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Afternoon Tea is a long-standing British tradition and it has become so well-known that you can easily enjoy it at hotels, restaurants or even bars! Some of you might be frenzy advocates of this quintessential tradition for their delicious treats and etiquette, yet the following facts would make you treasure it even more.  

 

1/ The Origin of Afternoon Tea

Click here to view Afternoon Tea at Pavilions LoungeImage Cre: Pavilion Lounges @ Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

If you think reveling in an Afternoon Tea is interesting, you would also fall in love with the story behind how this tradition was originated. It is believed that in the 18th and 19th century, English people often got hungry during the long gap between lunch and dinner which was very late in the evening. Annoyed by this hunger pains,  Anna Maria Russell – the Duchess of Bedford, scheduled her time to enjoy a light meal of cakes and sandwiches which she believed was an excellent stand-in in the middle of the afternoon. She soon began to invite her friends along to enjoy it and so the craze became a legend.

 

2/  Is It “Scone With The Wind” Or “Games Of Scones”?

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The pronunciation of “Scone” is surprisingly still controversial up till now! It can either be pronounced as “Gone” or Throne”! Step back in time, the origin of the word “Scone” is believed to have come from the Dutch word “Schoonbrot” which means “beautiful bread” and later was changed to a shorter version which we know as “Scone”! There is no right or wrong in how you call it. Although you might keep in mind that some more pedantic experts would argue the correct pronunciation of scone is like “gone”!

 

3/ The Difference Between Afternoon Tea and Hi-Tea

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Many have mistaken “High Tea” and “Afternoon Tea” as one. If you do think so, this fact might surprise you! There was actually a huge difference between these two! “Afternoon Tea” (also known as “Low Tea”) was originated for the upper class, while “High Tea” was designed for a working-class man’s main meal of the day! The Afternoon Tea, therefore, will feature delicate finger foods ranging from small sandwiches to scones, pastries and cakes. On the other hand, as a working class could not afford such an indulgent treat, their tea set will be full of heartier affair like meat, pies and crackers and served on a high table as indicated by the term “high” in its name. Nowadays, fewer differences are seen between these two traditions. 

 

4/ Did You Hold It Correctly? 

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The standard correct way to hold a teacup is with one or two fingers of the hand put through the hole of the cup handle. The cup should be balanced with your thumb on top and your other fingers curled underneath. Although it’s not compulsory and unnecessary nowadays, the etiquette of holding a traditional teacup might be something you will find enjoyable to know. The holding can be a little tricky as you gotta try to lift your pinkie finger out to look proper. It is believed that the raised pinkie was started by a noblewoman and mimicked by the Royal family. 

 

5/ Milk First or Tea First? Jam First or Cream First? 

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In the past, milk is added to the teacup first to protect the delicate china from the hot tea. As time’s gone, it is more common now to add the tea first, followed by the milk. How about jam and cream? It has been a debate raging on for decades about whether to put jam or cream on your scone first! Actually, it depends mainly on where the tradition is from or where you are having your tea! In Cornwall, it’s jam then cream yet in Devon, people will do the opposite! 

Can’t wait to indulge yourself in an Afternoon Tea or High Tea in Klang Valley already? We have just the list hand-picked for you! Check out Newens Tea House, Pavilion Lounge at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, Altitude at Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur, THIRTY8 at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, Nobu Kuala Lumpur, The Lounge & Oro Cafe at Hilton Kuala Lumpur and Bistro 160 at Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur!

 

 

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Scenic Restaurants for Valentine’s Celebration 2019 in Malaysia

Valentine’s Day 2019 is just around the corner and what’s better than treating your other half to candlelight dinner overlooking magnificent views of the city? That’s why we have hand-picked the most scenic restaurants for your special celebration! 
Still love to see more? Check out the Top Restaurants in Town that Serve Valentine’s Menus!

