Suffolk House Afternoon Tea Indulgence
Civil Engineer Kathireen Kalaivani Rajamanickam shares her love for afternoon tea indulgence at Suffolk House Penang with SmartDory.
Suffolk House History
A beautiful white house with the scenery of the greens.
A romantic house with the trees whispering cool air, birds chirping love songs.
A house that speaks volumes of history.
It was the home to Penang’s early governors and the scene of many important social and official events.
Nope, this is not a remote area; this is in the heart of George Town.
Yes, it’s the restored Suffolk House, the first “Great House of Penang.”
Suffolk House is the purest example of Anglo-Indian architecture outside India, with well-manicured lawns that indicate the beauty of British Indian influences.
It was built on the land owned by the founder of Penang’s British Settlement, Captain Francis Light.
It was probably named after Captain Light’s hometown Dalinghoo, Suffolk, England.
Beautifully Restored Suffolk House
I was delighted to be in the Suffolk House.
This significant heritage site’s grandeur is brilliantly captured by the consultant team that did a great job of restoring the building into its glory.
The garden was recreated by sustaining the beautiful old trees.
The view of the Ayer Itam River from the Suffolk House makes the place serene.
It is a perfect place for a cozy, intimate garden wedding.
One can’t believe there is a beautiful place as such in the heart of George Town.
The aura of the place is decidedly British, and their glory is felt here.
The beautiful scenery of the greens, the mansion in white, the columns and beams in wood colors bring out the building’s character.
It speaks the remarkable taste of our ancestors.
“I felt like the daughter of the governor as I savored the delightful cakes” ~ Kathireen Kalaivani Rajamanickam
English Afternoon Tea
Quintessentially English, the custom of drinking tea was introduced in England.
Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, would enjoy a tray of tea, bread, and butter, and cake with her friends in the afternoon.
I had a wonderful afternoon savoring the English-style High Tea. The food was amazing.
Thanks to Chef Mathijs Nanne, the scones were one of the best I had in Penang.
The tea was good.
(Forgive me, I’m a coffee lover!)
The cutlery used was simple yet classy.
It was an unforgettable afternoon in the beautiful mansion and garden.
The wonderful attentive service makes this an unforgettable experience.
Suffolk House Restaurant | 250, Jalan Air Hitam, Georgetown, Penang | Tel: +604-228 3930
GPS: 5.410787, 100.305553
You can enter to view the Suffolk House.
Entrance tickets RM20/pax is redeemable for refreshments or in part payment for any meal.
(Children below 12 are free)
Lunch 12noon – 2.30 pm | Suffolk House Afternoon Tea Indulgence 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm | Dinner 7.00 pm – 10.30 pm
If you like to dine in a refurbished colonial mansion, check out Hardwicke House!