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“Just OK!!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Verandah at Mandarin Oriental

The Verandah at Mandarin Oriental
Ranked #58 of 10,626 Restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $58
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Silom
Description: The perfect choice for all-day dining, along the Chao Phraya RiverFeaturing a wide variety of Asian and Western dishes, The Verandah elevates all-day dining to a new level.Served either indoors or outdoors overlooking the river, the a la carte menu offers fabulous dishes for any time of the day from breakfast through to late evening snacks. In addition, The Verandah also offer a wide selection of freshly baked pastries and homemade ice cream. The Verandah adheres to a smart casual dress code for all guests, including children. During the day, semiformal shorts, shirts, polo shirts and proper footwear are permitted. After 6:30pm, ladies are kindly asked to wear elegant attire and proper footwear, and gentlemen are kindly asked to wear a smart shirt, long trousers and closed shoes.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Just OK!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

After the extensive refurbishment that this restaurant as had undertaken is is far more inviting than the previous lay out.
The new bar is great for pre dinner drinks and the staff are first class. It's quite trendy and they now have a chefs table in the kitchen where you can watch the chef cook while he also explains how he makes your meal. I have dined in this restaurant before the refurbishment and my view was there are better italian restaurants close by, very average!!!!! Now I have had the chance to dine in the new restaurant my view is the same. It's style over substance and twice the price of better italian eateries close by. The plus side is the bar is great with a great atmosphere and a wonderful setting.

Visited April 2013
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London
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“If I could give a 6 rating I would”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

Had the pleasure of going to the Verandah for breakfast. Even though there was just one of me I was given a big table with a wonderful view of the river. I ordered the seasonal fruit, which was beautifully carved - a real work of art. This was followed by a coconut waffle, which was to die for. The staff were lovely and attentive without being obtrusive. Definitely recommend trying the Verandah and will return.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Continues to be a worthwhile lunch experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

We always try to have a lunch at the Verandah when travelling through Bangkok, arriving on the boat from the Skytrain station, and are never disappointed. We only have the Thai menu and the food is always well cooked and presented with friendly service. We did find, on this occasion, that we gave the same order to more than one server but the food arrived correctly and promptly.
Overall this continues to be a very nice place to spend a couple of hours at lunch.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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New Delhi, India
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Superb ambience and excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

This place in the evenings is perhaps the best in Bangkok. I was there in March - not that hot and so you could sit out in the open and enjoy the lovely view of the river and the breeze. The Italian food is delicious and thankfully, there is no loud music - so you can talk and enjoy the conversation. They have some very special cocktails - legendary ones made by a famous bartender who served drinks for decades at the hotel. You can be dressed casually or formally - feel comfortable either ways. It is expensive though but well worth the price!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Bland dining”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

The Oriental is a fine hotel, and their Bamboo Bar is especially wonderful. But for lunchtime dining, their Verandah restaurant is extremely medium, with a couple of very miserable looking Thai waitresses. Very disappointing and a let down for this great hotel.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank James C
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