Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Drawing Room @ Carcosa Sri Negara

One of KL's most popular places for tea, thanks to the serene setting. Too bad it'll only be around for a few more months.

Sit inside for air-conditioned comfort accompanied by soothing harp music.

The verandah outside is better for admiring the gardens amid the sultry heat.

The English Tea set includes 3 sandwiches (smoked salmon, cucumber & horseradish; creamy cheese with chives & grapes; egg & chicken curry mayonnaise) and 4 pastries (carrot & walnut cake; rhubarb crumble; vanilla creme brulee; banana & chocolate tartlet).

The warm scones come with clotted cream and strawberry & rose petal jam.

Our favourite was the fresh strawberries with chantilly cream. Divine!

A free flow of Earl Grey tea helped ease our frazzled city-boy nerves.


The Drawing Room,
Carcosa Sri Negara.
Tel: 2295-0999
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16 comments:

  1. few more months? why? where is it going? yes it's a fun place indeed for frazzled nerves... and oddly enough the filipino staff (whose knowledge of the patrons never fail to impress) are always happy to tell you "who's who" is over her or over there right "now". my standard reaction after hearing the name... "who's that? leave me alone to my food and tea!!!!" hahaha

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  2. alvin: carcosa will close at the end of the year for a "redevelopment program" ... it might reopen as a hotel or something else...
    haha, so the staff isn't just eye candy, huh? u make them sound like real gossip queens, but i think they were too busy with too many datins that afternoon to chat us up =)

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  3. well looks like got to fit in a date here b4 it closes!

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  4. joe: yeah, pleasant place to spend a lazy afternoon :D

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  5. indeed..must try be4 they might be gone ..ya can tell me the prices tmw over dinner!!

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  6. tng: y'know, i seriously can't remember anymore! definitely more than RM50 per person though...

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  7. Oh no! Need to have tea & scones here before the close. But price abit steep. Shite.

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  8. qwazymonkey: yeah, it's just not the same having tea and scones at delicious...

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  9. eek have to eat here again before it closes
    ~haz

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  10. haz: u have two more months! :D

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  11. I really gotta go soon! Why can't they just leave it as it is, it's absolutely gorgeous in my opinion.

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  12. elaine: i guess maybe it's a financial decision. the tea time business may be booming, but the rooms probably aren't packed...

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  13. the rooms tak cantik lo. tua sial. tv and all in the outer living rooms are the same ones that my grandad has. GHM positioned it as a "boutique" hotel... and sadly many of the suites did not live up to what one would expect of such a label. of course the tv is one of many "small" factors that one pays top dollar for... but aren't the people who come to such a place "discerning" individuals? it's all in the details...

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  14. alvin: yikes, issit? sad to hear. i haven't been inside any of their rooms, but some of the corridors do look kinda run down. though maybe some ppl might feel that's part of its charm, heh

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