Nine highly individual bars and restaurants, including returning greats and new tempting treats, open at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong this autumn, part of the overall hotel’s multi-million dollar renovation. Of course Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong’s renowned staff, that make-up so much of the hotel’s character, will return to ensure that our legendary service remains unchanged.
This sumptuous new restaurant on the top floor will serve the stunning 3-star Michelin cuisine of Pierre Gagnaire. This haven of contemporary luxury—a symphony of charcoals, burnt cherry, midnight blues and black coffee highlighted with silver and crystal will have exceptional views over Victoria harbour. The menu will change with the seasons while a private dining room will offer the ultimate in exclusivity.
The Mandarin Grill + Bar
Sir Terence Conran is overseeing the refurbishment of this much-loved Hong Kong dining delight, blending contemporary designs with the club-like traditions of its past. The formerly hidden windows will be reopened, revealing views of Statue Square and Chater Garden, whilst the familiar Gerard D’Henderson murals and comfortable Pullman chairs return. In addition a new Crustacea bar is being created, where diners can look forward to day boat sashimi specialities and a selection of the world’s finest oysters.
The décor of the hotel’s namesake restaurant will pay homage to its illustrious past, with a mixture of rich local rosewood emboldened by Shanghai pink table décor. Regarded as the finest Chinese dining room in the city, it will offer a blend of traditional cooking techniques and flavours with occasional touches of modern flair.
Perched on top of the hotel, with stunning harbour and city views, the stylish M bar will be the city’s newest destination for discerning local residents and hotel guests alike. With interiors of charcoal velvet and silver leaf, complemented by glass and lacquered walls, the focal point will be the sensuous lotus bud-shaped bar flanked by high bar stools. Enticing Cantonese tapas from Man Wah will be served alongside champagnes and speciality cocktails created by renowned mixologist, Angus Winchester.
The Clipper Lounge
The legendary buffets and afternoon high teas will return to “Hong Kong’s sitting room”, with enlarged windows overlooking Statue Square and furnishings reminiscent of a private yacht - decorated in mink, taupe and mandarin with Oriental accents.
The Mandarin Cake Shop
As well as providing homemade delicacies including chocolates, cakes and breads, this will be the ideal venue for quick coffees and afternoon hot chocolate. Relocated to the hotel’s mezzanine floor, jewellery-style glass displays will showcase the glittering delights surrounded by tooled leathers and soothing woods.
Formerly known simply as The Café, the hotel’s all-day relaxed dining venue is returning to its original, 1963 name. It will offer views of the dynamic cityscape, accessed by an open corridor alongside the Mandarin Cake Shop and the interiors will combine butter and creamy white marbles with stained timbers and pewter-style rattan. The showcase kitchens will provide Asian and Mediterranean flavours.
The Chinnery and The Captain’s Bar
Beautifully restored, two of the city’s much loved venues will return to welcome back regulars and newcomers alike with their traditional menus, draft beer in silver tankards and distinctively unique ambiences.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most prestigious hotels and resorts, currently operating 21 luxury hotels with a further 10 under development in Prague and Riviera Maya, Mexico (2006), Hainan Island, China, Barcelona and Boston (2007), Grand Cayman (2008), Dallas, Chicago, Las Vegas and Macau (2009). In total, Mandarin Oriental now operates, or has under development, over 8,500 rooms in 16 countries with 14 hotels in Asia, 12 in the Americas and five in Europe.