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8 Afternoon tea menus in KL that you absolutely have to try

8 Afternoon tea menus in KL that you absolutely have to try

Let's get this par-tea started!

Text: Phyll Wu

Image: The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur
Image: EQ
Image: Intercontinental KL

Looking for a spot for afternoon tea? Here are the best places for an exquisite afternoon tea experience in KL—plus an option in Langkawi!

Afternoon teas spent in the heart of Kuala Lumpur are unbeatable in many ways. From the mouth-watering bites to the finest refreshments, we all love a relaxing tete-a-tete over a lavish afternoon tea with a beautiful view overlooking the city. Here are eight of the best spots for afternoon tea in KL, plus an option for those visiting the breathtaking island of Langkawi.

1. Dolce Vita, EQ

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Time: 12pm to 5pm on weekdays | 12pm to 2.30pm, 3pm to 5pm on weekends

Where: Bottega Lounge, EQ Hotel

Price: RM250 per set


In collaboration with Malaysian sculptor, Nizam Abdullah, EQ introduces their all-new afternoon tea menu, Dolce Vita, at the Bottega Lounge where you can experience the finest delights. While honouring the traditional spread, Nizam created a beautifully arranged butterfly tier stand exclusive to the Dolce Vita afternoon tea. On the stand, you’ll find a spread of delectable sweet treats including classical scones, Croque monsieur chicken loaf with cheese Pierini, smoked duck with forest mushroom sandwich, and many more. As for refreshments, feel free to enjoy a glass (or two) of Bottega Prosecco carefully selected from Bottega’s cellars, and of course—some tea!

For reservations and enquiries:

Phone: +603 2789 7722

WhatsApp: +6012 278 9239

Email: [email protected]

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2. Shangri-La Tea Festival, Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur

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Time: 3pm to 6pm daily

When: Until 31 May 2022

Where: The Lobby Lounge, Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM128 per set


Get a taste of tranquility at Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur with their new specially crafted tea-infusion menu that features the flavours of Shangri-La’s signature tea blends. With over 28 options of tea to choose from, you can spend your afternoon sipping on the finest tea blends while indulging in some sweet and savoury treats presented on a classic tier stand. Perhaps a delicious Truffle Egg Bagel to go with your Osmanthus tea? Or maybe some Arabian Night Tea Eclairs paired with Darjeeling tea? Head over to The Lobby Lounge for a taste!

For reservations and enquiries:

Contact: +603 2074 3900

WhatsApp: +6019 390 2257

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3. Hyde Park at Lounge on the Park, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

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When: 1 June to 31 August 2022

Time: 2.30pm to 6pm, Monday to Saturday | 3pm to 6pm, Sunday

Where: Lounge on the Park, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM178 per person


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Have Abbey the bear accompany you while you enjoy your afternoon tea at the sun-filled Hyde Park at Lounge on the Park. There, you’ll find a spread of adorable bear-themed afternoon treats that will surely delight your sweet tooth. Served on a classic three-tier stand, you will find a variety of delectable sweet and savoury afternoon pastries and sandwiches such as Chocolate Feuilletine crunchy Abbey Bear, orange and raisin scones with homemade jam, meatloaf scrambled eggs in sourdough bread, and more. With Lounge at the Park overlooking the lush KLCC park through the window, all you need is a sunny afternoon to top it all off.

For reservations and enquiries:

Contact: +603 2330 8798

Email: [email protected] 

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4. Barbie Pink Afternoon Tea, Grand Hyatt KL

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Time: 12pm to 2pm, 2.30 to 4.30pm, daily

Where: Barbie Café, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM228 per adult  | RM188 per child with one complimentary Barbie Doll


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Come on Barbie, let’s go par-tea! Get yourself and the squad ready for a pink-filled afternoon with Barbie at the Barbie Café and experience the exclusive venue with photogenic wonders and Barbie-approved scrumptious treats. If you’d like to bring the experience home with you, you can also purchase the Barbie Pink Teatime In A Box which includes pink-themed pastries for two, a complimentary surprise Barbie doll, and a limited edition Barbie face mask while stocks are available—run, don’t walk!

