Father’s Day is just around the corner on 19 June. So it’s that time of year again that you should start to remind your children to get their crayons out and secondly about how you would like to celebrate the day. I mean, how dad would like to, of course!
If you are unsure about how to mark the occasion this year, may I recommend afternoon tea at the Majestic Hotel? If you’re really lucky there might still be a table in the beautiful Orchid Conservatory. Afternoon tea is such a lovely way to spend a few hours and is one of those rare activities that can keep the whole family equally happy.
A tea party amidst the orchids
As for the food, it didn’t disappoint. I started with a token sandwich, as you are meant to when having afternoon tea, followed by the scones, and then the delightful cakes. They may look little, but they can be surprisingly filling so we just couldn’t fit in the savoury pies that arrived half way through our sitting. The staff kindly boxed up our left overs beautifully, perfect for an evening snack!
We washed it all down with as much tea as you could drink. And the children revelled in the fanciness of delivering sugar cubes with tiny tongs to their china cups.
The same afternoon tea is available elsewhere in the hotel with a much smaller pricetag attached. But what you are paying extra for is the intimate, peaceful experience, as numbers are limited and also being surrounded by oppulent orchids. I have never experienced anywhere quite like it. And I have had my far share of afternoon teas. So I definitely think it was worth paying the extra for a special occasion.
Some extra slices of information
There are only a very small number of tables available in the conservatory, so if you want it for a particular occasion book early to avoid disappointment.
If the Orchid Conservatory is not available, you could still indulge in a spot of afternoon tea in either the Hotel’s Drawing Room or the Colonial Café. The Drawing Room is better for smaller groups of up to four and afternoon tea here costs RM104.40 per person. The Café’s tea costs RM81.20 per person and can accommodate larger groups, making it ideal for family gatherings, birthday parties or a baby shower.
Under 12s are not allowed in either the Orchid Conservatory or Drawing Room, but are welcome in the Colonial Café. They don’t specify a dress code, but I would say smart casual is fine.
Afternoon Tea is only served in the Conservatory at the weekend between 12pm – 2.30pm and 3pm – 6pm and costs RM139.20 per person, regardless of age. Throughout the week it’s served in the Drawing Room.
Getting there and how to book
The little glass atrium filled with flowers, known as The Orchid Conservatory can be found on level 2 of The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur based near the heart of the city on 5, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur. We drove to it and there was plenty of parking available in the hotel’s carpark. If you would like more information, visit their website here. If you want to book a table, simply WhatsApp 014 647 1060.
When you make your booking, you will be asked to pay the full amount in advance by a bank transfer and it is non refundable. But I have to say I messed up the date of my booking and the members of staff were incredibly helpful in finding a solution.
Another place that may be to dad’s liking, is the afternoon tea at The Alchemy at The Starhill Dining. Have a look at our review here.