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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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Western Australia, Australia
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 easy to wile away the evening. It is very easy to miss if you don't... More 

Thank Jettsjourneys
Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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
1 review
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
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 to main town..hilltop room but there is no lift facility so you must climb up... More 

Thank refath z
Annapolis, Maryland
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 they had along with the scrumptious finger foods. The scones were to die for. Amazing... More 

Thank bsrepasky8
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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72 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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 was a throw back to the Colonial era of the Highlands. Mr. and Mrs. Bala... More 

Thank Sifuram
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

We had a quick stop at Bala's for the scones based from our friend's recommendation. I am not really fond of scones but the ones they sell here are very tasty! Our scones are served with homemade strawberry jam and cream and we ordered extra because it's worth the price!

Thank imiharrima
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Experience: This is the worst hotel we have been.The lady boss n owner Mr Bala believe to be an Indian were extremely RUDE.We had called/confirm with them that we intended for early check in and they told us no problem as there's still alot of room availability for us.When we reached there early morning the reception area/front office was CLOSED... More 

1 Thank Salli S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

I went to stay a night with my friend in this place. The surrounding and decoration attracted us but if you are looking to capture a few photos of this property, forget about it. We were rudely chase out by the Indian old man (the owner) even we were guests staying at this place. Situation went worse after we decided... More 

5 Thank dannykwok

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?