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“stylish bar with outstanding drinks”

MO Bar at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental
Ranked #103 of 9,442 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central
Reviewed 9 February 2012

I can especially recommend the martini with hendricks gin and cucumber, but all the other cocktails were spectacular. Accompanied by super tasty kalamata olives and macadamia and wasabi nuts.

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Reviewed 14 October 2011

The superb lobster and Veuve Sunday brunch in MO Bar at the Landmark Mandarin appears to be a well kept secret judging from the day we went in a group of four. Intent on spoiling ourselves, we paid +HK$200 per person to add free flow Veuve to our HK$588 lobster brunch. Your could instead choose to add HK$100 per person for free flow prosecco if you're feeling less extravagant.

There were 4 divine sounding appetisers. I loved the smoked salmon on a wholewheat mille feuille with a delish sour cream, herb and spring onion relish. My friends all raved about the foie gras and smoked duck salad with raspberry and nuts.

The lobsters are the highlight (with a chicken option for non-seafood eaters) and I had a whole poached 500gm Boston lobster with julienned vegetables and lemon mayo. Again, feeling indulgent, we added black truffle fries which were too good to be true!!

Dessert is a buffet with two chocolate fountains and plenty of gourmet options to dip into them like macaroons, fudge brownie and financiers. Serive was very good and the manager explained all dishes. Nothing at all to spoil the experience and it completely lived up to our desire for an indulgent lunch.

Go with friends to celebrate and have an indulgent Sunday afternoon. It's not cheap but I will remember with lovely little brunch for quite a while! If you find this review helpful, please give it a helpful vote!

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Reviewed 17 January 2011

I went to the MO Bar for afternoon tea as it had been highly recommended.

We ordered the afternoon tea set, which consisted of a selection of five little savoury things (one tiny sandwich, a shrimp cocktail, a little tart thing, a mini bruschetta, another forgettable thing), two scones per person (plain and lemon), and five sweet things (a macaroon, a brownie, a little tart, some pear jelly coconut thing, little carrot cake), and access to the dessert bar. The dessert bar consisted of a range of tiny cupcakes (chocolate, raspberry and lemon meringue), a raspberry-coulis topped pannacotta in a shot glass (the best item in my opinion), small tiny pieces of pineapple and strawberry with chocolate fountains (milk chocolate and white chocolate), little donuts (cinnamon and chocolate coated) and little profiteroles. Every item was very tiny (about an inch in diameter, maybe the donuts were almost two inches). There is a good range of teas (including Jasmine, Peppermint, Oolong, Earl Gray) but you have to pay more for some.

Mostly, the food was good. But it was all very tiny and overwhelmed by sweet things. If you like sandwiches and quiches or anything like that you’ll be very disappointed. I’m used to a more substantial afternoon in this sort of environment so I was disappointed. If you wanted more things, you’re only options were sickly sweet. Microsizing everything was not always helpful (e.g. tiny individually cooked carrot cakes were smaller than a mini muffin and thus all crust and very dry, profiteroles had no detectable filling). I’m a sweet tooth and so was my dining companion and although we both enjoy a diverse range of sweets, some of the items were not to either of our palates and there was too many sweet options for us. More fresh fruit would have been very welcome. There were also no Chinese options or Asian inspired items. I realise this is not essential in this style of afternoon tea but I’ve really enjoyed the addition at other afternoon tea venues.

Service was good, though a little inconsistent. You can book ahead and they are attentive, personal, and helpful. You need more than an hour to enjoy this properly, maybe an hour and a half.

If you’re really into desserts and are expecting this sort of thing, go for it. But next time I’ll go elsewhere for afternoon tea. I'd go back to sample their cocktail list though.

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