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Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok doubles as both a historic luxury hotel and Bangkok culinary hub with 10 restaurants, bars and cafés — plus a cigar lounge with imported Cubans and rare single-malt scotches — sprinkled throughout its sprawling grounds on the banks of the Chao Phraya River.
This luxury Bangkok hotel’s restaurants offer everything from casual dining on international cuisine to enchanting fine-dining experiences at Le Normandie (haute French) and The China House (Cantonese). Expect a magical setting while dining riverside at Ciao (Italian) and Riverside Terrace (barbecued meats and more), while Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok’s signature Thai restaurant, Sala Rim Naam — located across the river and accessed via the hotel’s private ferry — is set within a gorgeous Thai-style pavilion and features nightly performances of traditional Thai music and dance.
We also love the old-colonial ambience of afternoon tea at the throwback Authors’ Lounge, a whitewashed, bungalow-style space decorated with vintage prints and outfitted with white rattan furnishings. Cocktails at The Bamboo Bar, with its African safari motif and live jazz music, provide a classy and intimate affair.