Friday, August 21, 2009

M Bar


After my House of Chocolate venture at La Maison du Chocolat, my friends finally completed their long day of work. We headed to the M Bar at the top floor of the Mandarin Hotel. It was my first time and I was surprised I did not discover this pretty location until now. The place was not big but it is cozy enough to spend a relaxing evening over a few drinks with a few friends.


Compared with other near by places for Friday Happy Hour, this location has the ambiance, the decor and of course the nice view which many lacked. (Sevva has the view as well but in order to enjoy the whole view, you you have stand outdoors which I am not a big fan of during this summer weather!)


Ever since I was introduced to the single malt Lagavulin, I am in love with it. It was extremely smokey in flavors but very smooth at the same time. It is very hard to describe but I enjoyed it very much. Note: It is very difficult to find it Hong Kong for some reasons, very few, and I mean very very few bar / lounges in Hong Kong (even for hotels) carry it. Therefore, if you so happens to see it on the drink menu, do give it a try especially you are starting to enjoy whiskey. Try the 16-year-old first, I do not dare to try the higher vintage because (1) the ever so high price tag !! (2) I might enjoy it too much that I cannot go back to the basic 16-year-old one; and/or (3) I might be able to appreciate its sophistication or smoothness yet at this stage.

Likes:
  • Very attentive service with very friendly staff (all of them end conversations with a nice smile)
  • Decor+ view
  • Frequent renewal of snacks (chips and nuts)
Dislikes:
  • Not enough sofa seats but too many high / bar table seats.
Avg Spending: HKD 200 - 300 per person

M Bar
25/F, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong,
5 Connaught Road Central, Central
Tel: 2825 4002

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