Sometimes we just need a little something special to spice up our lives, and we want to indulge in a luxurious meal like a traditional English afternoon tea. Those three-tier plates laden with sweet goodies historically signifies lavishness, and that mindset still carries over till today. But then we remember that we’re broke and we don’t have too much to spend for a single meal. Worry not, for there are a number of places that serve up afternoon tea sets for reasonable prices so you won’t burn a hole in your wallet. Bring along some friends and you can split the bill and make it even cheaper. Check out the following restaurants that serve afternoon tea for less than RM60 per person:

Tea Lounge, The Majestic Hotel

This colonial-style hotel is well-known for their classic atmosphere and luxurious dining options, and their afternoon tea is no exception. You can choose to have your afternoon tea in four different locations within the hotel, the Tea Lounge (RM58), Colonial Café (RM58), the Drawing Room (RM78), or the famous Orchid Conservatory (RM108). At the Tea Lounge, you’ll be able to sit on regal sofas in the sumptuous setting of the restaurant, and enjoy your afternoon tea in style. Their afternoon tea sets have a Malaysian twist, because not only do that serve the usual buttery scones and dainty cakes and pastries, they also incorporate local delicacies like fried mantau buns and lamb curry puffs. Be sure to make a reservation beforehand though, this place gets busy on the weekends!

RM58 per person

Address: The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50000 Kuala Lumpur.

Afternoon tea hours: 3pm–6pm daily

Tel: +603-2785 8000


Newens Tea House, Starhill Gallery

This historic tea house that originated from the land of afternoon tea itself, England, has been around for 150 years, so you know that they’ve perfected their recipes and will only serve up the best for their patrons. Their afternoon tea set for two (RM60) consists of traditional English scones served with clotted cream and preserves, a pot of tea (choose between 60 kinds!), and their ultimate specialty: Maids of Honour. If you’re wondering what a Maid of Honour is, it’s a highly-exclusive pastry that was favoured by King Henry VIII himself, and its recipe is heavily guarded because of how delicious it tastes. You be the judge of that yourself!

Cream tea set RM60

Address: Indulge Floor, Starhill Gallery, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100, Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: +603-2719 8550

Afternoon tea hours: 2.30–5.30 daily


TWG Tea Salon & Boutique, Pavilion KL

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If you’re a lover of all things tea and you haven’t been to TWG yet, where in the world have you been?? TWG is, of course, widely famous for their almost never-ending list of specialty teas, but they also serve afternoon tea sets if you’re feeling peckish for something to eat before dinner. Their Fortune Set comes in the classic three-tiered plates, and consists of toasted sandwiches, your choice of either freshly-baked scones with cream and jam or a slice of cake, and colourful macarons infused with their signature teas. The set comes with a pot of tea of your choosing, and you’ll be spoilt for choice with their extensive tea list! Give this place a try if you’re mooching around Pavilion and want something unique to eat.

Fortune Set RM59

Address: Level 2, Lot P2.16.00 & 2.34.01 Pavilion KL, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

Afternoon Tea Hours: 2pm–6pm daily


Bistro 160, Grand Millennium Hotel

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Bistro 160 in the Grand Millennium Hotel does serve your traditional English afternoon tea sets, but don’t miss their special chocolate afternoon tea! Perfect for everyone who loves a little (or a lot of) chocolate in their lives, this tea set has all things chocolate to satisfy your sweet tooth. The set comes with 10 assorted sweet treats, all infused in chocolate in some way, including their delectable chocolate scones, as well as a pot of English breakfast tea. The modern setting of the restaurant creates a nice contrast with the traditional meal, producing an old-meets-new feeling with your meal. This should definitely be on your list if you’re a fan of chocolate!

Chocolate afternoon tea set RM55

Address: Bistro 160, Grand Millennium Hotel KL, 160, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: +603-2117 4888

Afternoon tea hours: 3pm–6pm daily


Betjeman & Barton, One Utama

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This esteemed tea franchise from France have been around since 1919, and have over 50 types of tea available in Malaysian store. Their afternoon tea set comes with a pot of tea, where you can choose between 6 different types of their signature teas. Don’t worry if you get overwhelmed, the friendly staff will assist you in making your choice (they’ll even let you smell the tea leaves to see which you like best!). Besides that, you’ll also get assorted French cakes and pastries, both savoury and sweet, on your tiered plates, including macarons, sandwiches, danishes, artisanal chocolates, croissants, and your choice of cake. Their cakes are infused with their house-made tea blends, so you’ll be sure to dine on something special.

RM60 per set

Address: Lot G220, Ground Floor, One Utama (Old Wing), Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama City Centre, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Hours: Mon – Thurs & Sunday: 10:00–22:00/ Fri – Sat: 10:00–22:30

Tel: +603-7731 5433



Pastryville’s afternoon tea set is the most affordable option on this list, coming in at only RM45 for the set. The set consists of their towering array of freshly-baked English scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, cream puffs filled to the brim with soft whipped cream, and various dainty pastries, cakes, breads, and tarts. The set comes with either a pot of steaming tea or coffee, but it’s called afternoon tea for a reason, right? Pastryville is definitely the way to go if you’re on a tight budget but still want to treat yourself to something special for tea time!

RM45 per set

Available in 5 outlets nationwide.


Maison Francaise, Jalan Changkat Kia Peng

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If you want to have authentic French desserts, then this is the place for you. Maison Francaise is the brainchild of French-born chef Thierry Le Baut, so you’ll be sure that the dishes served there will be how it really is back in France. Their afternoon tea set changes every week, with sweet treats and savoury bites to tide you over. Past offerings include classic French desserts like lemon madeleines, pain au chocolat, cannele de Bordeaux, and passion fruit entremets. Weirdly enough, the afternoon tea set doesn’t come with tea at all, so you’ll have to order a pot separately. Their afternoon tea is only available on weekends, so be sure to drop by to experience authentic French cuisine!

RM58 per person

Address: 5, Jalan Changkat Kia Peng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Afternoon tea hours: 2pm–5pm on weekends

Tel: +603-2144 1474 / +6019-243 1200


If you’re feeling fancy and want to get a meal to match, make your reservations and have a ball with your afternoon tea! Sit up straight, stick your pinkies out, and no one will know you’re actually on a budget!

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