What better way to indulge than an afternoon tea filled with sweet delights.
I've once read about the afternoon tea of Mandarin Oriental Bangkok in a magazine and thus a visit has to be made. I was really looking forward to spending a beautiful afternoon with my friends after walking all morning in the famous Author's Lounge, but was offered elsewhere to sit (with a view) because all the seats were taken. So make sure to get your hotel to make a reservation for you a day before to ensure available seats.
Author's Lounge (image taken from Mandarin Oriental webpage)
There were two sets to choose from: Traditional Afternoon Tea Set and Mandarin Oriental Thai Tea Set. (Both of which were ordered)
Each set came with a choice of tea, coffee or infusion.
refreshing lime sorbet to start your palate engine.
Thai tea set is served with pandan scones and chiffon cake and some other thai fusion and local sweets
(you can refer to the ingredient items in the menu images below)
my favourite panna cotta with berry jam and opera cakes
assorted finger sandwiches to sink your teeth in before diving into desserts.
perfect cuppa creme brulee, torched to perfection
Four choices of jams from two different set options and balls of butter for the scones; including whipped cream which we've refilled several times.
the stars of the afternoon.
Mandarin Oriental Bangkok's Author's Lounge was getting so famous with their scones that they sold them in package to dining guests and hotel customers, even walk in buyers.
Honestly, after swamping myself in so many sweets, it was difficult to justify the flavor of these scones. But they were delicious, no doubt; fluffy soft and filling texture. Perhaps it would make more sense to savor these simple carbs on their own, hence the separate purchase.
Menus for reference
If you're ever Bangkok on a girls trip, maybe it's worthwhile to consider spending an afternoon in Author's Lounge in Mandarin Oriental.