Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate romance, love and kissy-face fealty, even though it shouldn’t be the only time of the year to express your love to your loved one, but it is always nice to still hang out and have a nice romantic time together. Even if you are single, it’ll still be a great opportunity to celebrate this festivity with your family or friends and treat them – or treat yourself – out on a date! Penang is widely known as a food paradise by many. Over here, I’ve compiled the Best Places to Dine this Valentine’s in Penang!
Romantic Dinner at Kebaya Dining Room
Nestled just along Stewart lane and amidst the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kebaya Dining Room is high on our rundown of must-visits when in Georgetown, Penang, exhibiting a modern twist to traditional dishes. Outfitted with their acquired privileged insights, Kebaya applies creative cooking strategies with food traces of Vietnamese, Thai, and French cuisines in their cooking techniques. In addition to the exquisite interior designing and furnishings, it is no doubt one of the perfect spots for a romantic night out in Penang!
Address: 2-16, Lorong Stewart, 10200 Georgetown, Penang.
Tel: 04 – 264 2333
Business Hours: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Fancy Night @ Feringgi Grill
Polished wooden floors, concrete brick walls, together with the lavishly upholstered furniture that helps to bring the entire Paris vibe together. Offering a warm, cosy atmosphere, Feringgi Grill provides more than just good food. With their elegant main dining room that holds a grand piano, with daily live performances taking place, this definitely makes the perfect date night out with your significant other this Valentines Day!
Address: Mezzanine Level, Rasa Wing Lobby, Batu Feringgi Beach, Kampung Tanjung Huma, 11100 Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Business Hours: 7–10:30 am, 6:30–10:30 pm
Phone: +60 4-888 8888
Dine with a view – David’s Brown Restaurant & Tea Terrace
Nestled away within a corner in Penang Hill lies David Brown’s Restaurant & Tea Terrace – one of the best restaurants in Penang in my opinion. Amidst the lush greenery, David Brown’s is hidden in the hill atop Strawberry Hill. With the panoramic view you’d get to enjoy of the island, it is definitely one of the perfect spots in Penang to create a romantic and meaningful memory with your loved one. Feast in with a million-dollar setting this Valentine’s Day!
Address: Strawberry Hill, Penang Hill, Bukit Bendera, 11300 Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia
Business Hours: 11 AM-10 PM
Phone: +60 4-828 8337
Classy Night Out at Georgetown Wines!
With an extensive selection of wines, Georgetown Wines is another good spot to bring your date out for a classy, elegant Valentines Date. The first-level restaurant is a mini wine-cellar and on the upper level, it is furniture with cosy furnishings and couches, giving off a very homely and comfortable atmosphere. What is more perfect than a chill night out sippin’ on a glass of wine with your other half? Don’t fret as they do serve food that will definitely live up to your expectations as well!
Address: 19-19A, Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Business Hours: 5:30 pm–12 am
Phone: +60 12-409 8026
Old-School Date @ Book Sandwich Cafe
If you’re not all about the fancy-schmancy fine-dining experience and prefer something a little more laid back just like I do, The Book Sandwich Cafe, just nestled within George Town, Penang, is the perfect place to bring your date to. The interior is nicely aligned and furnished with its name, filled with books perched on the wall. Serving mostly sandwiches and burgers, a simple old-school date can never do one wrong.
Address: 217, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Business Hours: 12–11 pm
Phone: +60 4-261 3445
Classic Beach Date @ Beach Blanket Babylon
Beach Blanket Babylon is a beach cafe and bar in George Town, Penang, that offers a limited but scrumptious mix of Western and Asian cuisines. With the old school outdoor setting with a sea view bringing back the classic ol’ simple days of enjoying a simple meal by the beach with your loved one – all you have to do is to dress the part and you’re all set out for the perfect Valentine’s Date!
Address: 32, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Business Hours: 12 pm–12 am
Phone: +60 4-262 2232
Affordable Cafe Date @ Out Of Nowhere
Want to have a good night out without burning a big hole in your wallet this Valentines? Another gem within Georgetown – Out of Nowhere definitely fits the cut. Nothing on their menu is run-of-the-mill, with prices ranging from an average RM45 per pax. Just like the move in Narnia, the entrance of this bar is exclusively hidden behind a cafe, Hold Up, with an orange refrigerator acting as a secret portal.
Address: 73 & 75, Jalan Kuala Kangsar, 10100 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Opening hours: Mon – Thur 6 pm to 1 am, Fri – Sat 6 pm to 2 am
Tel: +60 16-421 8633
Spoil You & Your Partner @ Farquhar Mansion Fine Dining & Lounge!
Orinea by Farquhar Mansion is a luxurious twist on modern contemporary cuisine. Located in the heart of Gurney Bay at Sunrise @ Gurney, Georgetown, Farquhar offers a luxurious full course meal to an ala carte menu. Its interior is very much similar to a movie set – every room is designed in a different setting. Prepare to be serenaded with the heavily posh ambience as the handsomely dressed waiters greet you just as you enter, with the entire atmosphere matching its rich cultural history of the 200-year-old building. Spoil you and your partner this Valentines as you enjoy a fancy date night out at this fine-dining restaurant!
Address: 68-18-1, Sunrise Gurney, Gurney Dr, 10250 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Business Hours: 2pm–1am
Phone: +60 19-528 8933
Alternatively, you can always opt for our Honeymoon Day Tour in Penang if you would want to have a small trip and get away with your loved one!