 

1/ Relish The Picturesque View and World-Class Cuisine at Nobu Kuala Lumpur

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Searching for a restaurant to indulge your special one in world-class cuisine and top-notch service? You should not forgo Nobu Kuala Lumpur! Perched on the 56th floor of Menera 3 Petronas – right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the restaurant is an excellent dining spot to relish the picturesque view of the city. Have an extraordinary Valentine’s dining experience here by enjoying Cured Salmon, Seared Botan Ebi, Fresh Water Prawn, Wagyu and Bottarga and other delicacies. 

Valentine Special
– Valentine’s 7-Course Omakase13th – 17th February 2019

– PriceRM500++ per person

Nobu Kuala Lumpur
Location
Level 56, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to view Valentine’s menu & book a table at Nobu Kuala Lumpur

 

2/ Take in Kuala Lumpur Skyline Under A See-Through Roof at Cielo KL

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Featuring an open kitchen and a fully retractable see-through roof to operate during all weather conditions, Cielo KL is a splendid restaurant for those who love taking in the city skyline in a fine-casual ambiance. Pamper your other half to a 4-course dinner this Valentine’s Day 2019 with dishes such as Live Gallagher Oyster, Pan Seared Scallop, Lobster on Spaghetti Boutargue Cire D’Abeille, Grilled Pure Angus Tenderloin and more specialties. 

 Valentine Special
– Valentine’s 4-Course Set Dinner14th February 2019
– PriceRM600+ per couple

Cielo KL
Location
23-01, 1D, Vida Bukit Ceylon, Jalan Ceylon, 50200 Kuala Lumpur. 

>> Click here to view Valentine’s menu & book a table at Cielo KL 

 

3/ Enjoy a Captivating 360 Degree City View On The 38th Floor at THIRTY8, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

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Well-known as one of the most scenic restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, THIRTY8 at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur is one ideal location for your memorable Valentine’s Day. Located on the 38th floor with a captivating 360 degree city view of Kuala Lumpur, the restaurant is your place to be. This Valentine’s Day 2019, impress your date with a gastronomic journey of 5-course set dinner with delights like Smoked Salmon Tartar, Crustacean’s Bisque, Australian Black Angus Beef Tenderloin, Wok-Fried Alaskan Cod Fillet and more. Complimentary 2 Rose Fairy Cocktails!

Valentine Special
– Valentine’s 5-Course Set Dinner14th February 2019
– PriceRM680 nett per couple (vegetarian set menu is available) 

THIRTY8, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
Location
38th Floor, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, 12, Jalan Pinang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to view Valentine’s menu & book a table at THIRTY8, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

 

4/ A One-Of-A-Kind Valentine’s Afternoon Tea Set at Altitude, Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur

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A glamorous afternoon tea set with a jaw-dropping background in a calming environment would be all you could ask for this Valentine’s Day 2019! Come to Altitude which settled on level 53 at Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur to revel in unconventional yet delectable specialties hand-crafted by the chefs here including delectable sweet treats, savory delights that elegantly presented to excite your palate. Enjoy your choice of premium tea, 2 complimentary glasses of prosecco while admiring the incredible view of KLCC and have an unforgettable celebration! 

 Valentine Special
– Valentine’s Afternoon Tea Set: 14th February 2019
– PriceRM358 nett per couple

Altitude, Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur
Location
Level 53, 2 Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to view Valentine’s menu & book a table at Altitude, Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur

 

5/ Dine At The Iconic Kuala Lumpur Tower with Splendid Panoramic Views at Atmosphere360 Revolving Restaurant KL Tower

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Strategically situated at the iconic Kuala Lumpur Tower, Atmosphere360 Revolving Restaurant KL Tower has the best of both worlds – splendid atmosphere, impeccable service and unique cuisine. Celebrate your Valentine’s Day at the restaurant to dive in a 5-course Western set menu (Sensation package) including window seating, roses and couple photo or 4-course Western set menu (Romance Package) specially curated only for this special occasion.  

