Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Afternoon Tea Set @ Macalister Mansion, Penang.

Prepare to pour and pick up those dainty savories and sweets while relaxing yourself in a refined cozy ambiance. Macalister Mansion, a luxury colonial mansion in the bustling heart of Georgetown; has turned into an iconic boutique hotel in Penang since it first swung the doors opened 3 years back. The English Mansion has a comfortable space dedicated to serve a range of delicate sweet, savory and the downright tasty; one can opt to go for their Afternoon Tea Set or simply pick their preferred choices at the display fridge. Furnished with sophisticated Western artworks and elements, that sets an elegant tone to the patrons. It may be the perfect spot for Afternoon Tea if the place is not fully occupied, it may be a little cramped otherwise. The timeless Afternoon Tea Set comprises of beautifully crafted Quiches and Bagels served on a wooden tray, accompanied with mouth-watering sweet treats and a fine-selection of TWG Tea.

Crispy Chocolate Fondue Doughnut and Tiramisu Lolipop

Apple and Raisin Scones with Strawberry Jam and Clotted Cream 


Mini Apricots Almond Tart and Verrine of Mango Cheese Foam

Roasted Tomato, Basil and Parmesan Quiches and Smoked Salmon Bagels

Macalister Mansion's new Afternoon Tea Set does not come with a three-tier tray, unlike the traditional ones; the items will be clearly displayed on the wooden tray. We started with the savory items and we simply enjoyed their Quiches; though they did not seem promising at first but we were impressed with the intense flavors. The tangy Cherry Tomatoes introduced a layer of delightful acidic tilt to the creamy-cheesy filling. The crust was nicely done either- buttery and flaky. Some refinement needed for the Smoked Salmon Bagels spread with Cream Cheese, we thought the flavor of the Cream Cheese was rather mild and the Smoked Salmon was too thin and thus, did not manage to provide a satisfying bite. Their home-made Scones were praise-worthy, the magical combination of the Clotted Cream and their not-cloyingly sweet Strawberry Jam complemented the English bread cake well. Other sweet treats were decent but none of them disappoint. Price may be a little steep but we were happy with the quality and the ambiance that comes together with the price. A min 2 pax order is a must... Rm 39 nett per person (a min of Rm 78). 

Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good) *Referring to the Afternoon Tea Set ONLY*
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 6.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No (for Afternoon Tea Set)

Additional Information:
Address: 228, Jalan Macalister, 11400, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 3 pm to 6 pm on Weekdays; 2 pm to 6 pm on Weekends. Opens Daily. (Referring to the Afternoon Tea Set)
Contact Number: 604- 228 3888