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Jim Thompson's Tea Room at Bala's

Lot 55, Tanah Rata | at Bala's Holiday Chalet, 39000, Malaysia
05-4911660
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English first
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We dropped by for afternoon tea around 12.00 p.m. on a rainy day just before we drove back to Kuala Lumpur. The place looked deserted and nobody was there to welcome us though a few workers were outside trimming the lawn or cleaning the floor. So, we made our own way to the reception and had to wait a while... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Scenic view at top of hill, this is one of the cafe to sip a morning tea to warm up the body after long cold night at Cameron highlands. Scorns are tasty, quite as good as the ones from Smokehouse but slightly cheaper. Victorian garden with blossoms is picturesque.

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Tanah Rata, Malaysia
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51 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Tried their tea & English scones set for one and a ginger tea for one. Personally, their scones were bit dried and not enough of butter in it. But the tea served with the set were enough for few cups (3cups if not mistaken) and the ginger tea is lack of ginger tea but portion wise is good for at... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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52 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Dropped by for an afternoon tea and scones. Had the set scones and tea for RM22.50. Nice surrounding with beautiful flowers. Indoor and outdoor sitting area, both equally comfortable. Great view near the parking lot. The scones were served warm with homemade strawberry preserves, cream and butter. But the preserves and cream alone were great. Tea served hot and was... More 

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Puchong, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Scones is their specialty i guess combined wit hommade strberry jam n cream wit cameron tea, nt to mention the preserved english style home..nt to b missed

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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Very good place to relax and eat your cream tea - fresh sandwiches, warm scones, jam, cream and excellent tea. Wonderful garden, very peaceful.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Nice furnished tea rooms, you may take good pictures at every corner. Quiet and spacious. Good service and staff are always ready to serve. High quality of food and serve BOH tea.

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Kuala Lumpur
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14 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

The subject matter says it all. 2 small scones, with butter and a pot of tea at RM 22.50 per person is very very expensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Our kids love to go for some high class tea and scones at Bala's. The atmosphere is great, its in an old boarding school which is now a hotel and restaurant. Afternoon tea and scones are RM22.50 a person (about $7usd) so maybe a tad pricy by local standards but still a good time. Sit out in the garden and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2009

Excellent scones. The butter was imported and the strawberry jam was commonplace (local Cameron Highlands produce, I'm sure, but unexciting). It was the cream that was unusual: pure white in colour and very dense. A mouthwatering combination with the delicious scones. The tea was forgettable, not the best that Cameron Highlands has to offer. Worth the drive from your accommodation.... More 

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Address: Lot 55, Tanah Rata | at Bala's Holiday Chalet, 39000, Malaysia
Phone Number: 05-4911660
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Pahang  >  Cameron Highlands

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