Almost all the fine dining restaurants in Penang I’ve been visited, except The 1885 from E&O Hotel.
I didn’t blog about it because at that time I don’t have a camera with me and I have not started to blog about food. So, I’m sure doing it if I have a chance to visit again.
The 1885 is E&O Hotel fine dining restaurant and the colonial decoration of its own style could bring you back to that era. I’ve heard a lot about this place, things like politicians in town like to host their honour guests to dine here, as they have private room and the place is quiet and cosy. It’s not only good for them, for lover birds too.
Apart from dinner which serves from 6.30pm to 10.30pm, they do serve English Afternoon Tea from 2.30pm to 5.00pm as well.
It was a special day that I brought my husband to The 1885 for dinner. The staff led us to a table for two where I could smell lilies’ blossom. It was so pleasant, and nice. Then they handed us the menu. Oh my, it is very expensive for a starter like Caesar Salad.
Anyway, since is hubby’s big day, ‘tak kira-la!’.
He ordered himself a Caesar Salad.
And, I’ve got myself a Wild Mushroom Soup. The soup was burning hot and it really taste good. But given a choice of 1885’s soup and Feringghi Grill of Rasa Sayang’s Tomato Soup, I guess I’ll op for the latter one.
Before they serve us the starter, they actually gave us a small basket with lots of variety of breads. I didn’t take any pictures of it, cuz, by the time I could snap any picture, hubby has started to enjoy those bread.
As for main course, he has got himself a pan grill salmon and I have something Fusion.
I have a pan grill cod fish, with a tempura prawn and green soba as a base. I wonder how could it be a match with a tempura prawn. Honestly, it wasn’t up to my expectation and I didn’t finish the soba also. When I first queried the waitress, she can’t even answer me what kind of dish is this. Whether it is a Fusion style or Western, so basically I was a bit disappointed.
As for the salmon that hubby ordered. Some how it’s much better than mine. It has a crispy skin and the salmon wasn’t over cooked that made the meat tender.
Overall the service was excellent, the food wasn’t up to expectation and it’s also a bit pricey. Given a choice, I guess I’ll go for Feringghi Grill, another place of food heaven.