Top Christmas-themed afternoon teas for 2018

The desserts are basically tiny works of art.

Teddy-themed afternoon tea at Ritz-Carlton KL (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur)

Stop at these afternoon tea spots for a luxe experience you won’t soon forget. While reclining in the restaurant’s plush chairs and couches, have a civilised celebration with specialty teas and desserts crafted just for this festive season.

St Regis Kuala Lumpur
With Christmas just one month away, you’re probably elbows deep in cookie dough already. To skip all the baking hassle, The Drawing Room Festive Afternoon Tea offers warm scones with clotted cream as well as housemade jam, a white Christmas tree meringue, log cakes and more. St Regis is also organising a Santa’s Workshop in collaboration with Batik Boutique and Flower Series. Pick out a batik bauble, personalised by a calligrapher (Dec 15 and 16) or create your own Christmas wreath with the talented team from Flower Series (Dec 22 and 23).

No 6, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, KL. Afternoon tea, Dec 3-27, 2-6pm. RM158+ per person; RM248+ per person with a glass of Veuve Clicquot. Book here.


Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Haven’t tried the buttery, crescent-shaped Vanillekipferl biscuits? Find these Austrian cookies at The Lobby Lounge’s afternoon tea, which also features savoury options such as maine lobster mille-feuille, teriyaki grilled turkey sandwich skewer, Alaskan king crab in saffron rolls with avocado, as well as duck parfait and smoked duck with apple compote in choux pastry. For an added European twist, the sweet spread also includes Spitzbuben jam-filled cookies.

11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL. Until Dec 31, 3-6pm. RM190 nett for two people; RM320 nett for two people with two glasses of prosecco. Book here.

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Take a break from your Christmas shopping and wind down with a hot cuppa at MOKL’s Chopard Christmas Afternoon Tea. Indulge in three tiers of sweet and savoury treats overlooking the verdant view of Suria KLCC park. The afternoon tea also comes with an option of champagne – a posh alternative that even Mad Hatter himself will revel in.

Lounge on the Park, Kuala Lumpur City Centre. Until Dec 24, 2.30-6pm. RM148 per person with free flow of hot beverages; RM198 per person with a glass of champagne and free flow of hot beverages. Book here.


Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur
Apart from the obligatory finger sandwiches and pastries, Ritz’s afternoon tea brings back an endearing tradition – letting children build their own teddy bear which they can bring home. The food, as you might expect, is proudly traditional. Keep an eye out for the colourful festive eggnog.

The Private Room, 168 Jalan Imbi, Bukit Bintang. Dec 8, 3-6pm. RM160 per adult; RM115 per child under 12. Book here.


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