It was once a glorious building and a trademark of Penang back in the 90’s. I still remember when I was young at that time, my parents brought me to the one and the only revolving restaurant in Penang which is located at the top floor of Bayview Hotel, Georgetown.
Over the years, the revolving restaurant had been quiet for a while until the recent takeover by the new management. They have revived and restored this restaurant to its former glory. The rooftop of Three Sixty (360) is a great place to dine where the restaurant will be revolved in a slow and gentle momentum for patrons to enjoy each a 360° panoramic view of Penang island.
If you arrived at the rooftop at around 7 pm, you will get to enjoy the magnificent and breathtaking sunset just before the night kicks in. Next to the revolving restaurant is Penang’s first Sky Bar which serves cocktails, mocktails, liquor, beers and wines.
The sky bar is also a perfect place to gather and have a drink besides enjoying the splendid view of Georgetown city.
You can get a close-up of the bustling traffic in Georgetown and zooming in to the view of Butterworth port activities.
The clear blue sky with the gentle breeze is a nice spot at this rooftop.
A glass of nice and cold drink is perfect in this hot and humid weather.
The theme of the buffet at Bayview Hotel’s 360 Revolving Restaurant is all about Nyonya and Malaysian Cuisine. The price is at RM88 per pax and for senior citizen of 60 years old and above, there will be a 20% off from the bill daily. Whereas for birthday guests, there will be 20% off on birthday month on dining. The entitlement is 2 for pax maximum. The birthday promotion is only available from Sunday – Thursday.
The list of the buffet items is as below:
- chicken ‘lor bak’ with sesame chilli sauce
- crispy chicken wantan with sweet chilli dip
- kerabu chicken with black fungus
- spicy glass noodle salad with lemongrass dressing
- acar awak (vegetable pickle)
- nyonya pie tee (top hats)
- rojak (penang’s version of fruit salad)
- acar fish
- mesclun leaves
- assorted cruditees
- wasabi honey dressing
- spicy lemongrass vinaigrette
- caesar dressing
With this much of options for appetizer, I still love Rojak the best. Partially due to the enticing rojak sauce that tasted so classic and delightful.
- slow braised beef rendang. Aromatic rendang gravy with tender beef slices.
- 6 spice marinated bbq chicken, one of the signatures here. The aroma of chicken was packed with spices, turmeric, lemon grass and etc.
- lamb “kurma”, the lamb slices were cooked until soft and tender and served with kurma curry.
- chicken & mushroom pie, very nice Hainanese style chicken pie with a crispy and buttery crust. The pie was stuffed with creamy chicken and mushroom paste. This is the dish that you would go for second round helping.
- otak-otak, a rich and delightful Malay fish cake. It was nicely prepared with the right taste and ingredients.
- ayam masak merah, red and spicy gravy with chicken cooked in Malay Style, it was a nice curry chicken but it is not my cup of tea.
- nyonya prawn, fresh prawns cooked in herbs and turmeric, it had a nice fragrance and prawns were fresh. Thumbs up!
- enchee kabin is a Hainanese crunchy fried chicken. The chicken were marinated perfectly with the spices and deep-fried till golden brown.
- mee goreng mamak, the yellow noodle that was fried with chili and spices thus tasted slightly spicy.
- buttered vegetables, the vegetables gave a nice kick after cooked with butter.
- Asam and Lemak Laksa, the asam version was slightly spicy and sour whereas the lemak laksa was rich in coconut milk. Both were equally good and with a spoon of shrimp paste, they tasted marvelous.
Other food include but not limited to:
- tomato rice/plain white rice
- roti jala
- ikan masak lemak
- sticky toffee pudding gateau
- sago gula melaka
- creme caramel
- nyonya kuih
- bread & butter pudding
- 3 flavor ice cream
- strawberry trifle
- black glutinous rice porridge with longan & coconut
- assorted fresh fruits
- ice kacang /cendul
For those looking for a nice place to hang out at night, the Sky Bar is a great place to be.
Having a drink and enjoying the night breeze.
The beautiful night view of Georgetown is just beneath your feet.
Overall, the price for the buffet here is reasonable as RM88 nett per person is hard to get in Penang hotels. The variety of the buffet is catered to those who love local and Nyonya food. Not to mention that this is the one and only revolving restaurant to have buffet dinner. The only drawback is the coffee served here is not brewed coffee but instead just regular instant white coffee or black coffee.
Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):
|Price (more stars, more reasonable)|
|Private Room (Private Area)|
Operation hours: 6:30pm – 10:30pm (Open Daily)
Contact: 04-261 3540
Address: A, 25, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10200 George Town, Penang.