Penang is the unofficial foodie state of Malaysia but if you are looking for something other than the mainstream hawker stalls, there are many unconventional dining options that will assure you a magnificent view while you eat. Additionally, check out our discounted promotion for the Habitat Penang Hill and if you’re looking for accommodations we got you.
Three Sixty Revolving Restaurant and Rooftop Bar
Penang’s first and only 360-degree revolving restaurant, this place is perfect for a fun family dinner or an intimate romantic outing. Here you get to enjoy the view of this majestic UNESCO World Heritage City in all its wonder. Plus the buffet offered here ranks top in variety and quality as well as so delicious you will regret not trying it!
Phone: +604 2613540
Operating Hours: Monday to Thursday 4 PM – 2 AM, Friday to Sunday 4 PM – 3 AM
Address: 25, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
David Brown’s Restaurant & Tea Terrace
Perfectly situated in a comfortable nook of the iconic Penang Hill, David’s Brown at Strawberry Hill offers you a chance to travel back in time when it was custom to enjoy one’s surroundings while breaking bread. A quintessential British colonial Restaurant and Tea Terrace is also one of the highest restaurants in this whole state.
Phone: +604 8288337
Operating Hours: 11 AM-10 PM (daily)
Address: Strawberry Hill, Penang Hill, 11300 Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia
Top View Restaurant & Lounge
This is the go-to place if you’re in the mood for good food and a picture-perfect view. Embark on an unforgettable food journey that truly encompasses the essence of this laid back state. Additionally, their international buffets are known for being prepared with the best ingredients as well as a specifically designed menu by an award-winning chef.
Phone: +604 2625960
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday 12 PM – 10 PM, Saturday & Sunday 11.30 AM – 10 PM
Address: Komtar, Level 59 & 60, Jalan Penang, 10000 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
This little spot is truly magical and I speak from experience. It is nestled in the beautiful tropics on an elevated natural platform overlooking the coastline. The Tree Monkey at Tropical Spice Garden offers authentic food in big servings as well as a unique jungle experience unlike any other you will ever experience. Be prepared to take pictures of gorgeous views in between the trees.
Phone: +604 8813493
Operating Hours: 9.30 AM – 10.30 PM
Address: Lot 595 Mkm 2, Lone Crag Villa, Jalan Tanjung Bungah, 11100, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
The Press est. 1936
Located along Lebuh Chulia, The Press Rooftop Bar might not be what you would be expecting but once inside you will be blown away. It is a posh, two-storey nightclub that is one of Penang’s hottest place to be and be seen currently. Filling up your feed with pictures you and your loved ones having fun at this place is definitely a great idea.
Phone: +6011 14502999
Operating Hours: 5 PM – 3 AM (daily)
Address: 2, Lebuh Chulia, 10300, Georgetown, Penang. *Old Kwong Wah Jit Pot Building, Corner of Chulia Street and Weld Quay
Bukit Genting Hill Leisure Park and Restaurant
All you need to know before adding this place to your list is that it has breathtaking views and delicious authentic Thai cuisine. The road heading up can be a little tough for some but it makes you feel like you’re going on an adventure. Be entranced by views of the paddy field and sunset over the seabed below while you feel the breeze and devour delicious food.
Phone: +604 6299801
Operating Hours: 11.30 AM – 10.30 PM (daily)
Address: Summit of Bukit Genting, Jalan Balik Pulau, Penang
Beach Blanket Babylon Bar
Now, this amazing restaurant is not like the other below in the aspect that it doesn’t offer an elevated view but it’s an exception since the view offered of the beach and sea is beyond comparison. The Beach Blanket Babylon Bar & Bistro is set in a heritage mansion which makes the beach all the more alluring. The deck reaches out to the sea so you will be dining above water.
Phone: +604 2622232
Operating Hours: 12 PM – 1 AM (daily)
Address: 32, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
All these restaurants above are great choices and unique in their own way but if you want to get a better idea of the type of food in Penang read our article here. One thing that is a constant is the beauty of your surroundings while you eat. Furthermore, while in Penang use our packages on the Dark Mansion Museum Malaysia and the ESCAPE Theme Park to work up a huge appetite before dining.
Featured image via David Brown’s Restaurant & Tea Terrace on Facebook