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 $18 (625 Baht) per person!
1. 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 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) Website
6. 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) Website
7. 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 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
10. 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 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)
11. 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 Contact: 66 2 207 8000 Opening Hours: Daily from 12pm to 6pm Price: From USD $31 / approx. 990 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 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. 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!
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Born with an unshakeable wanderlust, Steph is a passionate traveller who seeks to get beneath the skin of a culture through writing and photography. Steph loves to tell stories that combine her interests in travel, food, art, history, music and books. As well as travel writing, she writes creative non-fiction, poetry, short stories and historical fiction.