Best High Teas in PJ

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The very “British” ritual of afternoon tea or high tea (as we call it here) owes its origins to a Duchess of Bedford in the UK named Anna. Back in the 1800s, Duchess Anna lived in an era whereby two main meals were commonplace with absolutely NO snacks in between the meals and she, like so many of us girls nowadays, has a huge appetite and ended up being irritated by her growling tummy waiting for dinner everyday. So what did Anna do? Well, she did what all of us will do, allocated a special time to take tea and snack each afternoon. This practice was soon adopted by Anna and her circle of friends. Ever since then, the high tea culture has not stopped growing and is even a regular mealtime in a number of restaurants in Malaysia. Most are pretty much indistinguishable but quite a few offer something unique. Below are some of the Petaling Jaya’s best high teas for those who want to experience something British.

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    Paya Serai RestaurantPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    The thing about the high tea served here at Paya Serai is that it’s a blend of Malaysian and Western dishes, which totally gives a whole new dimension to the term “high tea”. Located in Hilton PJ, this restaurant has been around for a number of years and has garnered a loyal following amongst expats and locals alike. Why is this? Well, for one thing, the service is very fast and prices are reasonable for such a high-end location. Choices of dishes are also aplenty and the choices of beverage seem like they go by in a never-ending stream of rainbow colours. Well, what else can the FoodAdvisor team say? First class restaurant, first class service, first class food.

    Tips

    They have plenty of high tea promotions on weekends so we suggest you to come here on weekends to have your high tea.

    Things to expect

    Lots and lots and lots of variety.

    Best with

    One of the Malaysian traditional desserts.

    Price

    RM59.00 to RM119.00

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    Paya Serai Restaurant @ Hilton Petaling Jaya View restaurant

    Petaling Jaya Hilton, 2, Jalan Barat, Seksyen 52, 46200, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0379559122

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
    12:00PM—02:30PM
    Saturday
    12:00PM—02:00PM
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    06:30PM—10:30PM
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    Swez BrasserieHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Another hotel restaurant, another award winning restaurant. Swez Brasserie has been voted before as the Top 10 Best All Day Dining Restaurant by Hospitality Asia, which goes to show how magnificent this restaurant is in terms of food, service and hospitality. The name may sound German, but fret not, they serve all kinds of food including (gulp!) satay for hi-tea. The meat was super soft and thoroughly marinated. The best part of the restaurant is they have an open kitchen, so the customers can see how the cooks prepare their food. Of course, being an international buffet, they also serve Western food such as mussels and pie. Come on weekends for your high tea and dine like a king!

    Tips

    The name may be German but Swez Brasserie has a Halal certificate on their belt.

    Things to expect

    Lots of meat. Definitely a heaven for carnivores out there.

    Best with

    Their Vietnamese popia.

    Price

    RM128.00

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    Swez Brasserie View restaurant

    Main Lobby, Ground Floor, Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya, No. 13, Jalan 16/11, 46350, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0376651111

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    06:00AM—11:00PM
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    The Royale ChulanPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Peace and tranquillity do not come cheap, but that isn't to say it's totally unavailable. Entering The Royale Chulan in Damansara certainly does bring in a level of peace that is rare. Not because of how the place is, but rather, the crowd and service as a whole. If you're looking for something of that sort, where whispering is more common, The Royale Chulan is definitely the place to be. The high-tea set here is pretty affordable, while the selections of quiche, scones, cakes and sandwiches are nothing but delightful. If you’re all about bread and pastries, check out the Bakery Shop.  

    Tips

    If you're willing to park by the streets, it's free!

    Things to expect

    A quiet and serene place.

    Best with

    Tea provided.

    Price

    RM40.00 to RM60.00

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    The Royale Coffee House @ Royale Chulan Damansara View restaurant

    2A Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, 47810, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0379599000

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    Every day
    06:30AM—02:00AM
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    Cinnamon Coffee House has been branded “the best buffet in town” by some eager friends of my parents and there is probably some truth in that. A good high tea needs a blend of light and moderately heavy meal. They surely serve a great high tea fiesta. The place is super dreamy, with hanging circular glass balls from the ceiling and dainty little cakes served on plates. Some bite-sized appetisers are laid out in a very creative manner, singly on spoons and placed through a glass stand. My favourite was the smoked salmon topped with capers. They even have plenty of drinks to cater to your tummy’s content. 

