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“Excellent as always”
Review of Amber

Amber
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Ranked #104 of 16,268 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central
Description: A contemporary French fine-dining restaurant that has been awarded both two-star and Green-star Michelin status helmed by Culinary Director Richard Ekkebus. Since its launch, Amber has challenged the status quo of fine dining in Hong Kong and beyond, attracting a global audience of discerning gourmands for its innovative approach to French cuisine. In the elegantly composed dining room created by renowned New York firm Tihany Design, Chef Ekkebus and his team continue to redefine cuisine for a modern audience and push their limits to new levels such as pioneering an indulgent and luxurious experience in a more sustainable philosophy.
Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

Amber is one of our favourite restaurants.

Went along for the extremely good wine pairing lunch. The menu has been refreshed for Spring /Summer.

Service was excellent. The wines were very good and the food superb. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed the meal and experience.

2  Thank JPMKing
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LandmarkMO, Director of Amber Bar and Restaurant at Amber, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2015

Dear JPMKing

Thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor and we're delighted to learn that you enjoyed our contemporary French cuisine with our exceptional wine pairing choices. We hope to see yo again soon!

Best regards,

Sebastien Noyelle
Director of Amber Bar and Restaurant
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

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Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

Six of us for dinner celebrating two birthdays . Amber is one of our top of the line "go to" places in Hong Kong for one of those special occasions during the year . We've never been disappointed with the cuisine which Richard Ekkebus and his team produce and this was a similar experience . Unusually for us we all opted for the Degustation Menu but chose our own wines under good advice given by their excellent sommelier . This menu contains a number of the restaurant's signature dishes including the wonderful sea urchin with caviar in a lobster jelly with cauliflower . Just make sure you have a good appetite as we all felt a bit bloated at the end of the 4 hour dinner . The service was rather (too) slow on this evening as the young team seemed to struggle and on a couple of occasions we had to ask for explanations of specific dishes rather than them being offered automatically . The normal maitre d was not present on this evening , not sure if he has left or just had a night off but hopefully it is the latter as without him the service just didn't hit the standard expected - hence the mark down to 4 from 5 - but the food was still excellent .

3  Thank SphBacchus
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LandmarkMO, Director of Amber Bar and Restaurant at Amber, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2015

Dear SphBacchus

Thank you for choosing Amber to celebrate your special occasions. We're sorry that our service did not live up to your expectations. Please rest assured that your comments were shared among the team for review. Thank you for bringing your feedback to our attention as it helps us identify area for improvement.

We hope this isolated incident would not impair your confidence is us, and we look forward to welcoming you again and make up for your experience.

Best regards,

Sebastien Noyelle
Director of Amber Bar and Restaurant
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

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Reviewed 14 May 2015

Decided to take the six course French Gourmet dinner, wow it was fantastic.

Yes this is expensive (I didn't go for the wine deal) but I do think on reflection well worth the high cost as the quality of the food was fantastic.

It was Asparagus season so the menu had a nice twist on this as well.

The service levels in Amber were fantastic and I will definitely go again when back in HK

Date of visit: May 2015
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2  Thank Jacmac00
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LandmarkMO, Director of Amber Bar and Restaurant at Amber, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2015

Dear Jacmac00

Thank you for your kind words and we're happy that you enjoyed the exclusive French GourMAY dinner with us. We do make good use of fresh seasonal ingredients to bring the culinary experience to another level. We look forward to welcoming you again when you're next in Hong Kong!


Best regards,

Sebastien Noyelle
Director of Amber Bar and Restaurant
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

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Reviewed 11 May 2015

Ordered the 6 course Platinum Menu and it did not disappoint.
Each course was beautifully presented and explained by the wait staff.

Stand out courses:

The green aparagus with caviar on chenin blanc cream anglais is one of the most delightful dishes I have ever tasted. The asparagus was perfectly cooked with a slight crunch from the asparagus and smooth textures from the caviar and chenin blanc sauce. The sweetness of asparagus was delightfully balanced by the saltiness of the caviar. Extra creaminess was added by the chenin blanc creme anglais.

Turbot: delicious, moist and flakey turbot on a succulent bed of stew fava & haricot beans and vine tomato jus.

Pyrenees Lamb: Wow! Buttery tender lamb that you did not have to chew as it was so soft and buttery in your mouth. Taste was so sensational that the accompany dish of stewed lamb was not required as it detracted from the main dish as it was more heavy in flavours and taste.

Quercy Gingerbread: Fantastic Peruvian chocolate coated moist gingerbread ring accompanied by honey ice cream.

Petits fours were a perfect ending to a fantastic dining experience.

Amber has always been a special dining experience and each visit has reinforced the superb chef and wait staff who were magnificent!

Date of visit: May 2015
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3  Thank MaxSpark
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LandmarkMO, Fine Dining Restaurant Manager, Amber at Amber, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2015

Dear MaxSpark

Thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor and we are thrilled to read your compliments regarding our delectable cuisine and exceptional service. We hope to welcome you again soon!

Best regards,

Sebastien Noyelle
Fine Dining Restaurant Manager, Amber
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

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Reviewed 7 May 2015

High quality food, high quality service and luxury and modern decor, this is one of our most memorable dining experience. Be prepared to do some damage on your wallet, but really for the experience, you'll not be disappointed.

Date of visit: April 2015
3  Thank Rachel O
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LandmarkMO, Fine Dining Restaurant Manager, Amber at Amber, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2015

Dear Rachel O

Thank you for sharing your experience and we're happy to read that you enjoyed our contemporary French cuisine, high quality of service as well as our modern and relaxing ambience. We hope to see you again soon!

Best regards,

Sebastien Noyelle
Fine Dining Restaurant Manager, Amber
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

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