A touch of tea time luxury with an English afternoon high tea……

The picturesque Penang Hill came out as the most favorable tourist attractions in an online poll for Penang’s top 12 most popular attractions recently. Up to the hill by transportation on a 4-wheeled drive or the funicular train, one gets to enjoy calm and serene atmosphere coupled with pleasant weather.

On top of this hill, is a charming restaurant in a bungalow named David Brown’s Restaurant & Tea Terrace. It is a restaurant with indoor and alfresco dining area whereby you can enjoy an afternoon tea along a pond with cool fresh air.

David Brown's Restaurant & Tea Terraces at Strawberry Hill, Penang by what2seeonline.com

David Brown's Restaurant & Tea Terraces at Strawberry Hill, Penang by what2seeonline.com

One can be drawn to the romanticism of this British colonial building and its beautiful landscape garden.

David Brown's Restaurant & Tea Terraces at Strawberry Hill, Penang by what2seeonline.com

David Brown's Restaurant & Tea Terraces at Strawberry Hill, Penang by what2seeonline.com

David Brown's Restaurant & Tea Terraces at Strawberry Hill, Penang by what2seeonline.com

David Brown's Restaurant & Tea Terraces at Strawberry Hill, Penang by what2seeonline.com

We were greeted by Hanson Li who manages this lovely place. This place and the Smokehouse Hotel in Cameron Highlands belong to the same owner, Peter Lee.

David Brown's Restaurant & Tea Terraces at Strawberry Hill, Penang by what2seeonline.com

David Brown's Restaurant & Tea Terraces at Strawberry Hill, Penang by what2seeonline.com

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30 comments so far

 1 

nice place to enjoy life… but the food.. hmm

December 14th, 2009 at 10:16 pm
 2 

Oh wow! I’ve never been up the hill before. Must really make it a point to just go up and chill around the lovely garden. It’s so so pretty!

December 14th, 2009 at 11:54 pm
 3 

PenangTuaPui – The afternoon tea was lovely. I have yet to try the main dishes but heard that they were pretty good. Will try it some other day.

A Lil Fat Monkey – It is a great idea to visit this place…a different sight of Penang.

December 14th, 2009 at 11:59 pm
 4 

Everytime when I have the thought of going up there, I always hear some news like cable car broke down. That has actually put a stop on it… But no doubt about it, the place the environment surrounding is pleasant.

English afternoon tea is always something pleasant to have it with a group of close friends….

December 15th, 2009 at 8:01 am
 5 

So this place itself is called Strawberry Hill?
I’ve been to Penang Hill a few times, but on the last visit, the weather was not that cool anymore.
I like afternoon tea, esp a most relaxing one with killer scenery to boot.

December 15th, 2009 at 8:24 am
 6 

it is a nice place to indulge with a cup of fine brew tea and some sandwiches!

December 15th, 2009 at 8:27 am
 7 

NKOTB – We should think of arranging an afternoon tea outing for bloggers to David Brown too.

J2Kfm – The place to be with cool weather and killer scenery… lol

Big Boys Oven – This is the right place to do so…very relaxing.

December 15th, 2009 at 9:00 am
 8 

beautiful scenery….it’s my dream place to have my cuppa and good chat with friends!

December 15th, 2009 at 9:32 am
 9 

i totally love this place! and even though it is a bit of a hassle getting up there, the scenery and the afternoon tea is more than worth it. :)

December 15th, 2009 at 9:32 am
 10 

i love your photos CK! i can imagine myself having tea at the beautiful place already :D

December 15th, 2009 at 10:47 am
 11 

i love afternoon tea!!!
ck, next time you bring us here, ok???

December 15th, 2009 at 10:47 am
 12 

SimpleGirl – Indeed beautiful day scenery…I am waiting to go up again to enjoy a night view.

lingzie – It could be a bit crowded during the public holidays. Other than that, it should be quite fast to reach up to the hill. Really worth the ride…

xin – No need to imagine…just take a few hours drive up Penang for a holiday and a visit to this place…haha.

ai wei – Sure…mark it in your itinerary. Plan and see if you want to be there for tea or dinner.

