Sunday, August 8, 2010

English Afternoon Tea at The 1885, E&O Hotel

E.A.T. is defined as the ingestion of food to provide nutritional needs for growth and energy.
E.A.T. is an action of taking food into body to stay alive.
Apart from the above definitions, E.A.T. is also an abbreviation of English Afternoon Tea.

I know just the right place to treat myself to a delightful afternoon tea, - first made fashionable by the 7th Duchess of Bedford, Anna back in the 19th century - Eastern and Oriental Hotel's fine dining restaurant, The 1885.

Be swept away by the classy, elegant interior of The 1885.
The most coveted seats in the restaurant are the two tables by the French windows, 
overlooking the Straits of Malacca.

Simple yet elegant setting

Huge trays laden with dainty, bite-sized cakes and pastries

Cutlery made of silver

A feeling of true indulgence

My choice of tea: Creme Orange Roibosh Tea

Sugar bowl and milk jar made of fine bone china

Very fragrant tea with a hint of sweetness

Strawberry jam

Clotted cream

The entire tea experience costs RM45 ++
Treat yourself to a typical English Afternoon Tea served on silver and fine bone china.

My English Afternoon Tea begins with a set of plain and fruit scones, 
delightful pastries and elegant finger sandwiches.

My savoury treats

Cocktail roll

Raisin scone and chicken pie

Plain butter scone

Spread your scone with imported strawberry jam and clotted cream

Three types of sandwiches

Smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwich

Cucumber and dill sandwich

Cheese sandwich (A substitute for beef and dill sandwich as I don't eat beef)

Assorted cakes and sweets

Chocolate meringue tart

Chocolate-coated strawberry meringue delight

This is the best afternoon tea I've ever had in Malaysia. The delightful and dainty-looking pastries are all made to perfection. The entire tea experience left me with a feeling of true indulgence and I will surely return for another luxurious treat. It is an experience I am not likely to forget.


  1. wow..Mingna, u drove all the way to Penang for the EAT? Thanks for teaching me a new word today..English Afternoon Tea! I have been to the E&O once.. but not to eat, just to tour around the lobby.. hahhaaa...

  2. oh by the way.. the Choy Kee, I will try to look for it.. not so sure of Bercham.. but u seem to know about their history.. :p

  3. Claire:

    The E.A.T at The 1885 is worth paying for. I swear this is the best I've ever had, even better than The Smoke House's.

    As for Choy Kee, I'm their regular customer. I just need to make a phone call and they will reserve the freshest tarts for me. Regarding the history... Sigh... the present lady boss has gone from a mistress to a new wife of the owner.

  4. I have had it once and I remember till now. :)

  5. Cariso:

    Yes, it's such a memorable experience.

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