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The best and latest afternoon tea sessions to pamper yourself with in KL

Looking for the best spots to catch up with your friends? Here’s where you need to visit today. 

There’s nothing like getting all dressed and dolled up to fill our bellies with scrumptious sweets and savouries. The British tradition of afternoon tea culture continues to be celebrated today all over the globe as the perfect snacks to indulge in mid-day – yes, we really do love our hi-tea hour. What’s not to love about spending some time off to catch up and enjoy the unique curated menus from the best spots in KL. If you need help with suggestions, scroll down below to discover where you can go to raise your pinkies and glasses.

(Hero image credit: Unsplash/Sebastian Coman Photography; Featured image credit: St Regis)

This year, The Drawing Room returns with a brand-new selection of cakes and desserts to welcome you back with open arms. Each delectable sweets that you’ll find on your 5-tier spread are inspired by the splendid balls held by the founding matriarch of St Regis, Mrs Astor with scent notes of the actual flowers used around her residence. From roses to white lilies and cherry blossoms and more, you can experience it all when you make your booking from 2 PM to 4 PM and 4.30 PM to 6.30 PM.

Price: RM148+ and RM238+ (per person) with a glass of Delamotte Champagne.

(Image credit: St Regis)

Need a quiet yet cosy spot in KL to hang out or to host your business meetings? The Bottega Lounge is the place to be if you’re in the neighbourhood. From 12 PM to 5 PM, you can whisk your day away with a 3-tier set to enjoy with chicken pepperoni and wild mushroom crostini, matcha macarons, smoked salmons crepe rolls and more. Be sure to explore the excellent tea selections or enjoy a side of Prosecco Brut or Rosé for a cheeky treat.

Price: RM88 per person, including coffee or tea and RM148 per person, including coffee or tea and a glass of Prosecco Brut or Rosé.

(Image credit: Instagram/EQ KL)

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Lounge on the Park at Mandarin Oriental

Here’s an afternoon tea that’s bound to make your day. From the 15th of March until the 31st of May, you can enjoy this unique collaboration by Noritake, Japan’s finest name in tableware and local fashion designer, Celest Thoi with a side of cakes. Not only does it look charming on display against the floral tableware, but the heavenly treats looks way too good to pass up. Treat your special someone by booking a spot from Monday to Saturdays from 2.30 PM to 6 PM and Sundays from 3 PM to 6 PM.

Price: RM158 per person

(Image credit: Instagram/Mandarin Oriental)


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The Alchemy at Starhill Gallery

If you’ve been to New York and are missing the beautiful spring season, then you’re going to love this afternoon tea curation. If you haven’t, this is your time to experience it all today. Inspired by the unique flavours of the Big Apple, you’ll be spoiled with options from savouries, sandwiches and desserts for an afternoon to remember. You can choose to dine-in between 3 PM to 6 PM or have the overall experience delivered to the comfort of your own home.

Price: RM160 for two pax

(Image credit: Starhill Gallery)


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Altitude at Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur

It’s (finally) Sakura season and Banyan Tree is here to transport you to a cherry blossom afternoon in collaboration with Shiseido. Available from 27th of March to 30th of April 2021, from 3 PM to 5 PM; the Sakura Spring Afternoon Tea menu is a union of a Japanese Bento and cherry blossom-inspired sweet desserts. You’ll also bring home a sampling kit of Shiseido’s White Lucent sampling kit worth RM65, along with a Shiseido voucher worth RM50 too.

(Image credit: Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur)


As a leading fashion brand in China and with its first outlet opened in KLCC, EP Yaying is joining forces with the RuMa Hotel for a delicious afternoon. With this collaboration, residence Executive Chef Tyson Gee curated a contemporary take on Chinese cuisine with Osmanthus and Peach Entremet, Tofu Almond Cheesecake, Barbecue Chicken Bun and more. You will also be served a selection of herbal, floral and Chinese tea to choose from. Make your way here from 2nd April to 30th May (from Fridays-Sundays), and bring home with you a complimentary EP Yaying chinoiserie scarf worth RM1,000 and cash vouchers too.

Price: RM150 per person

(Image credit: RuMa Hotel)


Amalina Anuar

Senior Writer

A writer by day and spin instructor by night. Amalina fuels her day with anything that’s covered in chocolate and breaking a sweat in the spin studio. With fashion and music as inspiration, you can find her obsessing over her favourite artist's music videos or swaying to funky tunes at live gigs.

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