5 posh places for a relaxing afternoon tea in Bangkok

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Nothing beats a chill afternoon with yummy snacks, cute little cakes, and tons of tea shared with your favourite people, right? If you’re in Bangkok, you’re in for a treat! There are loads of awesome spots where you can enjoy afternoon tea. From fancy Asian-inspired high tea to exclusive chocolate-themed tea sets, there’s something for everyone’s taste. So, whether you’re up for a posh day out, celebrating something special, or just hanging with your pals, here are five cool high tea Bangkok places you’ve got to check out. Pinkies up, and let the good times roll!

1. The Lobby at The Peninsula

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Tea Hours: Daily, 14:00 – 16:00 and 16:00 – 18:00

Address: 333 Charoen Nakhon Rd, Khlong Ton Sai, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600

Afternoon tea at The Lobby at The Peninsula is perhaps among the most timeless experiences in Bangkok. And for a good reason. Step inside, and you’ll be awed by its elegant decor and soaring glass bay windows overlooking the Chao Phraya River. The luxurious atmosphere is complete with live music. Each element of the Traditional Afternoon Tea (1,288++ THB/person) will delight your taste buds, from the selection of sweets like Red Velvet, Rum Baba, and Young Coconut Sorbet to scones to savouries like Ham and Cheese, Brioche, and more.

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For the teas, you can opt for the Mariage Frères collection or Araksa Organic teas from Chiang Mai. Coffee and other specialities like The Peninsula Hot Chocolate are available, too. And for those special occasions, you have the option of adding champagne. Moreover, vegans and plant-based people don’t have to miss out on the experience. The Peninsula offers Plant-Based Afternoon Tea (1,100++ THB/person), which is just as fantastic.

2. The Authors’ Lounge at Mandarin Oriental

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PHOTO: The Authors’ Lounge

Tea Hours: Daily, 12:00 – 18:00

Address: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, 48 Oriental Ave, Khwaeng Bang Rak, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500

When it comes to timeless elegance, The Authors’ Lounge at Mandarin Oriental Bangkok knows how to do it right. Housed inside a lounge that has been around since 1887, the turn-of-the-century style wicker furniture, hand-painted upholstery, and framed photographs of the many famous writers who have graced its premises since the late nineteenth century, it exudes old-world charm with a serene ambience.

Presented in book-shaped tiered trays, the afternoon tea sets here are an art form in their own right. There are three sets to choose from: Autumn Afternoon Tea Set (Western), The Oriental Afternoon Tea Set, and Vegan and Gluten-Free Afternoon Tea Set. Each set costs 1,500 THB/person and includes a selection of scrumptious savouries and pastries, as well as scones and teas or coffee. If you want something a little different, we recommend trying The Oriental Afternoon Tea Set. It includes Thai-inspired light bites like steamed Thai dumplings filled with herbed fish, mung bean marzipans, and mango with sticky rice. Attention to detail, immaculate ambience, and amazing service make Afternoon Tea in The Authors’ Lounge well worth the splurge.

3. The Lobby at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel

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Tea Hours: Daily, 14:00 – 18:00

Address: 155 Ratchadamri Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Immerse yourself in the refined elegance of Bangkok’s high tea culture at The Lobby in Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. The exquisite setting, complete with stately columns and a magnificent frescoed ceiling, is further enhanced by the vibrant seasonal flowers adorning the space.

The afternoon tea menu is a delightful journey for the senses, starting with a refreshing Lemon Bubble Gum Ice Cream Lollipop palate cleanser. The tea selection truly takes centre stage, perfectly complementing the delicious assortment of treats.

Savour scrumptious Double Chocolate Chunky Scones and Strawberry and White Chocolate Chip Scones, served alongside a mouth-watering selection of savoury items. These include House Smoked Duck Breast in a Pink Bun, Quince and Blue Crab Quiche, and Smoked Salmon Finger Sandwiches, among others. The sweet course is equally enticing, featuring Cherry Blossom Macarons, Rose & Lychee Choux pastries, Raspberry Coconut Tortes, and Red Ruby Chocolate Fondue.

4. Chocolab at SO/ Bangkok

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PHOTO: Chocolab at SO/ Bangkok

Tea Hours: Daily, 08:00 – 18:00

Address: Chocolab, G Floor, 2 N Sathon Rd, Khwaeng Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

Seeking a unique twist for your afternoon tea experience? Then Chocolab Hi-Tea, where the spotlight is on the finest Belgian coverture chocolate, is for you. This delightful high tea set is sure to satisfy the cravings of chocolate aficionados and casual fans alike.

Each connoisseur in your party will be treated to a glass of indulgent Belgian chocolate frappe. Thus, adding an extra layer of luxury to the experience. Prefer a more traditional beverage? Don’t worry, freshly brewed coffee and tea options are also available to complement the exquisite chocolate creations.

Embrace the extraordinary and let the rich flavours of Chocolab Hi-Tea transport you to chocolate heaven, making it a truly unforgettable high tea adventure in Bangkok.

5. Tea Lounge at Capella Bangkok

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PHOTO: Tea Lounge, Capella Bangkok

Tea Hours: Daily, 12:00 – 18:00

Address: 300/2 Charoen Krung Rd, Yannawa, Sathon, Bangkok 10120

We can’t think of a better way to while away an afternoon than embarking on a tea journey in Capella Bangkok’s Tea Lounge. The airy lounge, with iconic interiors, river views, and a calming lily pond, serves as a picture-perfect backdrop for enjoying high tea.

“Opulent” cannot even begin to cover The Capella Signature High Tea experience. Needless to say, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to speciality teas. Fortunately, there’s a well-versed tea connoisseur on hand to advise you on your perfect cup of tea. And if, on the unlikely occasion that nothing on the menu looks appetising for you, they’ll blend a new customised tea, especially for you.

Begin with a round of dry raisin or plain scones; both are served with Apple Vanilla Jam, Clotted Cream, and Blackberry Jam. On the savoury side, you’ll find eye-catching bites like Smoked Salmon Roe with Silky Cauliflower and Egg and Cauliflower Cream. Be sure to leave some room for the pastry trolley. It comes with all kinds of treats that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth, from Banoffee Pie to Chocolate and Passion Fruit St. Honore.

Be sure to visit these fantastic places if you want to spend a leisurely afternoon in Bangkok. For more experiences in the capital, check out our article on the best outdoor restaurants for al fresco dining.

 

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