I think by now you might have realized my overly affection for two things when it comes to eating, western breakfast, and high tea.


The high tea offered by Carcosa Seri Negara has been nagging at the back of my mind for quite awhile now, after few failed attempts to make some last minute reservation, which ended up with disappointment from being fully booked, we tried again to book- this time 2 weeks well-in-advance.

Carcosa Seri Negara has pride itself to serve one of the finesse afternoon teas in KL. The hotel offers afternoon tea in two different mood tone: their indoor atmosphere define an understated elegance complemented with dim lightings, carpeted floorings, and plush maroon colored sofa seat, which is comfortable enough for us to sink into, while indulging in soft conversations. Their outdoor terrace embraces a more casual atmosphere overlooking the greeneries, I was rather taken to the serenity of the environment, with beautiful sounds of birds chirping at the background and English conversations at our neighbor tables, no trace of traffic can be heard. It was definitely a perfect afternoon getaway which explains my reluctant to leave at the end of the session.








The English Afternoon Tea of RM60++ per person was served in a white fine bone china and comprises of the following offerings:


Selection of sandwiches: Smoked Norwegian Salmon Croissant Sandwich, Cream Cheese with cucumber sandwiches, Egg Mayo Sandwiches.



Selection of Pastries: Traditional English Fruitcakes, Apple Crumble, Fresh Fruit Tartlets, Chocolate Brownie, Mango Sorbet, Crème Brule


Also, a choice of warm plain scones or raisin scones served with clotted cream and strawberry jams


Whilst the overall delicacies were rather plain, and forgettable in taste, it was the Mango Sorbet, and Crème Brule that captured my heart. The refreshing Sorbet was served towards the end of the meal that got me melting with happiness.



What were also note-worthy are their oven fresh scones. (I’ve chosen plain ones) Give me a good scone anywhere, and I’m easily swayed. The ones served here was delicious, light fluffy texture inside while retaining the delightful crust on the outside. Arguably the best scones I’ve tried in KL so far. Even Ritz Carlton Lobby Lounge cannot beat this.

Malay Afternoon Tea Set is also available here on Saturday & Sunday. Enjoy Malay delicacies such as Prawn Fritters with Sweet Chilli Sauce, Chicken Satay with Lemongrass, Baked Sweet Potato with Anchovies & Chilli, Caramelized banana with grated coconut, Fresh spring rolls, Mini chicken murtabak, Salmon Cube Pie Tie, Dodol, Malay cake for RM65++ per person. I don’t know about you, but I thought the prices is pretty steep considering you can get these at a local stalls for much more affordable pricing. But hey, you are paying for the environment too, right?




All in all a very enjoyable afternoon with my lovely companion. Although the English delicacies failed to Impress me by a big notch, like I said- if the scones are good, I’m a happy woman. Come with such beautiful environment, I’ll definitely be back for more.

Ratings:

Food: 7/10
(p.s. if you are wondering, you can share for the set! Say if 4 people come don't go order 4 sets as it can be pretty filling!)

Service: 8.5/10
(attentive and polite)

Ambience: 9/10
(i love love love this place, perfect for a getaway)

Presentation of food: 7/10

Overall ratings: 8/10

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Carcosa Seri Negara
Jalan Kebun Bunga
50480 Kuala Lumpur,

Tel: 03-2295-0888
Reservation is mandatory as they are often booked up for functions and weddings.

10 comments:

Baby Sumo said...

I've been wanting to come here and do afternoon tea too. Would you say this or Ritz KL's is better overall?

AugustDiners said...

Baby Sumo: Ritz has a better selection, more delicate and gourmet. Carcosa's has a more humble selection, but overall factor with the ambience and service, carcosa would be an ideal choice :)

AugustDiners said...

Baby Sumo: Not to forget the scones in carcosa won hands down, and im very particular with that hehe

Jubulicious said...

I knew when I saw those nails it was YJ!!!! hehehe I like Sandwiches made by Fantabulous better!!! >,<

AugustDiners said...

Jubulicious: those nails were mine dear haha. Ya the sandwich in carcosa was way too ordinary. Wud love to try amayzing.me's sandwich one day!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

afternoon tea is not my thing especially with msia weather!

AugustDiners said...

ahhh, yes afternoon tea has always been more of a lady thing. Thank god the weather was rather agreable the day i was there, having just finished drizzling :)

Sean said...

ya, i get torn over where to sit here. inside, the temperature is cool, and you get to listen to the live harp music. outside, it's hot, but the open space and greenery at gorgeous :D

AugustDiners said...

Sean: yeah me toooo! but i would opt for the inside next time just because i'm prone to mosquito bites, they seemed to like me enough on that day :P

Mardia said...

Hi,

Have you tried the White Brick Oven raisin scones?
www.whitebrickoven.com

Best regards,
mardia

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