9 Best Penang Restaurants For A Romantic Dinner

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We have passed the halfway point of January in the blink of an eye and that means the most romantic period of the year is approaching!

Plan a romantic dinner with your beloved one on this Valentine’s Day. If you’re looking for a restaurant for a romantic date night in Penang, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve gathered a list of the top 9 Penang restaurants for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner!

Romantic dinner in Penang restaurants

Ferringhi Grill

Located in Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Ferringhi Grill is one of the renowned award-winning restaurant in Penang. 

Ferringhi Grill offers Modern European Cuisine and it is famous for its prime ribs served with beef gravy and Yorkshire pudding. The restaurant is set up in an elegant tone, with the amazing view by the beach from the dining table.

Opening Hours : Daily,  5:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Contact : 04-888 8888

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David Brown's Restaurant And Tea Terrace

If dining with a view of Penang city sounds like the ideal dinner date, don’t pass up the opportunity to dine at David Brown’d Restaurant And Tea Terrace. 

David Brown’s Restaurant, which is tucked away in the corner of the popular Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera), is the ideal location for a tranquil yet romantic date night. The restaurant is set up in a garden ambience with a pond stretching across the garden. This is the prime spot for a breathtaking view of the island because it is also known as Penang’s highest restaurant.

The vibe at the restaurant is British country style and it serves fantastic European cuisines. Bring your special someone to David Brown’s for a Valentine’s dinner, and he or she will be astounded.

Opening Hours : Daily,  12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact : 04-828 8337

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ThirtyTwo At The Mansion

If you enjoy nature and can’t get enough of dining by the sea, 32 Mansion is the place to be for a special day like this! 

32 mansion is one of the Penang restaurants that I keep revisiting not only for its food but also for the incredible view!

As the name implies, 32 Mansion is a restaurant housed in an Italian mansion by the sea. This place is super dreamy with all the beautiful bouquet decoration. It is no surprise that it is one of the popular spots in Penang for weddings and ROMs. There are outdoor dining and indoor dining options. If you enjoy listening to the sound of waves crashing against the rocks, sitting outside is perfect for a romantic dinner.

Opening Hours : Daily,  12:00 pm – 3:00 pm , 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact : 04-262 2232

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Kebaya At Seven Terraces

Kebaya At Seven Terraces is truly one-of-a-kind heritage style restaurant in Penang. The ambience is top-notch. It is adorned using elements from traditional Nyonya culture, such as Peranakan swing doors from the 1920s, silk tapestries, and mosaic tiles.

Opening Hours : Monday – Friday ,  6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday : 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm , 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact : 04-264 2333

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Suffolk House

Suffolk House has another great name which is “Penang’s Great House”. Suffolk House has its presence since 1804 which was over two century ago. It was a well-known venue for social gatherings and entertainment back in the days. 

Now, Suffolk House has turned to a popular dining restaurant in Penang that serves high quality of Western and French cuisines.

Opening Hours : Daily ,  11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Contact : 04-228 3930

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Indigo @ The Blue Mansion

Indigo Restaurant is very extraordinary in terms of its cuisine and the decoration. 

Located in the UNESCO heritage protected Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, it offers a mix of East and West in both the environment and the cuisine, which was inspired by Cheong Fatt Tze himself.

Opening Hours : Daily , 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm , 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact : 04-262 0006

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Gēn is a Malaysian fine cuisine restaurant that started in 2018. Gēn means roots in Chinese and the restaurant truly live it to its name.

The owner crafts the menu with local season sources and transform them into interesting and great cuisine. Particularly the mix of Kesom and oyster dish that still surprised me today. Read my full review about Gēn restaurant.

Gēn was also listed as one of the Michelin guide restaurant in 2024. Kudos to them! If you want a romantic dinner , Gen is definitely one you cannot miss!

Opening Hours :

Thursday – Sunday : 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm , 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Wednesday : 6:00 pm – 11:00pm

Monday & Tuesday closed.

Contact : 012-511 3323

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Orinea by Farquhar Mansion

Orinea by Farquhar Mansion is one of Penang’s most innovative and opulent sky dining venues. Orinea is one of the dining restaurants that caters to vegan and gluten-free diners. 

Orinea offers a panoramic view of Penang while serving some of the best contemporary cuisine on the island.

Opening Hours : Daily , 2:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Contact : 019-528 8933

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Ferringhi Garden

If you enjoy steak, don’t miss Ferringhi Garden! Here you can find its signature Wagyu A5 Ribeye steak mouth-watering.

This restaurant is located at Batu Ferringhi, the famous beach area in Penang. It has both indoor air-conditioned seating and outdoor cosy wooden tables. Ferringhi Garden is decorated throughout the restaurant with dreamy blossoming flowers, making you feel as if you are dining in a real garden!

Opening Hours : Daily , 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Contact : 04-881 1196

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Here’s a list of Penang’s best romantic dinner restaurants to elevate your Valentine’s Day dining experience. Except dining in a romantic restaurant, you can also bring your partner to a romantic sea view cafe in Penang!

These restaurants are extremely popular, especially for special occasions such as this, so make reservations in advance to ensure a memorable evening with your special someone.