Fine Dining in a Fine Mansion

Before last Tuesday, Suffolk House was just a name on a brown signboard I see every day when I drive along Scotland Road.  I had no idea it was a fine dining restaurant.

So when my hubby had a company function at Suffolk House, and the *spouse was invited*, I jumped at the opportunity.  With quite a heavy heart though, I had to leave my kids at the sitter’s for a few hours.

This is what Suffolk House looks like from the outside.  A gigantic bungalow with a huge expanse of land.


I’d read that Suffolk House served as the residence to many governors in Penang in the 19th century, especially, so it was certainly great to be in a mansion that had all that history behind it.

Anyway….enough about all that….


So when we arrived in the dining area, it was dimly and romantically lit…well, not exactly romantic, because it was not JUST the two of us, but there were other people from my husband’s team too.  But anyway, we were seated and given the menu to place our order.


We only had to select our entrée though, because the appetizers and dessert was already pre-ordered.  You read right, it’s appetizers in the PLURAL!  A whole long list 5 appetizers, but it being fine dining and all, I knew the servings would be minuscule.

First, we had poached baby oyster in saffron cream as amuse bouche.  It was served in a Chinese soup spoon, and I couldn’t get a good picture of it, but believe me when I say it was delicious!

Got pictures of some of the other appetizers though…can you spot the ONE piece of ravioli? 😛




The last item on the appetizer list was the Tomato sorbet, which I didn’t quite like. I thought it tasted weird, hence no pictures 😛
And this is what hubbs ordered for his main course:


I chose to have the steak..I guess I was swayed by the term “grass fed” in the description.


In conclusion, the lamb was the better choice, maybe because they made my steak well done instead of medium like I ordered.  But despite that the beef was tender and the potato cake was delicious!

Here’s our dessert.  We had not one, not two, but THREE different types of dessert, served in a longish plate with three sections.  Gotta love the plates they use here.


My favorite was the pear carambola cake.  Tasted a bit like cheese cake but with a hint of fruity flavor.  The photos turned out a little bit grainy though, because of the poor lighting.

It was a fantastic fine dining experience, although the funniest thing was that after the dinner, while we were walking out of Suffolk House, I noticed this sign:


Errr….can I say oooops? 😛

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3 Responses to Fine Dining in a Fine Mansion

  1. PB says:

    HAHA Last pic’s my fave 😀 Is there an indication of prices? I might want to try this next time I’m in Penang – hawker food’s great but I’m getting bored and need new places to explore. I might have to be discreet with my picture taking tho 😉

    The Giddy Tigress says: Probably between RM80 – RM125? I think the price depends on the main course you order. Well, I wasn’t discreet with picture taking…haha

  2. pinkcotton says:

    nice! i was already planning to bring the bf there for his bday in june 🙂

    how nice it is to be going there for a company event..the set dinners are quite pricey…they change their sets every month i think…

    how could they not allow photo taking! one of my main reason for going there is jsut to take photos 😉

    The Giddy Tigress says: Great! Do go and tell me what you think of it!

  3. KittyCat says:

    You look nice 😀 Eh, how come your Hubby is wearing only a collared t-shirt when you’re all dolled up??? Tsk, tsk, tsk!

    The Giddy Tigress says: That’s cos the dinner was right after work, and also, because I LOVE dressing up every time I get the opportunity to. 🙂

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