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
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    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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    Delicious CafePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Delicious Cafe has been fairly popular over the years as they've expanded to almost every mall in Klang Valley. The menu comprises simple Western dishes with an Asian influence. From the appetisers to the mains, and even dessert, most of what is available are pretty delicious.  During odd hours like tea time, they are constantly trying to bring in new stuff, as well as provide various discounts and promotion during this period. The high-tea set too is a result of this effort, and has worked out pretty well ever since. Nothing more delightful than wrapping your lips around dainty bites with a good cup of cuppa by the side in a calming alfresco. Sold. 

    Tips

    Weekly and daily promos available.

    Things to expect

    A simple restaurant with really good service.

    Best with

    Tea provided.

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM50.00

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    Delicious Cafe @ 1 Utama View restaurant

    Lot G316, Ground Floor, One Utama Shopping Centre (New Wing), 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47400, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0377241086

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

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

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    06:30AM—02:00AM
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    CinnamonHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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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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    06:00AM—01:00AM
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    Lancelot Tea GuildPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    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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    Lancelot at Nadayu28 View restaurant

    5A, Nadayu 28 Dagang, Jalan PJS 11/7, Bandar Sunway, 47620, Subang Jaya, Selangor
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    03-56136639

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    11:00AM—10:00PM
    Saturday, Sunday
    12:00PM—10:00PM
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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, Section 52, 46200, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0379546888

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    Every day
    12:00AM—12:00AM
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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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    Friday, Saturday
    08:00AM—01:00AM
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
    08:00AM—12:00AM
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