Wine and dine on the Pearl of the Orient
If you’re not into the hard stuff and don’t like frothy drinks there’s still a lot of cheer in Penang especially for wine lovers.
There are many watering holes on the island but not all offer a decent wine list, so knowing that the place you plan to spend your evening has one will clear yourself of any undue stress.
The Wine Shop is located at Lintang Burma in George Town, is not dingy or dodgy and is well-lit and patronised with a wine list containing many different types of wines and prices. Tel: 04-226 1824.
Or you can try El Faro Tapas Bar, a Spanish-styled restaurant in Jalan Burma, Georgetown with great savouries and a wine list to match. Tel: 04-227 2310.
Then there is Hutton Mansion Wine Haus in Hutton Lane, Georgetown where the food’s good and reasonably priced with lots of different wines to choose from. Tel: 04-226 1322.
Georgetown Wines in Lebuh Leith, Georgetown is another place for family and friends to relax with a wide array of wines to ponder over and enjoy. Tel: 04- 262 1011.
With its cute name – That Little Wine Bar – is by no means little in the wine perspective and in fact organises sharing sessions and classes for those so inclined with qualified sommeliers. Situated in Jalan Chow Thye, Georgetown it also features outdoor seating. Tel: 04-226 8182.