Macalister Mansion Tea O’Clock

Macalister Mansion Tea O’Clock

Unveils Show-Stopping Juxtaposition of Penang’s Legacy and Modern Delights

Text by: Fabian Ooi / Photos Courtesy of Macalister Mansion - 22 January 2024

Are you aware of the extent to which British colonialism has influenced the local culture in Penang? You can explore this influence by visiting Macalister Mansion for their Tea O’Clock experience.

This signature afternoon tea immerses you in an atmosphere that provides a window into Penang’s rich history, deeply intertwined with its colonial British past. The setting for this experience is a well- preserved century-old heritage mansion that houses eight spacious rooms, three dining outlets and a function room.

During your visit, you can delve into the captivating history of tea trade in Penang and discover the origins of afternoon tea, which traces back to the Victorian era. Each exquisite treat is presented with the finest culinary art display and served individually, all while you witness the talented chefs crafting these delectable delights right before your very eyes.

Tea O’Clock costs RM118 per person (inclusive of TWG tea or mocktail pairing, or cocktail pairing at RM50 per person). You shall enjoy two types of bread (Sticks and Scones), three types of savoury treats (Colonial Truffle Garden Tartlet, Cherry Duck Brioche Royale, Vadouvan Velvet Velouté) , along with five types of sweets (Lait à L’orange, Strawberry Symphony, Fromage and Fruit, Layers of Luxury, Zesty Basil Bliss).

It’s not merely a culinary journey; it’s a fascinating exploration of history, embodying the essence of Penang – its food and local flavours, vibrant culture with the influence of British colonial, and the harmonious blend of its rich past and dynamic present.

Elevate your teatime indulgence with its thoughtfully curated cocktail and mocktail pairings that mirror Penang’s diverse culture and history.

Tea O’Clock available on Thursday to Sunday, 2pm – 5pm (4pm last seating). A minimum of  one  day advance reservation is required. For more details, please WhatsApp at +6019-2933818 or visit

Macalister Mansion
Address: 228 Macalister Road, 10400 Penang, Malaysia.


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