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Authors' Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

#82 of 7,304 Restaurants in Bangkok
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48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
+66 2 659 9000
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Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Under refurbishment and will reopen in December 2015

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
After noon high tea

Even if you dont stay at the Mandarin Oriental a 'must do' if you like old colonial feeling is the High Tea in the afternoon. Where proper clothes and enjoy the scones with cream!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
Marjoleine P
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Even if you dont stay at the Mandarin Oriental a 'must do' if you like old colonial feeling is the High Tea in the afternoon. Where proper clothes and enjoy the scones with cream!

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

Dear Marjoleine P, Thank you for sharing your great review on TripAdvisor! The Authors' Lounge is indeed a spectacular venue. It’s a great pleasure to receive such wonderful compliments regarding the food quality and the atmosphere of our iconic venue. The culinary team and myself are looking forward to welcome you back very soon. Please don’t hesitate to contact me... More 

Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Nothing like it. Full English Afternoon tea and then some. Order the iced lemon grass tea!!! It is divine!!!

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

Dear klaus m, Thank you for posting an excellent review on TripAdvisor. I am delighted that you consider the afternoon tea at The Authors Lounge as "The best in the world" . Thank you for recommending our iconic venue and culinary delights. We all look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Sincerely, Thomas Kinsperger Director of Food... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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100 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The Authors Lounge is a lovely spot for a resting and relaxing tea and the live music there fits with it very well, complimenting the refined surroundings. Space is limited so I would suggest booking in advance.

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

Dear Andy_Burke, I am delighted to read your review and thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on Tripadvisor. I am pleased to know you had a great afternoon experience and enjoyed our historic location. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another fabulous afternoon! Thank you again for your lovely comments! Best regards,... More 

Singapore
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70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Definitely a must visit for tea or coffee if you are staying at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok. Located in the historical building of the Oriental, you feel like you are transported to another era of travel and adventure.

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

Dear Sito_Journey, Thank you for this positive review of The Author's Lounge. I really appreciate your comments about our legendary afternoon tea. We look forward to welcoming you back again to ‘La Grande Dame’ in the very near future. Warm regards, Thomas Kinsperger Director of Food & Beverage More 

New York City, New York
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is a wonderful place to enjoy afternoon tea. It is beautiful, has live music, and a wonderful assortment of tea. Definitely recommend visiting for tea during a visit to Bangkok.

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

Dear kopismom, Thank you for sharing your great review on TripAdvisor! The Author's lounge is indeed a beautiful venue. It’s a great pleasure to receive such wonderful compliments regarding our iconic venue. The culinary team and myself are looking forward to welcome you back very soon. Please don’t hesitate to contact me for a next reservation, I would be glad... More 

Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

If you are looking for a high end afternoon tea, Author is the place to go. Make sure to dress properly as they have a dress code. The lounge is comfortable and elegant, with white setting a lot of flowers making it refreshing.

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

Dear AllanKorat, Thank you very much for this great review of The Authors' Lounge. We are truly delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dinning experience in our iconic venue. I had shared your compliments with the team and we all look forward to the next pleasant opportunity of welcoming you back soon. Culinary regards, Thomas Kinsperger Director of Food... More 

San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The general manager Amanda has a wonderful cocktail party welcoming her quests to the Bangkok Mandarin Oriental Hotel in the Authors' Lounge. Such a nice way to make quests feel special and give them a terrific sense of belonging. Beautiful and very hospitable. You are the best Amanda. BTW we were there in February of 2014. Thank you

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MOBangkok, General Manager at Authors' Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, responded to this review

Dear Jackie M, Thank you for your kind feedback. Our weekly management cocktail party is one of the lovely traditions of ‘La Grande Dame’ and the team and I very much enjoy the opportunity to meet and spend time with our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back soon I hope. Kind regards, Amanda Hyndman General Manager Mandarin Oriental... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I went to the hotel spa and had a good experience, then decided to drop by to try the afternoon tea. It was at 5 pm, and although it's not crowded, the staff was slow to attend to us. Once seated down, our group of 2 wanted to share an afternoon tea set and order additional drinks ala carte. However... More 

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

Dear gnof, Thank you very much for your feedback regarding your recent experience and also for accepting our sincere apologies. I am delighted that we were able to further discuss by email and rest assured that our Food & Beverage team is committed to further improving on the points that you have raised. I remain at your disposal in the... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

They have a dress code of "no shorts or sandals" to "keep an air of elegance" in the establishment. Unless you're a woman in short shorts and sandals, in which case, that's fine. Dress codes should be for all or none - topping this off is a supremely uninspired offering of tea cakes. Some were too dry, others too moist... More 

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

Dear leighsal, Thank you for taking the time to share a TripAdvisor review regarding your dining experience at the Authors’ Lounge. We always strive to deliver the best level of service and quality of products to our guests and I am sorry that on this occasion we failed to do so. We tried to contact you to discuss further about... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The atmosphere is very warm and cozy. The place has the skylight roof so there's warm sun light in the room in the afternoon. This venue considered the most popular for engagement ceremony and also wedding banquets.

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Address: 48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 2 659 9000
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Bangkok
Average Prices: USD 38 - 50

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  • Address: 48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Bangkok
  • Phone Number: +66 2 659 9000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 38 - 50

Description

Under refurbishment and will reopen in December 2015

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