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International in Batu Ferringhi

Bungalow

Back in the 1940s, the bungalow that this beachside restaurant partly occupies was the hub of the Lone Pine Hotel, one of Batu Ferringhi's most historic properties. That period is evoked in dishes such as chicken ch…
Middle Eastern in Batu Ferringhi

Tarbush

Middle Eastern visitors have brought their cuisine to Batu Ferringhi, and Lebanese restaurants line the town’s main strip. This branch of a KL restaurant empire is reliable. We fancy the two meze platters, which bri…
International in Batu Ferringhi

Ferringhi Garden

Everyone falls in love with the outdoor setting with its terracotta tiles and hardwood surrounded by bamboo – not to mention the seafood-heavy menu. During the daytime hours, the neighbouring cafe serves good breakf…
Live Music in Batu Ferringhi

Hard Rock Cafe

The supporting act to the resort hotel next door is this restaurant-bar – one of the few places in Batu Ferringhi were live music is guaranteed every night from around 10.30pm. There's a cover charge (RM40) for non-…
Japanese in Batu Ferringhi

Matsu

This casual but stylish place makes a pleasant change from some of the same-same restaurants in town. It serves a good range of Japanese dishes including sushi, sashimi and grilled prawns.
Bar in Batu Ferringhi

Bora Bora

One of Batu Ferringhi's only sand-in-the-toes type beach bars; located roughly in the centre of town.
Music in Batu Ferringhi

Penang Island Jazz Festival

Features local and international artists at changing venues in Batu Ferringhi.
Seafood in Batu Ferringhi

Ship

You won't miss this place; it's a full-size replica of a wooden sailing ship, specialising in hefty steaks and seafood. Escargot and oysters are also on the somewhat overpriced menu. It's quite smart inside, but rat…
Market in Batu Ferringhi

Batu Ferringhi Night Market

One way to pass the time in the evening at Batu Ferringhi is to drop by its night market, which sells all the usual resort accessories, souvenirs and knock-off brand bags and trainers.
Malaysian in Batu Ferringhi

Long Beach

This buzzy hawker centre has the usual selection of Chinese noodle dishes, Indian breads and meat curries, and Malaysian seafood dishes.