Co-written by Dawn Pillay
We all know Bangkok is a foodie paradise.
Street stalls, amazing restaurants, fantastic markets…what’s not to love? Coupled with the fact that Thai cuisine is one of the most praised and popular in the world. You have really come to the right place if you want to indulge in some amazing food!
But what about when you are craving something just a little bit different?
Strange, but true. Bangkok has some of the most decadent experiences for afternoon tea.
Ranging from traditional Western morsels to Thai titbits, or from high class elegance to vintage charm – there is sure to be something to suit everyone on our list.
The best part? This delicious luxury is all under USD $21 (700 Baht) per person!
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1. A beautiful afternoon tea experience with authentic Thai desserts – Cher Cheeva
Cher Cheeva is a hidden gem offering seriously beautifully crafted traditional Thai desserts.
This is an interesting foodie experience not to miss, especially if you’re adventurous with your food. Perfectly put together, and exploding with flavours (and even colourful flower petals on top) – you likely won’t be able to find cuisine like this anywhere else!
For starters, if you’re not sure what to order, go for the Afternoon Tea Set. The sweet treats are traditionally made in ‘gold’ colours to symbolise auspicious prosperity. You’ll get a pot of tea along with the cabinet of delicately crafted gold desserts too.
If you’d like something more colourful, go for the Cher Set. You’ll get a familiar Mango Sticky Rice to go with other more traditional Thai desserts like rice puddings and more!
Originally located in Chatuchak, they have since moved to the accessible area of central Bangkok – a mere 5 minute walk from Ratchathewi BTS station.
Price: From USD $13.60 / 450 Baht (for Afternoon Tea Set/Cher Set for 2) Website
Address: 342/1 Phayathai Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phetchaburi, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 62 445 5565
Opening hours: Wed-Fri, 12pm to 5pm; Sat-Sun, 12pm to 6pm (Closed on Mon-Tue)
2. “The earth has music for those who listen” – The’ Tea House Thonglor
This is the quote you’ll find perched atop the Afternoon Tea Set at The’ Tea House Thonglor.
Step into this hidden, exquisite glasshouse filled with antiques, fresh greenery and French wallpaper. The vibes here are simply unique and perfect for a romantic afternoon tea.
Served on fine porcelain, the Afternoon Tea Set comprises delicate sandwiches, cakes, pastries and macaroons. Accompanied with a steaming pot of tea (or sparkling wine if you’d like), enjoy your afternoon of understated elegance.
3. Indulge in a quintessentially Thai afternoon tea – Metro on Wireless, Hotel Indigo Bangkok on Wireless Road
Metro on Wireless is Hotel Indigo’s very own neighbourhood cafe located on Wireless Road. With a weaving loom and a tuk tuk on display – design, food and artistic sensibilities exudes from the space to create welcoming vibes.
Whether you’re here with family, friends or your sweetheart, you’ll all enjoy the afternoon tea. Choose from an afternoon tea platter of pastries, mousse cake and macaroons, or the traditional afternoon tea set with quintessentially Thai bites and fine handmade desserts.
If you’re not sure which way to go, we recommend the popular Neighbourhood Afternoon Tea!
Metro on Wireless, Hotel Indigo Bangkok on Wireless Road
Price: Thai Afternoon Tea from 580 Baht / USD $17.40 (for two); Western Afternoon Tea from 680 Baht / USD $20.40 (for two) Website
Address: 81 Wireless Rd, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 2 207 4999
Opening hours: Daily from 6.30am to 11pm
4. Luxurious, elegant and oh-so-classy – The Lobby Lounge, Bangkok Marriott Hotel the Surawongse
This is the place to go if you’re looking to for a classy afternoon at a 5-star hotel. Enjoy your time with your loved ones in this spacious and comfortable lounge.
With a selection of Thai and Western afternoon tea, each little sampling is made extra good with a delicious dose of coffee or tea.
