The definitive guide to Afternoon Hi Tea in Kuala Lumpur

The definitive guide to Afternoon Hi Tea in Kuala Lumpur

A quintessentially British tradition, high tea is said to have originated in the 1830s. It is widely credited to Anna Maria Stanhope 7th, the Duchess of Bedford who would get peckish mid-afternoon while waiting for dinner. Now an institution around the world, we’re pretty spoilt for choice of Afternoon High Tea in Kuala Lumpur. Most hotel’s, cafés and the odd tea house offer this as a leisurely afternoon affair or a great way to entertain visiting friends. Here is The City List’s round-up of where to enjoy the best afternoon tea experiences, buffets and promos in Kuala Lumpur at the city’s many fantastic locations.

{Updated 7 January 2020}

1. Hotel Maya

Best Afternoon Hi Tea in Kuala Lumpur, Your Definitive Guide for 2020! - Hotel Maya

Delight various cravings with a whopping Sunday hi-tea buffet at Maya Brasserie in Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur. Graze your way through this hi-tea buffet that offers a diverse spread of dishes to fill your tummies. This family-friendly buffet also includes dishes for children such as pizza, homemade meatballs, chicken fingers, and more alongside balloons and children colouring placemats to keep the little ones entertained. Enjoy a hearty meal and bond with family!

Price: RM78 net per person, half price for children aged between 5 to 12 years. Pay 2 Adult and 1 child eat for free.
Address: 138 Jalan Ampang Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: Reservations call +60 3-2711 8866


2. The Majestic Hotel

Best Afternoon Hi Tea in Kuala Lumpur, Your Definitive Guide for 2020! - The Majestic Hotel

The Majestic hotel has an array of afternoon Hi Tea options at Colonial Café and Tea Lounge with its Plush red leather chairs, crisply starched white tablecloths and timber panelling reinforce the colonial feel. The Tea Lounge located in the Majestic Wing of the hotel with its old fashioned grid ceilings and antique brass fittings provides the perfect setting for English Afternoon Tea. The Orchid Conservatory showcasing a botanical hanging garden within a glass atrium, the only one of its kind in Malaysia or the Drawing room also in the Majestic Wing, an elegant private lounge with the perfect touch of colonial nostalgia.



The English Afternoon Tea is Daily from 3 pm to 6 pm. Afternoon Tea starts with delicate finger-sized sandwiches, scones adorned with jam and clotted cream, a range of sweet treats, homemade savouries with an Asian twist served on tiered copper burnished stands.

Price: From RM70 – 110 weekdays and weekends RM70 – 120 
Address: 5, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Tasik Perdana, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Contact: To make a booking call +603 2785 8000 or email


3. Intercontinental Hotel 

The culinary team at InterContinental Kuala Lumpur have curated a special festive menu for the Secret Garden Afternoon Tea at OneSixFive Lounge between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm daily overlooking the tranquil tropical garden with cascading waterfall, and enjoy a tasty collection of sweet pastries and saviour delights.

OneSixFive have revamped for a festive experience with their handcrafted afternoon tea.

Best Afternoon Hi Tea in Kuala Lumpur, Your Definitive Guide for 2020! - Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur

Along with the assortment of savoury delights the imaginative pastry team have created an array of indulgent pastries. Enjoy the set with a cup of premium coffee, tea or a glass of nitrogen coffee.

Price: The Secret Garden Festive Afternoon Tea Set is priced at RM148 and Asian Afternoon Tea Set is RM178. Add on RM88 for a glass of Champagne or RM33 for our signature Mocktail.
Address: 165 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: For reservations or more information, please call +603 2782 6168 or email to 


4. Banyan Tree Hotel 


The Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur offering of Hi Tea at Altitude located on the 53rd floor offers guests a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and throughout the entire month of October, guests can look forward to the “October Afternoon Chari-Tea” teaming up with the National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM) in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, or “Pink October” as it is affectionately known around the world.10% of proceeds will be channelled towards National Cancer Society Malaysia for the sponsorship of women from low-income households to undergo mammogram screening at NCSM centres.


