Malaya opened in November 2017, one of Essex's first traditional, authentic Malaysian restaurants. About our Restaurant Policy :Please note in our restaurant after 6pm no children allowed under age of 6. Our dress code is smart,casual, stylish, long or short. Guests must be 16 years of age or older for reservations. Please note that if you look under 25 years of age you may be asked for photo I.D. We kindly require at least 24 hours' notice to cancel your reservations.