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Authors’ Lounge

48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
+66 2 659 9000 ext. 7390
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Neighbourhood: Silom
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Colonial, historical, aesthetically divine and peaceful by the river. It's a serene slice of Bangkok that conjures the nostalgia of another century. Pastel shutters, lattice overlay and huge French windows. It's frightfully expensive, more than the Okura or Peninsula, especially if you want to sit...More

Thank steppenw0lfe
Reviewed 3 days ago

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...More

Thank KiriannaJordan
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...More

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...More

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...More

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...More

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!More

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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...More

Reviewed 4 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...More

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...More

Reviewed 18 April 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...More

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...More

Reviewed 18 April 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...More

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...More

Reviewed 10 April 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...More

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...More

Reviewed 18 March 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...More

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...More

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Despite the lack of any major tourist attractions,
this lively neighborhood is a favorite of many.
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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
...More
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CorkMaggie
What us the difference between afternoon and high tea and is there a different time firveach
15 February 2016|
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john l
Hi I booked my trip through online agent. But they didn't ask me about my flight information. so how can I access the sea plane to your hotel from male airport, and how much does it cost? second, whats the bed size of your sunset water villa with pool? and, is this the lagoon house on hotel official website? on my agent's website, its a double bed. thanks.
10 October 2015|
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Colleenkala1
Hello Could I get a reservation for three people on 29 th, 30 th or 31st march 2015 and do you cater for non meat eaters?
22 March 2015|
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Dear Colleenkala1 Thank you for your kind note and we would be delighted to welcome you to the Authors' Lounge. We do provide a vegetarian set, please visit our website, to view the menu or for more details. Kindly email us... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 38 - USD 50
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
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Monday
12:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 20:00
Thursday
12:00 - 20:00
Friday
12:00 - 20:00
Saturday
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Bangkok>  > Silom
  • Neighbourhood: Silom
  • Phone Number: +66 2 659 9000 ext. 7390
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Description
Under refurbishment and will reopen in December 2015