For reservations and enquiries:

Contact: +603 2182 1234

Email: [email protected]

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5. The Orchid Conservatory, The Majestic Hotel

Time: 3pm to 6pm, Wednesday to Friday | 12.30pm to 2.30pm, 3pm to 6pm, Saturday | 12.30pm to 2.30pm, Sunday

Where: The Orchid Conservatory, The Majestic Hotel

Price: RM120 per person on weekends | RM110 per person on weekdays


Experience a quintessential afternoon tea at the Majestic Hotel’s Orchid Conservatory, where you can dine with a stunning seasonal range of phalaenopsis orchids in full bloom displayed to imitate their natural habitat. The variety of orchids displayed changes along with the seasons, so there's more reason to drop by (or return) and discover what’s in bloom!

For reservations and enquiries:

Contact: +603 2785 8000

Email: [email protected]

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6. Intercontinental Afternoon Tea Sets, Intercontinental KL

Time: 11am to 12am, daily

Where: OneSixFive Lounge, Intercontinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Price:

  • Birds of Paradise: RM258+ per set for two persons | RM358+ per set for two persons (inclusive of two bottles of baby champagne)
  • Hidden Gems: RM248+ per set for two persons | RM298+ per set for three persons
  • Secret Garden: From RM208+ per set for two persons
  • Nyonya Pakay: From RM178+ per set for two persons

Featuring four sets of afternoon tea each with its own unique theme, OneSixFive Lounge has something to offer for every craving. For instance, the Hidden Gems theme features an array of afternoon treats served in a box with four rows presenting a selection of makeup-themed treats including their signature Strawberry Chocolate Lipstick. On the other hand, the Nyonya Pakay set provides an alternative to the traditional afternoon tea pastries with savoury nyonya desserts such as the angku kuih and cendol.

For reservations and enquiries:

Contact: +603 2782 6000

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7. Ritzy Afternoon Tea, The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

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Time: 12pm to 6pm, daily

Where: The Lobby Lounge, The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

Price:

  • Champagne Afternoon Tea: RM300 for two (inclusive of two glasses of rosé champagne)
  • Traditional English Afternoon Tea: RM160 for two

*Available for delivery and takeaways


Revel in a Ritzy afternoon tea at The Lobby Lounge with a spread of traditional English afternoon tea pastries including the classic freshly baked scones with clotted cream and preserves, quiches, assorted finger sandwiches, and handcrafted desserts. If you fancy some booze, you can opt for the Champagne Afternoon Tea which features the same selection of pastries with two glasses of rosé champagne. Of course, afternoon tea would not be complete without a pot of tea. At The Lobby Lounge, you’re able to choose from a wide range of teas originating from India, China, Japan, and South Africa.

For reservations and enquiries:

Contact: +6018 306 3188

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8. Classic Afternoon Tea, The St Regis KL

Where: The Drawing Room, The St Regis Kuala Lumpur

Time8am to 8pm, Monday to Thursday & Sunday | 8am to 11pm, Friday to Saturday

Price: RM158 per person


Taking inspiration from the grand summer home owned by the Astor family—the Beachwood Mansion—the Classic Afternoon Tea at The Drawing Room pays tribute to the summer parties held at the estate’s lush, sprawling gardens. Just like the flowers in Mrs Astor’s garden, the new afternoon tea menu includes a selection of delicate desserts—particularly their mousse cakes with flavours ranging from Pistachio, Cherry and Wildflower, as well as Peach and Vanilla, and more.

For reservations and enquiries:

Contact: +6012 2801303

Email: [email protected]

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[BONUS] French Reimagined Classic, The St Regis Langkawi

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When: 26 May to 6 June 2022

Time: 3pm to 5pm daily

Where: St. Regis Langkawi

Price: RM250 per set

In partnership with Le Petit Four Patisseries, St. Regis Langkawi is launching the French Reimagined Classic afternoon tea that pays tribute to the favourite past time of many from the Gilded Ages. The quintessential components of the all-new menu are refined sweet bites which include the Tarte Pistache (texture of pistachio, rose Chantilly, almond tart shell); St. Honoré Cake (puff pastry, choux, pastry cream, almond praline); Ganache Coco Et Citron Vert (coconut whipped ganache, lime gel, dacquoise); to name a few. To balance out the sweet sensations, there's a selection of savoury items such as the Vol au vent (duck-leg confit puff pastry, blackcurrant, and watercress salad) and Saint Jacques Poêlés (pan seared Hokkaido scallop zucchini, almond pesto).

For reservations and enquiries:

Phone: +604 960 6666

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