Friday, July 31, 2009

Great (Green) Wellesley Restaurant – Former Cinema in Chai Leng Park Butterworth


G. Wellesley Restaurant...............................................chicken wings for the kids!
Claypot tofu.............................................................Kailan with starchy gravy!
Penang Tuapan or Ying Yong...................................Curry Fish head
I used to hang out in this cinema during my teenage days. The cinema is not in operation anymore and it has been turned into a restaurant. They also converted a section of the cinema in to a wedding banquet hall. The makeshift extension next to the cinema is a hawker centre and they serve real good food there. (See post http://peteformation.blogspot.com/2008/10/kim-sun-great-wellesley-foodcourt-chai.htmlteformation.blogspot.com/2008/10/kim-sun-great-wellesley-foodcourt-chai.html) .

Anyway, I took my parents to Great (Green) Wellesley restaurant (Great Wellesley is the name of the old cinema, so the name stuck in my head liao) when I was back in Butterworth recently. Apart from Chinese cuisine, they also serve western food. There is a smoking section outside the restaurant and it also caters for western food diners. I ordered some chicken wings for the kids so that they have something to fill their stomach while waiting for the food to be served. Since my dad likes curry fish very much, I ordered curry fish with slices of fish fillet. The other dishes that we ordered are fried kailan, yin yong, fried rice and claypot tofu. The thick gravy of the curry fish is very nice and creamy. The tuapan (yin yong) is cooked in the way that I like nice thick starchy gravy with aromatic flat wide kuey teow! Unfortunately, I forgot to take picture of the fried rice and they were all gone when I finally realized it. So, I guess that I don’t have to mention how the taste is like for a dish that has been eaten so fast by diners! LOL Complimentary fruits like water melon and papaya were served as dessert! Overall the total bill for 6 adults, 2 children including drinks and white rice came up to be RM86.
The old Saturday midnight show signboard is still there........ha ha ha!
Address : Great Wellesley Restaurant Jalan Kurau Chai Leng Park 13700, Prai, Butterworth Map to Great Wellesley Restaurant, Chai Leng Park

22 comments:

chubskulit said...

Sumptuous, looking at the photos makes me starve wahhhhhhh

marveling said...

YUM!

john said...

Oh my, whata a selection of food in here..

Pete said...

Chubskulit : Mmmmm, the food there is good!

Marveling : Thks for visiting

John : Have western and Chinese food in this place.

reanaclaire said...

so..this weekend, jalan jalan pergi mana? masak sendiri or go out cari makan? as for me and my girl, we jalan-jalan cari makan tonight itself...

Pete said...

Claire : Very likely makan at home. My little toddler boy very active....makan out can be very tedious with him tagging along ha ha ha!
Hope u and your girl enjoy your jalan jalan cari makan. Have a nice weekend! Cheers!

Chris said...

long time didn;t come n c u. How r u?

Pete said...

Chris : Hi, I am doing great. How about you? Busy flying schedule?

Tching said...

I like the old Saturday midnight show signboard. So nostalgic!

Pete said...

Tching : Ya, I missed the old days of going to the cinema late at night, he he he......

suituapui said...

20th-28th, any chance of you going to Butterworth? I will be in Penang. If you're around there, maybe can bring me to the nice makan places, can or not?

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Wah! what a menu and at a great price too! Unfortunately, am not familiar with the place. Guess the GPS will take me there!
have a good weekend!

Pete said...

STP : I might go back during that time but cannot confirm yet, waiting for my son's school activities schedule during the holidays. Will let you know once confirm

Keats : Quite easy to find actually. If you pass through the old trunk road in Prai you will see Pearl View hotel. The cinema is quite near to the back part of the hotel. You won't miss it!

Ayie said...

i love the selection of dishes! almost same as what we usually order back then going to chinese restaurants

Pete said...

Ayie : Looks like Chinese food quite standardized! ha ha ha!

Tricia said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun. Fantastic photographs too.

cleffairy said...

I need to go back B'worth one of these days. *grumbles*

Pete said...

Tricia : Quite a fun and nice place!

Cleff : Ha ha ha....maybe I go back again....but not confirm yet!
Need to check the kids schedule!

mommyscchoo@yahoo.com said...

welcome to my home town CLP. I onsider it food heaven.

Pete said...

Mommyscchoo : Ha ha, same hometown as me, agree, this is a food heaven!.......best place for a foodie!

mommyscchoo@yahoo.com said...

dont forget to go for Yam Rice, Beng Huat chicken rice, nasi kandar and more more more !!! Ho liao....

Bengbeng said...

so it has become a restaurant :) it has become the trend all over. cinemas have become almost obsolete :)

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