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Time Out says

Mandarin Oriental's Japanese izakaya

Maximal Concepts, the restaurant group behind popular Hong Kong restaurants such as Mott 32 and Limewood, has teamed up with one of the most iconic luxury hotels in the city, Mandarin Oriental, for the Japanese izakaya called The Aubrey on the 25th floor of the hotel.

Watch the video for a first look at the space and check out the food and drink offerings.

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The collaborative venture is part of the hotel's direction to completely change up its top floor. In 2020, the hotel permanently closed the doors on two of three dining venues, including their two Michelin-starred restaurant Pierre – which closed after over a decade of serving French fine dining in the city – and M Bar. Mandarin Oriental also expanded their Chinese restaurant Man Wah and welcomed guests in the hotel’s new luxury club lounge in the early part of February 2021.  

Sitting on the top floor, The Aubrey’s interior is inspired by Japanism, a 19th century art movement of Japanese aesthetics in Western art, and will enjoy the stunning city views of Hong Kong's skyline as well as Victoria Harbour. Described as an 'eccentric Japanese izakaya', the new restaurant will feature three different bar experiences in which guests will enjoy Japanese craft cocktails, Japanese whiskies, and of course, Japanese cuisine.

The culinary concept is inspired by the Japanese izakayas in Ginza and focused on quality Japanese ingredients and traditional cooking techniques with sustainability at its core. The restaurant aims to reduce kitchen waste by removing all single-use plastic from all operations with the use of the ‘world's first viable compostable cling wrap’ together with bamboo and paper products sourced from sustainable producers. The culinary experience includes elevated bentos presented in beautiful hand-crafted wooden boxes filled with fresh ingredients from The Aubrey’s sushi and sashimi, tempura, and robata grill menus.  

Heading The Aubrey's bar programme is popular local mixologist Devender Sehgal (Time Out Bar Awards 2021 Bartender of the Year), formerly the bar manager at Otto e Mezzo Bombana. Expect a creative cocktail menu that gives you an exciting exploration of the world of shochu. Travel through taste and explore four Japanese prefectures, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Okinawa, and Kagoshima, known for their distinct shochu offerings. Start with the light and citrus Harmony before enjoying the tropical flavours of Rokku, and finish with a stiff drink – a martini riff called Worship. 

Guests can elevate their drinking experience at the four-person Omakase Cocktail Bar where the talented bar team at The Aubrey take guests on a unique drinks journey using Japanese spirits and flavours. If you have a penchant for Champagne or sake, head over to the third bar serving exactly that, plus oysters on the side including a selection of sake sparklers.

 Time Out Awards

2021Bartender of the Year - Devender Sehgal


25/F, Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Rd Central, Central
Hong Kong
2825 4001
Opening hours:
Sun-Thu 12pm-1am, Fri-Sat 12pm-2am

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The Aubrey After Dark

Infuse your Friday nights with soulful house and disco vibes at the newly launched The Aubrey After Dark at Mandarin Oriental. Starting May 24 from 10pm, the Japanese izakaya The Aubrey transforms into 'The Aubrey After Dark,' offering upscale nightlife events with innovative beats inspired by the underground scenes of London, New York, and Paris. Celebrating Mandarin Oriental’s 60th anniversary, The Aubrey After Dark brings back the glitz of 60s Hong Kong nightlife. The venue, formerly known as the Harbour Room, was once a nightlife hotspot hosting international icons like Les Dawson, Barry Humphries, Bob Monkhouse, Eartha Kitt, Dave Allen, and Max Bygraves. The Aubrey After Dark is curated by creative masterminds Andrew Bull (aka DJ El Toro), a legend with over 50 years on the decks; Marina Bullivant, a café-society personality with deep roots in hospitality and club management; and Cosmo Webber, a trailblazer from London’s contemporary party circuit, as The Aubrey’s first curator-in-residence. Partygoers can look forward to live music from diverse international DJs and local talents, covering a variety of music genres, including Amapiano, Afro, and Latin vibes. At the launch, expect a powerhouse lineup featuring New York City DJ Hank Korsan and Hong Kong’s own Gia Fu. Entry is priced at $150 and includes a welcome drink. Book your slots at this link. 

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