Afternoon Tea @ Annabelle’s Place, Lembah Permai Penang

Written by Lingzie

Topics: Cafe, Dessert, Snacks, Tanjung Bungah

The lack of blog updates and replies to your comments of late is largely due to my increasing workload. But I managed to squeeze in some time to blog before I rush off to another appointment in 30mins time!

The mad rush has made me wistful of lazy Sunday afternoons enjoying a cup of tea… sometimes you do need to slow down, gather your thoughts and pamper yourself! And when I need to seek refuge, I never fail to think about afternoon teas at Annabelle’s Place.

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Annabelle’s Place is pretty, comfortable and cottage-like. The perfect setting for English afternoon tea.

And for as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated with English Afternoon Teas! The influence of many an Enid Blyton book perhaps? :)

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Before I arrived at Annabelle’s Place, I already had my heart set on the afternoon tea for one.

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But upon browsing the menu, I couldn’t resist ordering the Yorkshire Rarebit (RM9.90). Rarebit? Rabbit? Funny sounding name right? But luckily it didn’t taste odd at all! In fact it was pretty yummy! Authentic rarebit calls for ale/beer in the cheese which I think is omitted in Annabelle’s version. Nevertheless, I enjoyed every bit of it! Generous slice of delicious bacon on top of lots of cheese on a slice of toast.

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Overview of the Windsor Tea for One (RM17.90) – you get a scone with home made strawberry jam and clotted cream, a slice of cake (it was carrot cake on the day I was there), sandwiches and a pot of tea of your choice.

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The sandwiches were simple and dainty but tasty – tuna sandwiches and relish & cheese sandwich which I particularly enjoyed! I was wondering how traditional cucumber sandwiches would taste like though! :P Is it really just slices of cucumbers sandwiched in bread?

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For my choice of tea, I chose Jasmine tea. It’s different from the Chinese Jasmine tea that we’re more accustomed to. Instead, this version has got a lovely vanilla scent to it which suited my palate really well! It had slightly sweet undertones thus eliminating the need to add sugar or cream.

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The scones! Ah I LOVE the scones here at Annabelle’s Place. They’re chewy and soft. And I love them slathered with thick layers of jam and clotted cream! Yum~~~!

The carrot cake too was a winner – moist and chunky from the walnuts, with a layer of cream cheese frosting to bring out the flavor.

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So, the next time you’re having a rough day and need a lil pick me up, why don’t you head on over to Annabelle’s Place for some English Afternoon tea? :)

Annabelle’s Place is opened from Tues-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, 4.30pm-10pm. Saturdays & Sundays 11.30am-10pm. Closed on Mondays. Wifi available.

Address : 10, Lebuh Lembah Permai 4, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Penang.
Tel: 04-8901098.

25 Comments Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. J2Kfm says:

    ironically i posted on the Smokehouse in Cameron as well recently.

    now I’m a tea addict.

    J2Kfm´s last blog post..Huang Ting Restaurant @ First Garden, Ipoh

  2. buzzingbee says:

    oh how I wish in the afternoons I can runaway from my cube and have tea and scones here!!! :)

    buzzingbee´s last blog post..Invited Review @ Ko Fu Loft, Gurney Plaza (Part II)

  3. Ah…. that’s one of my favorite place. I loves the scone very much. ^-^

    FoOd PaRaDise´s last blog post..Invited Review @ KO-FU- LOFT, Gurney Plaza, Penang.

  4. allie says:

    the sandwiches, scones and cake are so dainty! I’m sure I can’t get enough of them :P

    allie´s last blog post..Song River | Penang Restaurant

  5. soo sean says:

    I am drooling….

    soo sean´s last blog post..home-cooked-ecstasy

  6. I love the look of the Windsor Tea for One! It’s almost like a sampling platter! I’d probably swap my cheese sandwich for another tuna though. A spot of tea absolutely completes a lazy Sunday afternoon!

