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David Brown's Restaurant and Tea Terraces

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Lot 400 Daerah Bart Daya 17 Mk | Strawberry Hill, Bukit Bendera, Ayer Itam, Penang Island 11300, Malaysia
604-828 8337
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We had booked (way in advance) our Christmas party for 10 people but the restaurant cancelled our booking a few days out from the event because they got a bigger group booking. It was very disappointing.

Thank AudreyandMax
Pattaya, Thailand
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Getting here is half the fun. Some of our friends drove up, but we took the funicular and then there's 5 min walk to the restaurant. Not sure about wheelchair accessibility if coming by car. But if by funicular it would be difficult if not impossible. Went here for lunch with a large group 10 adults and 4 small children... More 

Thank Coelhator
Singapore, Singapore
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I wasn't expecting good food up Penang Hill as typically food at touristy places are usually not that fantastic. However the good served at David Brown was really good! Food was served hot and well cooked. Definitely a place I will go again. Good food with a fantastic view. Priceless.. I have to also comment that the place is well... More 

Thank Shirlene5757
Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Have visited here for years and nice to see the gardens are established well. Food was good. What wasn't good was the state of the toilets, they need to be checked regularly. Charging high prices facilities need to match this - enough said

1 Thank Susan R
Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We came here after a city tour and were wow by its tranquil surrounding, a stark contrast to bustling George Town. Ordered coffee,beer and some snacks and we basically sat there for almost 2 hours, admiring the awesome sea line and full view of George Town and beyond. Great place to chill and wind down after a tiring day.

Thank YamiHalu
Semenyih, Malaysia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Limited of choice on the menu, price wise on the high side probably on the hill top restaurant. food wise no complain

Thank KamH0n
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The restaurant is on top of Penang Hill. The temperature is at least 10 degrees cooler. We had a lovely lunch sitting outside with a view worth millions. Very quiet and unobtrusive service. very friendly staff. The food was tasty and well presented. Nice to sit, relax and cool down.

Thank Lisa G
Boracay, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

If you go up to Penang Hill it's the only bar and restaurant at the peak with a great view of Georgetown. They have live music and are open till 10pm for guests. Nice spot!

Thank daCoach420
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Just don't do it. It's really tempting to think you'll get a fine meal replete with silver service and the finest of British cuisine but this is about as local as eating at the stalls. yes, the garden is pretty and the view, if you stand at the very edge of the garden could be described as stunning (unfortunately, they've... More 

1 Thank KittyReowReow
Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had a nice lunch at David Browns. The restaurant was empty but it was rather late! The staff were attentive without being overbearing and the garden setting really is quite lovely. The view is great. There is also a bar below the restaurant about half way up the stairs that has a great view and would be a good... More 

Thank JamesSingapore2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, British
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lot 400 Daerah Bart Daya 17 Mk | Strawberry Hill, Bukit Bendera, Ayer Itam, Penang Island 11300, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island
  • Phone Number: 604-828 8337

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?