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Authors’ Lounge

#85 of 9,635 Restaurants in Bangkok
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$$$$
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Silom
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48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Name/address in local language
+66 2 659 9000 ext. 7390
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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dad leads the three of us through the chaos of BKK, it slows down and becomes quieter and calmer with a sneaky surprise for mothers day, We are greeted at the “The Oriental Mandarin Hotel” lead through the lavish hotel to a pure white colonial style atrium famously named the Authors Lounge, I can see why too. It couldn't be... More 

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Thank KiriannaJordan
Outer Banks, North Carolina
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

i've been here twice so far and i would come back again as it's the perfect place to sit down and chit chat with your friends. located in a wonderful hotel, the interior decoration is already worth the money, you can find tourists just came in with their cameras to take pictures. and i love a place with history! i... More 

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Thank zeezee175
MOBangkok, Manager at Authors’ Lounge, responded to this review

Dear zeezee175, Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Tripadvisor. I was delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed our fantastic Afternoon Tea in the breath-taking setting of our Author's Lounge. Thank you for the kind words and compliments. It would be a true pleasure to welcome you back at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok soon again. Kindest... More 

Hong Kong
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Throughly enjoyed our Afternoon Tea at the Mandarin Oriental. Been to BKK many times and encouraged by a friend to take the time for Tea... Very elegant Hotel, High Tea was superb.... Beautifully presented and a great selection of both Canapes and Tea's. Highly recommend it.

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Thank DonnaS957
MOBangkok, Manager at Authors’ Lounge, responded to this review

Dear DonnaS957, Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Tripadvisor. I was delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed the Afternoon Tea at our Author's Lounge. Thank you for the great compliments which I will share with the team. It would be a great pleasure to welcome you back at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok soon again. Kindest... More 

Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place was so elegant and wonderful. The ambiance of the tea spot is calming and bright. They have a huge tea selection and their food is amazing!

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Thank christinadejohn13
MOBangkok, Manager at Authors’ Lounge, responded to this review

Dear christinadejohn13, Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Tripadvisor. I was delighted to read that we could provide you with this wonderful setting our our Author's Lounge and give a small oasis in the buzzing city of Bangkok. It would be a true pleasure to welcome you back at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok soon again. Kindest... More 

Maybole, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is in my opinion a truly amazing lounge contained in the lower ground floor of the Oriental Hotel Bangkok, the decor furnishings and ambience of the place is breathtaking, you must book afternoon tea which is truly 5 star, the lounge is surrounded by upmarket shops with famous brands.

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Thank James G
MOBangkok, Manager at Authors’ Lounge, responded to this review

Dear James G, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on Tripadvisor. I was delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your afternoon tea at the Author's Lounge. It would be a true pleasure to welcome you back at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok soon again. Kindest regards, Benoit Boissarie Assistant Director Food and Beverage More 

Singapore
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135 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2017

Another "must-see" before one's demise from Hong Kong's iconic Mandarin Oriental to its twin gorgeous sister in Bangkok by the vibrant southern flowing Chao Phraya River! The heritage Author's Corner made famous by UK's PreWar novelist, W. Somerset Maugham offers till this day romantic backdrop in its brilliantly crafted green n white furnishing patio with vista overlooking the ever-flowing gleaming... More 

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Thank Henry T
MOBangkok, Manager at Authors’ Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Herny T, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. I was delighted to read your extraordinary comment about your recent stay in the Author's Lounge. We are striving to deliver the best guest experience on a daily basis and I was pleased to read that you thoroughly enjoyed the setting combined with the lovely... More 

Milan, Italy
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134 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017

If you want to have an afternoon tea in a different era, surrounded by a colonial and elegant enviroment, this is the right place. A quiet, refined, white hall with the usual, perfect Mandarin Oriental service where you can enjoy a choice of teas and pastries, appetizers and sandwiches with an elegant flavour from the past. You would never tell... More 

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Thank Pierantonio Mar... M
MOBangkok, Manager at Authors’ Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Pierantonie... M, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review on Tripadvisor. I was delighted to read your feedback about your recent experience at the Author's Lounge. I was pleased to read that we could provide you with a quiet haven inside this busy city. Thank you for your comment, which I will share with... More 

Andover, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2017

The revitalised Author Lounge is a great place to relax over afternoon tea. Since our last visit this has been updated with a separate lounge area which was less formal but still served afternoon tea/ coffee. A great place to chill from the Bangkok bustle and the hot sun

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Thank 528jean
MOBangkok, Manager at Authors’ Lounge, responded to this review

Dear 528jean, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on Tripadvisor. I was delighted to read that we could provide you a wonderful getaway experience at our Author's Lounge. Thank you for your comment and we are looking forward to welcoming you back at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok soon again. Kindest regards, Benoit Boissarie Assistant Director Food &... More 

Ghent, Belgium
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017

We had tea time at the Mandarin Oriental. I felt like a queen, enjoying the sublime taste of the fingerfood, Asian style. You have a choice between an Oriental inspired tea time or a more Western style. We chose the Oriental one. The tea served is very fragrance of a very fine taste. ( severak choices) You enjoy this moment... More 

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Thank Natacha V
MOBangkok, Manager at Authors’ Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Natacha V Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. I was delighted to read that you could thoroughly enjoy our Afternoon Tea at the Author's Lounge. I will pass on the compliments to our team and it would be a true pleasure to welcome you to Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok soon again. Kindest regards, Benoit... More 

Birmingham
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

We had the oriental afternoon tea as part of our honeymoon. It was amazing. The service was excellent. It felt like real luxury, especially with the chocolates at the end to take away and the free book marks. Beautiful place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$38 - $50
Cuisine
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Bangkok>  > Silom
  • Neighborhood: Silom
  • Phone Number: +66 2 659 9000 ext. 7390
Description
Under refurbishment and will reopen in December 2015

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Staying in Silom

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Silom
Despite the lack of any major tourist attractions, this lively neighborhood is a favorite of many. Whether it's the (somewhat naughty) nightlife of Soi Patpong, the various handicraft night markets or the plethora of dining options that tickle your fancy, a night out in Silom is a must on every itinerary. It's worth a stop during daytime, too: join office workers on a quest to tasty street food during lunch and shop at Silom Complex for a great mix of Thai and international stores. After a day of strolling around the congested sidewalks, a visit to Silom's Lumphini Park, Bangkok's answer to NYC's Central Park, is a welcome change of scenery.
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