Hey ya’ll! Are you in the mood to catch up with your family or your pals in a more classy setting with a vast selection of treats, both sweet and savoury? A dessert shop or one of KL’s best buffet places just doesn’t seem quite suitable? An afternoon tea session is definitely what you’re looking for! Here’s a list of 10 best places to go for high tea in KL!
Top Places With High Tea in KL That Will Satisfy Even The Queen
Tea time is commonly practiced in both Western and Eastern cultures. This concept first started in the mid-1800s amongst the British upper class when it was common to have a late dinner. To ensure that they did not go hungry until it was time for dinner, the upper class would often have tea and cakes in the afternoon.
This British tradition is now being practiced all over the world and it is a popular activity among youngsters in KL today. There’s just something about afternoon tea that makes the catch-up session or the meeting with a client a little more enjoyable than usual. Without further ado, let’s see what we’ve got in 10 best afternoon tea places in KL 2019.
1. The Tea Lounge by Majestic Hotel
If you’re looking for a more regal feel to your afternoon tea, Majestic Hotel is the place to go. With their swinging chandeliers, old vintage decors and their plush armchairs, you would definitely be satisfied with the environment. There are four locations to enjoy your high tea – Atrium at the Colonial Cafe, The Tea Lounge, The Drawing Room, and finally, The Orchid Conservatory.
Out of these four areas, The Orchid Conservatory is the crowd favourite. Who wouldn’t want to experience dining with orchids inside a spacious glasshouse? However, seats are limited to cater only 15 people at a time so reservations should be made, especially if you’re planning on dining during the weekends.
The set comes with a pot of house-blend BOH tea of your choice and some sweets and savouries such as differently flavoured scones (raisin and plain), some finger sandwiches, eclairs, banana toffee tarts and more. The high tea is also served with some Malaysian delights such as curry puffs to localize the British tradition a little more.
Price : Tea Lounge – RM 48++, Atrium at Colonial Cafe – RM 48++, The Drawing Room – RM 68++, The Orchid Conservatory – RM 88++
Address: 5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 3pm to 6.30pm Daily
2. OneSixFive by InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
This is a great place for an afternoon tea as it serves a good balance of various pastries on a circular-multi-tiered high tea set. Foodies can expect a good balance of both sweet and savoury food such as sandwiches, scones, cakes, and macaroons in the set. What’s more? Patrons can enjoy a stunning view right outside the window, where you can find a beautiful waterfall decor while enjoying their afternoon tea.
Coffee and tea is the common pairing with the food but we recommend that you try the signature hot chocolate here because the rich chocolate taste is simply AMAZING.
The Royal Afternoon Tea Set includes scones served with strawberry jam and clotted cheese, savouries like smoked salmon, caviar crostini, Crab Remoulade Roll and Wagyu beef tartare. Other pastries include the Tonka Bean and Hazelnut Macaroon served with a pot of selected house tea.
Address: 165 Jalan Ampang 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Operating Hours: 2pm-5pm Daily
3. The Lounge by Hilton
Located near KL Sentral, this is another simple and cozy place that serves up a pretty decent range of high tea snacks. Foodies who wish to visit would get to experience having afternoon tea with a fantastic view of the busy city.
One of the highlights of the high tea served here is their English Afternoon Tea Set. The dessert plate is decorated beautifully with a chocolate handbag, glitter lipstick, button passion tarts and cocktail dress butter cookies. You can choose between having either a pot of English or Japanese tea to go with your small bites.
Address: 3, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 2.30pm to 5.30pm Daily
4. Maison Francaise
This little ‘French House’ is a French-styled bungalow that houses an upscale French restaurant and bar. They are well known for serving up authentic French Cuisine and offering a delectable high tea set! Locals often host private events here as it is an ideal place to have a tea party.
Their Afternoon Tea set consist of homemade tea sandwiches- in-house Smoked Salmon White Bread Sandwich and Soft Milk Bread Sandwich with Roasted Chicken, Celery & Truffled Mayonaise, Croissant served with butter spread and jam, Fresh Fruit Tartlet, Madeleines, Raspberry Financier, Lemon Pound Cake, Macarons, Choux Craquelin and Sweet of the Day.
The set also comes with a choice of coffee or tea. Feeling like having a little French experience during the weekends? Head on over to Maison Francaise now!
Price: RM 58++
Address: 5 Jalan Changkat Kia Peng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 12pm-3pm [Lunch], 6pm-11pm [Dinner] (Mon-Fri),
12pm-3pm [Lunch], 2pm-5pm [Afternoon Tea], 6pm-11pm [Dinner] (Saturdays)
11.30am-3.30pm [Brunch], 2pm-5pm [Afternoon Tea], 6pm-11pm [Dinner] (Sundays)
5. The Lobby Lounge by The Ritz Carlton KL
This place is no stranger to all afternoon tea fans. Located in Bukit Bintang, this place offers the finest selection of TWG teas and the traditional three elegant tiers of freshly baked scones, petite gourmet sandwiches, and quiches.
