To celebrate my 50+ birthday, this year I asked for afternoon tea at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel. I booked by email a few weeks prior to our visit and received a prompt and courteous reply from the Food and Beverage Manager, thank you.
My husband and I took the " smart casual" dress code to heart and made some effort to dress up a little- I even put on makeup and lipstick in the tropical heat and humidity!
We were greeted and seated by a waiter in a smart suit, and served very quickly and efficiently. There is a choice of teas, including the old favourites like English Breakfast and Earl Grey, but also others such as mint and raspberry. Sandwiches on a tired stand, crusts cut off and delicately thin were served first, then plain and raisin scones, with in house strawberry jam and cream. We were feeling quite content with our lot, when we were presented with... Petite Fours! Absolutely delicious and perfectly presented.
In all, we were very satisfied and it was a lovely birthday celebration. I would recommend this afternoon tea to family and friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Eastern & Oriental Hotel is the embodiment of both a special time and a special place. For well over a century, this remarkable hotel - known simply as 'The E&O' to generations of travellers - has stood as a testament to the grand elegance of the British colonial era. In many ways, it has also come to represent Penang itself; its story inextricably woven into the island's history, its traditions an indelible part of many a traveller's treasured memory, its name synonymous with the magical island once known as The Pearl Of the Orient. ... more less
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