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.
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.
- 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)
- Not enough sofa seats but too many high / bar table seats.
25/F, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong,
5 Connaught Road Central, Central
Tel: 2825 4002