The Aubrey Hong Kong sits on the top floor, the restaurant’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 will be based on high quality Japanese ingredients and traditional cooking techniques with sustainability at its core. The restaurant also 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.
Leading the culinary experience is chef Yukihito Tomiyama – formerly of the now closed one Michelin-starred Shinji by Kanaseka in Macau – who will prepare 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, formerly the bar manager at Otto e Mezzo Bombana. Expect a core selection of highballs and a chuhai cocktail menu – a rotating selection of three seasonal cocktails using a singular Japanese ingredient – at The Main Bar. Guests can elevate their drinking experience at the four-person Omakase Cocktail Bar where the talented bar team at The Aubrey will 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. Video Credit - Mandarin Oriental Photo Credit - The Aubrey Hong Kong Facebook Page.
Perched on the 25th floor, The Aubrey takes up the space previously belonging to French fine-dine establishment, Pierre. Controversial, sure, considering the two-Michelin star spot is dearly missed by many. But the arrival of The Aubrey marks a brand new precedent for dining experiences at the time-honoured hotel; something surely worth celebrating — not to mention the interiors are phenomenal. A project completed in collaboration with Maximal Concepts, the group also behind popular dining spots Mott 32 and John Anthony, The Aubrey extends the same relaxed, laid-back ambience coupled with delectably well-crafted plates. It’s the destination to be for those seeking “the journey of a hungry mind”, or those hungry in general and longing for an escape as we continue to remain land-bound.
Excellent Menu for food and the cocktails are delicious. Highly recommend this venue as it’s got breathtaking views, ambiance and it's beautiful, staff interactions are awesome. And obviously it’s located on the top floor of a business hotel. I recommend it to families, couples, overseas travelers and anyone that wants to have an amazing time...The Aubrey is the best venue.
Sam Kima recommends The Aubrey Hong Kong.