Best High Teas in Penang

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When some of us think of high tea, we imagine ourselves dressed in tux or dresses and engaging in sophisticated dialogue with our pinkies pointing away from the teacups. Well, that might be an exaggeration, but why not? We bring you a list of exquisite high tea places for you to indulge in fine selection of teas, sandwiches, scones, tarts and cakes while carrying out substantial conversations that would probably make you look like a British aristocrat. Aside from delectable bites and soothing teas, you’re also to be astounded by the amazing atmosphere that entails along your dining experience. From colonial mansions to vantage points and anything in between, prepare for a high tea experience like never before.

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    Winter Warmer Coffee & Tea HousePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Housed in Gurney Plaza, Winter Warmer Coffee & Tea House has been reeling diners in with a layout reminiscing a vintage theme and bears classic Victorian furniture and cutleries. Despite the name, they have predominantly built their fame around teas. For a typical traditional afternoon tea, they offer dainty little mini fruit pies, sandwiches, yoghurt bites and chicken pie, suitable for two pax. Each set comes with two pots of black or green tea. If you’re in the mood to sip something more spectacular, upgrade to their candied ginger or rose milk tea. 

    Afternoon tea set: RM68 nett/set

    Tips

    Additional RM2 for an upgrade to fruit tea.

    Things to expect

    Ala-Victorian high tea. Expect rose-themed tea cups and plates.

    Best with

    Scones.

    Price

    RM68.00

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    Winter Warmer Coffee & Tea House View restaurant

    Gurney Plaza, 170 G38, Persiaran Gurney, 10250, Georgetown, Penang
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    042273848

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    11:00AM—10:00PM
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    Living Room @ Macalister MansionPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    When it comes to a lavish teatime experience, Macalister Mansion is ranked as one of the best. The place itself really is a mansion - a restored colonial building with trendsetting rooms, cellar and den, which clearly epitomes fine dining. Once you get your English call for the sumptuous high tea set, you’re in for a great time. Topped on the flat wooden block are mouth-watering rows of fluffy croissants, tomato buns, strawberry tarts, scones and cakes. One can never deny that lots of love and attention are given to each and every item offered. Pretty to look at and delicious to devour! They carry mains, sharing platters, soup and sides. Opening hours: 8am - 11pm.

    Tips

    Order a la carte - you can choose what you want and the price might be cheaper too!

    Things to expect

    Pretty white high tea theme.

    Best with

    TWG Tea.

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM60.00

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    Living Room @ Macalister Mansion View restaurant

    228, Macalister Road, 10400, George Town, Penang
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    042283888

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    08:00AM—11:00PM
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    Suffolk HousePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    How about having high tea in one of the most beautiful heritage mansions in Penang? One would be walking in with open-mouthed wonder looking at the white-washed backdrop, elegant decorations and ornaments as well as relaxing garden. The afternoon tea set is served at the veranda and it’s certainly for big eaters. As good as it looks, the scones, warm pies, mini sandwiches and selection of biscuits and cakes are delicious.  And what better way to complement your meal than a variety of aromatic teas. If you’re thinking of a date here, you can never go wrong. 

    Afternoon high tea set: RM90++ per set for two

    Tips

    Aim for the window seat to get Instagram-worthy pictures.

    Things to expect

    Environment-friendly high tea session. Might be a little warm.

    Best with

    Chicken Pie (and some portable fan perhaps).

    Price

    RM90.00

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    Suffolk House View restaurant

    250, Jalan Air Itam, 10460, Georgetown, Penang
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    042283930

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    11:00AM—09:00PM
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    Farquhar MansionPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Farquhar Mansion is more on the pricier side but the posh ambience as well as the perfect golden cutleries are one we deemed worth it. Their afternoon tea is all about dining lavishly with sumptuous bites, along with a quality selection of teas. Adequately portioned, the bottom tier comprises savouries, assorted mini bread and pastries fill up the middle segment and the top tier is finish with sweet delights that are pretty gorgeous too. Another factor that has caught the hearts of many is the attentive and excellent service. You’ll sure want to come back over and over again looking on all account.

