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“Great Sarkies Buffet new restaurant!”
Review of Sarkies Corner

Sarkies Corner
Ranked #93 of 1,016 Restaurants in George Town
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 25 April 2014

So first, this is not Sarkies' Corner but the new addition to Eastern and Oriental Hotel Penang, called Sarkies!!
Somebody will have to explain to me why the manager thought is was a good idea to call their new restaurant the same name than the other one, that later being still opened!! Very confusing...
So when you go there, please make sure to ask for the new buffet restaurant in the new wing (the other one being a cafe in the old wing).
As I cannot find the new Sarkies restaurant on trip advisor yet, I have no choice but to post it in Sarkies' corner. Sorry for that...

So, review of the new Sarkies:
This is a buffet restaurant.

Good points:
- Very good value for money.
- Great food variety and quality (freshly cooked seafood, sushi, eastern and western food, italian pastas and asian noodles stations, grill station, salad bar). Nice selection of meat, fish, chinese food. Some western and some Malaysian dishes (such as fish redang). You will need to try the Penang version of Char Kway Teow (a bit spicy though if you are not used to asian food). The most difficult is choosing what you are going to eat as everything looks so delicious!
- Beautiful desert selection with mini tarts, macarons, ice creams and all sorts of cakes (some local deserts too).
- Great setting and good feeling.

Not so good:
- The service was a bit slow and not very attentive (needed to call a few times to get a fork for our daughter, waited 5mins to be seated when there were a few tables available). But this was not a big issue as being a buffet style restaurant you are getting your own food...

I definitely recommend this restaurant if you are planning to visit the historic center of Penang.
As we had booked an hotel on Batu Ferringhi's beach, we had lunch there and visited the historic center in the afternoon. We had a great lunch and the historic center is only 5 minutes walking distance... which is good and help digestion!

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1  Thank SgSling
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

A beautiful top star restaurant with wonderful service. The food was superb with lots to chose from.

Sweets were wonderful too.

Thank Shezke
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Walking around Georgetown and came upon the hotel. 8 people , five non-buffet people had to be talked into trying the buffet. The 5 came out raving about the service, the great selection of hot and cold foods, especially the curry fish head, the assortment of desserts. Even ice kachang was part of the dessert line up. Definitely will be back in a few weeks.

Thank itchycucumber
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Great service, food, and music.... Spending the nights there with friends enhanced our holiday and we look forward to returning.

Thank size16
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

We ate here for breakfast since it was included in our hotel night stay. It is a lovely hotel but this restaurant is chaos at breakfast, especially because it is buffet format.

There are any number of entrances into the restaurant and none of them particularly seem manned for someone to seat you. You need to flag somebody down, they'll seat you and take a coffee order. There were a couple of tables open outside with no one wait and yet the staff didn't want to seat us there. We found a place inside.

The whole place is chaos and definitely not relaxing. I blame the clientele a lot but the place seems short staffed with little order. The buffet has plenty of variety but the quality doesn't seem great. There are chefs preparing omlettes and noodles and what have you but the work areas are chaotic and messy with bits of food everywhere. Juice station is chaotic and unfortunately we were sat next to it.

For such a great hotel, the restaurant needs some major management and supervision to restore some order. No one even came to take our room number or ask us if we were hotel guests so if you're looking for a free breakfast, this may be the place!

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1  Thank BusyFlyingAround
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