Best High Tea in KL
Nothing else quite says fancy or luxury than an afternoon spent eating miniature treats piled up on tiered trays just to finish it off with a pot of tea.
Previously a British tradition for the wealthy to spend their time between lunch and dinner, high tea has become a more accessible dining experience for everyone to enjoy.
Although many of the high tea sets offered in KL can cost up to RM150 & above, The Cool Bears have just the guide for you to indulge in the best high tea in KL for under RM100!
1. The Lobby Lounge, The Ritz-Carlton
Starting this list off with somewhere fancy, The Lobby Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton offers all the opulence of a quintessential high tea package but at a reasonable cost.
Enjoy freshly baked scones, pies, quiches, finger sandwiches & handcrafted desserts among the plushness & grandeur setting of The Ritz-Carlton.
But the winning point of this high tea package is the assortment of unique tea blends they have on offer. With over 40 tea blends to choose from, you can taste blends from China, Japan or South Africa for only RM25 a pot.
Address: 168, Jalan Imbi, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 2:30pm – 6pm
Phone: 03-2142 8000
Pricing: RM160 for two pax (RM80 per pax)
2. Latitude 03, Le Meridien Hotel
Continuing the luxurious high tea theme, we bring you to Le Meridien Hotel, an upscale hotel chain with European roots.
Sounds fancy already, right? But don’t worry, this high tea set won’t break your budget.
Savour a three-tiered tea set of delectable treats that fuses both Asian and Western palates.
Latitude 03 offers local cakes as well as dumplings, chocolate pudding & almond tarts. Wash all those down with your choice of Harney & Sons tea or a cup of their famous hot cocoa.
Address: 2, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 7am – 10pm
Phone: 03-2263 7888
Pricing: RM52 per set
3. Pastryville @ 1 Mont Kiara
Despite being the most affordable option on this list, this full afternoon tea set doesn’t shy away from its competitors & offers a generous amount of freshly made pastries & desserts.
Still, with the standard three-tiered stand, Pastryville offers homemade scones, cream puffs, freshly baked pastries and a selection of gourmet desserts for you to munch on.
Customers can choose to pair these treats with either a steaming pot of coffee or tea.
With other outlets in 1 Mont Kiara, The Curve, Wangsa Walk Mall & Oasis Bandar Utama, you don’t have to stick to a specific location to indulge your cravings.
However, the Afternoon Tea Set is only offered in their 1 Mont Kiara outlet but you can check the others out to do a little taste test beforehand.
Not to be biased but Pastryville’s Afternoon Tea Set will definitely provide the most value for your money.
So if you’re looking to indulge on a budget, check this place out now!
Address: First Floor, 1 Mont Kiara, 1 Jalan Kiara 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 8am – 6pm (But the set is only offered from 3pm – 6pm)
Phone: 03-6206 4060
Pricing: From 11.90 a set
4. Delectable by Su
If you’re bored of the hoity-toity three-tiered stands that are the face of high teas, why not go for something a little different? Perhaps a high tea set served in a glasshouse, or on a wooden tray!
Intrigued? You should be!
Delectable by Su puts their own twist on high tea by serving mini burgers, edible terrariums & cookies instead of typical pastries and cakes.
Funnily enough or maybe an intentional pun, Delectable by Su is located in a building named Glasshouse at Seputeh.
So go on, fulfil your hipster’s take on afternoon high tea dreams by eating treats out of a glasshouse in a glasshouse!
Address: Level 2, Glasshouse at Seputeh, 17, Lorong Syed Putra Kiri, Taman Seputeh, 50460 Kuala Lumpur,
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 8am – 6pm
Phone: 012-885 5280
Pricing: RM90 per set
5. Carcosa Seri Negara
What better way to fully embrace this British tradition by doing it in a proper colonial building from old Malaya times (pre-Independence)?
Colonization doesn’t seem too bad after all, hey?
Unlike our grandparents & great grandparents who had no choice but to follow the English ways, Carcosa Seri Negara gives a choice between an English Afternoon Tea set or a Malay Tea Set. The choice is yours, my friend to be a white man’s puppet or to make your ancestors proud…
Jokes aside, Carcosa Seri Negara served as a hotel for British occupants during the Colonial period. So enjoy delicacies such as English scones, Salmon Croissants and of course a delicious steaming pot of tea.
Or for more localized taste buds, munch on local kuihs & mini snacks while still surrounded by vintage & classic British architecture.
Address: Carcosa Seri Negara, Taman Tasik Perdana, Persiaran Mahameru, 50480, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 3pm – 6pm
Phone: 03-2295 0888
Pricing: RM75 per pax
So lift those pinkies & don your best attire, time to get fancy & glam but on a budget!