Best Afternoon Hi Tea in Kuala Lumpur, Your Definitive Guide for 2019! - Banyan Tree KL October

The dazzling menu guides you through the different savoury sensations offering a selection of confectionaries boasted with vibrant colours,  three appetisers that include Lobster Grissini, Char Siew Chicken Crisp and Garden Herb Tuile and a selection of sandwiches and savouries that offer a rich flavour with every bite.

Price: Available from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, the October Afternoon Chari-Tea is available daily and priced at RM98 nett per person, pair the tea with a glass of Moet & Chandon Rose Champagne or a glass of Cassiopera Rosato Rose, at an all-inclusive nett price of RM198 and RM143 respectively.
Address: 2, Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: For reservations, please call Altitude, Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur at +603-2113 1823 


5. W Kuala Lumpur 

At W Kuala Lumpur celebrate the Lunar New Year Hi-Tea with a Par-Tea! Indulge in the blooming flavors of Spring and ring in the Lunar New Year with tiny temptations such as the likes of Mandarin Orange Gateaux and Vanilla Osmanthus Scones!

Best Afternoon Hi Tea in Kuala Lumpur, Your Definitive Guide for 2020! - W Kuala Lumpur


Price: RM188+ for 2 pax 
Address: 121, Jalan Ampang, 50450, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: To make a reservation call +6012 347 9088 +6012 347 9088 or, alternatively you can book via OpenTable at 


6. Berjaya Times Square hotel



Make your way to Big Apple Restaurant for an irresistible and delicious experience, with their wide variety, fresh taste and generous portions. Indulge in a range of local and international delights located on the 14th floor enjoy the vast Kuala Lumpur city’s skyline as they dine.

Best Afternoon Hi Tea in Kuala Lumpur, Your Definitive Guide for 2020! - Berjaya Times Square Hotel

Exclusively on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays between 12:30 pm- 4:00 pm *Prior reservation required

Price: RM98.00 nett per adult, RM61.00 nett senior citizen, RM51.00nett per child. from 12:30pm- 4:00pm *Prior reservation required
Address: Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: To make a reservation call +603 211 78000 ext. 8133 


7. Doubletree Hilton 

Best Afternoon Hi Tea in Kuala Lumpur, Your Definitive Guide for 2020! - Doubletree Hilton KL

Forget scones and pastries, here at DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur, they believe that guests should truly enjoy Malaysian flavours. Indulge in local tea time Monday to Friday between 3 pm – 6 pm with favourites consisting of Malaysian traditional pastries and desserts with complimentary tea tarik at Axis Lounge and at just RM35nett for 2 people this looks an absolute bargain!

Price: RM35 nett for 2 person
Address: The Intermark, 348 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: For more information or to make a booking, simply call them at +60 3-2172 7272 or email


8. Shangri-La hotel 

Best Afternoon Hi Tea in Kuala Lumpur, Your Definitive Guide for 2020! - Shangri-La Hotel KL October 2019

To celebrate the arrival of the auspicious Lunar New Year, the pastry team at Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur has created a specially customized Afternoon Tea offering a unique combination of savouries and sweet delights. It is served with a choice of coffee, tea or special mocktail.

Price: RM85 nett per person served with a choice of Coffee, Tea or special mocktail. RM150 nett per person with one glass of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin
Address: 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: For reservations call +603-2074 3900 or email


9. Four Seasons Hotel 

The Four Seasons Hotel Hi tea has a heart-warming Christmas afternoon, starring goodies like chestnuts, gingerbread and eggnog. Sweet treats and savoury nibbles come together at this creative Christmas-themed feast, scoring equally high on glamour and flavour. Sample an array of teatime treats reimagined by Chef Junious Dickerson, including Beetroot Cured Salmon, Chestnut Turkey Salad, Foie Gras Mousse, Eggnog Crème Brûlée, Yule Logs and Fine de Claire Oysters. Not to mention freshly baked scones with Clotted Crème and Jam – nostalgia on a plate, perfectly complemented by The Lounge’s signature tea. 

