March 1st, 2012
The M Bar is a signature bar of the luxury Mandarin Oriental hotel group, and can be found in selected properties of Mandarin Oriental worldwide. Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is the iconic flagship of the hotel group, having been founded on a prime location in Central Hong Kong, overlooking the harbour, as the first hotel in the group in 1963. Globally renowned for their refined expression of contemporary luxury and consummate service, the Mandarin Oriental hotels additionally are home to outstanding dining and bar establishments. Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong boasts an exceptional collection of ten restaurants and bars, including three separate Michelin-starred restaurants- making it one of the focal points of the Hong Kong dining and social scene. The hotel recently underwent an extensive re-design and refurbishment, and has re-opened with an updated sleek and sophisticated style.
Looking across the bar towards the entrance of M Bar
The M Bar is located on the top (25th) floor of the hotel, and is flanked on either side by award winning restaurants- on the city-side by the single Michelin-starred Man Wah signature Cantonese restaurant; and on the harbor-side by Pierre- the two Michelin-starred modern French cuisine restaurant. The room is highlighted by the central bar that extends, with its distinctive lotus-bud shape, out into the main floor space. A wall of full height windows provide panoramic views over the impressive skyline of office towers of the Central business district, and extending across Victoria Harbour. The interior features a dark, sensuous style of restrained luxury, with a dark timber lattice ceiling , combining with timber bar stools and chairs, and charcoal velvet furnishings.
The distinctive “lotus bud” shaped bar -fronted with an illuminated translucent-mauve glass mosaic
Window front tables and the lounge area inside M Bar
The M Bar serves up an enticing selection of both classic and creative cocktails, together with champagnes, premium spirits and wines. The weekdays also feature a lunchtime special of “Dim Sum with a view”- offering a selection of the sumptuous dim sum from the kitchens of the adjacent Man Wah restaurant. In the evenings a selection of light “tapas” style dishes are available to accompany the drinks.
The cocktail selections comprise the signature creations- “Most Wanted” – including BLOOD AND SAND- Scotch, Sweet Vermouth, Cherry Heering, Orange Bitters & Cheery Beer; and CRUMBLE- Brown Butter Rum, Falernum, Pear Cider & Nutmeg. The “Martinis” feature creations such as TUBEROSE- Gin, Parfait Amour, Strawberry, Orange & Lime; and PINK- Vodka, Cassis, Raspberry, White Chocolate & Lemon.
A special promotion for 2012 brings a selection of signature Mandarin Oriental cocktails from Mandarin Oriental hotels around the world. Each month two different signature cocktails will be featured- offering guests a taste of the best libations created at some of the leading bars of the world.
From the “Martini” cocktail menu- HONG KONG LEGEND Vodka, Kuei Hua Chen Chiew, Lychee Liqueur, Lychee, Lime, & edible Whisky Gums on the base of the glass
From the “Most Wanted” cocktail menu- ROSITA Reposado Tequila, Mandarin, Homemade Rose Petal Jam,House Bitters, Lemon
From the “Martini” cocktail menu- EARL GREY MAR-TEA-NI Home made Earl Grey infused Gin, Orange Juice, Sugar
Lunchtime “Dim Sum with a view”
M Bar at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Address: 25th floor, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central. Hong Kong
MTR: Central station – 3 minutes walk
Reservations: +852. 2522 0011
Bar: Monday to Friday 11:00 am ~ 12:45 am Saturday 5:00 pm ~ 12:45 am Sunday & Public Holiday 5:00 pm ~ 11:45 pm
Lunch: “Dim Sum with a View” served Monday to Friday: 12:00 pm ~ 2:30 pm
Dim Sum photo courtesy Mandarin Oriental