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Penang’s First Great House

The First Mansion Restaurant in Penang

Suffolk House is a stunning example of an Anglo-Indian garden house and Malaysia’s only surviving Georgian Mansion, originally built in the early 1800s. For decades Suffolk House had a glittering career as the home of successive British Governors. The winner of the 2008 Award of Distinction in the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation this extensively and passionately restored mansion is now a “must visit” destination for everyone who comes to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town, Penang.

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Today, you can visit the house, soak up its unique atmosphere, and wander round rooms lovingly refurnished with original Anglo-Indian antiques.

Here, you can also treat yourself to a taste of life in the mansion by savoring lunch, the well-known Penang afternoon high tea, or dinner at the Suffolk House restaurant.

Guests can also discover the spirit of the 200-year-old building by taking guided tours that relate its rich and extraordinary history.

The ambience of the great mansion is perfect for family gatherings, parties and weddings, romantic dinners, and business meetings as well as presentations and luxury product launches.

Restaurant Menu


Our Menus

At Suffolk House we are passionate about food and service.

Our dishes are all freshly prepared, free from additives and preservatives and are sourced as locally as possible. We have a pork free kitchen and welcome any religious or dietary sensitivities; please alert us of any requirements or questions you may have.

Should for any reason some item be unavailable or not to our satisfaction, we will endeavor to prepare a suitable replacement, and thank you for your understanding.

Enjoy your meal!

Chef: Mathijs Nanne
House Manager: Maiane Din


Orange and White Chocolate Gateaux

Cocktail Salad


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Wedding Bookings

Unique Wedding Celebrations

If you are looking for a unique setting breaking away from the usual hotel atmosphere look no further than Suffolk House.

ROM in the North and West Gardens under lush raintrees or in the Marble Hall surrounded by Georgian architectural designs are both unique and special.

The Ballroom and its surrounding private rooms on the first floor make the best setting for a classy and sophisticated banquet seating up to 150 guests.

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Our catering team headed by executive Chef Mathijs Nanne boasts of vast experience providing cocktails, set meals including degustation menus as well as buffets.  Our panel of decorators, musicians, audio visual experts, lights & sound specialists, marquee tent suppliers, logistic providers etc know exactly how to make your wedding a smooth and enjoyable experience.




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Corporate Bookings


Due to the vast open space on the ground floor which is the Marble Hall and the adjacent rooms, Suffolk House offers a great opportunity to corporate clients for holding meetings, conferences, conventions, exhibitions, product launches, fashion events and the list goes on.

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The Ballroom on the first floor with it’s surrounding verandah overlooking lush raintrees makes this venue all the more unique and exciting.  Our catering team headed by executive Chef Mathijs Nanne boasts of vast experience providing cocktails, set meals including degustation menus as well as buffets.




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