There’s no better way to whet your appetite than by tucking into the comfort of afternoon tea delicacies. And when mentioning a birdcage afternoon tea set filled with delights set and served in a sleek slash sophisticated setting, no one else seems to do it better than The St. Regis Bangkok.

Years pass but traditions remain. The tea-enrich tradition, which was started by the New York high tea goddess, Caroline Astor of the Aston family (the creator of The St.Regis) since the 18th century, is still flourishing rich within the hotel’s flagship in Bangkok. The St.Regis, to this day, offers an undeniably charm-filled afternoon brimming with freshly steeped tea, finger sandwiches, bite-sized sweets, pastries and flakey baked goods like scones.

Introducing us this summer with their special edition high tea inspired by the enchanting heritage of the first St. Regis in New York and charm of Bangkok, the Old New York-Modern Bangkok Afternoon Tea will represent the similar beauty found in the two cities through the obelisk-shaped tea stands and their selection of New York slash Thai gourmet bites.

This time, the hotel’s Executive Chef Christopher Miller joins forces with the famed fashion designer, Tawn Chatchavalvon of Tawn C., to craft luxe tea stands with the goal of representing the Manhattan skyline and Bangkok cityscape, as seen through the wall-to-floor windows of The St. Regis Bangkok.

The Old New York-Modern Bangkok set has a jolly balance of New York and Thai-style treats, featuring sweet and savoury bites that are stellar signatures from both cuisines. So tea drinkers, expect to feast your eyes – and tummy – on delicacies like: Caviar & Chive Cornets, Oyster Rockefeller, Pastrami & Mustard on Rye, Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Bagel, Thai Som Saa Cheesecake, Thai Watermelon topped with Dried Fish, Mor Gaeng Brûlée (Thai coconut milk custard), Kanom Krok (Thai coconut cupcakes) and of course, Coconut & Raisin Scones served with clotted cream and jam.

As you can already tell, the skyscraper-like stand will be studded with updated versions of the typical English afternoon tea treats. Those struck by an irresistible craving for high tea, take comfort in this Old New York-Modern Bangkok tea set, which is priced at THB 1,900++ (inclusive of tea and coffee) and THB 2,100++ (inclusive of two cocktails) for two persons. Available now until 31 May, march your way to The St. Regis Bar and The Drawing Room on the 12th floor of the hotel where you’ll be spoiled rotten with their alluring sweet and savoury delights.

The St. Regis Bangkok, 159 Rajadamri Road, Bangkok, +662 207 7777

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Kankanit Wichiantanon
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Kankanit is a writer by day and a baker by night. If there’s one thing you should know about her, it’s that she can wax poetic about food 24/7. Her daily routine is writing, cooking, eating, repeat. They are the things that inspire her from morning 'til night.