inside Feringgi Grill michelin restaurant in Batu Ferringhi penang

The Best Batu Ferringhi Food & Restaurants 2024 | Penang

Nestled along the northern coast of Penang Island lies Batu Ferringhi, a locale that’s not just a haven for beach lovers but also a paradise for food enthusiasts. From bustling night markets fragrant with the aroma of sizzling delicacies to quaint eateries tucked away, Batu Ferringhi offers a gastronomic adventure.

As a seasoned traveller and a self-proclaimed food lover, the flavours of Penang were amazing.

In this guide, I’ll share food places that I’ve loved. Whether you’re craving the comfort of street food or the elegance of beachfront dining, join me as we uncover the best that Batu Ferringhi has to offer.

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Top 7 Eateries in Batu Ferringhi Penang

1. Long Beach Hawkers Market

Located within the bustling night market, Long Beach stands as a testament to Penang’s famed hawker culture. The Char Kway Teow here is a masterpiece, with its perfectly charred noodles, fresh prawns, and the unmistakable wok hei that elevates this dish to new heights. The Satay, with its tender meat and rich peanut sauce, and the tangy, spicy Penang Laksa are also must-tries.

If anyone in your group doesn’t like Asian food, there are some western favourites available too. I saw pizza at one stall for example.

I recommend at least one night to experience this Batu Ferringhi hawker centre, but I bet you will return.

wan tan mee on white plate with chopsticks

2. The Boatman Restaurant, Batu Ferringhi

We went to the Boatman Restaurant after reading some great reviews but were a bit hesitant as it doesn’t look much from the outside. We were very glad we did. It’s not fancy but the food and service was first class. We had the chicken curry and the Malaysian Rendang curry which was amazing! The best Rendang I’ve ever had and excellent value too. We were made to feel very welcome as everyone was so friendly.

The Boatman Restaurant some of the best food in Batu Ferringhi Penang
Photo By Boatman Restaurant

3. The Living Room Cafe & Bar, Batu Ferringhi

Unfortunately I had tonsillitis towards the end of our holiday and was told by the doctor not to eat spicy food (easier said than done in Penang). This spoilt my meal at The Living Room as I wasn’t able to have any of the recommended dishes although we did try out the squid which was very nice. My husband had the Rendang Curry which was delicious. The service was very good and friendly. I’d like to return and try out some of the other dishes.

salt and pepper squid food on a bed of iceburg lettuce in a glass dish

4. Andrew’s Kampung Restaurant

Andrew’s Kampung provides delicious home style local food at a great price. The crispy duck is delicious as is the chicken curry.

I’d recommend booking as it is always busy. It’s on the second floor of Eden Parade so there are stairs to climb.

The Best Batu Ferringhi Food & Restaurants 2024 | Penang

5. Feringgi Grill

The Feringgi Grill Michelin restaurant is located in the luxury hotel Shangri-la Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa. The plush furnishings and carpet provide a romantic feel. Their signature tomato soup and the Wagyu beef are both amazing. Not a cheap eat, so save this one for a special occasion.

inside Feringgi Grill michelin restaurant in 
 Batu Ferringhi penang

6. Spice Market Cafe

The Spice Market Cafe is also in the Shangri-La. This restaurant is more casual with buffets and A La Carte menus. They offer a variety of cuisines, incuding Malay, Chinese, Indian, Western and Seafood.

inside Spice market cafe batu ferringhi penang

7. Helena’s Cafe

Delicious Malay food, including Penang Curry, Mutton Curry, Roti, and Satay. Reminds me of the street food we had in Kuala Lumpar.

Food Tours

Food Tours are a great way to experience the food and culture of a country with a local guide to show you the best places.

Tip: If you go on a food tour at the start of your holiday, you can ask the guide for food recommendations for the rest of your trip.

We use Viator or Get Your Guide to book our tours due to their free cancellation policy, instant confirmation, and competitive pricing.

Where To Stay in Batu Ferringhi

We stayed at Pan Pacific Park Royal in Batu Ferringhi. It’s in a great location with direct access to the beach. The pool has slides which provided much entertainment for our children. We found the rooms a bit dated but they have all been refurbished now and the photos of them look stunning. The staff were friendly and happy to help. Breakfast was delicious as was lunch. We would stay here again.

A cheaper alternative that has great reviews is the Rasa Motel or HUPO Resort Pool Villa.

For a large family, two families or a large group, consider By The Sea Duplex Penthouse, it looks incredible.

sunset over batu ferringhi beach with a parasailer

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