One popular dining activity in Cameron Highlands, or should we say a tradition, is to have tea and scones. This very English tradition dates back to the days when English colonial officers used this hilly location as a cool getaway from the heat of the lowlands.
Besides tea & scones, there are many other dining options for you at Cameron Highlands, including Chinese, Japanese and Malay, to name a few. Be sure to check out some of our favourites below.
Restoran Ferm Nyonya
78A-D, Persiaran Camellia 4, Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Pahang (behind Agro Bank, same row as Maybank)
Tel +605 491 5891
Opening Hours: 11am to 3.30pm and 5.30pm to 10om
This restaurant is well known to the locals and tourists alike. A halal-certified restaurant, the menu includes Malay, Chinese, Nyonya, Western dishes and steamboat. Popular items include Chicken Rendang, Asam Seafood, Special Fish, Spicy and Sour Bean Curd and Sambal Beans. You’ll be sure to find something favourable to your palate.
KouGen Japanese Restaurant
35 Main Street Tanah Rata Cameron Highlands, Pahang (next to Hong Leong Bank)
Tel +6012 377 0387
Opening Hours: 2pm to 10pm (Closed on Wednesdays)
KouGen is a little Japanese restaurant that serves more than the ordinary Japanese fare. Whilst the menu may not be varied, what they make up for in the lack of quantity was the quality of their food, as consistently raved about on TripAdvisor.
Hill Station Café
7 Main Road, Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Pahang
Tel +605 491 4143
Opening Hours: 9am to 11pm (daily)
This is a spacious restaurant offering high-quality food, housed in an old villa reflecting the character and warmth of yesterday with the freshness and buzz of today. Be it a quick meal before the movies or a whole evening of experiencing superb Indian cuisine, they are able to meet all your dining needs. The option for outdoor seating at courtyard area is also available. For special occasions, there is also a private dining room that can accommodate up to twenty people.
Restoran Sri Brinchang
25 Main Road, Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Pahang
Tel +605 491 4982
Opening Hours: 8am to 10.30pm (daily)
Located at the town center, Restaurant Sri Brinchang is mostly popular for their Banana Leaf Specials and the best in town for Tandoori and Naan bread. Also serving a Special Chinese-style Claypot Hailam Chicken Rice and South Indian Spicy and Non-Spicy Dishes. Surprisingly this Indian restaurant also offers a steamboat with a variety of fresh highland vegetables. They also cater vegetarian and non-vegetarian food for wedding celebrations, birthday parties, engagement parties, office & business functions and all other occasions and can accommodate up to twenty people.
May Flower Restaurant
22 Main Road, Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Pahang
Tel +605 491 1793
8.30am to 3pm, 5.30pm to 10pm (Mon to Fri)
8am to 11pm (Sat & Sun)
Serving Chinese cuisine including chicken rice and bak kuh teh. May Flower Restaurant is mostly known for hot steamboat. A listing of 21 items will come with every hot pot order, including nine different types of vegetables. Select your favourite soup of either Tom Yam or Chicken broth. Itʼs recommended to order a pot of Chinese tea to accompany the meal. Mayflower also serves fish curry, sambal petai, stir fried prawns on the a la carte menu.
Strawberry Moment Dessert Cafe
6, Central Spine Road, 27600 Raub, Pahang, Malaysia
Tel +605 498 1982
Opening Hours: 9am to 6.30pm, daily
Strawberry Moment stands for freshness and high quality, all fruits are gently hand-picked and processed. These all-natural, innovative, excellent and tasty desserts are made with strawberries and hydroponic vegetables from the farms in Cameron Highlands. The popular items on the menu are Strawberry Trundle, Stawberry Honey Crepe and Handmade Chocoberry.
Cameron Valley Tea House
15-16 Main Road, PO Box 25, Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Pahang
Tel +605 491 1133
Opening Hours: 9am to 6pm (Mon to Thu); 8am to 7pm (Fri to Sun)
The café is very popular among the Highlands visitors as it serves a wide variety of teas and snacks. The house specialty, Masala Chai and Cardamom Tea are prepared with freshly ground mixture of spices, which are huge favourites among the crowd. In addition to flavoured teas such as Strawberry, Blackcurrant, Orange, Lemon and Earl Gray, they also serve infused tea like fresh Lemongrass, Garden Mint and Honey Lemon to accompany scones, brownie with ice cream, strawberry cheesecake and sandwiches.
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