The Clipper Lounge overlooking the lobby at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong remains, but the hotel's top floor dining space is being redeveloped.
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has announced that it will be unveiling a brand new Japanese restaurant.
The Aubrey, described as “an eccentric Japanese Izakaya”, will be developed in partnership with local restaurant group, Maximal Concepts. It will be located on the hotel’s coveted 25th floor. The launch is part of a complete redevelopment of the top floor space, which boasts stunning views over Victoria Harbour.
In June the hotel announced it would be starting a six-month renovation programme from this summer to refresh the 25th floor dining facilities. French fine dining restaurant Pierre was closed permanently following a 14-year tenure, while adjacent Michelin-star Cantonese dining space Man Wah was shut temporarily. Man Wah has been in operation since 1968 and it was announced that during the restructuring it would be expanded to take over the space occupied by M Bar.
The new Japanese dining space will also include three bar experiences, where guests can sample Japanese craft cocktails, whiskies and cuisine using sustainable ingredients.
Maximal Concepts is an award-winning international Hong Kong-based dining group and is behind some of the city’s best-known dining spaces, including the group’s flagship venue Mott 32, which is located in Hong Kong’s Central as well as Vancouver, Las Vegas and Singapore, and the more casual Limewood and Sip Song beachside dining spots in Repulse Bay.
The Aubrey is due to open in January, 2021.