 Valentine Special
– Valentine’s Sensation Package or Romance Package: 14th February 2019
– PriceRM419 nett per person (Sensation package) or RM369 nett per person (Romance package)

Atmosphere360 Revolving Restaurant KL Tower
Location
TH02, KL Tower, No.2, Jalan Puncak, off Jalan P. Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to view Valentine’s menu & book a table at Atmosphere360 Revolving Restaurant KL Tower

 

6/ Celebrate Love with Unprecedented 360-Degree Panoramic View, Live Band and Wishing Lanterns at  Stratosphere 
 
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As Asia’s first and only luxury bar seated atop an infinity grassed helipad, Stratosphere is an out-of-ordinary venue for your unparalleled Valentine’s experience. The restaurant provides an unprecedented 360-degree panoramic view of the city and greater Klang Valley with tantalizing dishes, ensuring a myriad of wonders awaiting. Come to Stratosphere to celebrate your Valentine’s Day with wishing lanterns and a 3-course set dinner including
Pan Seared Foie Gras, Raw Irish Oyster, Grilled Lobster or Wagyu Ribeye and other delights! 

 Valentine Special
– Valentine’s Romantic Dinner: 13th – 14th February 2019
– PriceRM380++ per couple

Stratosphere
Location
Sky Level, 1 First Avenue, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

>> Click here to view Valentine’s menu & book a table at Stratosphere


7/ Relax with A Fantastic View of Melaka at PAMPAS Sky Dining 

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Looking for an ideal location to indulge the significant other in sumptuous dishes at one of the best steakhouses in town? PAMPAS Sky Dining will assure to please even the most discerning connoisseurs. Luxuriate in unassuming ambiance and charming views of Melaka while gratifying your taste buds this Valentine’s Day with a 3-course set dinner including Smoked Salmon Sushi, Grilled Black Angus Tenderloin or Herb Crusted Lamb Rack and end with Italian Cassata – a classic Italian dessert. 

Valentine Special
– Valentine’s 3-Course Set Dinner: 14th February 2019
– PriceRM168++ per person

PAMPAS Sky Dining
Location
Tower 1, Level 41, The Shore Residences, The Shore, 193, Pinggiran @ Sungai Melaka, Jalan Persiaran Bunga Raya, 75100 Melaka.

>> Click here to view Valentine’s menu & book a table at PAMPAS Sky Dining

 

8/ Complimentary Stalks of Roses and Special Set Dinner at TOP View Restaurant & Lounge 

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Much-frequented for its gastronomic cuisine and breath-taking view of Penang, TOP View Restaurant & Lounge – perched on top of Komtar Tower, is no doubt one of the extraordinary destinations to impress your other half. In this special season, the restaurant has prepared stalks of roses for ladies and special set dinner featuring Egg’s Royale, Rose of Smoked Salmon, Cream of Seafood and Caviar, Charred Loin of Lamb & Beef Tenderloin or Fillet of Cod and a number of other delicious dishes. 

Valentine Special
– Valentine’s Set Dinner: 14th February 2019
– PriceRM338++ per couple

TOP View Restaurant & Lounge
Location
59 Dining Room, Level 59, Komtar, Jalan Penang, 10000 George Town, Penang.

>> Click here to view Valentine’s menu & book a table at TOP View Restaurant & Lounge

 

9/ Immerse in A Romantic Dinner with Candlelight at Three Sixty Revolving & Rooftop Bar

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Known as one of the most romantic dining spots to relish the stunning view of Penang, Three Sixty Revolving & Rooftop Bar is another option for this Valentine’s Day which you should not forgo! The restaurant will let you immerse in your own world with candlelight dinner, impeccable service and authentic foods curated by nyonya chefs such as Nyonya Sambal Udang, Pulut Tai Tai, Slow Braised Beef Rendang, Nyonya Chicken, Sago Gula Melaka and more spectacular delights.

Valentine Special
– Valentine’s Buffet: 14th February 2019
– PriceRM170+ per person

Three Sixty Revolving & Rooftop Bar
Location
Level 16, Bayview Hotel Georgetown, 25A, Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 George Town, Penang.

>> Click here to view Valentine’s menu & book a table at Three Sixty Revolving & Rooftop Bar

 

 

 

 

10 Buffet Dinner & Brunch For Your New Year 2019 Celebration, Malaysia

Looking for a buffet dinner or brunch in town to tempt your palate this New Year’s Eve 2018 or scouting for a sumptuous feast to celebrate New Year 2019? We have got your back! Check out our hand-picked list of the top buffet for New Year celebration in Malaysia! Love to see more? Don’t miss out our list of Top Restaurants that Serve Festive Menus for New Year Celebration!

