As a Brit living in Bangkok, I can’t help but fancy an afternoon tea once in a while. Which is why we are sharing the best afternoon tea in Bangkok options, from budget to luxury.
Affordable afternoon tea in Bangkok
Thai Afternoon Tea at Cher Cheeva
This hidden gem in Thailand is one of the best afternoon teas available on a budget. Why? It is a unique but tasty take on the afternoon tea, using Thai desserts; perfect for adventurous eaters and foodies. Feel glam sampling the gold desserts in the tea set or try some more traditional thai desserts with the Cher Set.
The tea is available from 12- 5pm, Monday to Fridays and 12 – 6pm on the weekends. The afternoon tea costs just 450B for the set.
Chan & Yupa Thai Tea Room
In the heart of Bangkok, this beautiful, charming secret garden will take you back in time. The Vintage house from 1954 is surrounded by tranquil gardens, adding to the romantic setting for this afternoon tea experience.
You can expect a traditional afternoon tea, with homemade jams, scones, and macaroons – the restaurant doesn’t skimp on the portion sizes too.
The tea is available from 9am to 6pm from Tuesday to Sunday, costing 450B per person.
Baan Dusit Thani
This coffee shop offers a delightful afternoon tea, with a selection of premium teas available too. Periodically, they will offer all-you-can-eat promotions too.
The afternoon tea is available from 2-5pm, costing 470B per person.
The Lobby Lounge, Bangkok Marriott Hotel – The Surawongse
Enjoy a classy 5-star hotel for a reasonable price with this afternoon tea. This bright, light and spacious lounge is the gorgeous setting for both Thai and Western afternoon tea offerings. The Thai option is a must – with pandan roasted chicken, shrimp rolls and black coconut pudding. Alternatively, the western option includes shortbread, salmon sandwiches, macaroons and mango cheesecake.
Afternoon tea sets cost 990B for set for two, with the lounge opening from 2pm to 6pm.
Bonnie Dolly’s Tea Room
For a very English experience, heading to this traditional English Tea Room. Known for their amazing cakes and pastries, Bonny Dolly’s needs to be visited if you have a sweet tooth. Afternoon teas are available, offering pastries, sponge cake, strawberry tarts and cupcakes.
A set for 2 costs 890B whilst a set for 4-6 costs 1690B.
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Curve 55 at Hotel Nikko
For a Japanese style afternoon tea, head to Curve 55 in the lounge at Hotel Nikko. The afternoon tea set includes king crab buns, spicy unagi and cream cheese rolls.
The cafe in Thonglor is open from 1 – 5pm, costing 990B per tea set.
Balcony Lounge at the InterContinental Bangkok Hotel
The Mandarin Afternoon High Tea in the Balcony Lounge is a luxury afternoon tea for a good price. With truffle butter, mini brioche and carbonara quiche included in the savories, you are in for a treat. Along with your typical scones, you can also enjoy a whole host of cakes, including caramel, cheesecake, tart, almond, chocolate and praline.
The Afternoon tea is available from 2.30pm to 5.30pm, costing 550B per person, or 850B for two.
Metro on Wireless at Hotel Indigo Bangkok
Choose from the Western or Thai afternoon set at this popular cafe on Wireless Road. The cafe is designed to feel like a local spot, with a tuk-tuk on display and modern furnishings.
The western option includes pastries, macaroons and mousse cake whilst the Thai set includes handmade tasty desserts and Thai bites (including amazing satays).
Thai afternoon sets cost 609B whilst Modern sets cost 709B. However, discounts are available if you book via the Eatigo app in advance. The sets are available from 3.30 – 4.30 each day.
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The Blooming Gallery
Surrounded by flowers and floor to ceiling windows, there is not much to dislike about The Blooming Gallery. Not only do they have a tasty, unique menu but their afternoon is just as good. The Afternoon tea set is for 4 and includes your typical scones, jams, pastries and sandwiches along with various teas to choose from.
The afternoon tea set is available throughout the day, from 10am to 10pm all week, costing 1250B for a set for four.
Luxury Afternoon tea in Bangkok
Mandarin Oriental Authors Lounge
This historic lounge by the Chao Phraya River is perhaps the most famous afternoon tea location in Bangkok. The English charm, Italian architecture and history (this lounge has been around since 1887), makes this the perfect place to experience a luxury afternoon tea experience in Bangkok.
The menu includes a Western or Oriental Afternoon tea set, both offering sweet and savoury options.
- B1500++ for the afternoon tea including teas or coffee
- B2200++ including teas, coffee and a glass of Louis Roaderer Brut Premier.
The Sukhothai Lobby Salon
The Lobby is known for its Chocolate Buffet from 2 – 5pm every Friday to Sunday, but visit the Lobby Salon from Monday to Thursday at this time and enjoy their delicious afternoon tea.
The dress code is smart casual but you can expect high quality food items such as avocado blinis, poached white prawns, caviar, brazil nut cake and English fruitcake.
Tea Sets cost 880B and are available Monday – Thursday, 2pm to 5pm. The Chocolate Buffet costs 990B++.
Afternoon Tea at The Okura Prestige Bangkok
For an Instagram worthy afternoon tea, head to the Up & Above Bar at The Okura Prestige. The sets change to different themes throughout the year but are always tasty, colourful and beautiful. Currently, the afternoon tea follows a lavender theme, full of blackcurrant jelly, Hokkaido mousse, blueberry scones and many other sweet treats.
