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English Tea House & Restaurant

2002 Jalan Istana, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
+60 89-222 545
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2002 Jalan Istana, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had afternoon tea here and spent around 2 hours. Beautiful surroundings and beautiful view. The sandwiches were a little stale but the scones and cakes were lovely. Service was quite slow but at least we weren’t in a rush! The hot food looked very...More

Thank Gráinne L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here near the end of our trip to Borneo, and I'm glad we did it that way. It's a little touch of colonial history, a refined little tea house where they serve afternoon tea with a beautiful view from the garden. After (great)...More

Thank 120Dee78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice food if you want a break from the local food. Good scenic location.Easy to get to by walking if you dont mind the heat, or taxi (which are cheap)

Thank Cazza L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We asked our guide to take us to The English Tea house so she organised lunch for us there. It was simple food , very English, Fish and Chips and a chicken Chop ,bread and butter pudding, a scone jam and cream , and a...More

Thank tigerbeer
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

We visited for a taste of home having been travelling for almost two months. The restaurant is a bit out of the main town (5 min taxi). It’s up a hill so walking might be tiring for some. The restaurant is nicely decorated and staff...More

Thank Robin D
Reviewed April 13, 2018

Great views and being on the hill top it gets some nice breezes too. The food was okay, however it was not a spot we would normally choose as we prefer the more authentic styles and hawker fare. We had a driver insist this was...More

Thank JenniferGC212
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

We was dropped off here for lunch after our tour, what a great location over looking Sandakan. Food was delicious and very fresh, we had the 4 course special brilliant. Great service, fantastic location don't miss this Colonial Jem.

Thank Bobtravelman
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

It has a lovely view but the food was pretty average. Worth it for the view though which was lovely.

Thank Joeavison
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

The venue is excellent. The food woeful. These days, trying to emulate past 'glory' requires much skill and a liberal dose of creative licence. What is presented is not the fine dining that would once have been offered to those that frequented such an establishment,...More

Thank prancer s
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Spectacular view, ambience, food and service. What a gorgeous surprise. Had lunch and dinner here, high on the hill. Lovely decor.

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Winnie K
July 10, 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
February 26, 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
February 24, 2017|
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Response from CaoimhinKB | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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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