 

1/ A Wide Spread of Festive Treats at Shook!, Starhill Gallery



With an open-concept kitchen featuring 4 show kitchens – Japanese, Chinese, Italian and Western Grill to captivate all the senses, Shook! at Starhill Gallery is definitely your place to be for a wide spread of buffet to celebrate this New Year 2019. Treat yourself to a plethora of holiday treats like Freshly Sucked Oysters, Lemon Wedges, Smoked Salmon and Gravlax, Prawn Bisque, Roasted Prime Rib, Lamb Kebab Skewer, Roasted Whole Lamb and many other delights.

New Year Special:
New Year’s Eve Big Balloon Drop Dinner Buffet: 31st December 2018 at RM298 per person.
***Special offer: Ladies come in a group of 4 for countdown party (after 10pm) will get a bottle of prosecco for free. 
New Year’s Day Bloody Mary Brunch Buffet: 1st Jan 2019 at RM158 per person. 
*20% off for New Year’s table reservations at Shook! via TABLEAPP

Shook!
Location: Feast Village Starhill Gallery at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to make a table reservation at Shook!, Starhill Gallery

 

2/ Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill, Starhill Gallery

Click here to view Sentidos Gastrobar's New Year's Buffet

Nestled in the food heaven Starhill Gallery, Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill stands out for its exceptional Sentidos twist and dynamic culinary. If you love an all-around experience of Spanish flavours that truly pays tribute to five senses, this restaurant would be a must-go. Savor delicacies like Fresh Prawns, Mexican Chicken Salad, Turkey Ham, Manchego Cheese, Spit-Roast Beef, Over Baked Herb Mushroom, Sea Grouper, Chocolate Fountain and other delights. 

New Year Special:
New Year’s Eve Latin Fiesta Dinner with Big Balloon Drop: 31st December 2018 at RM158 per person. 
New Year’s Day Tapas Buffet At The Table: 1st January 2019 at RM118 per person. 
*20% off for New Year’s table reservations at Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill via TABLEAPP

Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill
Location: Feast Village Starhill Gallery at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill, Starhill Gallery

 

3/ JP teres at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

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If you love to get away from the hustle and bustle right at the center of Kuala Lumpur, treat yourself and your loved ones to a cozy buffet dinner at JP teres, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur which offers authentic selections of Malay, Indian and Chinese flavours and gratifies your senses with the show kitchens featuring satay grills, tandoor ovens, roti hot plate and wok stations. Immerse in delights such as Dahi Papadi Chat, Roasted Whole Lamb, Chili Crab, Es Cendol, Profiterole Bar and more. 

New Year Special:
New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet: 31st December 2018 at RM200 nett per adult; RM100 nett per child. 

JP teres
Location
Ground Floor, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, 12, Jalan Pinang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to make a table reservation at JP teres, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

 

4/ THIRTY8 at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

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Located on the 38th floor of with a captivating 360 degree city view of Kuala Lumpur and vibrant cuisine, THIRTY8 will be all you could ask for this New Year. Usher in New Year 2019 by reveling in delights like Sustainable Seafood On Ice including Sushi, Sashimi, Freshly Shucked Oysters and so on or Imported Cheese, Foie Gras, Wagyu Beef, Prime Meat Cuts, Grand Desserts and many great treats!

New Year Special:
New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet: 31st December 2018 at RM800 nett per person (KLCC View) | RM680 nett per person (City View). Kids under 12 are not admitted.

THIRTY8
Location
: 38th Floor, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, 12, Jalan Pinang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to reserve a table at THIRTY8, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

 

5/ Gobo Chit Chat, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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If you are a seafood lover, you simply cannot miss out taking joy in a seafood buffet spread of a variety of local and international dishes at Gobo Chit Chat, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur! With a wide array of delectable seafood delights and other items at Japanese Sushi Bar, Appetizer Bar, Open Noodle Kitchen and Bakery, the buffet would satiate even a discerning palate! Get ready to revel in Pineapple Chicken Wrap Salad, Cold Seafood Terrine, Smoked Salmon, Alaska King Crab, Unagi Teriyaki, Seared Salmon With Truffle Potatoes and Basil Sauce and so on. 

