Sunday Roast @ Farquhar’s Bar, Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang

The Sunday roast is a traditional British main meal that is typically served on Sunday (hence the name). It is originated in England as a meal to be eaten after church on Sunday. Eating a large meal following church services is common to all of the continent of Europe as with other Christian countries, but the Sunday roast variant of this meal is uniquely English. 

The meal consisting of roasted meat, roast potato, and accompaniments such as Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, vegetables and gravy. Other vegetables such as cauliflower often in the form of cauliflower cheese, roast parsnips, brussels sprouts, peas, carrots, runner beans and broccoli, can be part of the dish. (Source)


During my stay at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang, I had chance to try out the All-You-Can-Eat Sunday Roast at Farquhar’s Bar. 

Nestled in Heritage Wing of the Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang, the Farquhar’s Bar is named after Robert Townsend Farquhar, Penang’s Lieutenant-Governor. The space is dominated by dark wood elements and warm light which exudes a vintage English gentlemen club feel. 


Served every Sunday from 12.00noon to 4.00pm at RM75.40nett per person, the All-You-Can-Eat Sunday Roast comprises of full-flavoured roastedmeat, buoyed by lovely soft Yorkshire puddings, seasonal vegetables and some hearty gravy.


Roast Side of Beef


Slow-Cooked Lamb Shoulder


Roast Chicken Breast with Sage & Onion Stuffing  

Savour the roasts with choices of horseradish, mint sauce, Dijon mustard or traditional shallot gravy.


One of the major components of Sunday Roast – golden and fluffy Yorkshire Pudding,  perfect for mopping up the gravy from your plate.


A healthy portion of varied seasonal vegetable and goose fat roasted potatoes to complete the carnivores’ feast.


Sumptuous roast completed with all the trimmings.


The salad bar


Soup of the day


The spread also includes dessert  with a selection of classic Bread & Butter Pudding with Vanilla Sauce or fresh fruits.


There’s a neat wine and cocktail list at Farquhar’s Bar, finish off your meal with a glass of one of your favourite wines for the perfect end to the weekend.


Farquhar’s Bar

Eastern & Oriental Hotel 

10, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang.

Tel: +604-222 2000 ext. 3177

Operation hours: 11.00 am to 12.00 am

All-You-Can-Eat Sunday Roast:  12.00noon to 4.00pm, every Sunday




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