Held up as the highest standard of luxury in Thailand and arguably the world, is the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok - Thailand's first and best 5 star hotel. Thaifoodies recently visited this opulent property on the banks of the Chaophraya river to visit the Authors' Lounge to experience the best traditional afternoon tea in Thailand delivered with old style Thai charm.
Mandarin Oriental Bangkok Website
From the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok Website - Authors' Lounge
Traditional afternoon tea served with old world charm
The Authors’ Lounge must surely rate as one of Bangkok’s, if not Thailand’s, most photographed locations. Originally an open roofed garden featuring a pond signposted ‘please don’t feed the tortoise’, the Authors' Lounge has since 1976, featured a glass roof and is the place to enjoy afternoon tea. In keeping with the great literary heritage of the hotel, the newly restored Authors’ Lounge will feature a brand new collection of photographs of the many famous writers who have stayed at the hotel over the last three centuries. In addition, the ‘Heritage Authors, Noël Coward, James Michener, Somerset Maugham and Joseph Conrad are now immortalised in four new private lounges.
The Authors’ Lounge adheres to a smart dress code for all guests, including children. Ladies are kindly asked to wear elegant attire and proper footwear. Gentlemen are kindly asked to wear smart shirt, long trousers and closed shoes.
Check out our Video Review of Afternoon Tea at Authors' Lounge
The Authors' Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok extrudes sophisticated elegance and harkens back to a simpler time in old Siam.
Thaifoodies sampled two of the afternoon tea sets on offer at The Authors' Lounge - The Western set, which is a traditional French set and the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, which is an homage to wonderful Thai street food. The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok also offers a Vegetarian tea set! Everything in all three teas sets is homemade at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok and this incredible quality comes through with every single bite!
Few properties execute all aspects of dining flawlessly but the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok comes a close as possible to a perfect experience.
We recommend that if you are visiting Bangkok that you make a booking for Afternoon Tea at Authors' Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok for a lifelong memory - You'll thank us!
12 - 5:30PM
+66 (2) 659 9000 EXT 7390-3
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