New Year Special:
New Year’s Eve Seafood Buffet Dinner: 31st December 2018 at RM218 nett per person; RM248 nett per person inclusive of free flow wine & bubbly.

Gobo Chit Chat
Location
Level 5, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to reserve a table at Gobo Chit Chat, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

 

6/ Paya Serai, Hilton Petaling Jaya

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In search of sumptuous buffet offerings of gastronomic affairs and impeccable service in Petaling Jaya? You should not miss out Paya Serai at Hilton Petaling Jaya! The chic restaurant is preparing a feast with mouth-watering favourites of chef’s special recipe like Whole Roasted Turkey, Lamb and Venison with delightful trimmings, festive cookies, Yuletide Log and more. Don’t forget to get your complimentary party packs as well!

New Year Special:
New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner: 31st December 2018 at RM168 nett per adult; RM88 nett per child.

Paya Serai
Location
: Lobby Level, Hilton Petaling Jaya, 2, Jalan Barat, PJS 52, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

>> Click here to make a table reservation at Paya Serai, Hilton Petaling Jaya

 

7/ Tosca Italian Restaurant, DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru

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What’s better than relaxing on the 13th floor and relishing the stunning views over the Straits of Johor while digging in your favorite holiday items? Tosca Italian Restaurant is not only loved for its contemporary flair of rustic Italian foods but also for its relaxing ambience with a sparkling poolside! A number of irresistible buffet delicacies are awaiting at the restaurant including Seasonal US Oysters, New Zealand Mussels, Crab Cakes, Grilled Capsicum, Roasted Whole Ribeye, Lamb Stew, Paella, Sous Vide Duck Breat, Assorted Cheese, Assorted Baked Pizzas and many great dishes.

New Year Special:
New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner: 31st December 2018 at RM198 nett per adult; RM99 nett per child.

Tosca Italian Restaurant
Location
: DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru, No. 12, Jalan Ngee Heng, 80000 Johor Bahru.

>> Click here to book a table at Tosca Italian Restaurant, DoubleTree Hilton Johor Bahru

 

8/ A Luscious Spread of Buffet at Makan Kitchen, DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru

Not only can you enjoy authentic Italian cuisine at Tosca Italian Restaurant, you can also tempt your palate  at Makan Kitchen, DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru with exquisite cuisine ranging from Malay, Chinese, Indian and much-loved Peranakan dishes presented in a luscious spread of buffet with exciting cooking stations. What can you expect from a buffet here? Satiate your taste buds with Steam Prawn & Cocktail Dressing, Smoked Duck Breast, Yellow Fin Tuna, Rosemary Lamb Shoulder, BBQ Marinated Mini Steak, Korean Station, Fresh Baked Clay Pot, Traditional Fruit Cake and more delicacies. 

New Year Special:
New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner: 31st December 2018 at RM168 nett per adult; RM84 nett per child.

Tosca Italian Restaurant
Location
: DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru, No. 12, Jalan Ngee Heng, 80000 Johor Bahru.

>> Click here to make a table reservation at Makan Kitchen, DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru 

 

9/ Globally Inspired Selection of Delicacies at Urban Kitchen, Hilton Kota Kinabalu

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If you are celebrating New Year at Kota Kinabalu, don’t forget to take joy in the International Countdown Buffet Dinner at Urban Kitchen, Hilton Kota Kinabalu! Be overwhelmed with globally inspired selection with live cooking stations showcasing local delicacies (Indian, Chinese and Malay) and Western dishes such as all-time-favorite roast of melt-in-the-mouth cuts of meat, delectable seafood on ice, great festive desserts and other dishes. 

New Year Special:
New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner: 31st December 2018 at RM168 nett per adult; RM84 nett per child.

