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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 7,879 Restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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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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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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geneva
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200 reviews 200 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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

Lennox Head, Australia
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298 reviews 298 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
Senior Contributor
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
Top Contributor
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

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