Cover Photo: Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Grab your squad and enjoy some holiday cheer with these decadent Christmas-themed afternoon tea spreads at your favourite luxury hotels

1. Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

The oh-so-comfy Lounge on the Park at Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur is a must-visit for Christmas afternoon tea with the girls. A dainty spread of festive and Instagram-worthy treats awaits, prepared by Chef Suzana Anwar and her team. The selection includes four different eclairs, a Santa belt cherry apricot vanilla tart and a miniature chocolate butter cream yule log. These are served with buttery soft scones (plain and ginger-flavoured) to be savoured with clotted cream, orange and cinnamon marmalade and strawberry and hibiscus jam.   

Even the finger sandwiches incorporate the familiar flavours of the season: from roasted turkey with cranberries compote in rye bread to roasted pumpkin and chestnut with truffle mayo in cranberry bread.  

Don't forget: Make this Christmas season at Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur a truly impactful one with the luxury hotel's Christmas Tree of Hope in support of the National Autism Society of Malaysia. Diners can select from any of the handwritten Christmas gift wish cards on the Christmas tree in the lobby and donate between 11am and 8pm daily which will go towards the purchase of gifts for the child who wrote their selected wish card.        

Availability: Now till January 9, 2022 from 2.30pm to 6pm (Christmas afternoon tea on December 24 and 25 will be at Level 1) 
Price: RM168+ per person, inclusive of free flow of hot beverages (RM228+ inclusive of free flow of hot beverages and a glass of Taittinger champagne)

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur | Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur | Call +603-2330 8798

2. Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Christmas at the Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur is an affair that's not to be missed. Its classic afternoon tea at the Lounge at Four Seasons takes on a Yuletide twist with exquisitely crafted treats like Eggnog Crab Louie, Golden Gingerbread Trunk and more in the Festive Afternoon Tea, available throughout December. On Christmas Eve and Christmas day itself, the afternoon tea will pay ode to wintertime flavours and present such festive favourites as smoked turkey, chestnuts, apple cider, cranberry, caviar and black truffle in whimsical creations that include Partridge & Pear Tree, Ladies Dancing, and Christmas Ornament.            

Festive Afternoon Tea 

Availability: Now till December 31, 2021 till January 9, 2022 from 2.30pm to 5.30pm
Price: RM188nett per person

Christmas Afternoon Tea At The Lounge

Availability: December 24 – 25 2021 from 2.30pm to 5.30pm
Price: RM208nett per person

Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur  | 145 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur | Call +6017 262 9185 or +603-2382 8888 for reservations

3. The RuMa Hotel and Residences

This December, afternoon tea at RuMa Hotel's The Librari will be aglow with festive holiday eats such as Smoked Turkey and Cranberry Sandwiches, Christollen canelés, Chestnut Mont Blanc and Cinnamon Apple Eclairs. You'll also be able to enjoy a selection of fresh scones served with house-made preserves and clotted cream, complemented by a wide selection of Voyage teas.    

Availability: December 4, 2021 till January 9, 2022 
Price: RM150+ per person  

The RuMa Hotel and Residences | 7 Jalan Kia Peng | Kuala Lumpur | WhatsApp +603-2778 0735​ or call +603-2788 0888

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4. Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur

Enjoy your tea from 53 floors above ground at Altitude, Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur, where you'll find dainty delicacies to satisfy your sugar cravings. The Festive Afternoon Tea consists of ornament-worthy creations like the Hazelnut Cream and Chocolate Crémeux, the Christmas Ball (chocolate sponge dessert topped with chocolate mousse and berry gel), Red Velvet Cheesecake, Gingerbread Macarons and more. Balancing out all the sweet treats are a selection of finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, smoked duck, Butter Gipfel and egg custard.   

Availability: Now till December 31, daily from 3pm to 5pm
Price: RM188+ per person (inclusive of coffee or tea) and RM198+ per person with one festive cocktail        

Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur | 2 Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur | WhatsApp +6012 288 2135 for reservations

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5. The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur

What's in store for high tea aficionados at the Ritz? Well, the Ritzy Classic Classic Afternoon Tea at the Lobby Lounge is fully furnished with a slew of adorable festive desserts and savouries so you can enjoy your scones, tea and finger sandwiches in style as you welcome the festive season.       

