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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
Tanah Rata, Malaysia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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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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22 restaurant reviews
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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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10 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2008

Went to Bala's for scones and it was terrible - expensive too! Granted, the place was atmospheric but staff are unfriendly and some can't even speak English or BM. The long driveway to the chalet is rather narrow and our bus was too big, so we had to walk up the slope. Someone in our group just had angioplasty and... More

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