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Authors' Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
+66 (2) 659 9000
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Tysons Corner VA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Before describing the disappointing -- and perplexing -- end to our visit, I want to repeat some of the very positive comments of another recent reviewer. He wrote: "The Author's Lounge provided the perfect setting for High Tea ….the wide selection of delicious food and tea choices looked stunning and tasted so too. The attendants provided excellent and prompt service.... More

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Wodonga, Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The Authors' Lounge provided the perfect setting for High Tea when we were in Bangkok recently. The white cane seating, guitarist, flowers, flowers, flowers were just right. We chose the champagne option and the Thai afternoon tea. The wide selection of delicious food and tea choices looked stunning and tasted so too. The attendants provided excellent and prompt service. We... More

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MOBangkok, Director of Food & Beverage at Authors' Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, responded to this review

Dear mike_copland, Thank you very much for this stunning review of the Authors’ Lounge. I am delighted to hear that you had a lovely afternoon and that you particularly enjoyed our legendary service and iconic venue. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another fabulous afternoon! Thank you again for your great comments! Best regards, Thomas Kinsperger... More

Miami Beach, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Form the moment that you are accompanied to your seating, you feel you are transported to a different era. The colonial past of Thailand is suddenly apparent. This covered courtyard is fascinating and the service is top notch. I was with my wife and we ordered two different tea combinations. The towering display of sandwiches and desserts that each one... More

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MOBangkok, Director of Food and Beverage at Authors' Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, responded to this review

Dear afmiami, Thank you very much for this stunning review of the Authors’ Lounge. I am delighted to hear that you had a magical afternoon and that you particularly enjoyed our legendary service and iconic venue. Please do let us know when your plans bring you back to our iconic venue. I would be delighted to assist with the details... More

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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249 reviews 249 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I've went there last year and plan to visit again next month when I'm back in Thailand The decor is amazing , colonial style I assume , the tea selection is top class , thef finger sandwich can be improved to match other international MO high tea , The scones were top , The service should improve though , I... More

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MOBangkok, Director of Food & Beverage at Authors' Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, responded to this review

Dear SultanQs, Thank you for this great review regarding our "Legendary Thai Afternoon Tea". I am delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time and especially enjoyed the unique ambiance at the Authors' Lounge. Thank you as well for your constructive feedback, I have shared your comments with our team for further review and improvement. Please do let us... More

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Went to the author's lounge for tea. It was fabulous. Excellent service and a young Thai in a western suit playing the violin. Quite magical. I looked for film stars but couldn't see any!

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MOBangkok, Food & Beverage Manager at Authors' Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, responded to this review

Dear Jean H, Thank you very much for this stunning review of the Authors’ Lounge. I am delighted to hear that you had a magical afternoon and that you particularly enjoyed our legendary service and the impressive atmosphere iconic venue. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another fabulous afternoon! Thank you again for your lovely comments!... More

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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111 reviews 111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Located in the building of the old Oriental, all the charm of the past,very good tea time, beautiful old decoration... you feel in the last century..

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MOBangkok, Food & Beverage Manager at Authors' Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, responded to this review

Dear kikinsg, Thank you for sharing your fabulous review on TripAdvisor! It’s a great pleasure to receive such wonderful compliments regarding your favorite place at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. Please do let us know when your plans bring you back to our iconic venue. I would be delighted to assist with the details of your reservation to ensure another wonderful experience... More

geneva
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222 reviews 222 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you can splurge go and enjoy an afternoon tea at the Authors lougne. Dive back into history and feel like the first travellers arriving in Thailand. Obviously service and food are great. Reservations are recommended because places are limited.

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MOBangkok, Food & Beverage Manager at Authors' Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, responded to this review

Dear angelo65Geneva, Thank you for sharing your fabulous review on TripAdvisor! It’s a great pleasure to receive such wonderful compliments regarding the historic atmosphere and the impeccable service at the Authors’ Lounge. Please do let us know when your plans bring you back to our iconic venue. I would be delighted to assist with the details of your reservation to... More

Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great place for Afternoon Tea fans. Elegant Settings. Suggest to go a bit earlier to get the table. Food is average but it's a nice place for relaxation and worth for a visit.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Good service from making reservation until we leave. The waitress even knows how to take good photos for us. The "Oriental Thai Tea Set" is better than expected, worth trying. As for "Traditional Afternoon Tea Set", if the scones could be improved it would be better. Anyway, it was still a good afternoon tea experience.

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

Dear Tun Y, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave this great review! I am delighted to read that you enjoyed the “Oriental Thai Tea set” as well as the “Traditional Afternoon Tea set”. It’s a great pleasure to receive such compliments regarding our culinary delights and the legendary Oriental service. We look forward to welcoming you... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I have been here for tea many times, however last year it was so popular, that we could not get into the Authors Lounge and had to make do with tea in the lobby, which was ok, but as it was our 50th Wedding Anniversary, I was not too happy! So I tried to book in advance for this year... More

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

Dear Johng59, I am so delighted to hear that you had a fabulous afternoon tea experience during your last visit to our beloved Authors’ Lounge, thank you for returning! “Best afternoon tea in the East” is a great statement and compliment; Restaurant Manager Khun Asia and his team are glad to receive your kind recommendation. Please do let us know... More

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