Evoking Ginza’s famed izakayas – The Aubrey offers 3 distinct bar experiences & izakaya cuisine


February 20th, 2021


After a complete makeover of the spectacular 25th-floor dining and bar space atop the iconic Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, a new concept inspired by the izakayas of Tokyo’s upscale Ginza district has recently opened. A collaboration between leading restaurant group Maximal Concepts (behind renowned restaurants such as Mott 32, Limewood, and Sip Song – among many others) and Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong (flagship hotel of the luxury hotel group) – the newly opened The Aubrey offers hotel guests and local residents elevated dining and drinks experiences. With three bars set within a series of themed dining rooms – guests can enjoy both high-quality Japanese cuisine and a polished bar program highlighted by chess-inspired signature cocktails, sake, and an impressive collection of rare and vintage whiskeys.

Heading up the bar program at The Aubrey, highly regarded bar professional Devender Seghal – most recently bar manager at the famed Otto e Mezzo Bombana restaurant – oversees a drinks service at the Main Bar that includes a concise selection of chess-themed signature cocktails; a selection of Highballs & Chuhai cocktails, plus seasonal specialties. At the Omakase Cocktail Bar (reservation only) guests are introduced to Japanese spirits and flavours, while at the Champagne & Sake Bar – highlights include oysters and champagne – and sparkling sakes. The Aubrey has also compiled a spectacular whiskey collection, containing around 120 labels of rare and vintage whiskeys from around the world.

Chef de Cuisine Yukihito Tomiyama oversees the Japanese cuisine – lunchtime hand-crafted wooden bento boxes showcase freshly prepared ingredients from the raw, tempura and, robata menus – while the a la carte menu features premium selections including sushi and sashimi; binchotan-charcoal robata grilled meats and seafood; plus seafood and vegetable tempura.

The Aubrey serves lunch and dinner daily, with bar service daily from 12:00pm until midnight (2 am closing Thursday – Saturday).

Signature Cocktails

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    Highball - Nikka or Scottish whisky, aerated water, citrus
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    The Aubrey - Omakase cocktail service
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    Queen's Gimlet -Roku gin, citrus, chamomile, cardamom
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    Sparkling Sake
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    Two Bishops - Aged Rum, Rye Whisky, citrus, matcha, milk

Izakaya Cuisine

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    Omakase Platter
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    Miyazaki A5 Wagyu Sando
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    Oyster Platter
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    Saikyo Miso Sablefish
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    Wagyu Oxtail Bone Marrow Fried Rice
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    White Miso Souffle

(images credit Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong)

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