The set is available daily from 2pm to 5pm, costing 1400B for 2 people.
The Lobby at Siam Anantara Bangkok
In the grand lobby with stately columns and glorious floral decorations, you can enjoy a luxury afternoon tea. This is an east meet west fusion of sweet and savoury snacks, offering some unique food that you won’t get in other afternoon tea sets in the city.
Afternoon tea runs from 2pm to 6pm, starting at 850B per person.
Garden & Flowers Afternoon Tea at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
For a luxurious but unique afternoon tea, head to the Hanuman Bar and Grand Lobby of the Siam Kempinski Hotel. Listen to live harp music as you try the many different teas available from all over the world.
Expect savoury items such as roasted vine tomato and burrata Tartlet, smoked salmon buns and avocado smash with Quail’s Egg and Caviar. This afternoon tea is one of luxury. Moving on to sweet treats, enjoy lavender white chocolate cream almond biscotti, chocolate mousse and raspberry rose compôte.
The tea is available from 2pm to 5pm and costs only 750B ++ per set.
Erawan Tea Room at Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok
One of the most iconic afternoon tea spots in Bangkok, the Erawan Tea Room offers both western and Thai tea sets, depending on what you are looking for. Located on the second floor of the Hyatt Erawan Bangkok hotel, the tea room overlooks the Erawan Shrine and is elegantly decorated to fit the modern hotel.
The Thai set, served in lotus shaped plates, offers savoury items such as minced pork and peanut wrapped in an egg net, as well as steamed, flower-shaped dumplings. The second tier gets to the sweet stuff, with thai desserts such as steamed banana cake and sweet coconut jelly.
The Western set also includes tasty options such as sandwiches, scones and chocolate tarts. But really, this afternoon tea is for those that want to try some Thai snacks and desserts!
Currently closed, the afternoon typically runs from 2.30pm to 6pm and starts at 650B per person.
The Lobby Lounge at Shangri-la Bangkok
With breathtaking views of the river through the floor to ceiling windows, you can enjoy an unusual afternoon tea with a gorgeous view. Plus, if you visit from 4pm to 5.45pm, every Tuesday to Saturday, you can link to Tonghuan Wang; a harpist who has performed to visitors for over 30 years.
Now, the afternoon tea set. This arrived at your table, served inside a golden birdcage. The first layer is full of incredible desserts such as the ‘Raspberry Lipstick’ and the ‘Hand Bag Lollipops’. Next is the scones, with vanilla and blackcurrant flavours available, partnered with Rose Lychee Jam, clotted cream and Pineapple and Madagascar Vanilla Jam. Finally, the last layer is the savory items, such as Nova Scotia Lump King Crab and a handful of salmon snacks as well.
The afternoon tea is 1190++ for a birdcage for two, served from 2pm to 6pm daily.
For a tea set in a luxurious setting, head to Peacock Alley in the stunning Waldorf Astoria Hotel. With amazing views of the city, sit in this sophisticated lounge and enjoy the afternoon tea on offer. Sandwiches include creamy brie, salmon gravlax, salmon roe and lobster salad whilst pastries include delicately put together tiramisu, pannacotta and macarons. Scores are also served with clotted cream, lemon curd and homemade strawberry Jam.
Afternoon tea sets cost 2200B for two or 4000B if you wish to include champagne. It is available daily from 1 – 5pm.
The Paii Afternoon Tea at The House on Sathorn
There are many restaurants and hotels in Bangkok that take their afternoon teas above and beyond. This set is a perfect example of that. Savoury items include banana blossom and white prawn with chilli jam and sriracha mayo as well as salmon tartare, smoked duck breast and foie gras. Enjoy the Macau egg tart, vanilla chiffon cake and berry honey pavlova.
Afternoon tea runs each day from 2.30pm – 5.30pm. The standard set costs 1450B ++ per set whilst 2 cocktails included in the set costs 1990B++ and champagne included costs 4000B++.
Afternoon Tea Indulgence at St. Regis Bar
For an organic afternoon tea set, enjoy the healthy (ish) offerings at the St. Regis bar. Overlooking the golf course, the afternoon tea includes TWG tea and coffee, set in an elegant dining room.
Guest chefs also produce special afternoon tea experiences here too – at the time of writing, Chef Aey had created a Wonderland Afternoon Tea, inspired by Alice in Wonderland.
Afternoon tea sets start at 1540B per set and run from 2 – 5pm.
Vertigo Too at Banyan Tree
For afternoon tea with a spectacular view, why not head to Vertigo Too on the 60th floor on the Banyan Tree hotel. Try their lobster salad with tom yum dressing or munch on their smoked salmon cream cheese sandwiches. The afternoon tea includes both western and thai offerings whilst champagne can be added to make the experience extra special.
Afternoon tea runs from 1 – 5pm every weekend but note, no shorts, sleeveless shorts, sandals or flip flops are permitted here. Afternoon sets cost 1290 per set for two.
Zest Bar & Terrace at the Westin Grande Sukhumvit
Try an afternoon tea with a theme! The theme tends to change, with teas being inspired by different types of fruit. At the time of writing, the afternoon tea is an infusion of mixed berries served on a mini picnic bench. Food includes a mixture of Thai and western savoury and sweet items, served on the terrace which offers wonderful views across the city.
The afternoon tea set is available from 2 – 6pm each day and costs 1190B per set. However, check with the The Westin Bangkok Facebook page; often deals are available if you book directly.
Which afternoon tea will you visit? Let us know in the comments below and have a great time!