Top 8 Best Western Food Restaurants in Penang 2022

Penang is a multicultural society, it thus follows that Penang cuisine includes food from various culinary origins. There is Malay cuisine such as the Nasi Lemuni, Chinese cuisines such as Bak Kut Teh or Char Koay Teow, Indian cuisines such as Banana Leaf Rice or Fish Head Curry, and Peranakan cuisine such as the famous Penang Laksa.

That is not all, Penang is also a haven for delightful western dishes served at beautiful or quaint venues. The more common western food served would include Chicken Chop, Cordon Bleu, Hamburgers and Fries, Fish and Chips, Pizza, Pasta, and Spaghetti. It is rather tough to have an exhaustive list of the western food choices in Penang as there are new restaurants and cafes constantly emerging, and as a result, there are always new dishes based on traditional recipes being created. 

What are the characteristics of western cuisine?

The preparation of European cuisine or in other words, western cuisine, generally involves dairy products such as butter, cheese, and milk. The cooking methods of western dishes generally involve boiling, frying, roasting, and baking. It varies from eastern cooking which uses methods such as steaming, stewing, braising, sautéing, and stir-frying with a wok. 

A formal European dinner or fine dining starts with appetizers, followed by the main course, and ends with a dessert. These dishes are served in strict order to ensure that the unique blend of tastes in each dish is enjoyed to its fullest. With the growing number of western food restaurants and cafes within Penang town, you will easily be able to enjoy the delights of tasting western cuisine without having to break your budget.

8 Best Western Food Restaurants in Penang 2022

1. Edelweiss Cafe

Edelweiss Cafe
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Edelweiss Cafe
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Edelweiss Cafe is a charming western food restaurant in Georgetown. The restaurant is decorated with a variety of antiques and its bar has a good selection of cocktails, liquor, and imported beers. The food selection includes the Beef Stroganoff paired with special sauce, capsicum, and mushrooms, the Cheese Fondue which comes with a free flow of bread and salad, the Cheese Platter, and the most popular of all, the footlong sausage. Edelweiss Cafe not only serves great food, but it also has a cozy environment and the owner and staff are welcoming and friendly, making you feel right at home. 

Operating Hours

  • 6.30pm to 10pm (Thursday – Friday)
  • 5pm to 10pm (Saturday – Sunday)
  • Closed on Monday – Wednesday

Address: 38, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang

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Website: http://www.edelweisscafe.com/

2. Il Bacaro

Il Bacaro
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Il Bacaro
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Il Bacaro is beautifully decorated in the style of a typical Venetian tavern. It has a variety of pizzas to choose from, such as the Margherita Pizza which is a basic pizza that has tomato sauce, mozzarella, and oregano; the Calzone Pizza which is a folded pizza filled with turkey ham, mozzarella, and tomato sauce; the Quattro Stagioni Pizza which has tomato sauce, mozzarella, wild mushrooms, turkey ham, artichokes, and olives. Guests can also order appetizers and small bites such as the Bruschetta Tradizionale which is a toasted homemade bread topped with chopped fresh tomatoes, marinated in garlic, olive oil, and a touch of balsamic and torn Basil. The in-house Lava Brownie is one of their star desserts. It is served warm while its thick and rich chocolate oozes out from the Brownie and blends with the cold vanilla ice cream to create the perfect dessert mix. 

Operating Hours: 11am to 11pm daily

Address: Campbell House, 106, Lebuh Campbell, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang

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Website:https://campbellhousepenang.com/il-bacaro

3. Yaw’s Roast & Grill

Yaws Roast Grill
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Yaws Roast Grill
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Yaw’s Roast & Grill serves the most delicious Chicken Pot Pie with piping hot creamy soup and nice flaky pastry. The restaurant is enveloped by lush greenery and colourful potted plants. At night, the lights cast a magical glow on the surroundings. It is extremely popular with the locals and has off the menu specials during weekends. Yaw’s Roast & Grill’s Ribeye Steak is a prime-cut beef from Australia. The restaurant also serves delicious Chicken Cordon Bleu, Hainanese Chicken Chop, Pork Chop, and Mushroom Soup. These dishes come with an extremely reasonable price tag as well. 

