Best Pub in Hong Kong – The Chinnery
Some may disagree with me that The Chinnery in the Mando is a pub, but they are wrong.
1) It serves pie
2) It serves soss an mash
3) It serves beer and ale in tankards
Honestly, the Chinnery is my all time favourite comfort location – always makes me feel at peace with the world.
Food: All their food is great, you can have a chicken makhani, pea and ham soup, steak pie, duck liver pate and toast, eggs benedict etc – it really has the most spot on menu, if it was in a bigger room it would be The Wolseley of HK.
Drinks: Ale, beer, gunners in tankards too, lethal gin and tonics, very good Bloody Mary’s, and one of the largest collections of Single Malt in HK.
Service: Faultless. Super efficient, very friendly, couldn’t be more accommodating – what the Mando is all about.
Ambience: Chairs you could spend all day in. Wood panelled with lots of original Chinnery’s which are beautiful. Low lit, proper old-school club styley. Very banker at lunchtime, but always convivial atmos. Sit at the bar if you are on your own and you’ll usually end up chatting with the person next to you. Outside of lunchtime you feel as though you have found a secret that no one else knows. Always surprised that this place isn’t rammed all day!
Price: It’s not cheap – I usually end up spending $300 per head just for lunch, but the food is top-notch.
Location: 1st floor of the Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road, Central. 2522 0111
Open: Open from 11:30am til around 11:30pm Mon through Sat. Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm (go early for lunch as you can’t book tables and it’s always busy at lunch time). Dinner 7:30-9:30pm. Closed Sundays and public holidays.