[June 2021] The Aubrey, the eccentric Japanese izakaya created by Maximal Concepts and Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong introduces the latest element of its extensive beverage-forward offering – the Omakase Cocktail Bar. Within a designated four-seater bar area inside The Aubrey, this unique beverage-led experience is now available for reservation.

[June 2021] The Aubrey, the eccentric Japanese izakaya created by Maximal Concepts and Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong introduces the latest element of its extensive beverage-forward offering – the Omakase Cocktail Bar. Within a designated four-seater bar area inside The Aubrey, this unique beverage-led experience is now available for reservation.

In Japanese tradition, omakase is a chef-led dining experience where diners entrust a restaurant’s culinary team to curate a series of dishes that showcase the very best of the season’s produce. Drawing inspiration from this, the Omakase Cocktail Bar takes guests on a journey through premium Japanese spirits via a series of original cocktails, crafted by Devender Sehgal, who leads the bar programme at The Aubrey. With a focus on using lesser-known liquors, including Shochu, Awamori, and Umeshu, the experience also comes with light snacks. Sparkling sake is a house special at The Aubrey and guests will also have a chance to explore the full breadth of this effervescent spirit in some of Sehgal’s cocktails. With only four seats available to book 3 nights each week (Thursday-Saturday) and new bookings only released once a month, the Omakase Cocktail Bar will remain a truly rarefied experience.

“At The Aubrey, we wanted to pay homage to the tradition of Japanese omakase but approach it from a unique, even more creative, angle that will offer guests a truly memorable experience,” says Matt Reid, Co-Founder of Maximal Concepts. “The Omakase Cocktail Bar will be the only experience of its kind in Hong Kong, allowing guests to explore quality Japanese spirits with one of the city’s most acclaimed bartenders.”

Assistant General Manager of The Aubrey Devender Sehgal says, “The Omakase Cocktail Bar is set in an intimate corner of our izakaya, adjacent to the buzzy centre of the main bar, which allows our guests to truly immerse themselves in this unique bibulous experience. I am looking forward to introducing our guests to the expansive world of Japanese spirits, and hopefully introducing them to flavours they enjoy but may not perhaps have known before.”

Catering to groups of just two to four guests at a time, The Omakase Cocktail Bar includes a personalised cocktail menu with light snacks, and is priced at HKD 1,580 per person, subject to 10% service charge.  

Bookings for the Omakase Cocktail Bar are released on the 15th of each month at 4pm, for the following month.

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About Maximal Concepts

Maximal Concepts is an international restaurant group based in Hong Kong, helmed by Malcolm Wood, Xuan Mu and Matt Reid. Since 2012, the group has been responsible for opening award-winning F&B concepts in Hong Kong and beyond, including Mott 32, John Anthony, Sip Song, Limewood and many more.

The group’s vision is to build the first global luxury Chinese restaurant brand originating from Hong Kong. Mott 32 was the first luxury Chinese restaurant to be franchised from East to West and currently has four locations; Hong Kong, Vancouver, Las Vegas and Singapore - and with nine more locations set to open between 2021- 2024. Mott 32 is named after 32 Mott Street - the location of the first Chinese convenience store that opened in New York in the 1800s, the epicentre of the area that is now known as Chinatown. The unique interior of each Mott 32 location has been created in partnership with award-winning designer Joyce Wang Studio.

The group most recently partnered with the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to open The Aubrey, an eccentric izakaya, which opened in February 2021 on the 25th floor of the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong.



About Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

The iconic Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is the epitome of contemporary luxury combined with Oriental heritage. Having delighted guests with award-winning service and impressive facilities for over 57 years, it is a much-loved address for those seeking an exclusive sanctuary in the heart of the city. The hotel’s spacious rooms and suites offer magnificent views of the renowned Victoria Harbour and the city’s skyline. A collection of nine outstanding restaurants and bars, including two that hold Michelin Star status, a luxurious club lounge, a Shanghainese-inspired holistic spa, an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness centre, make Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong the quintessential “home away from home” for discerning leisure and business travellers alike.

Photographs of Mandarin Oriental are available to download, in high and low resolution, from the Photo Library in the Media section of the hotel’s website: www.mandarinoriental.com.

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