December 15th, 2009 at 11:15 am
 13 

Went there last May. Totally loved the place!

December 15th, 2009 at 11:36 am
 14 

A cup of earl grey for high tea really make my day :D

December 15th, 2009 at 4:14 pm
Lee Choo
 15 

CK,finally,u went up to the hill.Glad to know that u luv this place:)

December 15th, 2009 at 4:17 pm
 16 

zazu – Glad to hear that you have an enjoyable visit.

email2me – Tea lover like yourself should make a visit to this place…nice tea and lots of photo snapping too.

Lee Choo – Thanks for sharing this lovely place with me.

December 15th, 2009 at 5:00 pm
 17 

I also have some scones to blog about this place but yet still in my draft folder. lol It’s a nice place to sit down and relax + chatting.

December 15th, 2009 at 8:42 pm
 18 

What a lovely place to relax. Would love to go up there one day.

December 16th, 2009 at 1:21 am
 19 

Really love place! must bring me next time

December 16th, 2009 at 8:34 am
Coollong
 20 

Been there and have tasted the food.

The taste is not bad. Should give it a try.

Only concern is time. Lunch Time sure no problem but Dinner will be a bit rush.

December 16th, 2009 at 8:54 am
 21 

FoOd PaRaDiSe – Love to see your review on this place too.

Sweet Jasmine – A totally different environment, really worth the ride up there.

superwilson – Looking forward to your next visit.

Coollong – Will need to plan the time for dinner to make your way down the tram but there is always the arrangement for the 4WD.

December 16th, 2009 at 10:35 am
James
 22 

Hey, i noticed many commented about the inconvenience of having dinner there due to the train schedule. But they do have 4WD service at very reasonable cost. We use that 2 months ago and it cost just RM60 up and back to Botanical Garden. 4 in a car so it works out to just RM15 per pax and no waiting, no sweating, no sardine pack as in the train. And best of all, i timed it, it took only 15 min up and 15 min down. So now that they r doing the new year eve dinner and inc 4WD transport, wine and beer drink all u can, where to find this kind of bargain la? And i cant wait to see the New Year fire works from the top down as oppose to from the ground up, must be waa lau!!! Just not sure whether can see the fireworks in Autucity. But i m sure fireworks in George Town sure can c.

December 17th, 2009 at 11:48 am
 23 

Nice ambience to enjoy my afternoon tea!

December 17th, 2009 at 12:52 pm
 24 

The place is so pretty! Too bad I didn’t visit this when I was in Penang Hill last time..

December 18th, 2009 at 3:59 pm
 25 

James – Thanks for sharing the info :)

food-4tots – This is indeed one relaxing place with cool weather in Penang.

iamthewitch – Drop by to enjoy some tea and have some photos taken in this beautiful garden when you are in town the next round.

December 19th, 2009 at 3:44 pm
 26 

I had a bad experience in this restaurant, the waiter was so rude! Swear will not go back there again!

December 26th, 2009 at 2:26 pm
Lila
 27 

Does anyone have the contact number for the 4WD service? The train service there sucks big time. Shame on those people mantaining it.
Although the ambience is great, there is nothing great bout the food. It does feel very English Colonial type :)

December 26th, 2009 at 3:28 pm
 28 

Wow! i agree! i’ve been searching for so long for a site where i could find everything that i want, and i’ve just found it!! really, i’ve visited your blog, and it’s amazing, i will keep visiting

January 19th, 2010 at 10:54 am
 29 

I was pleasantly surprise with the quality of food, service and the beautiful gardens. The best scones i’ve tasted for a long time, and the roast lamb – oh la la… *thumbs up*

November 3rd, 2010 at 7:01 pm
 30 

after so long didnt go up there.. then now there is one reason to go d..enjoy the afternoon tea there. .

April 22nd, 2011 at 4:03 pm

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