If you’re keen on a more traditional taste, the Thai Afternoon Tea includes delicious treats like Pandan Roasted Chicken Rolls, Shrimp Rolls, Black Coconut Pudding, seasonal fruits and more.
On the other hand, the Western Afternoon Tea includes popular favourites like Scones, Salmon Sandwiches, Parma Ham Shortbread, Macaroons, Mango Cheesecake and more.
Ready to get your tastebuds tantalised in elevated settings yet? 😛
The Lobby Lounge, Bangkok Marriott Hotel the Surawongse
Price: From 598 Baht / USD $17.95 (for afternoon tea set for two) Website
Address: 262 Thanon Surawong, Khwaeng Si Phraya, Khet Bang Rak, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10500, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 2 088 5666
Opening hours: Daily from 2pm to 6pm
5. Finding Paris in Bangkok with Parisian Tea Time – Zing, Centara Grand Bangkok
Stylish and modern with minimalist tones, Zing will speak to those of us with a taste for the impeccable. Black and white paintings in baroque walls, soft lighting and marble tabletops – the restaurant looks simple but beautiful.
Here, you’ll find many sweet treats including French pastries.
The talented Pastry Chef and team have put together a creative menu of classically sweet and savoury delights ranging from Mille Feuille Vanilla, Pâte à Choux and Foie Gras Terrine, to Tuna Tartar and Smoked Salmon with sour cream and chives and more.
Wash it all down with fine teas like the ‘Ice Eternal Summer Tea’ for starters. This very Parisian tea time truly serves up confections on a whole other level.
6. A vintage lover’s dream: Colonial splendour in breathtaking gardens – The Courtyard, The House on Sathorn
Al fresco dining within the courtyard of a 127 year old mansion is a unique culinary experience within the heart of Bangkok
The Courtyard at The House on Sathorn is a vintage lover’s dream, with the added bonus of beautiful gardens to enhance the experience.
With delicacies ranging from mushroom truffle marscapone croissants through to caramel chocolate and strawberry thyme panna cotta – The Courtyard also offers champagne as an extra on their Afternoon Tea set.
The Courtyard, The House on Sathorn
Address: 106 Si Lom, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand Check rate on Klook
Contact: 66 (0) 2344 4025
Opening hours: Daily from 2.30pm to 5.30pm
Price: From USD $42 / approx. 1350 Baht for two; USD $8 / approx. 275 Baht per glass (Chandon Sparkling Wine); USD $29 / approx. 975 Baht per bottle (Mini Moet & Chandon)
7. Dining in a magical floral extravaganza – The Blooming Gallery
A delight for the senses is what The Blooming Gallery is.
Stepping in, you’re immediately surrounded by all sorts of flowers. Dried flower bunches on the walls, hanging from the ceiling, and decorating every imaginable corner of the space.
It’s quite literally a place where you can imagine flower fairies flitting about, the perfect space for an enchanting time.
Not to forget, they also have a sweet Afternoon Tea Set for 4 available! (It’s super affordable at 313 Baht / USD $9.45 per person.)
Just look at the menu with fantastically named dishes like “Morning by the Blooming Garden”, The Duck Pond”, “A Path in the Forest”, “The Wood Lane” and more…
Our favourite thing about this cafe honestly, is their spectacular attention to detail.
From the intricate decor and well presented food, to even little things like the names of the dishes – The Blooming Gallery is definitely a must-visit in our books.
The Blooming Gallery
Address: 8 ทองหล่อ 88/1 Thong Lo 8 Alley, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand (Coordinates here) Website
Nearest BTS: 13min walk from Thong Lo BTS Station
Contact: +66 2 063 5508
Opening hours: Sun-Thu, 10am to 10pm; Fri-Sat, 10am to 12midnight
Price: From 250 Baht / USD $7.55 ; 1250 Baht / USD $37.70 (for Afternoon Tea Set for 4)
8. A Spa Experience in a Glass House – Organika Cafe
Want to indulge in a affordable luxury spa experience in addition to afternoon tea? Then a one- of- a kind afternoon tea awaits you at the Organika Cafe.