Bonus: Teddy bears, tea and cherished traditions–the three come together in the Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur's beloved Teddy Bear Teatime at The Cobalt Room. Aside from a scrumptious teddy bear-themed afternoon tea, the kids will get to participate in fun activities which include building their own teddy bears.     

The Ritzy Classic Classic Afternoon Tea

Availability: December 4, 2021 till January 2, 2022 from 12pm to 6pm
Price: RM160 for two 

Teddy bear Teatime

Availability: December 12, 2021 from 1pm – 4pm
Price: RM160 per adult and RM115 per child under 12 years old 

The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur | 168 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur | WhatsApp +6018-306 3188 or email

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6. The St Regis Kuala Lumpur

You'll marvel in wonder at this Winter Wonderland-inspired limited edition Christmas takeaway afternoon tea from The St Regis Kuala Lumpur's Drawing Room, featuring delicately crafted desserts and pastries that range from the Winter Wonderland Snowball and Santa’s Christmas Bauble to the Christmas Candle of Hope, the Christmas Wreath of Life, and the Chocolate Trinket Box. You'll also receive a selection of scones with clotted cream, homemade jam and premium savoury canapes.  

Bonus: If you're looking for a family-friendly activity during holidays, reserve your spot for the hotel's Afternoon Tea by the Pool, inclusive of a gingerbread house decorating session. Each gingerbread house comes with unlimited candies to decorate it with. 

Christmas Takeaway Afternoon Tea

Availability: Daily from 12pm to 6pm, while stocks last
Price: RM168+ per set    

Afternoon Tea by the Pool

Availability: December 11, 2021 from 11am to 2pm and 3pm to 6pm
Price: RM158 per adult and RM158 per child, inclusive of gingerbread house

The St Regis Kuala Lumpur | 6 Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur | Call +603-2727 6696 or order online

7. The Alchemy, The Starhill

Ready to take a bite out of the Big Apple? Enjoy a festive spin on the New Yorker Afternoon Tea at The Alchemy with this limited edition festive tea set. Sink your teeth into sugary treats like Snowball Lemon Cookies, Snow Angel Coconut and Ginger Macarons, and Petite Snowflake Gateau along with lip-smacking finger sandwiches and savouries.  

Availability: Now till December 31, 2021 from 3pm to 6pm 
Price: RM160 for two 

The Alchemy | LG09, The Starhill, 181 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur | Call +6018-929 8060 or email

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8. Element Kuala Lumpur

Ready for a high tea Christmas feast? Available at Trace restaurant and bar, the Festive High Tea Set offers a selection of hot and cold savoury eats that include butternut squash and feta tartlets, grilled turkey kebabs and pita bread. Fancy a Mango Yule Log Cake for dessert, or Trace's signature Arteastry Chocolate Ball? Savour it all with your raisin scones and more delectable sweet treats this festive season at Element Kuala Lumpur.     

Availability: December 1 till 31, 2021 (Monday to Friday) from 1pm to 5pm
Price: RM138 nett for two 

Element Kuala Lumpur | Level 40, Element Kuala Lumpur, Ilham Tower, 8 Jalan Binjai, Kuala Lumpur | +603-2771 3388

9. Macalister Mansion

Planning a cosy Christmas staycation at Macalister Mansion in Penang? Then you'd better book your slot at least a day in advance for the Jolly Fest Afternoon Tea. The perfect high tea set for those who prefer bigger portions, the Jolly Fest Afternoon Tea is no trifle (pun intended). The menu includes Roast Quail with Port Wine Jus, Yuletide Deep Fried Truffle Egg Sandwiches, Scallion Scones with Cheese Spread, and Mini Salmon Rillette Tarts. The dessert tray includes such merry offerings as Pink Guava Frosty Lollipops, Rhubarb Yoghurt Snowball, Winter Wonderland Caramel Milk Pudding and Jingle Chestnut Tiramisu.        

Availability: Now till January 1, 2022 (Tuesday to Sunday) from 2pm to 5pm
Price: RM218+ for two (RM248 inclusive of a glass of Moscato wine)     

Macalister Mansion | 228, Jalan Macalister, George Town, Penang | WhatsApp +6019-293 3818 


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