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“Average food by the Relaxing riverfront” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Verandah at Mandarin Oriental

The Verandah at Mandarin Oriental
Ranked #57 of 10,626 Restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $58
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, 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.
Syracuse, New York
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236 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Average food by the Relaxing riverfront”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

I was slightly disappointed by my lunch at this infamous hotel restaurant. The setting right on the River is wonderful and a must Bangkok experience. The food however is nothing special, very ordinary , no presentation and quite tasteless. Do your research and find a better dining experience in this fabulous city.

Visited December 2013
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Thank AlamosJude
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MOBangkok, F&B Coordinator at The Verandah at Mandarin Oriental, responded to this review, March 8, 2014
Dear AlamosJude,

Thank you for your return visit to Mandarin Oriental,
Bangkok and your honest and constructive feedback.
Your words are valued indeed and we will like to discuss your thoughts and impression with you personally.
Please let us know, how we can reach you and in the meanwhile,
I remain with my best personal regards,

Sincerely,

Julia Wuelfing
F&B Coordinator
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Bangkok
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A sad decline of standards”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

For the past 25 years, my family has enjoyed a weekend brunch at the Verandah at least one or two times a year. Though a bit costly it was always of the highest standard. Sadly, this past Saturday will likely be our last brunch there. The food was just average. Only the service remained high standard.
Croissants used to be served fresh and warm; this time they were served cold. Coffee used to be served in individual pots; now just in a small cup and charged exorbitantly for each cup. Tea used to be loose leaf; now just a teabag. Milk for tea or coffee used to be served warm; now just cold. Our favourite used to be the eggs benedict. It was the greatest disappointment. The muffin had the consistency and taste of a biscuit. Two of us asked for eggs to be soft cooked with runny yolks. The eggs came with the yolks almost fully cooked. One of us returned the eggs, asking again for them to be soft cooked; and yet the eggs once more came almost fully cooked.
What had been for 25 years a fine dining experience, and well worth the cost, was now but average. A sad decline of standards.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014

On my last night in Bangkok our party of 4 visited this restaurant. It is situated within the grounds of the Mandarin Oriental hotel, which is a beautiful hotel. On arrival we were greeted by the hostess who spoke very good English and was polite and helpful. There is a choice of places to eat with different cuisines with a boat ride over to the Thai restaurant if desired. We chose to eat at The Verandah which is outside by the waters edge, it is wonderfully lit and has a great atmosphere, ideal for a quiet meal. The food was very good and the price is reasonable considering that to eat in a similar place in England would cost at least double. Would definitely recommend a visit as both the food and restaurant were great.

Visited February 2014
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Thank CLev85
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MOBangkok, F&B Coordinator at The Verandah at Mandarin Oriental, responded to this review, March 8, 2014
Dear CLev85,

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review of Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok! I am delighted to read all the lovely compliments you had to say about our Verandah and will share your comments with restaurant manager Khun Somkiat and his team.

Thank you again for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back again for another “great” stay!

Warm regards,

Julia Wuelfing
F&B Coordinator
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Baar, Switzerland
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115 reviews
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“Delicious - a must visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

Great and scenic setting on the terasse directly at the Chao Praya river. The food was finally just delicious and the steaks made to perfection.

Cuisine and service were a experience!

There was a misunderstanding for the main course and immediately, Pierre, the Chef and Tawseesak Chantip (Assist. Rest. Manager) solved it perfectly.

During the whole evening, we were served by Thanapon, who did a wonderful job and balanced the situation just great.

Mistakes can happen - the true quality of a restaurant shows in how it is resolved and the staff at Verandah were world class!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Arnold R
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MOBangkok, F&B Coordinator at The Verandah at Mandarin Oriental, responded to this review, March 8, 2014
Dear Arnold R,

I am delighted to read your review regarding your recent visit to our Verandah. I am also pleased to know you enjoyed the wonderful ambiance at the hotel, the “delicious” culinary delights and especially our Oriental service. I have shared your feedback with Chef Pierre, Restaurant Manager Khun Somkiat and their teams and they were delighted to hear about your excellent feedback.

We really look forward to welcoming you back to “La Grande Dame” in the very near future.

Best regards,

Julia Wuelfing
F&B Coordinator
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

Went here for lunch. Had a lovely view of the river and River traffic. Service was really lovely, food excellent. Expensive but a nice splurge. Fun to see the famous hotel.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Garbs11
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MOBangkok, F&B Coordinator at The Verandah at Mandarin Oriental, responded to this review, March 8, 2014
Dear Garbs11,

I am delighted to hear you had a fabulous dining experience during your recent visit to our Verandah. I am pleased that you enjoyed the magical ambiance with view on the Chao Phraya, our “lovely” legendary Oriental service and the “excellent” culinary delights.

Please do let us know when your plans bring you back to Bangkok. I would be delighted to assist with the details of your stay to ensure another wonderful experience at ‘La Grande Dame’

Kind regards,

Julia Wuelfing
F&B Coordinator
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