Asiatique Ancient Tea House
Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park has announced the launch of Asiatique Ancient Tea House, an elegant Dim-Sum Restaurant and stylish cocktail lounge located at Asiatique The Riverfront. This vibrant waterside destination, situated along the picturesque banks of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River, promises a unique blend of Chinese Dim Sum, a curated selection of global teas and innovative cocktails inspired by the world of tea.
Situated in a 111-year-old heritage house, first built in 1912 as part of the East Asiatic Company’s warehouse which is Thailand’s first trading pier, Asiatique Ancient Tea House invites local residents and international visitors to step into a world of colonial grandeur and classical grace. The menu has been crafted distinctively by Pagoda Chinese Restaurant, the award-winning restaurant at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park hotel. The concept is based on the story of Emperor Shen Nong, who first discovered tea 4,000 years ago. Along with silk, porcelain and spices, tea became one of the most popular products traded between Siam and China.
The original century-old building has been fully restored and refurbished with a designed concept that showcases a “Celestial Hint from Heaven” with a modern classic Chinese style scheme. Wall prints, porcelain collections, art installations, the Horseshoe Arch and an extended balcony enhance the overall ambiance.
Asiatique Ancient Tea House unfolds as a living museum for tea enthusiasts, offering a journey through the art and history of tea. The three stories of “Tea Discovery and Tea Culture” are embodied in distinct spaces: Hint of Heaven, a glasshouse surrounded by greenery; 1890’s Blend Gallery, an exhibit of fine tea selections; and The Blooming on the second floor, symbolising the flourishing era of tea culture. The colonial characteristics of the original historic building have been preserved and accentuated.
Transitioning seamlessly from a refined daytime venue offering an array of premium dim-sum to a sophisticated after dinner lounge, Asiatique Ancient Tea House boasts a global tea collection that includes Silk Dark Tea and Thida Green Tea from organic farms in Chiang Dao, Thailand, Bai Mu Dan White Tea from China, Sencha Green Tea from Japan, Darjeeling First Flush Dark Tea from India and Rooibos Tisane from South Africa. Accompanied by delectable dim sum, yum cha, crispy pork belly, roasted barbecued pork, and more, the daytime offerings set the stage for an evening menu featuring playful mocktails, fine whiskies, tea-infused gins, and three signature cocktails inspired by green, white, and brown Chinese teas.
Open daily from noon – midnight, Asiatique Ancient Tea House invites guests to indulge in the art of tea and the delights of Dim Sum.
For more information and reservations, call +66 (0) 2059 – 5999 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Marriott Hotels.