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Authors' Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
+66 (2) 659 9000
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Ranked #102 of 7,819 restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Lennox Head, Australia
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292 reviews 292 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Popped in for an iced lemongrass tea and French macaroon after an afternoon of seeing the wonderful sights Bangkok offers and not looking my best (as one does). Both were delicious and I was treated so courteously and attentively I thought that I may have slipped by tiara on :). The room is comfortably opulent with comfortable lounge chairs, sofas,... More

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MOBangkok, F&B Coordinator at Authors' Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, responded to this review

Dear TravellerFaye, Wow! Thank you very much for this stunning review of Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok and our Authors’ Lounge! I am delighted to hear that you had a fantastic afternoon and that you particularly enjoyed the legendary service, the impressive atmosphere and the delicious threats. We hope to welcome you back for another exquisite stay at ‘La Grande Dame’ in... More

Singapore
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The well preserved lounge is steep in history and is well preserved. We have our afternoon tea there and service and food menu were excellent. Live soft instrumental music helps elevate the relaxed mood. The surprised and refreshing apple tea at the end was a great finishing touch! The manager was attentive and ensure that our experience there was the... More

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MOBangkok, F&B Coordinator at Authors' Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, responded to this review

Dear thanni999, What a heartfelt summary of compliments! It’s always a great pleasure for Gastronomes like us receiving such a stunning review and I am so delighted to read about your wonderful afternoon tea experience at the Authors’ Lounge on TripAdvisor. Thank you for recommending our legendary service, the incomparable atmosphere and Chef Claus’ culinary creations. Restaurant Manager Khun Asia... More

Detroit
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The lighting in this room is just wonderful. They offered a decadent tea time in the afternoon which we saw many guests enjoying. A great place to sit and read or chat.

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MOBangkok, F&B Coordinator at Authors' Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, responded to this review

Dear Cami Z, Many thanks for this great and beautiful review. I am delighted to hear that you had an excellent stay and that you especially enjoyed the relaxing ambiance, culinary delights and our historical Authors’ Wing. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another fabulous afternoon! Thank you again for your lovely comments! Warm regards, Julia... More

Austin, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Such a beautiful setting to sit and relax over an amazing afternoon tea, or evening cocktail. You can feel the history in this original part of the hotel.

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MOBangkok, F&B Coordinator at Authors' Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, responded to this review

Dear Peter S, “Outstanding Afternoon Tea”- outstanding compliment! Thank you for sharing the experience of your visit to our beloved Authors’ Lounge. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the legendary service and culinary delights. I have shared your comments with Restaurant Manager Khun Asia and the entire team and they are delighted to know about your positive feedback.... More

Bangkok, Thailand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I have been several times for afternoon tea, both with girlfriends and visitors. It is a lovely venue and setting for some "girl time." The cons: Service was slow and we had to ask for table setting basics (napkins, forks, etc.), and seating options aren't ideal. The first table we were at was near the JT store, and we listened... More

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MOBangkok, F&B Coordinator at Authors' Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, responded to this review

Dear abroadliving, Thank you for this fantastic review of our Authors’ Lounge. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the magical atmosphere and the culinary delights during your ‘girl time’ with us. We greatly appreciate your constructive comments concerning the service and hope to be able to convince you of our legendary Oriental service in the future. Please... More

Bangalore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was on my wife's to do list, I must admit that I was more keen on a fine dining experience elsewhere but the military coup and the ensuing curfew put paid to that. THB 1500 for a cup of tea and a snack or two? I was rather apprehensive but the ladies insisted and I decided to disagree but... More

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MOBangkok, F&B Coordinator at Authors' Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, responded to this review

Dear Ajmatu, What a heartfelt summary of compliments! Thank you very much for you positive review and the kind recommendations. I’m so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your afternoon with Restaurant Manager Khun Asia and his team. It’s a great pleasure to receive such compliments concerning the culinary delights, the Oriental service and the legendary atmosphere. We look forward... More

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Arguably the best afternoon tea in Thailand. At approx 50 $ per head we expected our money's worth and we certainly didn't leave feeling disappointed. Firstly my suggestion to anyone wishing to experience high tea as the mandarin is to avoid lunch as going here on a full stomach would be unwise. The setting for the high tea is in... More

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MOBangkok, F&B Coordinator at Authors' Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, responded to this review

Dear Murtaza A, It’s always a great pleasure for Gastronomes like us receiving such a stunning review and I am delighted to read about your wonderful tea experience in the Authors’ Lounge on TripAdvisor. Thank you for recommending the hotel’s legendary service, the incomparable atmosphere and “the best afternoon tea in Thailand.” Restaurant Manager Khun Asia and his team are... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

What a beautiful setting for afternoon tea! It is like stepping back in time! The service as always was excellent and the delicate sandwiches and cakes are so pretty you feel guilty eating them! For something different once you tire of all the wonderful spicy food Bangkok has to offer, this is truly a wonderful place to just sit back,... More

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MOBangkok, F&B Coordinator at Authors' Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, responded to this review

Dear Interiorsqueen, What a beautiful summary of compliments! It’s always a great pleasure for Gastronomes like us receiving such a stunning review and I am so delighted to read about your tea experience at the Authors’ Lounge on TripAdvisor. Thank you for recommending the legendary service, the historical atmosphere and Chef Claus’s sweet creations. Restaurant Manager Khun Asia and his... More

Manila, Philippines
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

There are two things I always aim to do when in Bangkok, and this is one of them! Being an English expat from time to time and regularly travelling, high tea is a little joy and one I take regularly around the world. However, I would say that tea here at the M.O. is the best time and time again.... More

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MOBangkok, F&B Coordinator at Authors' Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, responded to this review

Dear LoftusroadW12, Wow, I am delighted to read how much you enjoyed your return visit to our Authors’ Lounge; and thank you for taking the time to post such a superb review in particular regarding the culinary delights and the magical atmosphere in the Authors’ Wing. I have shared your comments with the team and they are glad to know... More

Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We called in to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel for a cup of tea from the famed Parisienne Mariage. We decided to indulge ourselves and have High Tea in The Authors' Lounge. Now, not all the dainty treats on the three-tiered platter were to our liking, but I'd expect that anywhere, and there was so much available on the first tier... More

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MOBangkok, F&B Coordinator at Authors' Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, responded to this review

Dear Alexander6011, We thank you for sharing a beautiful review about our Authors’ Lounge. I am glad to read that you had a wonderful Afternoon Tea experience, and how much you enjoyed the atmosphere. Our Authors’ Lounge Manager Khun Asia strives to make our guest feel at home and how can he do better, than by recommending a pot of... More

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