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The Chinnery

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5 Connaught Road Central | Central, Hong Kong 000000, China
+852 2825 4009
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Named after the famous British artist George Chinnery, The Chinnery enjoys...
Named after the famous British artist George Chinnery, The Chinnery enjoys a relaxed club-like atmosphere with deep upholstered armchairs, green leather banquettes and warm wood panelling. Offering a laid-back alternative to our fine dining restaurants, The Chinnery specialises in traditional British cuisine with classic dishes such as bangers and mash, fish and chips, and steak and ale pie available for lunch and dinner. Home to one of the world's largest collections of single malt whiskies, The Chinnery has over 100 varieties for guests to try. We also serve chilled draft beer in custom-made silver tankards by a veteran staff who know many guests by name.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best old school bar in Hong Kong

Best old school bar in Hong Kong, great for a single malt scotch or pint. Great for an informal meal with colleagues.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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London
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369 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Best old school bar in Hong Kong, great for a single malt scotch or pint. Great for an informal meal with colleagues.

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JSHongKong, Manager at The Chinnery, responded to this review

Dear LondonFamily88, Thank you for visiting The Chinnery during your stay with us this April, and for your time to share your feedback with us. I am happy to have read that you liked the ambience and drinks at The Chinnery, and had an enjoyable evening there. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back to The... More 

Hong Kong, China
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A slice of colonial food history. If you fancy stepping back in time and enjoying excellent food then the Chinnery is the place for you. Panelled walls, English classic food and exceptional curries. As a Mandarin restaurant the staff are charming, welcoming and friendly. The food is delicious.

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JSHongKong, Manager at The Chinnery, responded to this review

Dear HK_Sala, Thank you very much for visiting The Chinnery recently and for sharing your kind words with us on TripAdvisor. I am glad to read that you love our ambience and the authentic food offered – our curries are just superb and I personally fail to resist them! I will take this opportunity and relate your comments to our... More 

London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you are after good english food, you won't be disappointed, it has all the ingredients, the staff know their stuff and how to serve it. Great fir a business lunch so long as you are not rushed.

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JSHongKong, Manager at The Chinnery, responded to this review

Dear Wilton L, Thank you very much for visiting The Chinnery recently and we are delighted to have received your valuable comment. The Chinnery is a gem within our hotel and we are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed everything about it. I cannot wait to relate your kind words to our colleagues who will be so happy to... More 

Hong Kong
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

This is a restaurant I've been frequenting for years now and it has never, ever disappointed. The food here is truly excellent. The off the menu roast beef for those familiar with this place (which is brought in from the outstanding Mandarin Grill) is the best roast beef you'll ever have. Guaranteed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

A good place for business lunch/dinner in a small group. Good British food and excellent atmosphere. The chicken curry and Shepherds pie are really good. Lamb was a bit too dry for my taste.

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JSHongKong, Manager at The Chinnery, responded to this review

Dear K54, Thank you very much for sharing your comment. We regret to hear that you are disappointed by our Lamb at The Chinnery. We apologize about the dissatisfaction this has caused and for affecting your otherwise great dining experience with us. In addition, I have taken this opportunity to share with our colleagues your valued feedback in regards to... More 

Penang Island, Malaysia
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A friend of ours who lives in HK knew we would be delighted to try UK cuisine after being away for so many years thus they took us to the Chinnery. And we were for the most part. Intimate seating , wooden panels and carpeting made for a wonderful ambiance. The menu appealed to us and I chose Shepherds pie... More 

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JSHongKong, Manager at The Chinnery, responded to this review

Dear Ewan, Thank you very much for sharing with us your recent experience at The chinnery. We regret to hear that you wanted better quality from our restaurant. Please accept our sincere apologies and may we assure you that your constructive feedback will be investigated and corrective action taken as appropriate. We would appreciate it if you could kindly contact... More 

Macau, China
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

I been there since 18 years ago! There were so many good team member before such as John Stephen, David, William, ...I really felt that's prefect moment!

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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

After a long cruise I was tired and in need of some decent food. I flicked through tripadvisor and read the reviews on here and wandered over for an early evening meal. I was not disappointed, the Tikka was phenomenal and the naan perfectly cooked. Just what the doctor ordered. Staff are great, décor is beautiful, the food is amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Chinnery has been one of my favourite eateries for over 20 years and it never fails to delight. Just 20 seats and a few places at the bar, it's intimate and an oasis of calm in the maelstrom of central Hong Kong. There's a timeless quality about the place, reminiscent of a London dining club and the menu contributes... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

While the Mandarin Oriental as a hotel has changed over the years and, in my view, lost a little of its character, I was delighted to find that The Chinnery is unchanged, preserving a special sort of British quality which can seldom be found in Britain itself. The service was faultless, as was the food, the only possible criticism being... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Connaught Road Central | Central, Hong Kong 000000, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong Region  >  Hong Kong>  > Central
  • Neighborhood: Central
  • Phone Number: +852 2825 4009

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, British

Description

Named after the famous British artist George Chinnery, The Chinnery enjoys a relaxed club-like atmosphere with deep upholstered armchairs, green leather banquettes and warm wood panelling. Offering a laid-back alternative to our fine dining restaurants, The Chinnery specialises in traditional British cuisine with classic dishes such as bangers and mash, fish and chips, and steak and ale pie available for lunch and dinner. Home to one of the world's largest collections of single malt whiskies, The Chinnery has over 100 varieties for guests to try. We also serve chilled draft beer in custom-made silver tankards by a veteran staff who know many guests by name.

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Staying in Central

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Central
When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
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