Suffolk House Restaurant – Romantic Fine Dining


Suffolk House offers a choice of 5 main courses – cod fish, prawns, beef, lamb or chicken. We chose the Grilled Spiced Chicken with tarragon cream sauce (RM85). The grilled chicken was very tender with a mild creamy sauce that paired well with the fried potatoes and snow peas.


We also tried the oven baked macadamia thyme crusted rack of lamb (RM110) which won us over immediately with its tender succulent meat. I also very much enjoyed the macadamia and thyme combination which gave the this much texture and bite. Served with a side of potatoes and cauliflower au gratin.


By this stage of the leisurely meal, we had forgotten what was in store for us for dessert (now really who could remember what was on that long list of items on the menu?!) And we were also feeling rather full. Yet, imagine my delight when we were served with not one but THREE desserts!

Oh Suffolk House people, you guys have just earned mucho brownie points from this girl here!


We had vanilla ice cream with chocolate biscuits, a Strawberry napolitana which tasted mousse-like and a tiramisu.

The Strawberry napolitana was definitely the most unique of the three. Hidden inside were layers of crunchy buttery pastry complimenting the soft creamy mousse with that lil bit of tartness from the strawberries. Meanwhile, their tiramisu got nods of approval from all of us. And how can you go wrong with ice cream? 🙂 Needless to say, the dessert trio went down very well with us.


And finally, coffee or tea to end the meal. Complete with frothed milk!


As we ended our meal stuffed to the brim, we commended the service staff for being attentive to our needs. As we were sitting on the couch with the beautiful drapes and next to a potted plant (i.e. major mosquito alert!), we asked if something could be done about the mosquitoes. Service staff promptly brought us a lit mosquito coil to place underneath our table.

Also, as we finished each course of the meal, the service staff would miraculously appear almost instantly to clear our plates and serve the next course. They were observant and attentive without being intrusive.

But I do have to mention that the air conditioning needs to be up-ed a notch since we are in Penang – very humid weather and all. And perhaps they could switch to odorless mosquito repellents? Otherwise, dining at Suffolk House has been a most pleasant experience for us with a unique dining concept.


Essential Facts about Suffolk House Restaurant:

Suffolk House Restaurant,

250, Jalan Air Itam, 10460 Penang

Suffolk House Location Map (located next to Malaysian German Society, turn into the small road before Methodist Boys School with the Malaysian German Society signboard)

Restaurant Tel: 04-228 3930

Restaurant Opening Hours: Lunch 12noon-3pm, Afternoon Tea 2.30pm-6.00pm, Dinner 7pm-11pm

Dinner Price Guide: Currently serves set meals with FIVE main courses to choose from ranging from RM85-RM120. Price inclusive of all the amuse bouche, various appetizers, soups and salads plus dessert and coffee/tea.

Suffolk House, Garden & Gift Shop Admission: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm (last admission 5.30pm) RM10 (free for children under 6)

Suffolk House Guided Tours: RM15 (by appointment only) For more info, call 04-228 1109

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  1. Thanks for the wonderful post and useful information.
    This definitely is a great place to explore.

    p/s: I just drove by this place on Sat night, and I saw a Rolls Royce parking outside there. wow!!

  2. am Feriha Urfal? a third year student at the European University of Lefke. I have got a restoration lesson and I need your help about The Suffolk House. I did a research on the Suffolk House and I have to do a presentation on this topic to my professor in 4 days time. For this reason I need the floor plan, sections, and elevations, which means I need information about the restoration stages, visually if possible. If you have the auto-cad drawings of this building, I would be appreciated if you send them to me. If you cant help me, can you give me any address that I can find these information at? I would appreciate your help because it is my term project and I have to complete it.

    Thank you very much in advance.

  3. Do you serve high tea…………as we are
    interested in going to yr place next week, thanks, jean

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