Best Afternoon Hi Tea in Kuala Lumpur, Your Definitive Guide for 2019! - Four Seaons KL in October

Price: RM198 nett between 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Address: 145, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: To reserve call +603-2382-8640 or get in touch via the Four Seasons App


10. Hotel Stripes

Best Afternoon Hi Tea in Kuala Lumpur, Your Definitive Guide for 2020! - Hotel Stripes KL


Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur has a new afternoon tea concept called Bao-Tea-Ful “Have a BAO, sip on TEA & have a beautiFUL day”. Their Bao, representation of the old and the new served up with a twist of memories of Jalan Kamunting and mixed with an upbeat trend of Japanese, Korean and Western cuisine.


Best Afternoon Hi Tea in Kuala Lumpur, Your Definitive Guide for 2020! - Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur


Price is RM88 for 2 persons and is available Saturdays & Sundays from 3 pm - 6 pm at Brasserie 25
with a Free Flow of Bao + Local Desserts Consisting of 10 bao options (2 sweet options), 3 tea options (in a pot) & 3 options of local desserts such as Cendol, Bubur Cha Cha & Red Bean Tong Sui.

Price: RM98 for 2 persons.
Address: 25 Jalan Kamunting Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: For reservation call +60 3-2038 0000 or email to


11. The Ritz Carlton

Best Afternoon Hi Tea in Kuala Lumpur, Your Definitive Guide for 2020! - The Ritz Carlton KL


The Ritz Carlton KL Hi Tea in the Lobby Lounge speaks of conversations and the pure enjoyment of the moment through their quintessential afternoon tea experience. Partake in the time-honoured ritual of afternoon tea where decadent delicacies and fine teas are served while being serenaded by their resident quartet.

Relish in the Champagne Afternoon Tea featuring Bollinger Rosé Champagne for a ritzy touch, complete with freshly baked scones with clotted cream and preserves, pies, quiches, assorted finger sandwiches and handcrafted dessertstheir selection. 

Price: Traditional English afternoon tea from RM80 per person. Champagne afternoon tea from RM150 per person.
Address: 168 Jalan Imbi Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: For reservations call +60 3-2142 8000 or email to


12. Grand Hyatt 



At the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, you can elevate your afternoon tea experience at THIRTY8 with their signature weekend buffet or 3-tier afternoon tea set. The weekend buffet is perfectly curated by our culinary team, the buffet features a sinful selection of sweet and savoury items. Featuring house-made scones, macarons, selection of cakes and dessert, Black Angus beef meatballs, steamed sea bass, shepherd’s pie, noodle station, Caprese salad, assorted dim sum, free-flow of tea and coffee and many more.


Best Afternoon Hi Tea in Kuala Lumpur, Your Definitive Guide for 2020! - Grand Hyatt KL


The weekend buffet is available weekends every Saturday and Sunday including public holidays from 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM. You can also view the Menu here * Menu only includes a la minute items, not including buffet spread.

Price:  3-tier afternoon tea set available every Monday to Friday except for Public Holidays, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM at MYR 90 nett per person *Inclusive of free-flow of tea and coffee. Weekend buffet From RM160 nett per adult *Inclusive of free-flow of tea and coffee and children RM80 nett. Prices quoted are inclusive of 10% service charge and 6% Sales and Services Tax (SST).
Address: 12 Jalan Pinang Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: For reservation call THIRTY8 at +603 2182 1234 or email to


13. EQ

Bottega Lounge offers a daily Afternoon Tea Set with colourful, plush furniture and natural lighting that makes for an elegant setting. The Italian-inspired offering includes both savoury and sweet options from Avocado & Smoked Salmon Brioche and Classic Scones with Cream & Preserves to Caramélia Chocolate Tarts and Ricotta Canolli with Manjari Chocolate.



Best Afternoon Hi Tea in Kuala Lumpur, Your Definitive Guide for 2020! - EQ Bottega Lounge

Price: Available from 3pm – 5pm daily, the Afternoon Tea Set is priced at RM68 nett per person, inclusive of coffee or tea or RM118 nett per person, with an additional glass of Prosecco Brut or Rosé.
Address: EQ, Equatorial Plaza, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Contact: For reservations, please call Bottega Lounge at +603-2789-7839 or email

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