Sakura afternoon tea at The Okura Prestige
The Okura Prestige

Bangkok's best afternoon tea

From fairy tale-inspired cakes to cake-and-Champagne pairings: Afternoon tea is a great way to spend a lazy afternoon

By Time Out Bangkok editors
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Some establishments have taken this English afternoon tradition to the next level by pairing it with attractive themes and creative bites. Here are the best places to visit for your next post-lunch rendezvous with the gang.

Bangkok's best afternoon tea

Beauty And The Beast Afternoon Tea 2019
137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok

Bangkok Trading Post

Restaurants Bistros Phrom Phong

What to expect: Yannis Janssens, the former pastry chef of the now-defunct L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, conjures up the magical world of Beauty and the Beast with an afternoon tea set that features different motifs and characters from the fairy tale.

Ideal for: Romantic types

Price: B1,200/person; B2,150/person with a small bottle of Moët & Chandon Rosé Imperial

Until 1 December, 13:00-15:00 and 15:30-17:30. Bangkok Trading Post, 137 Pillars and Suites, 0 2079 7000

Lakorn Rosewood Bangkok
Numpoom Samargasevi

Lakorn

Restaurants Contemporary European Phloen Chit

What to expect: Pastry chef Florian Couteau has created a six-course afternoon tea that includes Piper- Heidsieck Champagne-infused Hokkaido milk soft serve and scrumptious baba au rhum. Grab a glass of bubbly from the Piper-Heidsieck Champagne trolley for a more extravagant experience.

Ideal for: Sweet tooths with sophisticated tastes

Price: B1,299/person (extra glass starting from B500)

Until 31 October, 14:30-17:00. Lakorn, Rosewood Bangkok, 0 2080 0700

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Baan Dusit Thani
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Baan Dusit Thani

Restaurants Saladaeng

What to expect: This café in the Baan Dusit Thani compound offers perhaps the most wallet-friendly afternoon tea experience in Bangkok. Indulge in a savory and sweet treats, as well as premium selected teas.

Ideal for: people on a tight budget

Price: B390

Monday-Sunday, 14:00-17:00. Dusit Gourmet at Baan Dusit Thani, 0 2200 9009

Okura Afternoon Tea
The Okura Prestige Bangkok

Up & Above Bar

Restaurants Tea rooms Phloen Chit

What to expect: This seasonal afternoon tea set lures dessert lovers with sweet treats and small bites reminiscent of the cherry blossom season in Japan during springtime. Served in a bento-style box, the set centers around Sakura-influenced confections and snacks such as Hokkaido milk strawberry roulade, Sakura chocolate praline, cherry blossom macaron, strawberry & Hokkaido milk custard, Sakura cold cheesecake, petit gateaux Sakura, dango, sakura scones and Hokkaido Milk ice cream. The set is accompanied by Mariage Frères teas. Autumn-inspired mocktails and cocktails are also available.

Ideal for: Lovers of all things Nippon

Price: B1,400/2 people

Available 1 April - 30 June, 14:00-17:00. The Okura Prestige Bangkok, 0 2687 9000

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Curve 55
Curve 55

Curve 55

Restaurants Cafés Thonglor

What to expect: The café at Japanese business hotel Hotel Nikko offers a budget-friendly tea set comprising all things Japanese. Highlights include king crab bun with ebiko mayonnaise, and spicy unagi and cream cheese roll.

Ideal for: Those looking for something different

Price: B990

Ongoing, 12:00-17:00. Curve 55 at Hotel Nikko. 0 2080 2111

Balcony Lounge
Balcony Lounge

Balcony Lounge

Restaurants Ratchaprasong

What to expect: Step into a lychee paradise at InterContinental Bangkok hotel as Balcony Lounge serves lychee-filled treats, such as lychee chocolate cake, lychee cheesecake and lychee scones, in their afternoon tea this season.

Ideal for: Palates longing for refreshing flavors to
cool off for the summer.

Price: B550 for one person; B850 for two.

