Traditional afternoon tea served with old world charm

On the ground floor of the Authors’ Wing, this lounge enjoys old colonial charm with white-washed rattan furniture, Siamese umbrellas and graceful bamboo and palm trees. It is considered to be a city institution for traditional English afternoon tea with scones, finger sandwiches and cakes and the world’s finest teas.

The Authors' Lounge is located in the original part of Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, known as the Authors' Wing. Its name is tribute to the many famous writers who have stepped through the doors of the hotel throughout its existence.

Due to popular demand for private events we respectfully recommend you check availability prior to your visit. When the Authors Lounge is not available due to private events Afternoon Tea will be served from 12pm in the Lobby Lounge.

The Authors’ Lounge adheres to a smart dress code for all guests, including children. Ladies are kindly asked to wear elegant attire and proper footwear. Gentlemen are kindly asked to wear smart shirt, long trousers and closed shoes.


  • Traditional or Mandarin Oriental Thai set
    Home-made scones, finger sandwiches, savouries and sweets
  • Authors’ Lounge favourite drinks
    Einspaenner, Fiaker, Chai, Chocolat mélange