[Penang] Best Casual Fare at Hillside Cafe, Bar & Restaurant.

Hillside Café, Bar & Restaurant provides visitors to Penang with a respite from the island’s hawker fare with some inspired British & Continental casual dishes - the best of their kind in George Town, Penang.

  1. Iced lemon tea.

  1. Prawn cocktail - a retro appetiser, very popular in the 70s Singapore/Malaysia and perfectly reproduced here.

  1. Caesar salad, with chicken, bacon and generous shavings of parmesan. The best rendition of this dish I’d ever had anywhere in Malaysia!

  1. Traditional British fish and chips, served tartare sauce. Malt vinegar is available upon request.

  1. Bangers and mash - 100% authentic, and also the best I’d tasted in Malaysia. KL doesn’t have any place close to this one in producing great-tasting pub fare.

  1. Orange cake - rich and moist. Served warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream which complemented it perfectly.

  1. Blueberry cheesecake - very good Graham cracker base.

Address: Hillside Cafe Bar & Restaurant, 3 Jalan Sungai Kelian, 11200, Tanjung Bungah, Penang. Tel: 604-899 8071 (Open daily 8am -10pm, except Monday)

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