Bangkok’s Best Restaurant: Authors’ Lounge Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok – Top High Tea Luxe List


The Authors’ Lounge is one of the most famous legendary spots for the English institution of Afternoon Tea amidst enchanting, old world charm by the Chao Phraya River.

The name “Authors’ Lounge” was a logical conclusion following the large number of famous writers who stepped through the doors of The Oriental over the years.

From Joseph Conrad and Somerset Maugham, Noel Coward, Graham Greene and John Le Carre to Frederick Forsythe, Dame Iris Murdoch and Sir V.S. Naipaul

Designed by an Italian architect, located in the oldest part of Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok opened since 1887 as the very first luxury hotel in Thailand.

Talk with Chef Christophe Sapy, Executive Pastry Chef – Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

Western Afternoon Tea Set

New York breakfast tea and pear sorbet, A selection of finger sandwiches: Green asparagus tips in clear tomato aspic on white sour dough bread, Chicken salad with Pommery grain mustard rolled in charcoal bread loaf, Cucumber ricotta cannelloni with fresh herbs on oat bread, Double decker truffle brie cheese

Lobster religieuse with rock melon caviar, Cherrywood smoked salmon rosette on bagel, Warm traditional plain and raisin scones, Seasonal selection of home-made jams, Devonshire clotted cream, mascarpone or butter, Raspberry financier and madeleine

A selection of pastries: Crème brulée strawberry tartlet, Chocolate choux, Passion fruit cheese cake, Peach vanilla macaron, Tonka and Mandarin cake

The Oriental Afternoon Tea Set

Jasmine Queen tea and coconut sorbet, A selection of savouries: Fluffy rice crackers with Asian flavoured chicken roulade, Minced chicken with ginger and peanut in Thai omelette, Mixed herbs with lotus leaves, Roasted pandan chicken, Fresh Vietnamese spring roll, Steamed crabmeat dumplings

Chicken salad with corn in crispy pastry shell, Prawn vol au vent, Pomelo salad in crispy shell, Warm traditional plain and mango scones, Seasonal selection of home-made jams, Devonshire clotted cream, mascarpone or butter, A selection of pastries: Steamed banana cake • Pandan coconut jelly layer, Glutinous rice in coconut cream

Thai treats.

Open daily from 12:00 – 17:30 Hrs. A fine selection of coffees, Mariage Freres teas and drinks; and Afternoon Tea sets, as well as pastries, signature and traditional cakes, signature coupes, ice creams and sorbets.

Live piano entertainment (Sat-Sun) and guitar (Mon-Fri) from 15:00  – 17:30 Hrs. presenting a light, classical “salon music” reflecting the live entertainment used to be provided by small orchestras in the old coffeehouses of Europe in the early 20th Century, enhances the old-world charm ambiance of the Lounge.

THB 1,500++ including a selection of teas or coffee

THB 2, 200++ including a selection of teas or coffee and a glass of Louis Roederer Brut Premier

Prices are subject to 10% service charge and applicable Government Tax

Tel: +66 (0) 2 659 9000 ext. Authors’ Lounge