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“Don't go out of your way to eat here”

Privilege Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #12 of 422 Restaurants in Langkawi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 5 - US$ 20
Cuisines: Malaysian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Elegant and intimate indoor Malaysian restaurant located on the first floor overlooking Telaga Harbour Marina. Privilege restaurant offers a degustation and a la carte menu with a fusion of Malay, Chinese and Indian influences. The bar offers a wide selection of wines, champagne and sparkling wine by the glass to enhance your dining experience. Wide selection of classic, house specialty and spicy cocktails and mocktails are available.
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Don't go out of your way to eat here”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

If you are staying close by -eg, at The Danna - then perhaps give this place a try. But we think you would be very disappointed if you made a special trip based on the bizarrely over-the-top Tripadvisor reviews.

The reality is that Privilege tries very hard in terms of food presentation, however the food itself is very average in taste and lacking flavor. The space is very cramped and you are virtually sitting on top of other diners. Above all, it is quite expensive! We were surprised when we got the bill as it was more expensive than an equivalent meal in Sydney!

We were disappointed in Privilege, given its Tripadvisor status.

  • Visited April 2012
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3 Thank liz_brendan
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Peter_Ting, Owner at Privilege Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 30 April 2012
Dear guest,
Thank you for your feedback and regretted to hear that we didn't live up to your expectation. We would like to hear from you in areas where we can improve further.
Please feel free to contact me at privilege.restaurant@gmail.com
Thank you.
Kind regards,
Peter
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manchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2012

Superb food and very friendly, knowledgable staff.

Visited April 2012
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing service and menu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2012

We recently dined at Privilege twice while staying nearby. The menu has lots of opportunity to try different foods in small serving platters. I loved the Beef Rendal so much I came back to have it again the next night. And the ice cream is amazing, in particular the Gula Melaka flavour. The staff are exception too. The are many cheaper options to dining but you will have trouble finding better food or service.

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Thank Rob_Preston
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West Midlands
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent food and reasonably priced”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

Although the menu is small the food is excellent. My favourite was the Red Snapper Curry - best I have ever tasted! Also enjoyed the dessert sampler and their satay is delicious

Visited March 2012
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Oslo
2 reviews
“First class restaurant and staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Danna for 5 nights in mid-March and didn't have dinner there once even although they have excellent facilities. We even cancelled a romantic beach dinner at the hotel because of the Privilege Restaurant. The food was outstanding, varied and nicely spiced. They served great cocktails and had a wine list which went well with the food they served. The manager, Peter, and his staff were very friendly and efficient without being obtrusive. We have dined in many different countries in over 25 years of living and travelling in the region and this was one of our favourite restaurants. Very reasonably priced too.Usually we vary our restaurants, but ended up dining at Privilege 3 evenings in succession. That says it all. Booking in advance is advisable especially if you wish to get the corner window table ( large enough for couples only). This was the best table in the restaurant. Keep up the excellent work, Peter and your team.

  • Visited March 2012
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