What most people look out for in this place is The Ritz Carlton’s Traditional Afternoon Tea set as it switches up daily and is specially curated by the Head Chef each day. If you’re looking to enjoy your afternoon tea with the element of surprise, this is the place to be!
Price: RM 78++
Address: 168, Jalan Imbi, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 3pm-5pm Weekdays
6. Carcosa Seri Negara
Carcosa Seri Negara is famed for being the most historic colonial hotel in Kuala Lumpur. This hotel housed Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip back in 1989 when the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting was held right here in KL. It is built on a hilltop and overlooks a beautiful verdant garden.
You can have your afternoon tea in the Drawing Room or at the Verandah where you get to enjoy the view outdoors. Foodies can choose between the English Afternoon Tea Set or the Malay Tea Set where both come with three-tier delectables and a pot of tea of your choice.
The English set comes with Open Tuna with Sour Bread, Croissant Smoked Salmon Sandwich, Chicken Pie with Wild Mushroom, Fruit Cake, Apple Crumble, Fresh Fruit Tartlet, Carrot Cheesecake, Creme Brulee and Chocolate Brownies.
If you’re feeling like having some Asian treats, we recommend taking the Malay set that comes with Pulut Pandan, Homemade White Pudding with Chicken Floss and Kuih, Pisang Goreng, Cucur Udang, Sardine Curry Puff, Chicken Satay, Ubi Kayu Rebus Kelapa Manis, Murtabak Kecil Jeruk Bawang and a bowl of Malay Fried Beehoon. So what are you waiting for? Head on over to enjoy these Asian-Western goodies!
Price: RM 75++
Address: Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 3pm-6pm Daily
7. Thirty8 by Grand Hyatt
This place was a hit amongst popular Instagrammers, as well as social influencers at one point, thus building up the fame of Thirty8. It’s no mystery why it was popular amongst instagrammers and social influencers. Thirty8 serves decadent and gastronomic desserts and customers can enjoy their afternoon tea with a magnificent view of the city.
The Elegant Afternoon Tea Set is one of the must-trys and it comes with a pot of the tea of your choice, a plate of scones and a plate of assorted sandwiches.
Other than that, foodies can also check out their signature cakes such as the THIRTY8 Signature Cake (RM45) – a chocolate cake with caramel syrup and raspberries served with banana ice-cream,and the Straight From the Oven Chocolate Cake (RM35) with raspberry sorbet and a vanilla anglaise sauce. Both cakes will definitely be worth the price.
Price: RM 80++
Address: 2, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 3pm to 5pm Daily
8. Villa Manja
Working adults commonly indulge in afternoon tea as a way to relax and take a break on the midday from work. This place would be perfect if for those who want to relax as it has taken afternoon tea to the next level by offering tea and pastries in a spa!
Yup, that’s right! Villa Manja serves up their specialty ‘sparties’ (spa+parties) with their Manja Afternoon Tea & Spa set where you can enjoy massages, body scrubs, and facials while you sip your warm English Tea. This place offers a variety of packages for you to choose from. Need a place to relax and unwind? This place is just the place for you!
Price: RM 380++
Address: No 41, Off Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Damai, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 11am-10pm (Sat&Sun)
Founded by Ann Lee and Judith Sakata and located in Bangsar, this place is well known for their delectable cakes and pastries. If you’re looking for a place to go for a first date or a special tea session with your family members, this is definitely the place to be. The NOSH Afternoon Tea Set comes with fruit scones that are slightly crisp on the outside and soft on the inside.
Foodies should not miss out on the cakes here as they are moist and fragrant and their berry eclairs are simply amazing! One of the recommended dishes here is the Valrhona Heaven (RM32++). It is a combination of a thick molten chocolate cake with tart au chocolat and gourmet chocolate ice-cream. The molten cake is rich with bittersweet dark chocolate and has a soft texture. What a great trio! It would definitely make the Afternoon tea experience at NOSH extra special!
Price: RM 58++
Address: 7, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 2.30pm to 5.30pm ( Sat, Sun, and Public Holidays )
10. Delectable Treats by Su
Calling all Instagrammers! This place does not serve up your typical high tea with the three-tier display. Instead, this place offers their treats on a wooden tray, making it very instagrammable.
The selection of snacks is also different. Instead of the typical assorted sandwiches and tarts, this place mainly serves cookies! It would definitely satisfy the Cookie Monster! Other treats include edible terrariums, popcorn brownie avalanche, and even a cookie play board! All you gotta do is pair this up with a cup of English Tea and you’re in for a very enjoyable afternoon.
Price: RM45 – RM 90
Address: Lvl 2, Glasshouse @ Seputeh 103, Lorong Syed Putra Kiri, 50460, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
Operating Hours: 10am-6pm (Mon-Fri), 10am-10pm (Sat & Sun)
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This article was updated on 15 January 2019.