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The Chinnery

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5 Connaught Road, Hong Kong, China
852-28254009
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Saturday Night Dinner

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Mike J
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

If you dont get this level of ambience, service and food at an extravagant restaurant in a 5 star hotel, it would wrong. I have had lunch several times. It is OK. Plain ok. Not outstanding at all buy perfectly in line with what you would expect from a British Indian resto / bar at a nice hotel.

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JSHongKong, Manager at The Chinnery, responded to this review

Dear Gab T, Thank you very much for sharing your comment. We regret to hear that you are disappointed by your recent visits to The Chinnery. May we invite you to email us at mohkg-guestcomment@mohg.com that we may contact you directly. We assure you that your constructive feedback will be taken seriously and we also hope to provide you with... More 

Twickenham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Wonderful curry. Reserve a seat at the bar for best experience. The staff is most accommodating and great attention to detail is paid.

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Beijing, China
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The Chinnery is the haunt you need to go to when you are in the mood of sipping off a glass of Scotch or well aged port over some nuts, under the gaze of dead, white male hung on the walls. This commentator must confess that he is in said mood at least a few times a month. While the... More 

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Hong Kong
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

I had not been for lunch to the Chinnery for five years Had to get there for 12 noon as there is no booking and I had been forewarned tables were difficult to find As it was I was only able to get four seats by the bar However a long lunch was enjoyed with very good food and excellent... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Chinnery serves great pub fare. I loved the cottage pie with a side of rich mash potatoes. The food does not disappoint. Ambiance is great upmarket intimate pub feel. However, since you are dining at the Mandarin, expect to get stung. However, its worth it. Beverage prices are, however, expensive. Difficult to get a seat so go early.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I have always been to The Chinnery by myself and sometimes i think i should keep it that way. Can't think of many other places in the world where i enjoy a meal on my own like i do here. I feel very confortable and welcome. The cocktails are done perfectly and all the food i've had was also done... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Old school British dining in a nice cozy environment. Good food and service. Make sure you make a reservation in advance!

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The interior of this place just adds to the amazing service that myself and anyone else that I have known who has eaten here. I can't fault one thing. Keep up the amazing service and I will always return with new faces!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Connaught Road, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong Region  >  Hong Kong>  > Central
  • Neighborhood: Central
  • Phone Number: 852-28254009

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, British

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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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