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“Excellent Dinner”

Clipper Lounge - Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Ranked #27 of 9,989 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, International
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central
Description: Whether it's Sunday champagne brunch in Hong Kong or a 5-star dinner buffet with the family, Clipper Lounge is where the city's social elite come to meet. Something of an institution, Clipper Lounge is a long-established favourite with Hong Kong locals and hotel guests alike and a wonderful place to meet at any time in the day. Clipper Lounge has a timelessly elegant feel with mink, taupe and mandarin furnishings enhanced with subtle Oriental accents. While popular for breakfast and dinner buffets, as well as our Sunday champagne brunch Hong Kong locals love, Clipper Lounge is best known for afternoon tea. Elegantly presented, the spread includes delicacies such as finger sandwiches, sweets, scones and our signature homemade rose-petal jam. We also offer extremely popular seasonal themed teas.
Reviewed 15 January 2018

This restaurant located in Central which is MTR nearby. The food is delicious and very nice. The waiter are very helpful. MUST BACK!!

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Thank Kit Wai H
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MOHKG, Director of Food & Beverage at Clipper Lounge - Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Dear Kit Wai H

We thank you for visiting us at Clipper Lounge and for your kind words. We’re delighted that you loved our location, delicious food and more importantly, the service from our professional colleagues.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon for more delicious moments.

Best regards
Michael Groll
Director of Food & Beverage
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

My favorite place to have dinner buffet, food quality never let me down. Wide range of selection of food, desserts is a must to mention. Brian, the server of our table was very attentive, would like to thanks for his hospitality.

Thank Janice L
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MOHKG, Director of Food and Beverage at Clipper Lounge - Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Dear Janice L

We thank you for visiting Clipper Lounge for a dinner buffet experience, and for your kind review here. We’re pleased that you enjoyed the food quality and selections, and more importantly, you appreciated the service from our professional team, especially Brian. Your kind words are greatly appreciated.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Sincerely
Michael Groll
Director of Food and Beverage
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

During our recent stay at the hotel, we enjoyed The Clipper Lounge for afternoon high tea and the breakfast buffet.

We enjoyed afternoon high tea on Christmas Eve. The lounge is located on the mezzanine level which has an open view to the rectangular shaped main lobby lounge below. Several tables are arrayed with a view to the lobby which on the afternoon of Christmas Eve was presenting its annual performance of The Nutcracker performed by a local children's ballet school. The performance was charming and had our young son mesmerized. The tea service was excellent - both the tea and food was of high quality and the desserts were exquisitely prepared. The only gaff we experienced was that they offered cold, rather than hot milk, with tea and it took longer than expected for them to get us the hot milk (by that time the tea had turned from hot to warm).

Pros (Tea Service)
-Excellent tea and even better food
-Excellent view of lower lobby lounge which makes for great people watching - provided you get one of the few tables w/a view.
-Friendly staff
-Complimentary refills on teapot

Cons (Tea Service)
-No outside view and not much to look at if you don't get a table with a view of the lower lobby lounge
-Cold milk was inexplicably served w/hot tea, by the time we received hot milk the tea had turned from hot to warm

We also enjoyed several mornings of the buffet breakfast at The Clipper Lounge. We found the food of high quality and varied each day. The staff was courteous and hard working but we found service to be rather inconsistent and frenetic. The buffet ends at 10:30am, so unless you are a fast eater, be sure to arrive at least 45 min prior to close -- they stop putting out new food around 10:10-10:15sh and the staff begin "aggressively" clearing out the buffet food around 10:40sh.

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Thank Joseph-in-NYC
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MOHKG, Director of Food and Beverage at Clipper Lounge - Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Dear Joseph-in-NYC

We thank you for visiting Clipper Lounge during your family’s stay with us, and for your kind review here. We’re happy that you found our breakfast buffet, as well as afternoon tea, of high quality, and enjoyed the ballet performance we had arranged during the Christmas season. Your feedback regarding the milk and service was also well acknowledged, and we shall be sure to review and improve our service quality.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future for more delicious moments.

Sincerely
Michael Groll
Director of Food and Beverage
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Kelvin is very nice and helpful who speaks very well French. We will definitely come back again! Thanks

Thank L Aman H
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MOHKG, Director of Food & Beverage at Clipper Lounge - Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Dear L Aman H

We thank you for visiting Clipper Lounge recently. We’re delighted that you enjoyed the dining experience and were impressed with our professional service. We will relay your kind words to the team, especially Kelvin.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon for more delicious moments.

Best regards
Michael Groll
Director of Food & Beverage
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Mandarin Oriental Group has been always my favorite choice of Hospitality and F&B worldwide. While the award-winning hotel has been well known of its services, my recent experience at the Clipper Lounge in Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong made me to decide to create an account in TripAdvisor to compliment on the extra miles of food selection and customer services.

I have booked the buffet dinner at Clipper lounge on 9Oct17 to celebrate my cousin’s birthday. Once I made my reservation online and stated the purpose for the dinner, the operator contacted me within half an hour to confirm the booking and mentioned that they will arrange a birthday cake for my cousin. This gave me a very good impression before I went for dinner that night.

The Clipper Lounge was offering Autumn Seafood Dinner Buffet, which contained a wide range of selection of Seafood that you can think of in Western, Japanese and Chinese cuisine. The dessert, needless to say, is guaranteed as in high quality as usual with the Mandarin Oriental brand.

Special compliment must be given to Assistance Restaurant Manager Mr. Chris Li and Headwaiter Mr. Johnny Kwan. They have taken care both me and my cousin from the first instance we stepped into the resultant until the very last moment we left. While I decided to order some wine, Chris detailly explained the feature of each selection and provided his best recommendation to us. He has a professional understanding of each wine which inspire me a lot. On the other hand, Johnny confirmed me on the arrangement of the birthday cake and assured the cake would be delivered once I gave my “signal”. He offered to take photos for us too, with his best recommendation of angle that capture a nice view of the restaurant as the background.

Both Chris and Johnny showed what professionalism should be that a five-star is valued for, and Mandarin Oriental should be proud to have them as the representative of this famous brand.

Thank vincentksfung
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MOHKG, Director of Food and Beverage at Clipper Lounge - Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Dear vincentksfung

We thank you very much for choosing to celebrate your cousin’s birthday at Clipper Lounge back in October last year, and for sharing this wonderful review with us! We’re excited to read that you enjoyed your experience overall, and were impressed with our attentive service, especially from Chris, Johnny and the team. Your compliments will surely be shared with them.

We look forward to welcoming you back for more delicious moments.

Warmest regards
Michael Groll
Director of Food and Beverage
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

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