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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 #74 of 8,188 Restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Thai
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Description: Traditional afternoon tea served with old world charm On the ground floor of the Authors' Wing, this lounge enjoys old colonial charm with white-washed rattan furniture, Siamese umbrellas and graceful bamboo and palm trees. It is considered to be a city institution for traditional English afternoon tea with scones, finger sandwiches and cakes and the world's finest teas. The Authors' Lounge is located in the original part of Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, known as the Authors' Wing. Its name is tribute to the many famous writers who have stepped through the doors of the hotel throughout its existence.
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Been here for afternoon tea , and it was the right choice, everything went perfect, the place is charming and full of history, and it's easily send you about 120 years ago when it was established, the afternoon tea set is the best in Bangkok and the quality of hot drinks is not comparable, and the piano melodies that played... More 

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

Dear fahada952, Thank you for sharing your great review on TripAdvisor! The Authors' Lounge is indeed a charming and historical venue. It’s a great pleasure to receive such wonderful compliments regarding our culinary delights and atmosphere of our iconic venue. Thank you as well for sharing the lovely photos, they look stunning! Please don’t hesitate to contact me for a... More 

Houston, Texas
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177 reviews 177 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This lounge offers you a look at the hotel as it appeared in the 1920's and the level of service that was available. A must see for afternoon tea

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

Dear JamesD20, 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. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another fabulous afternoon! Thank you again for your lovely comments! Best regards, Thomas Kinsperger... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

With a friend we came here for our high tea served in an area calls Author's Lounge. Wonderful service, beautiful setting and nice music. All just perfect. If you have sometime to sit and relax...I can absolutely recommend this place

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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

As a best selling author myself ,I loved being invited to the cocktail party welcoming us to Bangkok. And the charm and warmth and selection of food and beverages were fantastic. Nice to meet the fabulous new general manager. Charming!

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

Dear Jackie M, Thank you for sharing your fabulous review on TripAdvisor! We are truly delighted to hear that you enjoyed your welcome cocktail party organized at The Author's Lounge. The Oriental family is looking forward to welcome you back very soon. Please don’t hesitate to contact me for a next reservation, I would be glad to assist! Best regards,... More 

Hong kong
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The experience was absolutely fantastic! The hotel was beautiful, the food was excellent and the staff were attentive. I have been to my fair share of high end Afternoon Tea places in Hong Kong hotels but tea at Author's Lounge is by far my most favorite experience. All the food tasted extremely fresh and delicious and since it is buffet... More 

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

Dear ccskye12, 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. The Afternoon Tea at The Author's Lounge is indeed an experience not to be missed in Bangkok. Please do let us know when your... More 

London
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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Afternoon tea at Oriental Unusual experience. Unless you’re doing tea at Claridges in London or the Mount Nelson in Cape Town, I think you’re going to be hard pressed to find a more fabled setting for Afternoon Tea than the Author’s Lounge at the Oriental Bangkok. A setting which should really set the stage for something special, but I came... More 

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

Constant_TravellerXX, Thank you for taking the time to write a Tripadvisor review regarding your recent visit to The Author's Lounge. I am delighted to hear that you had a great afternoon and especially enjoyed the unique and historical ambiance of the Authors' Lounge. Thank you as well for your constructive feedback, I have shared your comments with our team for... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Authors Lounge is definitely a place you will want to visit at least once during your stay in Bangkok. To dine in such splendid manner and with tidbits to nibble on, I can imagine just sitting back and relaxing the whole afternoon there. Once again the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok has proven that it has one of the best hotel... More 

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

Dear bank_d_voyage, Wow! I am delighted to read how much you enjoyed your afternoon at The Authors' Lounge; and thank you for taking your time to post such a fantastic review on Tripadvisor. The Authors' Lounge is indeed a place you will want to visit in Bangkok . It’s a great pleasure to receive such wonderful compliments and thank you... More 

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Lovely High Tea and beautiful hotel. Will is it againWould recommend this hotel to everyone A visit not to miss

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

Dear glorianewham1, Thank you for recommending the hotel’s legendary afternoon tea. 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 at “La Grande Dame”. Best regards, Thomas Kinsperger Director of Food & Beverage More 

Tysons Corner VA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

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

Dear Tommyg2230, Thank you very much for your feedback regarding your recent experience and also for accepting our sincere apologies. Please rest assured that our Food & Beverage team is committed to further improving on the points that you have raised. Please do let us know when your plans bring you back to “La Grande Dame”. I would be delighted... More 

Wodonga, Australia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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 

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

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