While my first choice for a lovely afternoon Devonshire tea would normally be the very crowded Teapot Cafe in SS2, unfortunately, they are not open on Sundays.

So, last Sunday, in the midst of the whole country serving rendang and lemang, I had a sudden urge to have scones. Going through the trusted PDA under my notes on "Where to go on Sunday afternoons for tea" I found the entry for Flo @ Equatorial Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

Flo is what many of us *ahem* older ones will remember as Blue Moon where Saturday evenings would find couples ballroom dancing. It was one of its kind in KL and I enjoyed going as a spectator. Unfortunately, they have since replaced it with the ultra modern chic Flo, the Lobby Lounge. Their blurb on their website reads "The hotel's new lobby lounge has a contemporary interior which is a blend of tropical warmth with a touch of casual elegance. Zen inspired elements of flowing water, circles of glowing light, tall French windows and plush sofa seating come together to create a tranquil, informal atmosphere for those seeking a brief respite from the daily hustle and bustle. "

It was a VERY quiet Sunday afternoon when we arrived and we were the only ones there for the Afternoon Tea and even then the food took ages to arrive!

You get a choice of tea including Earl Grey, Peppermint, Chamomile. Foodwise it's Smoked Salmon roll, cucumber sandwiches, some cookies and cakes, scones with cream, butter and jam. It's not great, but it's not bad either. My Greedy one was still hungry after all that so he ordered some Liver Parfait but was informed some 15 minutes later that it wasn't available. He promptly ordered the beef sandwich which was accompanied with some overfried french fries which were hard.

It was also slightly weird to have Afternoon Tea at such a contrasting atmosphere.

Anyway, the Tea cost RM28 per pax and is served every Sunday from 2pm-6pm.

* Am dying to try the Sunday Moet & Chandon Champagne Brunch at √Čtoile Bistro
Every Sunday, a Moet & Chandon Champagne Brunch will be presented with over 150 items on the buffet line as well as individual food stations. Highlights are our Chocolate Fountain with US Strawberries and Frozen Fruits, Raclette Cheese Counter, Wagyu Beef, Fresh Oysters and free-flow of Champagne. Also, complimentary Weekend Edition of the Asian Wall Street Journal, 10% off any magazine title and 2 hours free Internet access with own WiFi device.
RM199++ Full Brunch;
RM159++ Appetizer, Dessert, Champagne;
RM99++ Appetizer, Main Course & Dessert;
RM70++ Appetizer and Dessert;
RM39.95++ Children (5-12 years)
Available: Every Sunday, 11.30 am - 2.30 pm

Equatorial Hotel
Jalan Sultan Ismail
Kuala Lumpur
tel: 21617777
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