Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Afternoon Tea @ The Lobby Lounge, The Ritz-Carlton KL

As a couple, we enjoy going for afternoon tea together and one of our favorite places to go to is The Lobby Lounge in The Ritz-Carlton KL. There is something very enchanting about the place - we love the refined ambiance, great selection of food on the 3-tiers, beautiful tableware and the warm, friendly service.

Recently, we were staying at The Ritz-Carlton KL with the kids as part of their school holiday activity, and we thought it would be nice to give them their first afternoon tea experience at The Lobby Lounge. We had a wonderful afternoon together, and the kids especially enjoyed the desserts. What a great way to spend the Easter weekend - perhaps this can be a yearly Easter affair for us? :)


Afternoon tea at The Ritz-Carlton KL

The Traditional English Afternoon Tea is priced at RM75++ per set. Each set can be shared, however an extra pot of tea needs to be ordered for the sharing parties. Diners can choose from a selection of 40 Ronnefeldt teas. Vincent, the waiter who served us, took time to explain the different teas to us. I like fruity teas with my afternoon tea, hence I went for the Raspberry Royal - a refreshingly sweet tea made with sun-ripened raspberries. Hubby likes his Tarry Lapsang, a black tea dried over burning pinewood for a smokily spicy flavour, which Hubby often likens to a "non-alcoholic whisky".  The kids got an orange juice each.



Love the tableware here

A spot of refinement for Baby D - dressed up smart for the occasion too


The Ronnefeldt tea selection

Love the smell of the Raspberry Royal tea



The boy and his juice

The ladies who do afternoon tea :)


Right after tea is served, the three-tier afternoon tea set is brought out to our table. On the bottom tier are the plain butter scone, raisin scone, quiche and chicken and mushroom pie. On the middle tier are the sandwiches, such as smoked salmon, egg mayo, ham and cheese and tuna. We enjoyed the warm scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, as well as the selection of the well-prepared sandwiches, quiche and pie.

The top tier is meant for the desserts and instead of bringing a pre-set selection to us, we now get to choose from the dessert trolley - 4 types per set from a selection of cakes, chocolates and macarons. We let the kids do the dessert picking since this is a treat for them.



Sandwiches

Baby C is a natural... spreading clotted cream and strawberry jam on her scone like a pro



The dessert trolley has arrived - so hard to pick only 4 out of 12 cakes, macarons and chocolates


The cake selection includes mini Victoria sponge, English fruit cake, blueberry financier, After Eight chocolate cake, raspberry Breton, and Strawberry trifle. The kids both picked the After Eight chocolate cake and Morello cherry cheesecake, both which were really good. Good picks, kids! :) Baby D also picked the Strawberry trifle and double chocolate cake, which was very rich and sinful! Baby C on the other hand picked a strawberry macaron (which I found to be a tad too crispy, but she liked it a lot) and a chocolate. Overall, found the cakes to be extremely good, and I like their new style of letting the diners choose their own dessert platter.

Baby D's selection, with a little help from daddy


Mummy enjoying her afternoon tea

Live harpist plays here in the afternoons


Verdict: I still consider this to be one of the best afternoon teas in town. 

Click here to read my latest afternoon tea review (2016).




Afternoon tea is available daily (except Sundays) from 3.00pm to 5.00pm.

Service: Excellent.

Price: RM75++ per set. Afternoon tea set can be shared however extra tea must be ordered for the sharing party.

Location: The Lobby Lounge, The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur, 168 Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 03-2142 8000

GPS Coordinates: 3.146901, 101.715438

Website: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/KualaLumpur/Default.htm


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32 comments:

  1. Hi Baby Sumo, great place to enjoy afternoon tea. All the dessert look awesome, wish I can join you. :)) Nice click!

    Have a nice day ahead.

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    1. Hi Amelia, if you love afternoon tea then u will surely love the one at The Ritz-Carlton KL.

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  2. The desserts looks delicious. Looks like the kids had a great time!

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    1. Yes they did. Great new experience for them, and they were so well behaved as well.

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  3. gorgeous set-up! the family that has afternoon tea together will hopefully live happily ever after, with many more scones and sandwiches in the decades to come :D

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    1. Hehe that sounds wonderful. I guess that means we should have more afternoon tea sessions together eh?

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  4. Can I have everything on the dessert trolley? ^_^

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    1. I was so tempted to try them all too, but sadly only can choose 4 per set. :P

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  5. Hi Yen! We stayed at the Ritz when we last visited KL couple of years back but did not have tea there. I would have done it if you had posted this earlier. :D

    The scones are talking to me!

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    1. Hehe I did post about their afternoon tea 3 years ago! :P
      http://goodyfoodies.blogspot.com/2010/08/afternoon-tea-ritz-carlton-kuala-lumpur.html

      There's always a next time :D

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  6. That looks like great value considering all the goodies! Its nice to see a good spread of savouries and sweets. You have those kiddies trained well when it comes to picking desserts :) Looks like a lovely family day out!

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    1. I really love this place for afternoon tea - it's got lovely ambiance, food and service.

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  7. Ritz Carlton.. listed in my must-go-list.. ehhehe!! Will try out this place by the end of this year.. ahahha! Have to save some pocket money first.. ;P
    Lovely ambiance ! LIKE! ^^

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  8. I love those 2 ladies and 1 gentleboy who lunch :D Baby C and D are so well-behaved ! Hope nothing breaks ? lol Uhmm , Yen , throw some of those treats over here , pretty please ? ;D

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    1. We were impressed with how well behaved they were during the afternoon tea. Mesmerised by the desserts, I guess!!

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  9. Oh they look so cute all dressed up! :D And what a stellar first afternoon tea experience for them too! :)

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    1. Only the best for their first afternoon tea experience :D

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  10. Yummmmmm!!!!! Nice! But I'll have coffee, please...black, thank you.

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    1. Haha then it wont be called afternoon tea anymore. ;)

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  11. Lovely afternoon tea with a nice spread to choose from. Mama and babies looking good :)

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    1. Thank u dear :) We all had a great time!

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  12. Hi Yen,

    Your little man looks so smart in his formal shirt. I can tell you are a proud mum :D

    What a great place to enjoy a nice and relaxing afternoon tea! But, not too sure that my rowdy boy will behave as well as your kids.

    Zoe

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    1. Hehe your boy might surprise you.... just like my kids did. They were too busy eating their numerous desserts!

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  13. I love the meticulous table setting. Everyone seems to be happy indulging in the afternoon tea.

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  14. I hope Sam can eat as elegant as Chloe too >.<

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    1. Hehe Chloe just copies what I do... when I spread clotted cream and jam on my scone, she also follows :)

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  15. Yen,
    Lovely afternoon tea. Baby C and D behave so well.
    All of the desserts look so good : )
    mui

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  16. I just called to reserve with my wife and baby, but they said the lounge is smoke/cigar zone. If that so, will it be dangerous for baby/kid?

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    1. Hi there, on the few occasions we were here, we were fortunate that there were no smokers around. If you are worried about this, u can try The Majestic Hotel KL for their afternoon tea too. I believe that is smoke-free.

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    2. Thanks!but because at Ritz the set can be shared so its a value for money for those who are thight on the budget :P btw how much the cost for an extra pot if the set to be shared?

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