Where To Eat for Valentine’s Day in Penang

Continuing the second part of this Valentine’s Day special (read the first part here), this post is for those of you who believe in the sure proof ‘tradition’ of wining and dining. One of the most important criteria for me personally on such an occasion would be ambience coupled with good food.

So, here are my top restaurant picks for Valentine’s Day suited for various budgets.

David Brown's lily pond

1. Topping the list would definitely be David Brown’s in Penang Hill. The view is breath taking (even more so at night) and coupled with the cool weather, this place is definitely romance material!


And no worries on how to get up to Penang Hill, as David Brown’s has graciously arranged for transportation from Botanical Garden. Valentine’s Day Set Dinner at RM128+ or RM150+. For reservations, call 04-8288 337.


2. Opera Oriental Cuisine & Lifestyle Gallery at Upper Penang Road. Very Zen like place, lovely ambience, fusion Oriental food and impeccable service. Sounds like a recipe for romance yes? At time of writing this post, the Valentine’s Day menu at Opera has yet to be finalized. But do check back with the restaurant by the end of the week. For reservations, call 04-263 2893

Eclectic Dining area

3. The Eclectic at Batu Ferringhi. Brazillian Carvery anyone?  Valentine’s Day 5 Course Set dinner that includes Salad, Soup, 3 choices of Main Course, Dessert, Coffee/tea and Red/White wine. RM150nett per person. For reservations, call 04-881 4287

4. Deluxcious Cuisine at Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah. Reasonable prices, above average food. Valentine’s Day 5 course Set Dinner includes Appetizer, Soup, 2 main course of fish and chicken (thats right you dont have to choose cos you get BOTH!), and dessert. Free flow wine and fruit juice. RM99++ per person. For reservations, call 04-2610288


5. Buffet’s anyone? If buffets are your thing, check out E & O Hotel’s Valentine Romance “Wine & Dine” BBQ Dinner at Sarkies Corner. RM138++ per person. Inclusive free flow wine, beer, soft drink, fruit punch. Valentine’s Gift and flower. For reservations, call 04- 222 2000 Ext 3175


6. For something a lil more extravagant, try E&O Hotel’s Candlelight Dinner at 1885. It starts with a pre-dinner cocktail party. Followed by dinner as a pianist serenades you. Valentine gift of an Aimee Phillips gemstone, chocolates and roses. Plus there’s a lucky draw of gemstones worth RM1850! RM298++ per person. For reservations, call 04-222 2000 Ext 3170

7. Valentine’s Day BBQ Buffet at Park Royal Hotel (Tamarind Brasserie) complete with Valentine’s Day gift. RM128++ per person. For reservations call 04-881 1133.

8. Valetine’s Day Candlelight 8 Course Dinner at Tiffins, Park Royal Hotel. The eight course dinner includes tapas, cold & hot appetizer, soup, sorbet, choice of main course, cheese platter, dessert and heart shaped chocolate pralines. For reservations call 04-881 1133.


9. Louis Cafe at Argyll Road. This is a new undiscovered cafe that has a cosy ambience and is definitely value for money! Valentine’s Day 5 Course Set Dinner at RM99 per couple. 10% off for the first 15 couples! Also, look out for more reviews of this place on lingzie.com in the coming week! For reservations, call 04-228 7729

Hopefully, this Valentine’s Day Special has sparked your imagination and given you some ideas on how to celebrate with your loved one!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

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  1. David Brown’s is located on Penang Hill?? Will the people go up already and cannot come down later if the tram to there stop service after certain hour, we have to over night there already. Is there any recomendation place to over night on the hill there? For me I would choose, opera as for ambience and convinience, I haven’t tried out the food there yet, may be have to find one day to visit there. Btw, when load this post my PC show 2 broken link pictures on Deluxcious Cuisine and E & O hotel, you might want to check those out.

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  2. thenomadGourmand – oh yes! do come up with a KL list. can’t wait to see it! (can keep for myself to visit whenever i’m in KL :P)

    life for beginners – next year you can plan a mini valentine’s day holiday to penang!! i’ll gladly send you a suggested itinerary!

    penangtuapui – wah i must hear your story about valentine’s day at Kayu! lol

    steven – thanks for the tip. for david brown’s transport is included so they will take you down from penang hill! no worries! lol. but i did check that the trams are now operating until 11.15pm daily (last train)

  3. Eh. Wish I am in Penang now! so many nice restaurants to choose from! So pretty some more! 😀 Wah.. you really went to do homework ah for V-day? Haha!

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  4. Very good on how to guiding me to plan my velantine day but any odeal on “Spa Hotel” in penang that also having promotions on that day.

  5. hi.newbie here.get to know dis amazing blog whn i browse through the net for valentines dinner(png).Appreciate the research…thx alot~LowBoy Gurney hotel and G hotel always have promotion spa which include 1night stay in the hotel. A couple approximately cost RM400++

  6. 550ml jar of faith – oh me thinks you’ll definitely like david brown’s. hopefully it wont be too hot that nite!

    gina – hehe what to do.. for the sake of blogging mah 😛 KL has got to more exciting i think.

    cariso – aiyo pai seh pai seh!

    Low boy – you can try Danai Spa (the one in tanjung bungah in a bungalow by itself) i like that place cos its got an open air jacuzzi and rain pool. prices quite reasonable.

    PTP – not good for guy ah? i thought i was helping guys do their ‘homework’ lol

    samantha – hi there! thanks for dropping by 🙂

  7. hi lingzie,

    im from kl and my girlfren is in penang. im trying to give a suprise to my girlfren on the v-day.

    im not that familiar with the places in penang hope u guys can help me out and i know its running out of time for now.

    can i know the contact number of the tanjung bungah danai spa?

  8. hi selba! thanks for dropping by! 🙂

    hi brian!! your gf is a real lucky gal 🙂
    danai spa contact number (tanjung bungah) 04-8990 899. do call to book as soon as you can cos the place tends to fill up quite fast.
    hope the both of you have a fabulous romantic time!

  9. thx lingzie!

    your research did helps alot but the danai spa plan failed due to several reasons..

    anyway i have made a reservation for the david brown’s..

    millions thx for you lingzie.. and thx for the mail..

    good luck!

  10. hi, i wan to ask izit the The Eclectic Lounge & Restaurant @ Batu Ferringhi still having? or they close down already?

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