Operating Hours: 5.30am to 10pm (Tuesday – Sunday) Closed on Monday

Address: 1, Gerbang Midlands, Pulau Tikus, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang

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Website:https://www.facebook.com/yawsroastandgrill

4. James Foo Western Food

James Foo Western Food
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James Foo Western Food
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James Foo Western Food is one of the more well-known western food restaurants in Penang. There are several James Foo branches within Penang itself. The restaurant serves Bacon Aglio Olio, Chicken Maryland, Pork Cordon Bleu, Chicken Chop, Grilled Chicken, Grilled Pork, Prawn Spaghetti, Fish and Chips, and more. The food prices are reasonable considering their large portion and the staff here are friendly and provide prompt and efficient service

Operating Hours: 11.30am to 10pm daily

Address: 1-1-11, Elit Avenue, Lintang Mayang Pasir 5, Elite Height, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang

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Website: https://www.facebook.com/ElitAvenueBayanLepas

5. The Loft – Love Lane

The Loft Love Lane
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The Loft Love Lane
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The Loft – Love Lane is famous for its fragrant Wood Fire Pizza, Cheesy Lasagne, and creamy Tiramisu. The environment is relaxing and the service is friendly and pleasant. Located at the centre of this restaurant, is a bar table where a bartender will be making cocktails and serving beers. Other menu options would be the Beef Steak, Grilled Octopus, Clam Chowder in a Bread Bowl, and Seafood Spaghetti. It gets crowded during the weekends, so do make a reservation if you are planning to stop by. 

Operating Hours: 12pm to 12am daily

Address:  57, Love Ln, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang

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Website:https://www.facebook.com/theloft.penang

6. Beach Blanket Babylon

Beach Blanket Babylon
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Beach Blanket Babylon
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The Beach Blanket Bar is a quaint beachside restaurant where you can dine outdoors on scrumptious western food while enjoying a gorgeous view of the sea. It is located outside the 31 Mansion Restaurant and guests can go for strolls on the beach as the restaurant has direct access to it. The dishes served here include the soft and tender Lamb Shank, Fish Fingers and Chips, Tuna Caper Croquettes, and Feta Stuffed Portobello. You can pair your meals with well-made cocktails and enjoy them while watching the sunset. 

Operating Hours: 12pm to 12am daily

Address: 32, Jln Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang

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Website:https://www.32mansion.com.my

7. Two Frenchies Cafe Bistro

Two Frenchies Cafe Bistro
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Two Frenchies Cafe Bistro
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Two Frenchies Cafe Bistro serves delicious food and is one of the few pet-friendly places in Penang. There are great selections from the menu, including vegetarian options and shared platters. The food choices include Duck Confit, Mushroom Pasta, Beef Bourguignon, Onion Soup, Escargot, Iberico Pork, and Seafood Pasta. For dessert, you can try the Creme Brulee or éclairs. Be sure to always ask for the Chef’s special as there is a chance you can enjoy the chef’s off-menu selection. 

Operating Hours

  • 11.30am to 10.30pm (Tuesday – Friday)
  • 9am to 10.30pm (Saturday – Sunday) 
  • Closed on Monday

Address: 36, Lebuh Bishop, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang

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Website: https://www.twofrenchiesrestaurant.com

8. Harvest In Café

Harvest In Cafe
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Harvest In Cafe
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The Harvest In Cafe is famous for its western food. Here, the popular favourites would be the flavourful Spaghetti, the crunchy Chicken Chop, and creamy Mushroom Soup. Other food options would be the tasty Lamb Chop, juicy Chicken with sweet Spinach Cream, the heavenly Garlic Butter Mushroom Spaghetti, and the tender Lamb Loin. There are also vegetarian options to choose from such as the Portobello Mushroom Burger. The Harvest In Cafe also serves delightful desserts. You can try the Baileys Ice Cream or a lovely cake with ice cream. The staff is friendly and the service is prompt even during peak hours. 

Operating Hours

  • 11am to 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm (Monday, Wednesday – Saturday)
  • 11am – 3pm (Tuesday)
  • Closed on Sunday

Address: 10, Jalan Irrawaddi, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang

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Website:https://www.facebook.com/Harvest-In-Cafe

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