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English Tea House & Restaurant

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2002 Jalan Istana, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had 3 course set vegetarian lunch for both of us. The food was all very good great service ,nice cocktails and good beer and wine selection. Location is wonderful. We felt the prices were very reasonable would have loved to have stayed longer but we were on a day tour and our flight was delayed so our visit was short... More 

Thank kazo
Shenzhen, China
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice view and a decent tea set. Nice and relaxing garden on top of the hill, makes for a good little walk up to enjoy the view.

Thank Vitaxis
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Me and the Wife had a 3 course meal here after spending 4 days touring around Saba. the food was great and the view over the harbour was spectacular. we sat in the sun shine under the gazebo. if you are thinking of just having a relaxing meal away from all the mayhem of Sandakan then this is the place,... More 

Thank SteveandPenny H
Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to imagine the old colonial days. Food was excellent and not as expensive as we had expected. Croquet was fun. We walked up so felt we'd deserved a drink. There are steps up from town or you can use the road.

Thank RVESydney_Australia
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a tea with scones etc which we enjoyed - very filling! It was nice to sit and look out at the view and gave the feeling you could be back in the day!! You can walk up if you feel like a bit of exercise - it's not far at all but if your not into walking up the... More 

Thank Sid S
EnglishTeaH0use, Owner at English Tea House & Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely thoughts and comments. Warm regards More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long trip from KK we were rewarded by a lovely meal at this fine dining establishment. Vegetarian friendly and the whole family was happy. We would gladly come back here to eat again.

Thank Michael C
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with my daughter for lunch. I was never expecting a great afternoon tea. My expectations were met. Scone was more like a fat pancake, jam and cream were poor. Tea was lukewarm. Daughter had burger and chips which was ok. Gardens lovely. Watch out for the rooster roaming between tables. Don't pay more than 10RM return in a... More 

Thank PetalMelbourne
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77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good grief the service in this restaurant is horrendous...the English would never have service this slow. Arrived and sat at a table for well over 30 minutes - the table wasn't even cleared from the last guests. Food was ok - nothing special. Ordered a mock tail and received the wrong drink....tea never came. I'm English and we like good... More 

Thank Sarahjane G
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent position and view, food wonderful and worth the visit. Excellent service and gave you a feel of old world in high class

Thank Jo K
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. The staff here were as exceptional as the afternoon tea we shared there. We arrived before it opened so had time to explore the Agnes Keith museum right next door whilst they very kindly looked after our luggage. The tea rooms have an excellent view of the harbour and have a real sense of an old Colonial... More 

Thank Clair S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2002 Jalan Istana, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sabah  >  Sandakan Division  >  Sandakan
  • Phone Number: 089-222-545
The English Tea House is a colonial style English restaurant. It is situated next to the Agnes Keith House and overlooks Sandakan Bay

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?