A ladies trip to Bangkok wouldn’t be complete without indulging in an afternoon tea break. Thailand gives this old English tradition five-star treatment, going overboard with dollops of whipped cream, chocolate trolleys and extraordinary teas in cozy, old world tearooms.
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The famous are the Mandarin Oriental’s Authors Lounge overlooking the Chao Phraya River. The Sukothai’s high tea buffet loaded with chocolates, cakes, sushi, sandwiches and more also makes for a gluttonous albeit unforgettable experience.
Vieng Joom On Tea House serves up teas from around the world amongst vintage Moroccan décor. Located in the Musem of Floral Culture, Salon du Thé has a setting that could not be anymore graceful: a landscaped outdoor garden and a 100-year-old teak mansion with colonial architecture. The teas come from renowned florist Sakul Intakul’s personal collection of world favourites.
Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok‘s Executive Pastry Chef Claus brings to life an everyday pleasure with a unique tea experience of delicious homemade pastries, sandwiches, scones and cakes, accompanied by a hot pot of tea or coffee to uplift the spirit and senses for a relaxing afternoon.
Anantara Siam Bangkok is one of Bangkok’s most prestigious hotels – famed for its Afternoon Tea of east-west fusion sweet and savoury treats, enjoyed with exclusive Mariage Frères teas in the glorious Lobby.
The crowning masterpiece of the hotel’s sophisticated heritage style, The Lobby exudes stately elegance with its grand columns, hand-painted silk panels and magnificent frescoed ceiling. An iconic attraction in itself, The Lobby provides a striking ambience for the great tradition of Afternoon Tea. Full info
You can even have high tea on a shopping break! Siam Paragon’s TWG Tea Salon and Gaysorn Plaza’s are both conveniently located for an ultra-chic reprieve. Did we mention they even serve Prosecco and tea cocktails?
Hanuman Bar, Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok – A fascinating Japanese twist to its popular daily Afternoon Tea, also offers a choice of Chandon Brut sparkling wine or fine French Louis Roederer Champagne to complement this fascinating new afternoon tea experience.
1823 Tea Lounge By Ronnefeldt At Gaysorn Shopping Center serves a range of more 70 premium hand-crafted Ronnefeldt Teas comprising the highest-grade leaves from the world’s most prominent tea gardens, carefully selected by Ronnefeldt’s Owners and Tea Tasters.
A classical favourite at Erawan Tea Room at Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok , Thai Afternoon Tea offers a delicious savoury selection of Deep Fried Prawn Wrapped in Egg Noodles, Steamed Flower-shaped Dumpling with Crabmeat, Minced Pork and Peanut Wrapped in Egg Net, Ma Hor and more.