Situated in a dramatic glass house, the Organika Cafe has a pristine white decor which contrasts beautifully with the greenery of the gardens.
It can be an extraordinarily romantic place to visit in Bangkok,
Served all day, the Afternoon Tea set ranges from ham and cheese croissants to chocolate cake, with the added bonus of champagne for extra.
Address: 6th floor, Building A, Piman 49, Soi Soukhumvit 49, Sukhumvit Rd., Wattana, North-KlongTon, Bangkok, Thailand 10110 Website
Contact: 66 2 665 1898
Opening hours: Daily from 11am to 8pm
Price: From USD $18 / approx. 625 Baht per person; USD $37 / approx. 1250 Baht for two; USD $75 / approx. 2550 Baht (with Chandon Brut)
9. Vintage British Charm set in a Secret Garden – Chan & Yupa Tea Room
Step back in time at Chan & Yupa Thai Tea Room, a little oasis of calm and greenery in the heart of Bangkok.
Situated in a beautiful vintage house that was built in 1954, Chan & Yupa’s almost makes you forget that you are in a bustling city.
The gardens are breathtaking, adding to the tranquil atmosphere. You can wander amongst them for an added experience.
Chan & Yupa’s offers traditional afternoon tea, which includes scones with homemade jam and other sweet delectables.
Chan & Yupa Tea Room
Address: 12 ซอย สุขุมวิท 10, Khlong Toei Nuea, เขตวัฒนา, Bangkok 10110, Thailand Website
Contact: 66 2 252 6601
Opening hours: Tues-Sun, 9am to 6pm
Price: USD $14 / 450 Baht per person
10. Artisan snacks with a view to die for – Up & Above Bar, The Okura Prestige Bangkok
You will gasp in delight at the craftsmanship of the afternoon tea sets at Up & Above Bar at The Okura Prestige.
Often themed, the Up & Above Bar has offered Cherry Blossom and Lavender inspired afternoon tea sets, among others.
Treats range from tartlets of parmesan custard with ratatouille to Cremeux puddings.
With magnificent views over the city, the Up & Above Bar offers a unique afternoon tea experience.
PS: It’s not only luxurious, their themed afternoon tea sets are a pretty fun experience too!
Up & Above Bar, The Okura Prestige Bangkok
Address: 57 Witthayu Road, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon Website
Contact: 66 2 687 9000
Opening hours: Daily from 2pm to 5pm
Price: From USD $17.50 / approx. 595 Baht per person;USD $35 / approx. 1190 Baht for two
11. Enjoy traditional English delights – Bonnie Dolly’s Tea Room
The English Afternoon Tea experience is the speciality of the house at Bonnie Dolly’s.
With decor inspired by a traditional English old world shop, Bonnie Dolly’s offers a wide variety of teas and patisseries, including Queen Victoria sponge cake and strawberry tarts.
Some of the quirky but appealing decor highlights include a ceiling hanging garden, which features lights made out of suspended tea pots!
If you are craving a little bit of England in the heart of Bangkok, look no further than Bonnie Dolly’s.
Bonnie Dolly’s Tea Room
Address: 34 Sukhumvit 26 Alley, Khwaeng Khlong Tan, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand Website
Contact: 66 80 080 0003
Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 7pm
Price: 890 Baht/set (USD 28) for 1-2 pax; 1,690 Baht/set (USD 53) for 4-6 pax
12. Where better to enjoy incredible views of Chao Phraya River? – Vertigo TOO
Beautifully presented and an extremely romantic thing to do in Bangkok – this afternoon tea experience offers stunning views of the Chao Phraya River and the city skyline.
From smoked salmon cream cheese sandwiches to poached lobster salad with tom yum dressing, as well as sweet favorites, Vertigo TOO offers a great cross section of Thai and Western morsels.
