The Aubrey London at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

An 'eccentric' izakaya opening in the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park.

The Aubrey London, which replaces Bar Boulud, is the first UK venture of Maximal Concepts, a multi award-winning international restaurant group with its roots in Hong Kong, and best known for restaurants such as Mott 32 and Limewood - and the first international extension of a concept found on the 25th floor of Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong. 

Inspired by Japanism, the mid-nineteenth-century art movement, expect The Aubrey London to channel (as per the Hong Kong location) the whimsical vibe of Japanese izakayas in Ginza with a clubby, throwback style meant to replicate a Georgian mansion of a worldly aesthete - having been inspired by and named after the eccentric British illustrator and author Aubrey Beardsley. Expect moody, decadent interiors featuring ukiyo-e prints and impressionist paintings alongside antique furnishings and richly upholstered armchairs and banquettes. 

Menus in Hong Kong are overseen by Japanese Chef Yukihito Tomiyama, an alum of one Michelin-starred Shinji by Kanaseka in Macau and showcase traditional Japanese cooking techniques with a focus on sustainable, locally sourced produce. Expect the menu in London to encompass Japan’s most renowned culinary techniques from sushi and sashimi, a robata grill with binchotan charcoal, delicate tempura to elevated bentos presented in beautiful hand-crafted wooden boxes. 

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Signature Dishes

A3 wagyu tartare with yuzukosho & nori; tea-smoked salmon salad with whisky cured salmon, ikura & mixed greens; A4 Kagoshima wagyu sando; the agedashi tofu with mushroom ankake; wagyu oxtail and bone marrow fried rice and the white miso soufflé.

Signature Drinks

Two Bishops made with aged rum, rye whisky, citrus, matcha & milk; Archer’s Rokh with Genmaicha Gin, Awamori, honey, citrus & lavender and the Endgame a blend of tequila blanco, wasabi, Sansho pepper, Campari & Rosso Vermouth.