Urban Kitchen
Location
: Lobby Level, Hilton Kota Kinabalu, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Asia City, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

>> Click here to reserve a table at Urban Kitchen, Hilton Kota Kinabalu

 

10/ Breath-Taking View and A Wide Array of Festive Treats at TOP View Restaurant & Lounge

Perched on top of Komtar Tower at Level 59 and 60, it is no doubt that TOP View Restaurant & Lounge is a perfect place to count down to New Year 2019 while taking in the breath-taking view here. In this festive season, the award-winning chefs here have prepared a wide array of treats for you including Whole Poached Salmon, Continental Sliced Cold Meat, Festive Terrine, Roast Hereford Striploin, Orange Basted Roast Turkey, Chocolate Yuletide Log and more!

New Year Special:

– New Year’s Buffet Dinner: 30th December 2018 at RM138++ per adult | RM98++ per child.
New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner: 31st December 2018 at RM118++ per adult | RM98++ per child.
New Year’s Buffet Brunch: 1st January 2019 at RM88++ per adult | RM68++ per child.

TOP View Restaurant & Lounge
Location
: 59 Dining Room, Level 59, Komtar, Jalan Penang, 10000 George Town, Penang.

>> Click here to make a table reservation at TOP View Restaurant & Lounge

 

 

 

10 Scenic Restaurants For Your New Year 2019 Countdown, Malaysia

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Countdown to New Year 2019 by indulging yourselves and your loved ones in the best gifts and warm-hearting meals. All in all, it is about spending time with your dearest that makes New Year the perfect time of the year for reunion and get-together. That’s why we have handpicked the top restaurants with breath-taking views in Malaysia for your ideal gathering this New Year 2019!

 

1/ Stunning Kuala Lumpur’s Skyline and Unique Festive Tasting Menu at Babe

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Situated on the 11th floor with breath-taking views of Kuala Lumpur’s skyline, Babe is definitely a go-to place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city jam and celebrate New Year with great joy. Bid 2018 goodbye by tucking in Festive Tasting Menus specially curated by Michelin-starred chef Jeff Ramsey! Delighting your taste buds with delectable and one-of-a-kind festive items such as Oyster Ice Cream; Uni, Otoro, Amaebi Tarlette; Hamachi Ceviche; Smoked Uni Chawanmushi; Black Butter Cod, Kagoshima A5 Wagyu Steak and more specialties. 

New Year Special:
Festive Tasting Menu – The Excursion: 21st Dec 2018 – 7th Jan 2019 (except for 24th & 31st Dec 2018) at RM350++ per person. 
Festive Tasting Menu – The Journey: 21st Dec 2018 – 7th Jan 2019 at RM500++ per person.
Festive Tasting Menu – The Voyage: 21st Dec 2018 – 7th Jan 2019 at RM700++ per person.

Babe
Location: 11th Floor, Work @ Clearwater, Jalan Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Babe

 

2/ Dream Away on Bukit Bintang Sky with See-Through Rooftop at Cielo KL

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Searching for a place with see-through roof to relish the picturesque views of the city skyline? You cannot forgo Cielo KL! This 2-storey restaurant with its signature open kitchen, retractable roof and fine-casual ambiance would be a perfect spot for your special New Year countdown. Indulge in a set dinner featuring sumptuous dishes like Akami Tuna Tartare & Sea Urchin, Foie Gras Pate & Moscato Jelly, Seared Scallop, Grilled Pure Angus Tenderloin and other delights.

New Year Special:
New Year’s Eve Set Dinner: 31st December 2018 at RM388+ per person.

Cielo KL
Location: 23-01, 1D, Vida Bukit Ceylon, Jalan Ceylon, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to make a table reservation at Cielo KL

 

3/ Top-Notch Cuisine, Amazing View and Unparalleled Service at Nobu Kuala Lumpur

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Much-frequented by gourmets for its world-class cuisine and unparalleled service, Nobu Kuala Lumpur is the destination for those who seek a decadent and one-of-a-kind feast to step in New Year 2019 with joy. Get pampered by scrumptious treats such as Kinmadai Sashimi with Caviar, Nobu Style Sushi Cup, Botan Ebi and Kanpachi Endive Salad, Butter Poached Lobster, Smoked Wagyu with Ice Plant Dry Miso and many other delicacies.

