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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 5 October 2019}


1. Hotel Maya

Best Afternoon Hi Tea in Kuala Lumpur, Your Definitive Guide for 2019! - 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 2019! - 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.

 

 

All serve English Afternoon Tea 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 RM60 – 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 enquiry@majestickl.com

 

3. Intercontinental Hotel 

The culinary team at InterContinental Kuala Lumpur have curated a special 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 two afternoon tea sets to choose from: The Traditional Set and the Asian Set. The traditional Afternoon Tea takes you back to the grand afternoon teas fit for European royalty with its combination of sweet and savoury treats prepared fresh each day and offered in a white jewellery box. Open each drawer and discover delicious surprises of appetising bites, the selection includes mouth-watering sweet treats such as layered yoghurt with berry compote, chocolate parfait with lemon cream, frozen Grand Marnier soufflé and savoury finger food such as salmon and scallop roll.

Best Afternoon Hi Tea in Kuala Lumpur, Your Definitive Guide for 2019! - Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur

The Asian Set takes you back to 1920’s Shanghai with its offering of exquisite Oriental snacks. Presented in a traditional birdcage on the top layer you will find desserts such as glazed cherry filled with morello cream and amerena cherry and chocolate teapot with pineapple mango custard and coconut mousse.

Both Afternoon Tea Sets come with a selection of freshly baked Raisins, Citrus Fig and Plain Scone, all served with decadent Devonshire clotted cream and a range of premium jams. To accompany the delicious food chose a pot of selected Ronnefeldt tea, premium coffee, Nitrogen coffee or make your afternoon tea a celebration with a glass of Champagne.

Price: The Secret Garden Traditional Afternoon Tea Set is priced at RM148 and Asian Afternoon Tea Set is RM178. Add on RM85 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 foodandbeverage@intercontinental-kl.com.my 

 

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 

W Kuala Lumpur in conjunction with breast awareness month has a Pink themed hi-tea called 'The Pink afternoon party' at Woobar on Level 8 between 3-5 pm for the month of October with RM20 will be donated to the Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia (BCWA)

Best Afternoon Hi Tea in Kuala Lumpur, Your Definitive Guide for 2019! - W Kuala Lumpur

The Pink afternoon party sees an array of tiny pink-themed temptations including the likes of Inari Sushi with Sakura Denbu and Trout Roe Pearls, Earl grey Tea Opera and Rose Lychee-Macaron. 

Price: RM208+ for 2 pax with RM20 donated to Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia
Address: 121, Jalan Ampang, 50450, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: To make a reservation call +6012 347 9088 +6012 347 9088 or bf.wkualalumpur@whotels.com, alternatively you can book via OpenTable at https://www.opentable.com/r/woobar-w-kuala-lumpur 

 

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 2019! - 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 2019! - 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 kuldt.doubletreekl@hilton.com

 

8. Shangri-La hotel 

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

In conjunction with the upcoming Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the Shangri-La Hotel, KL for high tea  are collaborating with renowned local jewelry brand, Bowerhaus, to delight guests with a special Pink Afternoon Tea menu and personalised Clover of Hope Pink Brooches to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia (BCWA). Guests will be able to indulge in a special Pink Afternoon Tea menu at the Lobby Lounge and own one personalised Bowerhaus Pink Brooch with every set purchased

The pastry team at Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, headed by Chef Fariza has curated a menu that consists of intricately designed treats. The delectable savory treats featured include Salmon Choux Bagel with Watercress and Ikura, Garlic Shrimp and Avocado Crostini, Babaganoush on Beetroot Blinis, Pomegranate and Feta Cheese (v), Beef Pastrami Pinwheel with Sauerkraut and Mustard and Greek Tzatziki Chicken Salad with Mini Brioche.

Price: RM190 nett per set for two persons, RM320 nett per set plus two glasses of sparkling wine Prosecco for two persons. The hotel will channel a sum from the Pink Afternoon Tea sales to BCWA
Address: 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: For reservations call +60 3-2032 2388 or email slkl-pr@shangri-la.com

 

9. Four Seasons Hotel 

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

The Four Seasons Hotel Hi tea will be honouring Breast Cancer Awareness Month, also known as Pink October with the goal of raising awareness as well as funds for the Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia (BCWA). A donation towards this incredibly important cause will be made from every sale. The “Pretty in Pink” Afternoon Tea at the lounge has an extravagant spread features blushing delights such as Smoked Salmon Mousse with red pepper blini, Ispahan Macaroons filled with rose-infused raspberries and Cranberry Scones with clotted crème. Daily specialities crafted by the Chef are also on the menu.

 

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

Price: RM158 (inclusive of taxes) with RM10 being donated to BCWA.
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 2019! - 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 2019! - 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: RM88 for 2 persons.
Address: 25 Jalan Kamunting Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: For reservation call +60 3-2038 0000 or email to enquiry@stripeskl.com

 

11. The Ritz Carlton

Best Afternoon Hi Tea in Kuala Lumpur, Your Definitive Guide for 2019! - 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 and select from Champagne Afternoon Tea at RM300 for two persons which include two glasses of rosé champagne. freshly baked scones with clotted cream and preserves, pies, quiches, assorted finger sandwiches and handcrafted desserts choice of loose leaf tea from our selection.

Best Afternoon Hi Tea in Kuala Lumpur, Your Definitive Guide for 2019! - The Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur

The traditional English Afternoon tea with freshly baked scones, clotted cream and preserves, pies, quiches, assorted finger sandwiches and handcrafted desserts choice of loose leaf tea from our selection for RM160 for two. The cream tea set at RM70 for two with freshly baked scones with clotted cream and preserves choice of loose leaf tea from our selection and lastly the Savoury set for two with freshly baked pies and quiches choice of loose leaf tea from our selection at RM70. 

Price: From RM70 for two persons. For a ritzy touch to any of the afternoon tea sets, enjoy a glass of Rosé Champagne at RM140.
Address: 168 Jalan Imbi Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: For reservations call +60 3-2142 8000 or email to ritzkl@ritzcarlton.com.my

 

12. Grand Hyatt 

 

 

At the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, you can elevate your afternoon tea experience at THIRTY8 with their signature weekend buffet, High On Sugar or midweek 3-tier afternoon tea set. Perfectly curated by the culinary team, this buffet features a sinful selection of sweet and savoury items with 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 2019! - Grand Hyatt KL

3-tier afternoon tea set available weekdays every Monday to Friday except for Public Holidays from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM at RM90 nett per person *Inclusive of free-flow of tea and coffee, You can also view the Menu here 

Signature weekend buffet available every Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays from Noon - 5:00 PM at  RM160 nett (Adult) | RM80 nett (Child) You can also view the Menu here  * Menu only includes a la minute items, not including buffet spread.

Price: From RM90 nett per person *Inclusive of free-flow of tea and coffee. 
Address: 12 Jalan Pinang Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: For reservation call THIRTY8 at +603 2182 1234 or email to thirty8.kuagh@hyatt.com

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