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The Chinnery

#211 of 6,045 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Central
British, Indian, Bar
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5 Connaught Road Central | Central, Hong Kong 000000, China
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+852 2825 4009
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Shanghai
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been coming here for many years and make a point of stopping by when in Hong Kong. The wait staff is among my favorite in the world: classy, attentive, unobtrusive and quick to anticipate needs. This is an old school pub to be sure, wooden walls and ceiling, old oil paintings of tycoons, hushed tones, laughter, excellent selection of... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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234 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Perfect place to banish the post Brexit views and to remind you that there are some things that you miss from the UK ! Menu is compact but it has some many things on it you end up craving occasionally and as such the difficulty is in choosing. We had the fish and chips and Rogan Josh both well cooked.... More 

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Thank Peter K
MOHKG, Manager at The Chinnery, responded to this review

Dear Peter K, Thank you very much for visiting The Chinnery recently and for sharing your comments with us here. I was happy that you found our restaurant a true gem if craving for some traditional British favourites. May I recommend you try our lunch roast specials available during the week next time too? Thank you again and we look... More 

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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

You wouldn't really expect any less from the Mandarin Orient Group but this piece of Old Hong Kong is always worth a visit. The menu is very traditional - prawn cocktail is a favourite and Fish and Chips not to be missed - my colleague had the Rogan Josh - also amazing. There are no reservations at lunchtime, when we... More 

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Thank Matthew S
MOHKG, Manager at The Chinnery, responded to this review

Dear Matthew S, Thank you very much for visiting The Chinnery earlier on this month and for your kind review. It was great to read that you enjoyed our traditional and delicious dishes which are all a huge hit with our guests. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Chinnery in the near future.... More 

Hong Kong, China
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4,895 reviews
1,571 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Enjoyed a nice meal at The Chinnery recently. This is a classic, old-school club/pub with nice atmosphere with attentive, very good service. Weekend opening hours are 6.30-10.30pm (closed on Sundays). Cocktail drinks are pricey but very good at The Chinnery. Mojito was spritely and tasted excellent. Mint Julep was a perfect blend, a nice pre dinner drink. During this meal... More 

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MOHKG, Manager at The Chinnery, responded to this review

Dear BradJill, Thank you very much for visiting The Chinnery last month and for your review here. I am excited to read that you had the chance to sample some of the dishes we are renowned for especially our Indian specialties prepared by our Indian Chef Sharma Satpal and his team! Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

A great place for some British classics. This restaurant has some fantastic curry. The roast was also very juicy and delicious, but Yorkshire pudding was dry. The best part of the restaurant is the intimate atmosphere and attentive service.

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Shanghai, China
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190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

This place is not cheap, but you see when you enter for sure. But the perfect service, the interior and the long history of the place need to be paid too. On other hand: We got some perfect drinks in such a cosy atmosphere! We enjoyed very much, but were disappointed next day: it isn't open on Saturday afternoon (And... More 

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Solna, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

This bar is famous for it has some plus 120 different sorts of whisky so if you want to sit down in an old leathery chair and enjoy a scotch please go here.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

If you want some good honest colonial grub (fish n chips, burger, sheppard's pie, curry etc) go no further. You cannot book so get here early and grab a table. I have often toyed with taking the afternoon off and exploring the extensive whiskey collection too...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

I had dinner twice at the Chinnery, once in July 2015 and again on Christmas evening 2015. The prices were quite high for the quality and quantity of food provided. The service was good, of the level for which the Mandarin-Oriental Hotel is known, but the food was very pedestrian indeed. Moreover, the tables were too close to one another,... More 

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MOHKG, Manager at The Chinnery, responded to this review

Dear 5_starhotellover88, Thank you very much for visiting The Chinnery recently and for sharing your comments. I regret to read that you did not find our dishes up to our usual standards and that you did not like our restaurant’s set up. Please accept my apology and I have related your feedback to our team so that we can look... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Lunch at the Chinnery in Hong Kong is a must. Order the Indian curry. The service is outstanding. They have a gorgeous selection of whiskey. They don't take reservations so make sure to show up around 1130 am and the joint is tiny so go early.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
British, Indian, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Connaught Road Central | Central, Hong Kong 000000, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong>  > Central
  • Neighborhood: Central
  • Phone Number: +852 2825 4009
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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