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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I visit Hong Kong from the UK on a regular basis to visit our daughter and family who live there. We always go to Jimmy's Kitchen Central on our final night for a special meal and It never disappoints. Great food, attentive staff, lovely atmosphere and so relaxing.

Thank Michael D
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time when I visit Hong Kong, I will make an effort to go to Jimmy's Kitchen. Not only the place reminds me lots of good memories but the food there still maintain the same good quality.

Thank Kevin N
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jimmy's Kitchen in Hong Kong is one of the longest established eateries. When you walk in you forget you are in Hong Kong and it feels like walking in to a slightly dated traditional English Gentleman's Club. The tablecloths are kept crisp as they are steam ironed whilst on the tables. Their extensive menu (all 17 pages of it) ensures... More 

Thank MonicaOr
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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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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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 

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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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