With the reopening of the E&O Hotel’s refreshed Heritage Wing late last year, 3 new dining outlets, namely Java Tree, Palm Court and Farquhar’s Bar were introduced. Replacing the previous Sarkies and 1885 are Java Tree and Palm Court, while a remodelled Farquhar’s Bar has been unveiled in a new location at the Heritage Wing.
Just a few steps to the left of the Heritage Wing’ main entrance is Palm Court, named after the previous Palm Court Bar which used to operate at the lobby area beneath the echo dome during the management of the Sarkies Brothers. During those days, it used to be the place to be seen as bachelors, planters, traders and sailors used to gather at the Palm Court for a glass of stengah (drink made from equal measures of whisky and soda water, served over ice).
Palm Court offers a la carte menu featuring assorted Indian and Malay inspired dishes, Chinese noodles and casual international favourites. We totally enjoyed our lunch here where we had their Lamb Tandoori, Filet Mignon Steak Panini and Prawn Noodles. The thick juicy lamb cutlet was sublime, marinated with aromatic spices and grilled perfectly. Served with fluffy naan, dhall curry and mint raita, it’s a complete satisfying meal. In fact, the panini sandwich and prawn noodles were both satisfying as well – executed well and portions were generous!
On another day we tried the E&O’s time-honoured quintessential 3-tiered English Afternoon Tea. It’s very popular, so advance booking is advised. It’s pretty much fully-booked, especially on Saturdays as what we experienced. We soon found out why when the 3-tier goodies were served. Everything on those tiers was meticulously prepared – pastries and cakes freshly baked (the scones with clotted cream & jam were amazing!) and the sandwiches made with fresh bread were all good.
With the opening of Palm Court, guests can drop by for a whole new level of culinary experience featuring both classic and heritage flavours, for which the E&O is famed for. And the GOOD NEWS now is that Palm Court has re-opened recently during this MCO period for dine-in and takeaway from 12.00noon till 10.00pm daily.
For further F&B enquiries and booking, please contact +604-222-2000 or e-mail [email protected].
PALM COURT Restaurant | Eastern & Oriental Hotel |10 Lebuh Farquhar|10200 Georgetown|Penang|Tel: +604-222-2000|email: [email protected]