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English Tea House & Restaurant

2002 Jalan Istana, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
+60 89-222 545
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2002 Jalan Istana, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
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1 - 10 of 652 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for a taste of home having been travelling for almost two months. The restaurant is a bit out of the main town (5 min taxi). It’s up a hill so walking might be tiring for some. The restaurant is nicely decorated and staff...More

Thank Robin D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views and being on the hill top it gets some nice breezes too. The food was okay, however it was not a spot we would normally choose as we prefer the more authentic styles and hawker fare. We had a driver insist this was...More

Thank JenniferGC212
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We was dropped off here for lunch after our tour, what a great location over looking Sandakan. Food was delicious and very fresh, we had the 4 course special brilliant. Great service, fantastic location don't miss this Colonial Jem.

Thank Bobtravelman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It has a lovely view but the food was pretty average. Worth it for the view though which was lovely.

Thank Joeavison
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The venue is excellent. The food woeful. These days, trying to emulate past 'glory' requires much skill and a liberal dose of creative licence. What is presented is not the fine dining that would once have been offered to those that frequented such an establishment,...More

Thank prancer s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular view, ambience, food and service. What a gorgeous surprise. Had lunch and dinner here, high on the hill. Lovely decor.

1  Thank WatersedgeBoathouse
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after visiting Aggie’s house. We had a couple of club sandwiches and were so impressed with the food and ambiance we booked an evening meal. While we were eating our lunch the restaurant dog was displaying all his glory. We...More

2  Thank Annepaull
Reviewed 19 March 2018

food was excellent mashed potato was just right and the owner made sure everything was ok nice to have first class service would recommend to friends

1  Thank kay878
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Had a morning High Tea in this delightfully situated cafe on top of a hill overlooking Sandakan harbour. The food supplied was very good and varied and more than enough for two people for 45 MAR. HOWEVER, they did not have any English breakfast tea...More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

We visited the English Tea House in Sandakan for the set lunch, it was absolutely brilliant, we liked it so much we booked in for an evening meal, once again faultless. The food is very good, and the price is unbelievably cheap, we paid about...More

1  Thank Tony Y
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Winnie K
10 July 2017|
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Response from EnglishTeaH0use | Property representative |
My apologies for the delay in replying. Yes. This is a wheelchair friendly restaurant. However, our toilets are not. I do hope we get the chance to see you and your friends Regards
26 February 2017|
Response from EnglishTeaH0use | Property representative |
Dear Julia. Yes we do cater for glutin free. Our chef would be happy to meet you to discuss your choice of menu Warm regards
24 February 2017|
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Response from CaoimhinKB | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2002 Jalan Istana, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sabah  >  Sandakan Division  >  Sandakan
  • Phone Number: +60 89-222 545
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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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