    Tips

    They have a special counter for Japanese food. So don’t forget to find your way there.

    Things to expect

    A bloated stomach at the end of your buffet.

    Best with

    Their tiny chocolate cakes.

    Price

    RM50.00 to RM80.00

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    Cinnamon Coffee House View restaurant

    Concourse Level, One World Hotel, First Avenue, Bandar Utama City Centre, 47800, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0376811157

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    06:00AM—01:00AM
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    06:00AM—12:00AM
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    Lancelot Tea Guild

    Once in awhile, it’s good to treat yourself with some fancy teas and scones. At Lancelot Tea Guild, you can indulge yourself with 20 tea varieties and various choices of sweet delicacies. The Cherry Blossom Green Tea is highly recommended by the manager in charge due to its unique taste. It has a sweet, ripe cherries, pink rose, and peony petals flavours. It has a nice scent, too. You can also try the recommended Piccadilly Blend Black Tea. It’s a classic black tea with aromatic essences of rose, strawberry, and lotus. Layered with vibrant cornflower petals, this tea can be paired with butter-based desserts. Here, scones are served with homemade tea ice cream and fruits. You can choose from Lavender Scones with Earl Grey Tea Ice cream, the Walnut and Raisin Scones with Apple Elderflower Tea Ice cream, or the Chocolate Mint Scones with Moroccan Mint Tea Ice Cream.

    Tips

    There's also a high-tea set that consists of different kinds of sweet delicacies and tea/coffee with a reasonable price.

    Things to expect

    Lovely tranquil ambience. Beautiful British décor.

    Best with

    Cherry Blossom Green Tea

    Price

    RM8.90 to RM12.90

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    The Lobby Lounge @ Sunway Resort Hotel & SpaPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa was really popular back then due to Sunway Lagoon, as well as the fact that it's one of the best resort to stay in the city. Now, it's a fairly comfortable hub for those who are looking for a bite or two. Housing a number of restaurants within, choices to bloat your tummy up is never near short. Their high tea sets are somewhat similar to what you'll find outside, with the basic scones, sandwiches and range of teas. But what sets them apart is each component served is prepared with close scrutiny for ideal taste and texture. Also adding in the nice ambience, view and pleasant service, this place is worth visiting.  

    Tips

    Available only from 2.30pm to 6pm everyday.

    Things to expect

    A classy, quiet and cosy place.

    Best with

    Tea.

    Price

    RM68.00

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    The Lobby Lounge @ Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa View restaurant

    Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, , 46150, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    +60374952009/+60374928000

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    08:00AM—01:00AM
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    08:00AM—12:00AM
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    Utara Coffee HouseHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Utara Coffee House is the lobby restaurant of Armada Hotel PJ and though it may not be the most exclusive nor luxurious, it is still a pretty decent place for high-tea. Why you’re asking? Prices are incredibly reasonable, and their selection of pastries and cakes are pretty good as well. The soothing and calming ambience works as a natural fit for business discussion, dating or spending some quality time with your family. All in all, if you’re in the mood for something light and easy, do consider Utara Coffee House. 

    Tips

    Look out for credit card discounts.

    Things to expect

    A rather warm and cosy place, nothing too fancy.

    Best with

    Tea provided.

    Price

    RM60.00 to RM70.00

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    Utara Coffee House @ Armada Hotel View restaurant

    Lot 6, Lorong Utara C, Seksyen 52, 46200, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0379546888

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
    07:00AM—09:00AM
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    07:00AM—10:00PM
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    Tanah dan Air Tea Bar

    Tanah dan Air is not the place you'd go for a British high-tea but if you're looking for somewhere serving premium tea and local kuih's, they're definitely the place to be. A cosy, homely tea bar, Tanah dan Air specialises in Chinese tea, as well as international specialities. Their tea is hand-brewed and no pre-made powder or concentrates are used, so you can be sure that the tea is of high-quality. The snacks are homemade, traditional and tasty too.

