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English Tea House & Restaurant

2002 Jalan Istana, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
+60 89-222 545
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good46%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (144 reviews)
“caesar salad” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
2002 Jalan Istana, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here for my baby daughter 1st birthday party with my family. I just want to give some commend about the food didnt reach our expectation but the price is reasonable. The view is spectacular i promise 😁 If u come here to enjoy your...More

Thank Bob R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited this place twice and on both occasions was let down. They are missing he basic items of the menu like soft drinks and only have a few items on the menu. When the food does come out it's like it's been microwaved and...More

Thank meena_123_11
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came here for a drink during the day and decided we would come for dinner as it is such a lovely setting. We were greeted warmly on arrival and shown to a lovely table on the veranda. Staff kindly got us a chair for...More

Thank wjbrum
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place on hill where you can enjoy the scenery of sandakan. You can enjoy tea and some drinks there. There are also tiny bites for you to enjoy.

Thank Xeonnate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located right next to the Agnes Newton Keith Museum House. We decided to take our pit stop here on the terrace. We went for the very colonial tea set of scones and tea. We ordered one tea set for two but ended up ordering another...More

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint setting overlooking Sandikan Bay, looks as though it's been here since colonial days. Service was slow and several standard drinks on the menu were not available, e.g. No fresh juices nor any variety of coke. Wifi was down. Onto the food. Starter was a...More

Thank spiv005
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch at the English Tea House at the end of a 4-day Kinabatangan tour. Our waiter was lovely and you can see the care taken to maintain the house and grounds. But... Lunch was just OK. The food was also served quickly for...More

Thank J N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found it rather disappointing here. They do serve a Western Menu however nothing else about the place was “special” enough for all the fuss that is made about it. The service was rude and slow and the portions small. All in all a place...More

Thank Cassandra S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a nice change from the noisy and dirty Sandakan centre. The place is really nice and clean and the food was excellent. I have tried a tomato sea food soup and my friend had fish and chips. Prices are european and service is...More

Thank kasiatac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a late lunch here and also a dinner. Food both times was very good, We had the shepherd pie and the rendang9 best rendang of holiday). We also thoroughly enjoyed being entertained by the chickens!LOL

Thank CalHorn
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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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Romantic
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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