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The classic Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has six stellar restaurants under its roof, with everything from a celebrity-chef driven venue to a casual English pub. Here’s a rundown on the many dining options at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong.
1. Pierre. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel’s fine dining French restaurant is the domain of celebrity chef Pierre Gagnaire, and his first restaurant to be housed in a hotel when it opened in 2006. The menu at this fine dining restaurant is constantly changing, but remains simple and dedicated to refined French techniques and precise flavors, which is why the menu is organized by the main ingredient starring in any given dish, with a description of its preparation to follow.
2. Mandarin Grill + Bar. Euopean dishes with a dash of progressive gastronomy is the focus at this upscale restaurant, which is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A great selection of wines and champagne will draw the vinos, too.
3. The Chinnery. This traditional English pub was once a bastion for men only, who came to throw down fine whiskeys, tuck into traditional, hearty English fare and smoke cigars (times have changed — women are now admitted, and smoking inside is banned in Hong Kong). Feast on bangers and mash paired with a beer or one of more than 120 different kinds of whiskey.
4. Café Causette. This relaxed environment serves international fare for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Plus, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong’s famed afternoon tea is also served here.
5. Clipper Lounge. This is the hotel’s answer to the buffet, and where you can also enjoy afternoon tea. The elegant space makes the lounge a go-to for both social and business gatherings, and features seasonal guest chefs and themed fashion and art buffet teas.
6. The Mandarin Cake Shop. This eatery is the most casual of all the options. It’s located near Café Causette and good for a quick gourmet snack, and of course, dessert with its tantalizing array of fresh baked cakes from which to choose.
7. Man Wah. This Cantonese restaurant is the place to go for a romantic meal. The elegant venue is especially renowned for its dim sum, served at lunch, and the Man Wah Signature Menu at dinner, which pairs each course with either wine or Chinese tea. Chef Man-Sing Lee's signature dishes include Shanghai-style smoked codfish in five spice powder, barbecue pork with honey glaze and Peking duck.
8. The Krug Room. This is one of Hong Kong’s most exclusive dining experiences. Created with Krug, The Krug Room is one of only two in the world. In this intimate space, up to 12 guests can experience chef Uwe Opocensky’s contemporary food and an unrivaled selection of Krug champagnes.
9. M bar. While most people come to M bar for its 25th-floor view and cocktails, the bar does serve a dim sum lunch (like tiger prawn dumplings and Wagyu beef puffs with black pepper sauce) and light snacks in the evening (including housemade pork pies and deep-fried cod fingers).
10. Captain's Bar. This pub-style spot offers a curry tiffin lunch with dishes like chicken tikka makhani, basmati rice and naan. There's also a snack menu that's available in the evening: Try a Scotch egg — a quail egg with minced pork and a spicy dip — or smoked salmon with bread, sour cream and pesto.