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Jim Thompson's Tea Room at Bala's

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Lot 55, Tanah Rata | at Bala's Holiday Chalet, 39000, Malaysia
+60 5-491 1660
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
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“scones” (16 reviews)
“bala's chalet” (2 reviews)
“garden” (7 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
Lot 55, Tanah Rata | at Bala's Holiday Chalet, 39000, Malaysia
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

just had a great lunch in the garden. nice indian curries in a peaceful spot under the trees and flowers; with birds chirping somewhere. Got a book and read all day. As promised to Bala, i will be back for soon for his teh tarik...More

Thank loai b
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

I didn't like the tea, I consider myself very knowledgeable in the matter and I was not well prepared. The sons and cakes tasted like they were frozen and warmed for us. The place is beautiful but the can improve tea service. Too pricy for...More

Thank Mariano A
Reviewed 2 July 2017

I was so excited to have tea and scones at Bala's Chalet -- unfortunately, the reality did not live up to my expectations. It was fine, but a bit expensive for what I got (24RM for 2 scones and tea). My partner enjoyed his chicken...More

Thank Allison S
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Happened to drop in on this place as we had earlier visited the Boh Tea Plantation with lines out the door. The garden setting is perfect and the high tea was an absolute delight. Beatiful old english cottages, very colonial in style. Very peaceful and...More

Thank Jettsjourneys
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Coming back here again really excites all of us. Our boys were still so young then. We remembered having the best scones. Really glad we came back again.

Thank ThePereira
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Still one of the best tea n scones in Cameron Highlands..the Smokehouse was a bit better .. but I can't complain..it was good.

Thank Rishiwant Singh R
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

1st of all we loved this place so much.. Trust me if you are looking for relaxasion or a place where you can spend time with only yourself or with your beloved person then this is the perfect place for you. Nice location easy access...More

Thank refath z
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Went to Thompson's not knowing what to expect, was completely blown away! Such a nice and classy establishment with a beautiful and sunny tea seating area. Had the most delicious tea available in the highlands and immensely enjoyed the afternoon trying all of the teas...More

Thank bsrepasky8
Reviewed 8 April 2016

I am back here after almost 20 years and the place is much better than it was then. Much bigger and more opulent. The Tea (tarek) and Massala Tea (new) was exquisite, Scones, Fresh Strawberry Jam and cakes galore all served in typical Brittish style...More

Thank Sifuram
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Nice place to stay and you have the best view of Cameron highlands from this place . One should take house on the top so can njoy the early morning sunrise. The morning breakfast and tea was nice.

Thank Ajay C
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lot 55, Tanah Rata | at Bala's Holiday Chalet, 39000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Pahang  >  Cameron Highlands
  • Phone Number: +60 5-491 1660
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