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Jimmy's Kitchen Central

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Basement, South China Bldg, 1-3 Wyndham St, Central, Hong Kong, China
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Remember coming here with friend 15 years ago, and after the previous night's Chinese Dinner we wanted some 'good old' English Cooking. Great location and nice local decor for consuming with Bangers & Mash. Food was OK, Calf's Liver, Steak & Kidney Pies all OK, Desserts were poor. Unfortunately time as moved on and Jimmy's has not.....it's tired!

Thank Clive Frederick C
Hong Kong
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu hasn't changed (has it?) for many years, like the decor, and I guess the owners must feel that people who come here pretty much know what they want, having had it for ages. Service quick, food was fine, tasty, hot, and no surprises. Shepherd's Pie was OK, although some of the meat a little tough I thought. It... More 

Thank JohnHongKong
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105 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Have started going here again recently. Nostalgic food, decidedly average and expensive. Nice enough atmosphere but horrible sewage smell, albeit faint enough but it's there. Good place for business meetings. Will go back for that but it's not as good as it once was and way too expensive, sort out that smell guys!

Thank MatthewC655
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Had a lovely Shepherds pie here. Lovely old fashioned surroundings. Would definitely go again when I need a change from Chinese food.

Thank sarahmannPeacehaven
Cincinnati, Ohio
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Friends who have lived in HK for over 40 years took me here for dinner as they know owners and its one of their favorites. Some would call it dated but I was delighted to be transported to THE place in days gone by. Many "old standard" fine dining menu choices from steaks and seafood to pasta and salads.Enjoyed my... More 

Thank moonstream11
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Jimmy's Kitchen is a classic spot on the island and also has a branch on the Kowloon side. The dining room here is very old school and makes you feel you are somewhere fairly stately. Before dinner, sit down in the deep red leather chairs at the bar and enjoy a drink before heading into the main restaurant. The steaks... More 

Thank Occam_Smith
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I regret to say that in modern Hong Kong Jimmy's is far from the place it once was . No longer bursting at the seams at lunchtime both the decor and the menu suggest that the place has seen better days and the reality is that while the menu is extensive the food is of average quality and there are... More 

Thank Dorlcote
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Tried for a walk in table for 2 at lunchtime on weekday. Knew the chance was slim but JIMMY'S is one of our family favorites for 40+ years, 3 generations. Wasn't prepared for the very rude and gruff rejection from the old guy maitre D. He was patronizing and seemed only interested in business from people he recognized or regulars.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We used to live in Hong Kong albeit 28 years ago and loved dining in JK . We are currently on holiday here and decided to treat ourselves for our 30th wedding anniversary dinner . Sadly we were disappointed , very over priced food and wine for what it was,air con so cold we had to put on our jumpers... More 

Thank Keppoch75
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Very reliable Western food, traditional style , no fusion roorah !! Professional service and starched white table cloth !! Always a dependable venue to host a meal , Sunday Roastbeef set, good value for a Central restaurant in Hong Kong

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 60
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Basement, South China Bldg, 1-3 Wyndham St, Central, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong>  > Central
  • Neighbourhood: Central
  • Phone Number: 852-25265293
Jimmy’s Kitchen has been serving classic British Colonial cuisine in Hong Kong since 1928; after over 80 years, Jimmy’s still remains one of the city’s most highly renowned and beloved culinary institutions. The old photographs hanging on the walls, the immaculate table setting, the mood lighting and the meticulous service all ensure that guests feel at home. The contemporary wooden L-shaped bar creates a comfortable area for patrons to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of this vibrant city.

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Staying in Central

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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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