No. 11 Restaurant Angsana Teluk Bahang

No. 11 Restaurant Angsana Teluk Bahang

No. 11 – Speciality Restaurant, Angsana Teluk Bahang, Penang

Monica Tindall

Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, or dinner, No. 11 at Angsana Teluk Bahang has you covered. Located in the beachside resort on Penang’s northern coast, this signature restaurant offers a stylish ambience overlooking swaying palm trees and the sea.

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No. 11 Restaurant Angsana Teluk Bahang

No. 11 Restaurant – Angsana Teluk Bahang

Breakfast

For guests staying in suites at Angsana Teluk Bahang, breakfast provides a choice between the hotel’s lively buffet restaurant, Jendela, and the intimate setting of No. 11. During the cool mornings, the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling glass doors slide open to reveal a wooden deck. With all tables strategically positioned to face the sea, it offers an inspiring setting to kickstart the day.

At No. 11, breakfast combines à la carte mains and a supporting buffet featuring fruit, cereal, and pastries. Guests enjoy the benefits of unlimited orders akin to a buffet while relishing the quality of food ordered à la carte. A diverse array of Western and local favourites awaits – from pancakes, French toast, and waffles to nasi lemak, wantan noodles, poori, roti bakar and eggs prepared any style, alongside the hearty big breakfast.

Our top recommendations include the Eggs Benedict, featuring perfectly poached eggs layered on smoked salmon with sautéed spinach, decadent hollandaise sauce, and a refreshing tomato salsa. The Shakshouka is another must-try with eggs baked in a rich tomato and bell pepper sauce served with a toasted baguette. A selection of coffee and tea and dairy-free options like oat and almond milk are included.

Moreover, an additional highlight is the option for bubbles during breakfast. Whether a classic mimosa or a glass of sparkling wine, it’s the flawless way to start your day in style.

Breakfast at No. 11 - Angsana Teluk Bahang, Penang
Breakfast at No. 11 – Angsana Teluk Bahang, Penang

Lunch

Mohd Azhar Bin Azmi, chef de cuisine at No. 11, founds his recipes on the grill, adding international influence and a touch of local flair. We’re particularly enamoured by his house-made pasta and grain recipes.

All meals begin with a complimentary loaf of warm bread, salted and curried butter, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil. It’s a promising start and an indicator of the care that has gone into the menu to come.

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House-baked Bread

From the starters, I love the chew of the Freekeh in the Gaia Salad (RM 43). The grains are tossed with halloumi, marinated artichoke, truffle aioli and a mildly sweet and citric orange cumin dressing. Parmesan crisps add crunch to the crown.

No. 11 Restaurant Angsana Teluk Bahang
Gaia Salad – No. 11 Restaurant Angsana Teluk Bahang

The White Onion Veloute (RM 42) is also an excellent choice, starting with a beautiful white bowl with a splash of ocean blue in the centre. It’s filled with a mound of caramelised onion and parsley oil, and the soup is poured atop tableside. It’s light, creamy and delicious, and the thick slices of garlic brioche on the side are ideal for mopping up every last drop.

No. 11 Restaurant Angsana Teluk Bahang
White Onion Veloute

Grains are where the kitchen shows off its skill in dishes such as the small rice-resembling pieces of Orzo Pasta (RM 52). This is a tasty vegetarian recipe with sautéed mushrooms, pine nuts, and truffle oil. Chilli flakes add a warm thread of spice.

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Orzo Pasta

The Mushroom Risotto (RM 52) has a great texture and just the right amount of liquid. Field mushrooms and porcini paste contribute earthiness to the profile. Vibrant green arugula and parmesan lattice adorn the top, breaking up the mute palette and contributing vegetal and savoury notes.

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Mushroom Risotto

The kitchen team proudly makes its own Pappardelle (RM 58), and it’s a fantastic choice. The slow-cooked beef ragout is complemented by parmesan-ricotta cheese, roasted cocktail onions, and garlic.

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Pappardelle
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New Zealand Lamb Rack

No. 11 Wine List

No. 11 offers 11 wines by the glass, including red, white, rose, and a dessert wine and bubbly. We pick the Luis Felipe Edwards Pinot Noir (RM 30) from Chile. Its strawberry and forest floor nose complements the earthy mushrooms in our pasta and risotto.

