Bangkok, Thailand, December 21, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park is excited to announce 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, symbolizing 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.
Asiatique Ancient Tea House becomes Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park’s fourth culinary and social venue at Asiatique The Riverfront, joining Sirimahannop, the reimagined Thai tall ship, The Crystal Grill House, an elegant glasshouse restaurant, and The Siam Tea Room, the highly authentic Thai restaurant and café. All four are easily accessible by road and river, including shuttle boat services from the pier next to Saphan Taksin BTS skytrain station.
Operating daily from 12:00 to 00:00 hrs, Asiatique Ancient Tea House invites guests to indulge in the art of tea and the delights of Dim Sum. For more information and reservations, please call +66 (0) 2 059 5999.
About Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queens Park Hotel
The largest hotel in Bangkok and the first Marriott Marquis hotel in Asia Pacific, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park is a landmark in heart of the Thai capital. The hotel offers extensive facilities, including 1,388 rooms and suites, over 5,000m² of function space across more than 30 venues, two swimming pools, 24-hour fitness center, the Quan Spa and a collection of restaurants and bars. Centrally located on Sukhumvit Road, in Bangkok’s vibrant business and entertainment district, the hotel is the perfect choice for all travelers to this pulsating city.