien mee” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Cafe, Delicatessen
££ - £££
228 Macalister Road, George Town, Penang Island 10400, Malaysia
Write a Review
Reviews (60)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 60 reviews

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Set in an old residence belonging to a prominent local family "Choong Lye Hock's mansion", McCalister Mansion is a hotel, restaurant, bar and lifestyle destination. Lunch at the Living Room was disappointing. The linguine was fine but rather stingy on ingredients. The spaghetti was good....More

1  Thank Davidlye70
Reviewed 28 March 2017

While there are plenty of local hawker and coffeeshop options, finding an air-conditioned European-style cafe with proper coffee and food is not easy to come by in Penang. This ultra-contemporary space in a German-managed designer hotel offered a pleasant dining environment with touches of art....More

Thank livingroundtheworld
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Visited Macalister Mansion to tried out their Afternoon Tea Set and chilled in their luxurious grounds, but overall experience are not pleasant. Unlike the traditional afternoon tea served in three-tier tray, they served clearly in a wooden tray. Scones are essential to afternoon tea, however...More

Thank Sammi_Lim
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Breakfast came with the room at the Macalister Mansion so I made my way down and place myself on the clean, artistically decorated Living Room. The cafe serves both Western style breakfast as well as local flavor such as Nasi Lemak. I tried it and...More

1  Thank JuiTeoh
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

My friends and I had to wait for about an hour for our mains to come. Only one of the three of us ordered a set, so timing was very poor. The waiters and waitresses were not very attentive and in fact did not seem...More

Thank msiewm
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Living Room is a beautiful place to dine. The setting is so pretty you could spend quite some time here just Instramming its every nook and cranny. The breakfast was once very creative, which I really loved. It's since changed though however to offer a...More

1  Thank The Yum L
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Good for evening, during the day it is a too dark ambiance, préfère another place. It is a whimsical place. The ambiance is warm. Inviting. And full of humour - like the fire place is a TV. When I was there there was discount on...More

1  Thank Jeremy K
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Nice place, nice environment, nice dessert and of course nice drinks. Most of the people think it was a very expensive cafe to spend on when think of MM. But, it was really at affordable price and you can enjoy the great environment. Everything is...More

1  Thank lackevin89
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice unique experience. The staffs were very nice and friendly, the food was good and the ambience was great.

1  Thank Tony K
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Have been here several times. The high tea is great value and unlike others in town is not too pricey and has a great selection of savory delights. The scones are very good with proper butter and strawberry jam Had dinner this visit. Food is...More

1  Thank Meow58
Nearby Restaurants
Siam Road Charcoal Char Koay Teow
80 reviews
.30 miles away
Dining Room - Macalister Mansion
98 reviews
.03 miles away
El Faro Tapas Bar And Wine
70 reviews
.36 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Old Protestant Cemetery
294 reviews
.74 miles away
Nagore Square
79 reviews
.53 miles away
P Ramlee Gallery
31 reviews
.75 miles away
New World Park
20 reviews
.59 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Living Room - Macalister Mansion staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 Macalister Road, George Town, Penang Island 10400, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-228 3888
  • E-mail
A casual all day dining, it offers a delectable selection of local cuisine and international flavours. Set within a playful and colourful theme, guests can also enjoy a selections of bread, pastries and cakes with a wide selection of beverages, or indulge in an afternoon tea.
Opens DAILY from 8am - 10pm

From 13 June 2015 onwards, Operation Hour on Weekend as per below:-

Breakfast : 8.00Am - 11.00Am
Lunch : 11.00Am - 2.00Pm
Hi Tea : 2.00Pm - 6.00Pm

Closing Hour : 10.00Pm
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing