Friday, July 24, 2009

Salon de Ning @ The Peninsula

Salon de Ning is one of my favorite places to chill and to listen to some great jazz / music. Their band is very good compared with other hotel's lounges and the environment is perfect for music enjoyment. The Peninsula in a sense represent high quality and I guess that applies to everything from service, location, food and the band that they employ. The band used to have song requests when they first opened; but due to hotel's directive, this song request service is no longer available. Very unfortunate indeed. One thing I like to point out is that the music tends to be a bit loud, most likely due to the limited space of the venue. I guess it also depends on where you sit, right in front of the stage or in one of their theme rooms.

Talking about its theme, the decor is very contemporary with a heavy touch of 1920's style. It is hard to explain but when you go in, the overall environment and the staff's uniform make you want to sing ! Maybe I exaggerated a bit, but the point is that this is a place to enjoy music by the band and not for social chit chat in my opinion.

I was a bit disappointed that they no longer offer the platter of snacks, only s smaller selection of various chips and Ning's chocolate. As long as they have the Ning's chocolates I am good !! (The Ning's Chocolate comes in either purple or brown color, a must try.) Ask them for the chocolate if they bring you just chips! Also, service was great of course and professional as well.

  • Great Band, Great Music
  • Great Decor and ambiance
  • Great Service
  • Music can be a bit loud
  • Possible lack of seats during peak period like Friday nights and etc.
  • Limited selection of default wines on the Ning's own menu, if you want more wine selection, make sure you ask for a full Peninsula wine list which can be rather taunting because of the HUGE selection.
Avg Spending: HKD 300 - 500 per person

Salon de Ning
UG, The Peninsula Hong Kong,
19-21 Salisbury Road, TST
Tel: 2315 3355

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