New Year Special:
New Year’s Eve Omakase: 29th December 2018 – 1st January 2019 at RM645++ per person.
New Year’s Lunch Omakase: 31st December 2018 – 1st January 2019 at RM250++ per person.

Nobu KL
Location: Level 56, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Nobu KL

 

4/ Award-Winning Cocktails and Gastronomic Dining Experience at Signature

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If you love to treat yourself to award-winning signature cocktails and a unique gastronomic dining experience in Petaling Jaya while reveling in sumptuous spread of festive items, Signature is your place to be! Usher in 2019 by taking joy in the restaurant’s New Year’s Eve dinner featuring buffet of starter, soup, dessert, carving station and tempt your palate with 1 choice of main including Dijon Lamb Rack, Grilled Lobster, Atlantic Cod, Smoked Duck Breast.

New Year Special:
New Year’s Eve Special: 31st December 2018 at RM180++ per person.

Signature
Location: Sky Level, 1 First Avenue, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

>> Click here to view make a table reservation at Signature

 

5/ Dazzling Cityscape at Horizon Grill, Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur 

How about a dining on atop a rooftop terrace on the 58th floor overlooking the dazzling cityscape of Kuala Lumpur? Beautifully designed for extraordinary dining experience, you simply cannot miss out a chance to dine at Horizon Grill, Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur. Partake in a Gala Dinner with items such as Organic Root Vegetable Mille Fuille, Classic Lobster Bisque, Wet Aged Angus Ribeye, Lemon Mint Roasted Chicken Breast or a New Year Brunch with Seasonal Oysters, New Zealand Mussels, Whole Roasted Wet Aged Prime Rib and a plethora more.

New Year Special:
New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner: 31st December 2018 at RM488 nett per person.
New Year’s Brunch: 1st January 2019 at RM588 nett per person.

Horizon Grill, Banyan Tree
Location: Level 58, 2 Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to reserve a table at Horizon Grill, Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur

 

6/ Admiring Beautiful Colonial Setting at PAMPAS Steakhouse at Old Malaya

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Tucked away in one of the most beautiful heritage buildings in Kuala Lumpur, PAMPAS Steakhouse at Old Malaya is the ideal place to reveling in succulent steaks while admiring the beautiful colonial setting and the amazing KL Tower. Savor the 3-course set dinner this New Year’s Eve starting with Truffle Foie Gras Terrine, Grilled Wagyu Beef Tenderloin, Spanish Bacalao and ending with Strawberry and Chocolate Indulgence.

New Year Special:
New Year’s Eve 3-Course Set Menu: 31st December 2018 at RM210++ per person.

PAMPAS Steakhouse at Old Malaya
Location: 66 – 68, Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to make a table reservation at PAMPAS Steakhouse at Old Malaya

 

7/ Taking In Dazzling View of Kuala Lumpur on 38th Floor at THIRTY8, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

Click here to view THIRTY8 Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

Located on the 38th floor of with a captivating 360 degree city view of Kuala Lumpur and vibrant cuisine, THIRTY8 will be all you could ask for this New Year. Usher in New Year 2019 by reveling in delights like Sustainable Seafood On Ice including Sushi, Sashimi, Freshly Shucked Oysters and so on or Imported Cheese, Foie Gras, Wagyu Beef, Prime Meat Cuts, Grand Desserts and many great treats!

New Year Special:
New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet: 31st December 2018 at RM800 nett per person (KLCC View) | RM680 nett per person (City View). Kids under 12 are not admitted.

THIRTY8
Location
: 38th Floor, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, 12, Jalan Pinang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to reserve a table at THIRTY8, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

 

8/ Delightful Cuisine with 360 Panoramic View of KL at Atmosphere360 Revolving Restaurant KL Tower

Click here to view Atmosphere 360 Revolving Restaurant for New Year Celebration

Perched atop the iconic Kuala Lumpur Tower – one of the highest towers in Southeast Asia, Atmosphere 360 Revolving Restaurant treat you to a splendid dinner of impeccable service and luxurious fine-dining experience. Savor a glorious buffet spread featuring local delights and festive favorite this New Year’s Eve while relishing the 360 panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur city!

