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Authors’ Lounge

#86 of 9,428 Restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
££££
Neighbourhood:
Silom
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48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Name/address in local language
+66 2 659 9000 ext. 7390
Today
12:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 20:00
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Australia
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is kinda crazy expensive (eg, about $AU10 for a coffee) but it is just soooo lovely that I think stopping in is worthwhile. The old building is just beautiful and the myriad photos etc are fascinating. The interior design and furnishings are also delightful - the way the light falls softly in the little enclosed verandah section is... More 

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Thank JackMiles
MOBangkok, Manager at Authors’ Lounge, responded to this review

Dear JackMiles, Thank you very much for taking the time to share a review about your experience at The Authors' Lounge with us. Thank you very much for emphasising on the beautiful atmosphere of the old heritage building and the exposition of old photographs. I am very happy to know that we could also underline the quality of our establishment... More 

Munakata, Japan
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you enjoy a truly elegant, well-done afternoon tea service, then you should definitely make the effort to enjoy tea at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. I have been fortunate to enjoy afternoon tea at many locations , all over the world, but I must say that the Oriental knows how to do it exquisitely. It is pricey, but well worth... More 

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Thank TLeonardJapan
MOBangkok, Manager at Authors’ Lounge, responded to this review

Dear TLeonardJapan, Thank you very much for taking the time to share a review about The Authors' Lounge on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to hear that you truly enjoyed your afternoon tea experience and the elegant atmosphreyou at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. Once again, thank you very much for your review. We would be delighted to welcome you back again to... More 

George Town, Malaysia
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46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for good afternoon tea around Sathorn,Silom or Bangrak...this would be the perfect place to kill your wondrous noon time.

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Thank Rangoon R
MOBangkok, Manager at Authors’ Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Rangoon R, Thank you very much for reviewing your afternoon tea experience at The Authors' Lounge with 5 stars. We hope to welcome you soon again to Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok soon again. Best regards, Benoit Boissarie Assistant Director of Food and Beverage More 

Washington DC
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394 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 483 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no comparison between the Bangkok Mandarin Oriental High Tea (make sure you get both the Western and Asian sets) and any other in the city, or for that matter --in most cities. It was as good or better than the Peninsula and Intercontinental in Hong Kong - and it was better that any we have had in London... More 

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manila
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best ambience the best tea place. No other place nice to stay than the Mandarin Bangkok. Great service and staff the best food and authors lounge has a certain class feel.

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Thank manilatraveller1
MOBangkok, Manager at Authors’ Lounge, responded to this review

Dear manilatraveller1, Thank you very much for your 5* review about your Afternoon Tea experience at The Authors' Lounge. I am delighted to read that you regard our location in the 140-year old Garden Wing the only place in Bangkok for such an occasion. We would be delighted to welcome you back to Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok soon again. Kind regards,... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the Savoy in London and the Authors' lounge at the Oriental, as good as it gets if you want to experience high tea

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Thank admiral b
MOBangkok, Manager at Authors’ Lounge, responded to this review

Dear admiral b, Thank you very much for reviewing the Authors' Lounge with 5* on TripAdvisor. It is a great honour to hear that you belive our Afternoon Tea is on par with the Thames Foyer's offering at The Savoy, London. Please do return to Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok upon your next visite. Kind regards, Benoit Boissarie Assistant Director Food &... More 

Hong Kong, China
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

要先搭乘酒店提供的接駁船到達, 我們訂了2位Western Afternoon Tea set 及 2位Mo Thai Afternoon Tea Set, 食物非常有特色又美味。

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Thank lolohome1999hk
Singapore, Singapore
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84 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is always my go-to place for an elegant high tea with my girlfriends when we visit Bangkok. Perfect for ending a morning shopping, then sitting in a beautiful colonial atrium with classical musicians playing and a choice of the Thai or English High Tea set, which comes in a pretty tiered tray with choices of small bites. The English... More 

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Thank Carolyn N
MOBangkok, Manager at Authors’ Lounge, responded to this review

Dear CarolynNg66, Thank you very much for visiting us from Singapore and for your 5* review about The Authors' Lounge. We are delighted that you fully enjoyed your Afternoon Tea experience at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. We are most delighted that you indulged into our Thai and Western High Tea sets as well as the extensive tea selection. Thank you too... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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349 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

After reading about the mixed reviews on the afternoon tea, I decided to venture here to try it out myself. Remember to book a table before you head to the hotel. First make sure you board the free shuttle ferry from the extreme right of the saphan taksin ferry terminal, dont end up paying 40bht for the tourist ferry. Upon... More 

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Thank savvy8200
MOBangkok, Manager at Authors’ Lounge, responded to this review

Dear savvy8200, Thank you very much for your review about The Authors' Lounge. We are delighted that you fully enjoyed your Afternoon Tea experience at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. As you say the boat ride is an essential part of the event and we are very happy that you made full use of it. Thank you too for highlighting the ambience... More 

Alleroed
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Took a couple of business associates for afternoon tea at the Authors Lounge, and the place did NOT disappoint. Food was beyond excellent, service impeccable, price to match

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Thank Michael N
MOBangkok, Manager at Authors’ Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Michael N, Thank you very much for your 5* review on TripAdvisor. We are most delighted that we were able to exceed your expectations with service and culinary alike and allow you to have a smooth meeting with your associates. We would be delighted to see you return to Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok soon again. Best regards, Benoit Boissarie Assistant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$48
Cuisine
European, Asian, British
Meals
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Monday
12:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 20:00
Thursday
12:00 - 20:00
Friday
12:00 - 20:00
Saturday
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Bangkok>  > Silom
  • Neighbourhood: Silom
  • Phone Number: +66 2 659 9000 ext. 7390
Description
Under refurbishment and will reopen in December 2015

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Staying in Silom

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Silom
Despite the lack of any major tourist attractions, this lively neighborhood is a favorite of many. Whether it's the (somewhat naughty) nightlife of Soi Patpong, the various handicraft night markets or the plethora of dining options that tickle your fancy, a night out in Silom is a must on every itinerary. It's worth a stop during daytime, too: join office workers on a quest to tasty street food during lunch and shop at Silom Complex for a great mix of Thai and international stores. After a day of strolling around the congested sidewalks, a visit to Silom's Lumphini Park, Bangkok's answer to NYC's Central Park, is a welcome change of scenery.
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