A live acoustic band starts playing from 2pm onwards – and if you want to add an extra sparkle to your Afternoon Tea experience, you can add a glass of Moet & Chandon champagne for an extra price.
Vertigo TOO, Banyan Tree Bangkok
Address: 60th Floor, 21/100 S Sathorn Rd, Yan Nawa, Khet Sathon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand
Contact: 66 2 679 1200
Opening hours: 1pm to 5pm (Only available on weekends)
Price: USD $38 / approx. 1250++ Baht per set for two (USD $19 per person)
13. Enjoy melodic harp tunes with a golden birdcage afternoon tea indulgence – Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok
Served in a grand golden birdcage, the afternoon tea set in the Lobby Lounge, Shangri-La Hotel won’t disappoint.
With morsels ranging from Nova Scotia Lump King crab on pink brioche, to double creme brulee tart – the Shangri-La also features teas from master Sri Lankan tea company Dilmah.
Served near windows so that you can drink in the view, the Shangri-La also offers a harpist at certain times to enhance your sensory experience!
Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok
Address: 89 Soi Wat Suan Plu Khwaeng Bang Rak, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand Website
Contact: 66 2 236 9952
Opening hours: Daily from 2pm to 6pm
Price: From USD $17.50 / approx. 599 Baht per person; USD $35 / approx. 1198 Baht for two
14. Enjoy high tea elegance with a live pianist – Balcony Lounge, Intercontinental Bangkok
Situated in the heart of Bangkok amid shopping malls galore, what better way to slake your afternoon hunger after shopping up a storm?
Dig into the high tea at the Balcony Lounge, located within the luxurious Intercontinental, Bangkok!
The High Tea set includes a range of teas and sweet and savoury morsels to tempt your taste buds, ranging from roast wagyu beef with dijon butter through to vanilla bourbon strawberry tart.
A live pianist is on hand to ensure that your High Tea is a relaxing experience with an unexpectedly luxurious touch.
Balcony Lounge, Intercontinental Bangkok
Address: 973 Phloen Chit Rd, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand Website
Contact: 662 656 0444
Opening hours: Daily from 2.30pm to 5.30pm
Price: From USD $16 / approx. 550 Baht per person; USD $25 / approx. 850 Baht for two
15. Sit in a vintage Thai ambiance overlooking stunning views of Erawan Shrine – Erawan Tea Room
With stunning views overlooking the Erawan Shrine and the city, Erawan Tea Room is located within the Bangkok Grand Hyatt, is a fantastic location for a swanky afternoon tea.
A vintage Thai ambience has been created through classic teak wood furnishings and Asian ceramics, blended with a luxurious Western comfort.
It has a wide selection of teas on offer. There are also Thai favourites, including SomTam spicy papaya salad and chicken satay, as well as traditional Western style titbits.
Erawan Tea Room
Address: 494 Rajdamri Road, Bangkok 10330, Thailand Check Rate on Klook
Contact: 66 2 254 1234
Opening hours: Daily from 2.30pm to 6pm
Price: USD $17 / approx. 600 Baht per person
16. Welcome to Paris meets Bangkok – Zing Corner, Centara Grand Bangkok
Classic French pastries and canapes are part of the Paris-inspired Afternoon Tea delicacies on offer at the Zing Corner, Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre.
Featuring signature teas from Paris, Zing Corner boasts a Parisian inspired decor with stunning views over the city.
With delicacies ranging from foie gras terrine through to vanilla mille feuille on offer, Paris meets Bangkok with a bang!
Zing Corner, Centara Grand Bangkok
Address: 999/99 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand Website
Contact: 66 2 541 1234
Opening hours: Daily from 3pm to 5.30pm
Price: Western High Tea from 23 USD++/750 Baht++ per set (2 persons); Thai Tea Set 18 USD++/ 590 Baht++ per set (2 persons)
17. Have fun with themed afternoon teas at the terrace with a view – Zest Bar & Terrace, the Westin Grande Sukhumvit
Fancy a cheese lovers afternoon tea? Or a mango inspired one?