InterContinental Hotel Bangkok, 973 Phloen Chit Road, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, 0 2656 0444. BTS Chit Lom. Available daily 14:30-17:30.

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Waldorf Astoria afternoon tea
Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

Peacock Alley

Restaurants Cafés Ratchadamri

What to expect: Located on the 16th floor of the prestigious
Waldorf Astoria Hotel Bangkok, the salon boasts an air of luxury and extravagance. Imagine sipping your tea while looking ut to Bangkok’s skyline from the heart of the city.

Ideal for: If you believe in treating yourself and living your best life during afternoon tea, there is no place more perfect for you.

Price: B2,100 for two people with your choice of tea or coffee. If you’re feeling a bit decadent, go for the Billecart-Salmon Champagne set (B3,800), which comes with two glasses of Champagne.

16/F Waldorf Astoria Bangkok, 151 Ratchadamri Road, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, 0 2846 8888. BTS Chit Lom. Available daily 13:00-17:00.

Erawan Tea Room
Erawan Tea Room

Erawan Tea Room

Restaurants Tea rooms Ratchaprasong

What to expect: This tea room’s afternoon tea set is replete with traditional Thai bites such as deep-fried shrimp blankets, flower-shaped crab dumplings and mango with sweet sticky rice. The treats are served with three kinds of herbal teas: lemongrass, pandan, and pea flower.

Ideal for: Those looking to satisfy their afternoon appetite with tasty Thai treats.

Price: B650 per person

2/F,Erawan Bangkok, 494 Ratchadamri Road, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, 0 2254 1234. BTS Chit Lom. Available daily 14:30-18:00

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Lobby Salon
Lobby Salon

Lobby Salon

Restaurants Cafés Sathorn

What to expect: Create your own fondue by choosing from more than 30 kinds of chocolate at the Chocolate Buffet. Chocolate treats can be paired with hot tea.

Ideal for: Chocolate lovers.

Price: Tea sets go for B800/person and the chocolate buffet is priced at B999/person.

1/F, The Sukhothai Bangkok, 13/3 South Sathon Road, 0 2344 8888.MRT Lumphini. Afternoon tea served Mon-Thu 14:00-17:00, chocolate buffet served Fri-Sun 14:00-17:00

The Courtyard
The Courtyard

The Courtyard

Restaurants Tea rooms Bang Rak

What to expect: Two TWG flavors—Green Garden Tea, a rose-scented chamomile tea; and Starry Night Tea, a black tea scented with lavender and vanilla—are paired with delectable small bites. The chocolate scone with homemade coconut jam is a must-try.

Ideal for: Come here if sipping afternoon tea in the courtyard of a colonial-style building built in 1889 appeals to you.

Price: B1,450 for two people.

The House on Sathorn, 108 North Sathon Road, Silom,Bang Rak, 0 2344 4025. BTS Chong Nonsi. Available daily 14:30-17:30

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Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel
Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel

Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel

Hotels Ratchadamri

What to expect: The hotel’s pastry chefs have created afternoon tea bites paired with special blends from French gourmet tea company Mariage Frères which have been customized to include Thai flavors.

Ideal for: Those who find delight in the combination of afternoon tea and Thai flavors.

Price: B850/person during weekday. At weekends, the
afternoon tea is served buffet-style (B950/person).

155 Ratchadamri Road, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, 0 2126 8866. BTS Ratchadamri. Available daily 14:00-18:00.

St. Regis Bar
St. Regis Bar

St. Regis Bar

Restaurants Ratchadamri

What to expect: An organic afternoon tea set made with certified organic ingredients. Highlights include raw cashew nut cheesecake, blue crab and cucumber breadless sandwich, and organic acai banana pudding.

Ideal for: health-conscious gourmands.

Price: B1,540 for two people.

Until 30 Nov 12/F, The St. Regis Bangkok, 159 Ratchadamri Road, Pathum Wan, 0 2207 7777. Available daily 14:00-17:00.

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