    High Tea:03.00PM – 05.00PM (Tue – Sun)

    Tips

    Make prior reservations as they do not entertain walk-in customers.

    Things to expect

    Top-notch and upper class high tea session.

    Best with

    Specialty Pour-Over Coffee.

    Price

    RM48.00 to RM138.00

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    Farquhar Mansion View restaurant

    33, Lebuh Farquhar, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
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    0195288933

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    Monday
    12:00PM—03:00PM
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    12:00AM—12:00AM
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    12:00PM—01:00AM
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    David Brown's Restaurant and Tea TerracesPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    High tea at one of the highest restaurant in Penang? Oh, sign us up! Just on top of Penang Hill lies David Brown's Restaurant and Tea Terraces. Your welcoming reward would be the spectacular setting which is tucked amidst lush greenery and bird’s eye view of the beautiful island. So, photography enthusiasts, you have a field day! No visit here is deemed complete without their afternoon tea, which is meant to be shared between two individuals. The three-tier meal comprise fresh fruits, sandwiches, canape, fruits cakes and the most revered, English scones, accompanied by homemade strawberry preserve and cream by the side. Of course, soul-warming teas too. Simply exquisite. 

    Afternoon tea set: RM 108 nett/set (2 pax)


    Tips

    Aim for the table that has the view of the entire Penang Island.

    Things to expect

    Huge portions of high tea set.

    Best with

    Apple Pie and Scones.

    Price

    RM25.00 to RM108.00

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    David Brown's Restaurant and Tea Terraces View restaurant

    Lot 400 Strawberry Hill, Penang Hill, , 11300, Georgetown, Penang
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    048288337

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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    1885 @ Eastern & Oriental HotelPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Named for the year that the E&O Hotel was established, 1885 offers afternoon tea sets and colonial fine dining meals in classical yet contemporary ambience. The 80's setting resonates pretty well with your high tea session, along with the starched linens, candlelit tables and attentive service from the staffs. On par with the atmosphere, their traditional afternoon tea is nothing but amazing. Choices wedged on the tiers are certainly worth every penny, especially their sandwiches and scones. The scones work pretty well with the fresh fruits. Not forgetting the teas that absolutely complement your bites.

    Afternoon tea set: RM 72 nett per person. 

    Tips

    Afternoon tea is only available from 2-5pm everyday.

    Things to expect

    Peaceful high tea session. Waiters are attentive.

    Best with

    Scones and Macarons.

    Price

    RM72.00

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    1885 @ Eastern & Oriental Hotel View restaurant

    Eastern & Oriental (E&O) Hotel, 10, Lebuh Farquhar, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
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    042222000

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    02:00PM—05:00PM
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    07:00PM—10:30PM
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    59 Sixty Dining Room & BarPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Known as the highest restaurant in Penang, the 59 Sixty Dining Room and Bar offers not only the romantic place to have your dinner, but for those who would love to experience the wonderful sunset, they offer an English high-tea set. There will be a rather amazing selection of scones which is served with strawberry jam and clotted cream. Moving on, there will be handmade sandwiches, muffins and cookies with cute pieces of cakes and mini tartlets. For additional excitement, you even get some chocolate mousse to satisfy the sweet tooth of yours. Their tea selection is closure the Dilmah brand where you can choose between Earl Grey, Jasmine Green Tea or even Pure Peppermint.

    Afternoon high tea set: RM 38 nett per set

    Tips

    Reservations recommended.

    Things to expect

    A classy place with fairly good service.

    Best with

    Tea.

    Price

    RM38.00

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    59 Sixty Dining Room & Bar View restaurant

    Menara Komtar, Level 59, Jalan Penang, 10000, Georgetown, Penang
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    042625960

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    12:00PM—02:30PM
    Saturday, Sunday
    11:30AM—05:00PM
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    06:30PM—10:00PM
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