    Tips

    They offer tea brewing and tasting classes on Sundays for those interested.

    Things to expect

    Small, intimate space.

    Best with

    Carrot cakes.

    Price

    RM12.00 to RM50.00

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    Tanah dan Air Tea Bar View restaurant

    C-G-3B, Happy Mansion, Jalan 17/13, 46400 , Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    016-7304227

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    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    01:00PM—09:00PM
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    All You Can Eat Hi Tea at Pasar Baru @ New World PJ Hotel

    If you want to feel pampered with lots of colourful choices, Pasar Baru is a good option for your high-tea session. Offering a variety of local delicacies, they serve high-tea buffets on the weekends for everything sweet you can eat and drink. They're well-loved for their food quality and hospitality, not to mention the contemporary atmosphere for you and your company.

    Tips

    They require a 50 deposit for bookings of 10 persons and above.

    Things to expect

    Contemporary decor with ample walking (and distancing) space.

    Best with

    Try their cendol!

    Price

    RM118.00

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    Pasar Baru @ New World PJ Hotel View restaurant

    2nd Floor, Paradigm, 1, Jalan SS 7/26, Ss 7, 47301 , Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    03-76820000

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    Every day
    06:00AM—11:00PM
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    LINK Cafe @ SheratonPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    If you prefer to indulge in a premium hi-tea set with your partner over coffee or tea, Link is perfect for you. Sheraton PJ is well-known for their arrays of buffets but their hi-tea set is sure not to be missed with its cute, delightful treats. The cafe itself is a nice lounge to relax and connect with each other. 

    Tips

    There are two themes to their tea sets: Asian and Western.

    Things to expect

    A cute selection of sweet and savory treats.

    Best with

    Your fave cup of coffee or tea.

    Price

    RM68.00 to RM140.00

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    LINK Cafe @ Sheraton View restaurant

    Level 3, Sheraton Petaling Jaya, 46200 , Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    03-76228990

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    08:00AM—09:00PM
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    Rekindle serves a variety of cakes. Their cakes are so rich and smooth, not too sweet. Just a nice taste. Very impressed. Their desserts are a good enough reason to come and enjoy the cakes there. Try the salted caramel whiskey cake and Bailey's chocolate cake. Tastes like an absolute dream and make you keep returning!

     

    Tips

    Tea time is the peak hour

    Things to expect

    Best with

    Salted caramel whiskey cake and Bailey's chocolate cake.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM30.00

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    Rekindle Cafe View restaurant

    Ground Floor, No.25, Jalan SS 2/64, 47300, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0374966309

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
    10:00AM—12:00AM
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    L.Table @ 1 UtamaPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    If custom-made fried or savoury dishes is your idea of a nice hi-tea session, give L.Table a try! Located at 1 Utama, this casual-chic restaurant is a nice, cosy place for comfort food. They offer sandwiches, burgers and delightful appetisers for you to nibble. They also offer live local performances too on selected days!

    Tips

    Take a look at their FB for special offers!

    Things to expect

    They don't specialise in hi-tea but it's a decent place for it nonetheless

    Best with

    American Fried Chicken Waffle

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM65.00

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    L.Table @ 1 Utama View restaurant

    G210, Lot, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 , Petaling Jaya , Selangor
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    03-76218966

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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    10:00AM—10:30PM
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    Delicious, 1 Utama

    Choosing Delicious as your High Tea place is never gonna be wrong. You should go for the bailey chocolate hazelnut cake, it is so simple and palatable . Do check out their Chocolate Lava. A great satisfying dessert.As usual for lava cake,one is judged by the flowing chocolate lava and secondly the rich chocolatey taste of the molten and the cake.it is served with a dollop of vanilla ice cream making a perfect blend of hot and cold dessert.


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    Tips

    Vegetarian friendly

    Things to expect

    limited menu

    Best with

    bailey chocolate hazelnut cake

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM30.00

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    Delicious, 1 Utama View restaurant

    G316, Ground Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre (New Wing), 1 Utama Shopping Centre, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, 47800, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    03-77241086

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    11:00AM—10:00PM
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    10:00AM—11:00PM
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