Suffolk House is managed by Penang Heritage Trust and is neatly tucked away along Jalan Air Itam, by right - it boasts a rich cultural heritage factor and is the ideal venue for dine and wine while admiring this colonial establishment.
We were, however, disappointed with the lack of proper space usage and appropriate deco particularly at the entrance and broad walkway leading to the restaurant. And was even more disappointed to realize that this is not anywhere near fine-dining experience - patrons - mostly foreigners were chatting away loudly in the rather limited restaurant space while the restaurant seems to play elegant soft music louder and louder in an attempt to bring back the atmosphere, to no avail.
Not much words to describe the culinary experience here except - extraordinary.
We opt to have their set dinner which entails us choosing only the main course (which determines the price).
There were a total of 8 courses altogether in the set and here they are (note that I made up all the names as I did not capture all of them from the menu)
ONE Assortment of Bread
TWO (i forgot what this was)
My Cod Fish
SIX Cheese and Crackers Platter
EIGHT Coffee or Tea
Surroundings of Suffolk House @ night
The bill came up to a whopping RM 322 for 2 sets - out of this world for sure.
No more returns for dinner but will definitely try out their afternoon tea. And I'm glad I didn't bring honey here.