Eastern and Oriental Restaurant Review

1885 Eastern and Oriental (E&O), George Town, Penang, Malaysia

The historical Eastern and Oriental Hotel in George Town in Penang has several restaurants, such as Sarkies Corner, The Bakery, Farquar’s Bar, the Veranda, the Deck, and the place where we ate, 1885. The 1885 restaurant name is after the year that the hotel was established, and is the fanciest of the eateries at the hotel. We enjoyed a traditional English Afternoon Tea served in an elegant setting. We each had a different tea (served as tea bags): Fitness tea (which was a herbal tea) and Asam Mokalbarie tea (a rich full bodied broken tea with a lively aroma of malt and spices). Served with the tea was white bread finger sandwiches (no crust) with cucumber, smoked salmon, pork and pickles. There were also fruit and plain scones, served with jam and cream, and 10 tiny sweet portions – shortbread, fruitcake with strawberry and a mini croquenbush. It was way too decadent and posh for us – but great!

Other Things You Should Know

  • there is no dress code, but you may want to dress up for the high tea service to feel the part
  • open for afternoon tea 2.30pm to 5pm
  • make sure you explore the rest of this old hotel

Location & Contact

  • address: 10 Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
  • phone: 04-2222000
  • web: www.e-o-hotel.com