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.
1. 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
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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Banyan Tree Hotel
The Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur offering of Hi Tea with Altitude located on the 53rd floor of the premise Premiering their Summer Afternoon Tea Set, offering guests a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
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.
The highlight of the Afternoon includes a selection of sugary morsels like Temptation, a sweet composition comprising of Vanilla Mossuex, Almond Sponge, Almond Crumble and Lime Jelly. For those that enjoy the classics, there are also plain scones with rich clotted cream and homemade fruit jam.
Price: Available from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, the Summer Afternoon Tea Set is available daily and priced at RM98 nett per person.
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 has a fashion themed hi-tea at Woobar on Level 8 between 3-5pm for the month of August specially curated in conjunction with KLFW.
The hi tea menu consists of items like Chicken Rendang Onigir, Salmon Roe Taramasalata, Beetroot Tapioca Cracker, Tofu Slider, Chili Jam, Spinach Brioche (V), Curry Crab Mayo Charcoal Sandwich, Dot Dot Éclair-Tropical Mango Passion fruit and Jelly Bean Scone with Clotted Cream & Organic Cape Gooseberry Jam to name a few.
Price: RM168+ for 2 pax midweek and RM188+ weekends
Address: 121, Jalan Ampang, 50450, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: To make a reservation call +6012 347 9088 +6012 347 9088 or email@example.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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Shangri-La hotel
With the country’s Independence Day around the corner, the Shangri-La Hotel, KL for high tea are commemorating the founders of Malaysia during the month of August with a Merdeka themed Afternoon Tea set with items such as Yau Char Kwai” Chinese Fried Dough stuffed with Sweet & Sour Chicken and Chicken Floss, Roti Canai Roll with Tandoori Lamb and Mint Mayonnaise or Pandan Coconut Scone Served with clotted cream and homemade jam. They also feature a ‘cookie draw’ and a KL tower Chocolate figure!
Price: RM190 nett per set for two persons, RM320 nett per set plus two glasses of sparkling wine Prosecco for two persons, online discount voucher available for RM175 nett per set for two person which you can purchase at www.shangri-la-specials.com
Address: 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: For reservations call +60 3-2032 2388 or email email@example.com
9. Four Seasons Hotel
The Four Seasons Hotel Hi tea is an array of delectable mooncakes in honour of the 2019 Mid-Autumn Festival, more popularly known as the Mooncake Festival. Celebrate one of the most important occasions in Chinese culture as The pastry chefs at Yun House, the Hotel’s signature Chinese restaurant has created a special mooncake menu for the season, with varieties ranging from time-honoured to innovative.
Choose from an array of homemade mooncakes with heavenly crusts and luxurious fillings. Baked mooncakes are available in premium flavours such as Oo Long Tea and Osmanthus with Lotus Seed Paste (MYR 45 per piece) and Traditional Assorted Nuts (MYR 45 per piece).
Determined by the lunar calendar, the Mooncake Festival falls toward the end of summer, when the moon is at its fullest and most luminous. Families and friends gather together to share mooncakes and appreciate the radiant beauty of the night sky – a custom that signifies unity and happiness.
In conjunction with the Mooncake Festival, an afternoon awaits at The Lounge available daily from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm from August 5 to September 14.
Price: RM148 (inclusive of taxes).
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
11. The Ritz Carlton
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org