    550ml jar of faith´s last blog post..No surprises please, we’re old, Alexis, The Gardens

  7. email2me says:

    A quite and comfy place to clear your mind on a PEK CHEK evening rush ……

    email2me´s last blog post..Yishensu Klang – A Meatless Banquet Experience

  8. Christy says:

    I LOVE the idea of English afternoon tea too~
    I think we’ve grown up reading too much of Enid Blyton lar…..I totally agree with you!!!

    This place looks enchanting; just like it came out of the storybook:)

    Christy´s last blog post..Penang treats Part 2: Nyonya and Seafood

  9. mimid3vils says:

    What a lovely place~~

    mimid3vils´s last blog post..Jin Xuan Hong Kong Dim Sum

  10. vixar says:

    err sorry, my font messed up! SORRY!
    Nice post and lovely place, the platter with lots of thing there looks so simply yet delightful, nice post =). gonna stop by there for a tea tmr, going to penang ^^

  11. lovely place to have an afternoon tea. :)

    New Kid On The Blog´s last blog post..Ivy’s Kitchen

  12. food-4tots says:

    Rough day or not, it is still worth a visit to me. I luv the scone. ;)

    food-4tots´s last blog post..Water chestnut and bamboo cane drink

  13. cariso says:

    I love Annabelle since the first day I had my afternoon tea set there! I wanna go and try out that rarebit too!

    cariso´s last blog post..@ The Sun : Set Lunch Part

  14. gina says:

    Wah.. that’s really a pretty and dainty dish! :D

    gina´s last blog post..The Week That Was

  15. ck lam says:

    Lovely way to spend an afternoon…I love afternoon tea :)

    ck lam´s last blog post..Teochew Food @ Yoong Kee Eating Shop, BM

  16. Alan says:

    The scones with jam and cream looks irrestible!! Thanks for the review. I will go there soon!!

    Alan´s last blog post..Sarkies Corner

  17. Hong Bian says:

    Just went for afternoon tea yesterday. Their strawberry cake and scones are a true winner! Even their potato wedges were crunchy on the outside and tender in the inside. Simply perfect!

    • mei yi says:

      that is not scone leh…
      u should go smoke house cameron,carcosa or victoria rossa to try… den u know what is scone…

  18. june says:

    i also like english afternoon tea…
    i found the best scone & tea at Kuala Lumpur..
    you must go to try..
    Victoria Rossa English Tea Room at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.. 11am-8pm.. 019-2223319..

    from june

  19. Gerald says:

    wa lao…i purposely drove up to Penang eat the whole set of afternoon tea and i found Malaysian dont know what is scone, i went so many places included smoke house cameron and cacosa and E&O tried they afternoon tea, and finally i found the best scone and butter cake and English tea in Malaysia is Victoria Rossa located in Pavilion KL, the most traditional taste from England, next time anyone who know nothing please dont simply give comment…

    • Lingzie says:

      hmmmm seems like Victoria Rossa has quite a few supporters. thanks for your comments gerald & meiyi (who by the way are leaving comments from the same IP address).
      Gerald, we may not know what traditional scones are supposed to taste like, but everyone is entitled to our own opinions, especially on something as subjective as taste.
      nevertheless, will definitely try out Victoria Rossa the next time i’m in KL.

  20. pattie says:

    i love afternoon tea! first i`ve heard of annabelle`s though but will make it a point to check it out on my next visit home but so far people, the number one on my list will definitely be afternoon tea at the “author`s lounge” oriental hotel bangkok! it is to die for! just in case you guys plan to venture a little bit further up north, japan has this chain of tearoom cum store called “afternoon tea” which is realllllly niceeeeeee!

  21. Goh says:

    Went there couple of days ago, headed for the windsor tea for two – frankly speaking the sandwiches were nice, scones were acceptable but not as “fantastic”….the only thing that was a bit disappointing was the tea served in tea bag ( we ordered chamomile tea), hot water refilled with extra charges…i guess is the customer experience that i don;t see the point of charging extra $$ for hot water even though i value the fact that they didn;t charge for serv & govern tax…just a personal customer experience.

  22. lkk says:

    The photo looks so cool… but one question y the food is severed using plate instead of 3-tier? the plate doesnt looks english

  23. leslie says:

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