New Year Special:
New Year’s Eve Dinner: 31st December 2018 at RM366 nett per adult | RM266 nett per child (1st session from 6pm – 8.30pm); RM999 nett per adult | RM799 nett per child (2nd session from 9pm – 12.30pm).
New Year’s Brunch: 1st January 2019 at RM166 nett per adult | RM155 nett per child.

Atmosphere360 Revolving Restaurant KL Tower
Location: TH02, KL Tower, No.2, Jalan Puncak, off Jalan P. Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Atmosphere 360 Revolving Restaurant

 

9/ Sumptuous Delicacies with Fantastic Views of Melaka at PAMPAS Sky Dining

A truly unique and relaxing dining experience overlooking the fantastic view of Melaka, who would want to dine here? As PAMPAS Sky Dining is one of the best steakhouses in town, the restaurant will assure to delight even the most discerning palate in this New Year! Starting your meal with Smoked Salmon Carpaccio, Grilled Angus Beef Tenderloin, Bacalao (Spanish Cured Cod) and finishing with a dessert of Strawberry and Chocolate Indulgence.

New Year Special:
New Year’s Eve 3-Course Set Dinner: 31st December 2018 at RM170++ per person.

PAMPAS Sky Dining
Location: Tower 1, Level 41, The Shore Residences, The Shore, 193, Pinggiran @ Sungai Melaka, Jalan Persiaran Bunga Raya, 75100 Melaka.

>> Click here to reserve a table at PAMPAS Sky Dining

 

10/ Savor World-Famous Cuisine and Enjoy Gorgeous Penang’s View at Three Sixty Revolving Restaurant & Rooftop Bar

What’s better than treating yourself to a buffet dinner of the world-famous Peranakan Cuisine and dig in the stunning view of Penang – the world heritage city? Get ready to immerse in a wide array of authentic dishes curated by nyonya chefs with cold station featuring Marinated Octopus Platter, Chicken Lor Bak, Nyonya Pie Tee or hot station with items like Grilled Salmon, Beef Rendang, Veal Sausage, an action counter with Roast Lamb Leg, Ice Kacang and more! 

New Year Special:
New Year’s Eve Buffet: 31st December 2018 at RM175+ per person.

Three Sixty Revolving Restaurant & Rooftop Bar
Location: Level 16, Bayview Hotel Georgetown, 25A, Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 George Town, Penang.

>> Click here to book a table at Three Sixty Revolving Restaurant & Rooftop Bar

 

Still love to explore more in Penang? We have just one more for you! Check out our last but not least restaurant!

Breath-Taking View With Perfect Gastronomic Indulgence at
TOP View Restaurant & Lounge

Perched on top of Komtar Tower at Level 59 and 60, it is no doubt that TOP View Restaurant & Lounge is one of the must-go destinations for your perfect gastronomic indulgence while counting down to New Year 2019. In this festive season, the award-winning chefs here have prepared a wide array of treats for you including Whole Poached Salmon, Continental Sliced Cold Meat, Festive Terrine, Roast Hereford Striploin, Orange Basted Roast Turkey, Chocolate Yuletide Log and more!

New Year Special:

– New Year’s Buffet Dinner: 30th December 2018 at RM138++ per adult | RM98++ per child.
New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner: 31st December 2018 at RM118++ per adult | RM98++ per child.
New Year’s Buffet Brunch: 1st January 2019 at RM88++ per adult | RM68++ per child.

TOP View Restaurant & Lounge
Location
: 59 Dining Room, Level 59, Komtar, Jalan Penang, 10000 George Town, Penang.

>> Click here to make a table reservation at TOP View Restaurant & Lounge

 

If you are still scouting for more, don’t miss out our list of Top Restaurants that Serve New Year’s Eve Menus!
Wishing you a happy new year!