With a setting that’s hard to beat in terms of grandeur, why not book a place for a relaxing afternoon tea in The Orchid Conservatory at The Majestic Hotel? Sip on the hotel’s own blend of tea while you dine on a tiered stand filled with savouries and sweets amid the bloom of phalaenopsis orchids. You might even catch a piano performance from Mr Ooi Eow Jin, the legendary musician we interviewed last year.
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, (03 2785 8000), afternoon tea is served from 3pm – 6pm at RM108 ++ for the Orchid Conservatory on special occasions (such as Mother’s Day), RM88++ on other days.
Decked out with a 360 degree view of the KL skyline, Thirty8 is an established name on the upper end of the dining circuit. Afternoon tea is served with assorted delights such as macarons, finger sandwiches, cakes and even a “potted dessert”! Scones are kept warm within a napkin so you may take your time enjoying the other goodies first.
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, 12 Jalan Pinang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, (03 2182 1234), afternoon tea is served from 3.30pm – 5.30pm, Fridays and Saturdays at RM 88 ++ per person.
Miss Ellie is a quaint English Tea House situated in the quiet suburbs of Taman Melawati. They have a menu of hot food, cakes and pastries, but the scones are a must-try: perfected by chef Justin Lim’s years as a pastry chef. Warm, delectably crumbly on the outside but light and fluffy on the inside, the scones are served with homemade strawberry thyme jam and fresh whipped cream. Read more about Miss Ellie here.
7, Jalan H3, Taman Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur, (03 4162 0113), Tue – Sat 10am – 7pm, one set of scones is priced at RM10.50 with a choice of either plain, oat, raisins or chocolate flavours and comes with whipped cream and jam.
A bakery that also doubles up as a small café, The Bread Shop is definitely a local favourite in Bukit Damansara. Its utilitarian design provides a modern setting for those who chose to linger over coffee and pastries among the irresistible scent of fresh bread. Scones are the bestselling item here and come in pairs, perfect for sharing.
11, Jalan Setiakasih 5, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, (03 2093 8734), Mon – Fri 8am – 7:30pm, Sat 8am – 5pm, scones are RM4.80 for a pair, RM7 with cream and jam.
A Singaporean enterprise, TWG has been upping the benchmark in terms of fine, quality teas and service here with the opening of their KL branch. At their flagship boutique store and café in Pvailion, a serving of scones comes with whipped cream and TWG tea jelly, imparting a refreshing flavour that differentiates it from the rest.
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Level 2, Lot P2.16.00 & 2.34.01, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, (03 2142 9922), Mon – Sun 10am – 10 pm, Fortune Tea Set (RM55) comprises of your choice of toasted sandwiches, scones/muffins served with TWG tea jelly and whipped cream, macaroons and a pot of tea.
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