Traditional English Afternoon Tea @ E&O Hotel Penang

Food Presentation

Previously, we introduced the new Sunday Roast at Eastern & Oriental Hotel (GPS: 5.42361,100.33472). Today, we bring you to another great menu in the Planters Lounge – Traditional Afternoon Tea with desserts and premium loose tea guaranteed to fill up your empty stomach.

Planters Lounge

Planters Lounge


If you haven’t read our previous post, allow us to re-introduce Planters Lounge. Located on the sixth floor of the Victory Annexe, the once exclusive dining area for hotel guests is now open to diners following the closure of other dining options at the Heritage Wing – The 1885, Sarkies Corner and Farquhar Bar for refurbishment works.

Food Presentation

We tend to have misconception on Afternoon Tea such that the portion is usually small and one must have proper meal before unwinding ourselves in front of Afternoon Tea trays. After visiting Planters Lounge, we were wrong as the portion was good enough for one with empty stomach. Afternoon Tea usually serves in 3 courses and we recommend our readers to enjoy it in sequence:

  1. Savories and Tea Sandwiches
  2. Scones with Jam and Cream
  3. Sweet

Smoked Salmon Tartare Sandwich

Truffle Scented Egg

Savories and Tea Sandwiches

  • Finger Sandwiches
  • Smoked Salmon Tartare Sandwich
  • Crab Meat Slaw Sandwich
  • Corn Fed Chicken Ragout
  • Truffle Scented Egg
  • Marinated Tuna Flakes Sandwich
  • Organic Spinach Quiche
  • Cucumber, Dill and Cream Cheese Sandwich


Scones – Raisin and Plane Scones served with homemade strawberry jam, pineapple jam and clotted cream


Red Velvet

Cake & Tea Pastries – Opera, Fruit Cake, Red Velvet, Fruit Tartlet, and Millefeuille. Among them, Opera is our top pick.

Irish Wishkey Cream

16 types of English teas are available. Bear in mind they are not ordinary tea bags but premium loose tea served in a teapot. We opted for “Irish Whiskey Cream” which turned out to be one of the best English teas we’ve ever tried.

Assam Mokalbarie – An extravagant strong black tea from the region of Assam – strong, spicy and malty

Irish Whiskey Cream – A malty Assam autumn tea with cocoa husk and aroma

Earl Grey – An elegant Darjeeling with richly aromatic citrus aroma of refreshing bergamot

Jasmine Gold – Freshly plucked jasmine petals round off this delicate China tea and lend it perfect harmony

Fancy Sencha – A premium large-leafed Sencha – refined tartness with a breath of sweetness

Vanilla Roibosh – The popular African herbal infusion tinged with the delicious richness of creamy vanilla

Mint & Fresh – With the cool freshness of menthol

Raspberry Royal – Refreshing experience with sun-ripened raspberry

English Breakfast – A rich, mature and tangy fullness with a sparkling flavor

Darjeeling Jungpana – A premium tea with a flowery elegance and delicious flavor

Tarry Lapsang – Dried over burning pinewood for Smokeyspicy flavor

Greenleaf – Whole chamomile blossoms for a tartly flowery touch

Morgentau – A tea creation with delicate fruity flavors and petals

Pure Chamomile – An elegant estate tea from the highlands of India with a pronounced delicate flowery flavour

Verbena – Refreshing lemon verbena leaves with characteristic hint of lemon

Soft Peach – The delicate, soft taste of peaches blended with vanilla

Planters Lounge

As a whole, two thumbs up for E&O’s Traditional Afternoon Tea with generous amount of desserts guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds even with empty stomach. Traditional Afternoon Tea is available daily at Planters Lounge from 3pm-5pm. Pricing-wise, currently it is strategically priced at RM71.65 per pax and will be reviesed to RM76.00 per pax starting 1-May-2019.

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Place Name:Planters Lounge @ E&O Hotel
Address:10, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10200, Penang, Malaysia
Tel:+604 222 2000