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Luis Felipe Edwards Pinot Noir

Afternoon Tea  

Afternoon Tea at No. 11 is the perfect escape in the heat of the day. Sink into a comfortable lounge seat by the glass walls and relish in the cool comfort of air conditioning while still enjoying the tropical views. Served daily between 2 and 5 pm, the set is priced at RM 168 for two people. Alternatively, take advantage of the spa’s current package, offering a one-hour massage and afternoon tea for two at RM 700 – a truly sweet deal.

The set features the classic trio of savouries, sweets, and scones, complemented by your choice of tea or coffee.

Savouries include Savoury Duck Leg Confit with Hoisin Sauce and Sesame Seeds in a Steamed Lotus Leaf Bun, Wild Mushroom Ragout on Croffle with Truffle, and Prawn Arancini with Lemon-Garlic Aioli and Ikura. The mushroom croffle is particularly delicious.

Enjoy Plain and Macadamia Nut variations served with Cream and Jam for scones. At the same time, the sweets selection boasts a Mango Coconut Bavaroise Tartlet, Chestnut Mandarin Orange, and Rose Cream Chiboust in a Shooter. It’s just the right balance – not overly sweet, but with enough variety to satisfy any craving.

No. 11 Restaurant Angsana Teluk Bahang
Afternoon Tea at No. 11

Dinner at No. 11

You can continue with an ala carte menu or choose a three- or five-course degustation for dinner.

The three-course degustation (RM 288) at No. 11 starts with house-made sourdough bread served alongside artisan butter, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. This is followed by a delightful amuse-bouche, a bite-sized starter. In our case, it was a vegetable taco playfully presented on a bed of rocks.

For the first course, you can choose between a Caprese Salad featuring buffalo mozzarella, roasted tomatoes, and balsamic caviar or the Minestrone Classico, a rich and thick traditional Italian soup with a fantastic basil pesto drizzle. This hearty soup is accompanied by house-made focaccia for dipping.

No. 11 Restaurant Angsana Teluk Bahang
Minestrone Classico

A sweet and refreshing mango sorbetto acts as an intermezzo, cleansing palates before the mains.

Fish or beef are the options for the main course. I have the Merluzzo Acqua Pazza, featuring poached and pan-seared codfish atop a flavourful tomato, caper, and olive base. Hubby has the Costolette di Manzo Brasate, braised Australian short ribs cooked for eight hours, resulting in melt-in-your-mouth meat. This dish comes with saffron risotto, Brussels sprouts, carrots, and a gremolata garnish. We’re happy with both of our mains. They’re well-executed and tasty.

No. 11 Restaurant Angsana Teluk Bahang
Merluzzo Acqua Pazza
No. 11 Restaurant Angsana Teluk Bahang
Costolette di Manzo Brasate

I don’t have a sweet tooth, so we share the Panna Cotta al Rosmarino (I have a teaspoon, and hubby devours the rest). The rosemary-infused panna cotta with a rosemary sable crumble and berry compote comes in a glass bowl, allowing a contrast of milky white pudding and vibrant berries to be seen.

No. 11 Restaurant Angsana Teluk Bahang
Panna Cotta al Rosmarino

No. 11 Restaurant Review

Angsana Teluk Bahang’s signature restaurant, No. 11, is a lovely escape on the northern coast of Penang Island. The glass walls and wooden deck allow guests to take advantage of the tropical views no matter the weather. We especially enjoyed the house-made pasta and grain recipes and appreciated the more intimate atmosphere and ala carte-buffet-style breakfast.

Reasons to visit No. 11, Penang: lovely beachside location; prettily plated food; Italian and grill recipes that are simple and tasty; must try the house-made pasta; come here for breakfast as an intimate alternative to the hotel buffet; helpful staff.

No. 11 Restaurant Angsana Teluk Bahang
11, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang
11050 Penang, Malaysia
+604 8170 888
www.angsana.com/malaysia/penang

No. 11 Opening Hours
Breakfast
Daily: 6:30 am -10:30 am
Lunch, Afternoon Tea & Dinner
Monday – Friday: 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 noon – 11:00 pm
*Dress code: Smart Casual

Find more recommendations for travel to Penang here and stay up to date with the latest gourmet happenings around Malaysia here and here.

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