Zest Bar & Terrace’s afternoon teas change themes and offer a different twist on the classic Afternoon Tea experience.
From mango-inspired spiced coconut prawn with mango salsa and mango white chocolate ganache macarons, through to cheese themed cheddar caramel Chicago cupcakes and cheese bites in brioche – Zest Bar & Terraces’ changing sets are always sure to inspire.
Indulge while soaking in the lovely city views as you sit on the terrace and experience themed afternoon teas with a view..
Zest Bar & Terrace, the Westin Grande Sukhumvit
Address: 259 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand Website
Contact: 66 2 207 8000
Opening Hours: Daily from 12pm to 6pm
Price: From USD $31 / approx. 990 Baht for two
18. East meets West in a delicate fusion high tea feast – R Bar, Renaissance Bangkok
A touch of Thailand rolled into Western delicacies… east really meets west at the R Bar, Renaissance Bangkok.
With delicacies ranging from jasmine coconut chocolate cake, tom yam salmon sandwiches and durian and pandan scones – R Bar offers an inspired twist on the traditional High Tea experience.
Served in sumptuous surroundings with views over the city, the R Bar is sure to impress.
R Bar, Renaissance Bangkok
Address: 518/8 Ploenchit Road, Bangkok 10330, Thailand Website
Contact: 66 2 125 5000
Opening hours: Daily from 2pm to 5pm
Price: From USD $14 / approx. 450 Baht per person; USD $23 / approx. 750 Baht for two
Special mention 1: Find yourself in New York opulence – St Regis, Bangkok
A luxurious setting in one of Bangkok’s grandest hotels awaits you at St Regis, Bangkok.
Only a minutes’ walk from Ratchadamri Skytrain Station, St Regis Bangkok offers an indulgent afternoon tea experience at three locations: in the Lounge, the Drawing Room and on the 12th Floor, overlooking the vast city panorama.
One of the most established venues for afternoon tea, it offers two selections: the Thai Afternoon Tea for two, or the St Regis Afternoon Tea, Western style.
The Thai Afternoon Tea treats range from rice paper rolls with tom yam seasoning to coconut panna cotta with passionfruit jelly.
The St Regis Afternoon Tea set range from foie gras pate and chocolate tart to orange scented pastry creams. Yum!
St Regis, Bangkok
Address: 159 Ratchadamri Rd, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand Website
Contact: 66 2 207 7777
Opening hours: Daily from 2pm to 5pm
Price: From USD $55 / approx. 1800 Baht (St Regis Afternoon Tea for two)
Special mention 2: The Allure of an old German Tea Room – 1823 Tea Lounge by Ronnefeldt
The ‘1823’ in the name refers to the year that this famous tea room established itself in Germany.
And now Bangkok has the pleasure of this venerable establishment, situated in a luxurious shopping mall. Tired from all that shopping and craving a traditional afternoon tea? Then look no further!
1823 Tea Lounge by Ronnefeldt offers four different sets for afternoon tea.
The delicacies on offer range from pan fried foie gras with caramelised peach, black forest ham wrapped melon, Battenberg cake and their signature macarons. Terrines, panini, sandwiches…the selection is diverse and delicious!
They also offer interesting novelty selections, such as a mini chocolate lady’s handbag and fashion shoe!
1823 Tea Lounge by Ronnefeldt
Address: Gaysorn Plaza, Lumpini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand. Website
Contact: 66 2 656 1086
Opening hours: Daily from 12pm to 6pm
Price: From USD 42++/1370++Baht for 2
The next time you are craving a decadent afternoon tea when staying in Bangkok, or simply looking for a different culinary experience – you know that there is a world of variety awaiting you!
Let us know which afternoon tea you’d most like to try in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!
PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!
|PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you! |