Monday, 21 January 2013

The Tea Lounge, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


The Tea Lounge, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, best afternoon tea
Live Pianist at The Tea Lounge
The Tea Lounge, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, best afternoon tea
Orchid Room - with special arrangements tea could be taken amongst the blooms
The Tea Lounge, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, best afternoon tea
The Tea Lounge
The Tea Lounge, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, best afternoon tea
A pot of The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur's own blend of tea
The Tea Lounge, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, best afternoon tea
The Tea Lounge
The Tea Lounge, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, best afternoon tea
Afternoon Tea - You can choose what goes on your platter

 An Elegant Afternoon Tea at the Tea Lounge, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

“This tranquil lounge serves exquisite English afternoon tea with a Malaysian twist.”

A live pianist works his magic on the ivory keys while white jacketed staff subtly make their way around to guests and, elegantly dressed patrons converse politely on arm chairs and chesterfields. Softly lit chandeliers hang from the ceiling, ceramic-based lampshades illuminate low tables and, gold trimmings, dark wood furniture, beige tiles and maroon upholstery adorn the spacious yet cosy Tea Lounge of the Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

Mid afternoons see a well-heeled crowd flock to the charmingly restored Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur for the popular afternoon tea set. Aside from an unrivaled setting and service, The Tea Lounge is also unique in the form that you can choose which items you’d like to see on your platter. Gone are the days of leaving a plate half full of savouries or sweets according to your preference. The Tea Lounge gifts you the power to decide how heavily laden you’d like your nibbles to be with sugar or salt.

The menu is divided into three sections, Finger Sandwiches, Hot Savouries and, Desserts and Scones. It’s left to your will to decide if you’d like a smattering of each or choose uniquely sweet, savoury, hot or cold. For this rainy afternoon, the following items caught our eyes: Tomato and Cheese Sandwich; Chicken and Mushroom Sandwich; Breaded Crab Cake; Shepherd’s Pie, Brandade Snapper; Raspberry and Raisin Scones with Preserves and Clotted Cream; Date and Fig Rolls and; the Panna Cotta Shot with Exotic Fruit Compote.

If you’re familiar with The Yum List, you’ll know that I’m a bit of a fuss when it comes to scones. Having grown up with my mum having a reputation for the ‘best scones in the county,’ for me, not just any blob of dough will do.  A scone (Skon please, not skoan!) should be both light and well risen but also dense enough to offer something to bite into. It should last longer in your mouth than a cupcake and have a subtly to the flavour that allows it to be savoured with a thin strip of butter across the top, or go equally well with a slathering of jam and cream. I might never find a scone that rivals my mum’s (I guess we all have those dishes), but the chefs at The Tea Lounge do an honourable job in creating a replacement, especially considering my own mum is over 5000km away.

The afternoon tea set is inclusive of a pot of Majestic tea. Six food items can be chosen for RM68 and eight items for RM78. Bites come in pairs, so one order is sufficient for two. This treat runs from 3:30 – 6:30pm daily. Weekends can be particularly busy so reserve in advance to avoid disappointment.

Reason to visit: afternoon tea with a truly colonial feel, personalized selection of bites, scones with preserves and clotted cream

Tea Lounge
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin
50000 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
www.majestickl.com
+6 03 2785 8000

29 comments:

  1. Oooo...real classy. Live music some more. Nice! But do they serve coffee? I don't drink tea...

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    1. Oh yes, you can have coffee. It's not their speciality though and their Majestic blend of tea is really smooth.

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  2. Nice decor! IMO price also OK cos you go to some other High Tea places in the middle of bustling and noisy shopping complexes in KL (like T42) also around that price liao.

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    1. Yes, I thought the prices were comparable too - especially as you get to choose what you want on your stand.

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    1. Yes, a lovely spot, classy but not snooty. ;-)

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  4. love the gorgeous Orchid backdrop!! I definately can imagine myself have a lovely tea with the pretty orchids in the back... :)

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    1. This was my favourite room! On smoggy KL days I dream of taking a breathe of fresh air in that room.

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  5. Wow... I like the classy decor. :)

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    1. It' all in the details right? They've nailed it.

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  6. I see those sofas are really very comfortable..
    very relax for a good tea time with friends..

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    1. Oh yes, you might even say a little too comfortable - very easy to while hours away. :-)

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  7. I'm a bit of a fuss when it comes to scones too! Many fall short of the mark. I need to try these asap! :D

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    1. Shall ask my mum to bake some for you next time she's over. :-)

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  8. I enjoy having teas with my group of girlfriends especially those serving English Teas with Scones. Yum!

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    1. It is a fun way to spend an afternoon with the gals isn't it. :-)

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  9. i feel like going on a hunt for scones in KL! i guess Majestic might rank nicely somewhere amid the city's top twenty for scones :D

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    1. Ooh! I shall join you on that mission. We can have the great KL scone scavenger hunt. :-)

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  10. Scones, my faveeeeee! all time fave!!! I never been to majestic kl before tho~ Hope to visit this place in a few months time( I have too many to-go-places to visit)... but yet got so little time and so little cash..heheheheheh!

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    1. Maybe it's time to have a go at making your own at home?! I know what you're saying, "with what time?". My thoughts exactly. Hope you get to try these ones soon. :-)

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  11. It makes a difference that you can pick your own bits and bobs! I would have gone for the date and fig rolls too... Relieved to hear that the pianist was live, that is bound to improve his playing :P

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    1. Hee! So cheeky! Better than a dead one I guess. ;-) Live music and yes I thought you might like to have a choice in choosing your own bits and bobs. :-)

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  12. This will be our coming weekend chillax choice!

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  13. Wanted to ask, is this topic written by Ms. Monica?

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    1. Hi Aiman, Yes, this is written by Monica. :-)

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    2. I served her once. She love strong tea.

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  14. Alright! Thank you xD I think I knew who's hand is that.
    First picture of the Tea Lounge is table number 8. The second picture is captured from the table number 3 with the table number two beside and table number 1 at the front and facing the lift and the reception.

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    1. Hi Aiman, Thanks for dropping by! :-)

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