If you’re ever in Kuala Lumpur and want to escape the tropical Malaysian heat, you should make your way to the stunning Orchid Conservatory at The Majestic Hotel.
The Majestic Hotel is a grand and glorious, all white edifice built in 1932 inspired by a neo-classical and art deco style. It faces one of Kuala Lumpur’s famous landmarks, the railway station and in its heyday, was Kuala Lumpur’s largest hotel known for its prestige and luxury. You are greeted by these tall, majestic, Roman columns and a curved driveway that all contributes to a sense of old world grandeur.
I had heard lovely things about the afternoon tea at the Majestic Hotel, particularly when hosted in the beyond beautiful, Orchid Conservatory.
The Orchid Conservatory showcases a hanging garden within a glass atrium with a range of orchids and thousands of stunning large-petaled blooms. The orchids on display also vary according to seasonal changes.
The menu first begins with a selection of teas; Darjeeling, Sencha Green, Chamomile and Roobois to name a few.
Spend the first few moments blissfully sipping your cuppa and taking in the serene surroundings.
Next arrive the usual array of sweet and savoury treats; smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwiches, mince pies, raisin scones with strawberry jam and topped off with my all time favourite, lots and lots of clotted cream!
It may just be because I’m Indian but one can never have enough cups of tea!
Along with the sweet and savoury bites, we were also given a plate of hot dishes; scotch eggs, seafood quiche and red bean croquettes. Ten years in the UK and I have my first taste of scotch eggs in Malaysia!
Bright, airy and well lit, the Orchid Conservatory whisks you away to a floral wonderland!
Several dollops of clotted cream to go with the numerous cups of tea!
I would recommend going to the Majestic Hotel for afternoon tea for the beautiful ambience and great service. You find yourself nestled amongst tropical wonders whilst escaping the heat; a great way to relax in this part of the world. The tea itself however, is nothing to boast about with only about six tea options to choose from (most afternoon tea menus offer a vast variety!) and a pretty decent (but not amazing) menu of sweets and savouries. Overall, I had a lovely time.
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