Can we tempt you with a poached Boston lobster? How about a hot quiche while you choose from a list of 20 different varieties of tea? One of the best things about taking high tea is the undeniable feeling of old-world luxury with some traditional treats. We’ve sat down to countless cups of tea, finger sandwiches, scones and macarons to bring you Little Steps’ reviews of the best afternoon tea in KL!
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Designed as the exclusive F&B venue suiting to the overall experience, Barbie Café is a glasshouse restaurant of photogenic wonders, one with Barbie written all over it, serving afternoon tea to complement the luxurious hotel stay. This kaleidoscopic high tea experience boasts savories and dessert that collectively make up a small meal, from poached Boston lobster, Atlantic smoked salmon mousse and braised wagyu beef with purple cabbage to yuzu macarons, salted caramel lollipops and many more. Show up in your pinkest and get many shots for the Insta!
Price: RM228 per adult and RM188 per child (with one complimentary Barbie doll)
Barbie Cafe, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, 12, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur, +603 2182 1234, wwwbarbiestaycation.com
Altitude offers an elegant haven to savour their Signature Afternoon Tea daily while taking in magnificent city views. Located on Level 53, it is an elegant haven where you can revel in delectable sweet and savory treats, paired with premium coffee and tea. Indulge in irresistible Japanese-inspired treats, including chocolate-coated Sakura madeleines, matcha scones, smoked salmon tarts and kano (crab meat) mayo salad. Huge floor-to-ceiling windows provide ample natural sunlight, making it the perfect place for private events or celebrations.
Price: RM188 nett per person
Altitude at Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur, Level 53, 2, Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2113 1823, www.banyantree.com
Experience the signature St. Regis Afternoon Tea as 'The' Mrs. Astor would have enjoyed back in the 19th century at The Drawing Room of The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur, under a glistening custom-made 5-tier crystal chandelier with the specially commissioned horse sculpture by notable Columbian artist, Fernando Botero; it is the largest sculpture the artist has ever made.
Price: RM148 per person
The Drawing Room, St.Regis Kuala Lumpur, 6 Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia, +603 2727 6696, www.marriottbonvoyasia.com
Enjoy the idyllic setting of water gardens with ceiling glass walls, perfect for a quick meet-up with your friends or loved ones. The Classic Afternoon Tea is presented on a three-tier tray filled with savory goodies, sweet desserts and scones. Picture dreamy Valrhona chocolate éclairs, salted caramel chocolate macarons, Belgian chocolate choux puff, eggplant caponata with grated cocoa nibs and pâte sablée, rich chocolate pudding with orange ganache and even chocolate chip scones to match the theme.
Price: RM148 nett per set for two
Lobby Lounge, Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur, 11, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, +6019 390 2257, www.shangri-la-specials.com
Partake in the time-honored ritual of Afternoon Tea, where decadent delicacies and fine teas are served while being serenaded by live music. Thi truly elegant and refined space ideal for a leisurely afternoon, and you may even opt for a Champagne Afternoon Tea set. Diners can expect hot quiches, pies and other savories baked fresh an hour before service, as well as warm scones and beautifully crafted desserts presented on beautiful china tableware.
Price: RM160 per set for two
The Lobby Lounge, The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur, 168 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6018 306 3188, www.ritzcarlton.com
Delight in the rarefied atmosphere of Lounge on the Park. With floor to ceiling glass windows and plush sofas scattered with cushions, Lounge on the Park showcases a seductive mix of Chinese heritage and classic style. An island bar set beneath oversized hanging lights completes the picture of elegance. Specializing in exclusively curated themed Afternoon Tea throughout the year, the menu also features 15 premium teas as well as cocktails, juices and coffees, and a range of à la carte dishes and desserts.
Price: RM178 nett per person
Lounge On The Park, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603) 2330 8798, www.mandarinoriental.com
Located on the 38th floor of Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, the captivating panoramic view, the dramatic sense of décor and the splendor of its cuisine are what makes THIRTY8 the signature restaurant of the hotel. Indulge in a 3-tier signature afternoon tea set that comes with a lovely selection of sweet and savory treats (from mango pudding to strawberry almond tarts, pistachio éclairs, and homemade dim sum) as well as free-flow coffee and tea. Whether to entertain business associates or celebrate special occasions with family and friends, THIRTY8 is the place to be.
Price: RM168 per set for 2
THIRTY8, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, 12, Jalan Pinang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2203 9188, www.hyatt.com
With cozy arrays of comfortable arm chairs with subdued lighting from table lamps, this is the perfect setting for English Afternoon Tea with a Malaysian twist. The English Afternoon Tea starts with delicate finger-sized sandwiches, scones adorned with jam and clotted cream, a range of sweet treats, homemade savories with an Asian twist served on tiered copper burnished stands.
Price: Starts from RM70 per person
Colonial Cafe, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Kuala Lumpur, +6014 647 1060, www.majestickl.com
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