EVEN if Valentine’s Day isn’t exactly around the corner, you can always spice up your love life by treating your partner to a romantic mealtime. Whether you’re hoping to impress them on a first official date or celebrating a major milestone, these choice of exquisite restaurants should ramp up the suspense and romance.
Noor and Dean’s Cafe
If a quiet, dainty environment is what gets you and your beloved going, then Noor and Dean’s the place. Enter a cosy cafe with an old and pre-war decor furnished with a romantic roof garden. Enjoy drinks or high tea set with a surrounding view of Penang heritage houses. A homey and boutique-like feel with an adequate choice of hearty servings.
Tips: Aim for the roof garden for a scenic, romantic dining experience.
Things to Expect: Wonderful ambience and top notch service.
Best With: Traditional bites like Cucur Udang and Satay.
As expected from its name, couples will be swept away by the dazzling view of the coastline and the city. Expect sumptuous French fine dining, intoxicating wine and of course, breathtaking view perfect for significant dates like anniversaries or secret proposal dinners.
Tips: Do mind your table manners here.
Things to Expect: Semi-buffet menu of delectable appetisers and indulgent desserts to complement the main course.
Best With: Fine Wine
Price: RM20 – RM100
Vintage Bulgaria Restaurant and Bar
As the name goes, the restaurant is supremely vintage – perfect for couples who share that classy taste for romance. Here you’ll find a wide range of Bulgarian delicacies with a touch of local fusion; from shepherd’s salad, stroganoff, to tasty local chicken chop. Adventurous couples are welcome to try the traditional appetisers.
Tips: Bookings should be made prior to dine-in.
Things to Expect: Classic vintage setting with wooden furniture and fixture.
Best With: Bulgarine Wine
Price: RM30 – RM100
With a spellbinding ambience to dine in, we believe that this is just the right place for you to carry on a passionate conversation and discover more about each other. The steak and lamb chops are extremely delicious though it might be a little pricey. If he or she suddenly surprises you with a preference of something non-western, fret not, local dishes are in their menu, too.
Tips: You can choose to sit in the garden (outdoor with dim candle light dinner) or in the Balinese style area (indoor).
Things to Expect: Dimmed environment, but they do provide book lights for you to read your menu and dine.
Best With: Their Signature Lobster Platter.
Price: RM50 – RM100
That Little Wine Bar
If you appreciate a little chat with a glass of wine in hand, then That Little Wine Bar is the place to be. Don’t be fooled by its name though as you’ll find more than 50 labels of wine and the food menu covers an impressive range of tapas, salads, soups, main courses and desserts to keep the conversation going.
Tips: You can drop by for their regular wine tasting session.
Things to Expect: Dimmed environment, perfect for that romantic setting
Best With: Baguettes, as quoted from their website; they serve “the best baguettes in Penang”.
Price: RM30 – RM70
Chin’s Stylish Chinese Cuisine
A restaurant that lives up to its ‘stylish’ title, you’ll be fascinated by the exquisite decor, classy interior and delicate Chinese culinary art. Dig into their delicious authentic cuisines while appreciating the grand ambience. Style up with Chinese costumes for a full-on majestic experience!
Tips: Aim for the spot with the fantastic sea view.
Things to Expect: A fresh blend of Chinese inspired cooking.
Best With: Peking Duck
Price: RM50 – RM100
*Source: Food Advisor Malaysia