The Bottom Line
- Excellent Western Cuisine
- Relaxed interior
- Bags of history
- Slightly expensive for the food served
- Address: 1 Wyndham Street, Central
- Tel:2526 5293
- Price: Main course - HK$150+
Guide Review - Jimmy's Kitchen Hong Kong
No more than a bare bones kitchen when was first thrown up in 1928, Jimmy’s was one of the first restaurants to bring Western cuisine to the British colony’s homesick officials and stationed military personnel.
From inauspicious beginnings, the restaurant has gone from strength to strength, until arriving in its current Central location in the 60’s. While thesedays Hong Kong might be a hot bed of culinary innovation, it wasn’t until the late eighties that western style restaurants appeared in the city. From the 20’s to the 80’s there was Jimmy’s.
Aside from its venerable reputation, the restaurant still turns out some of the best British and Western cuisine in the city. Charming colonial dishes, such as corned beef and cabbage and steak and kidney pie, are just a few of the classics on the menu. While British standby rice pudding, with jam can help round off your meal. The restaurant maintains a standard menu of favorites, complemented by a constantly rotating chalkboard selection.
The interior is as homely and refined as the menu, and the wood paneling and clubby atmosphere continue to attract long-term expats and hold-out colonials.