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The Pawn

Gastropub, Cocktail Bar, and English Restaurant$$$$
  • Stefano T.
    "Try the negroni or the wasabi martini"(5 Tips)
    "Had a great dinner outside on the balcony."(11 Tips)
    Daniel C.
    "New menu/ makeover; with the kitchen headed by Tom Aikens."(3 Tips)
    Patrick R.
    "Definitely try the Organic Scotch Egg with Bacon Jam!"(2 Tips)
138 Tips and reviews
  • cocktails
  • balcony
  • martinis
  • outdoor seating
  • trendy
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  • Sergio G.
    Good negroni and shepherd's pie. They charge you bread hkd50 as a starter 🙁. Lovely ambience.
  • Angela L.
    Angela LiuJune 18
    The deco and ambience makes it the perfect place for your weekend brunch. And did i mention that they do free flow boozy brunch?
  • Jim J.
    The chef needs to learn how to poach an egg. The yolk should be runny, not hard.
  • Jean-Marc B.
    Good place for food and drinks. Balcony is good for having a cigar.
  • Tabitha J.
    The brunch here is delicious and it's also a great deal!! Drinks are free-flow including smoothies!! The burger is amazing too!
  • Robert h.
    Exceptional food, great drinks, fast and friendly service. What else can you ask ?
  • Christophe B.
    Good music with a really nice decoration. But very disappointed about the cocktail and service.
  • Katie F.
    Brilliant brunch. Unlimited champagne available. Sit on the terrace for amazing views.
  • Christopher R.
    Really good burger, but the fries were terribly soft. Quite nice place to sit, but pricey for what you really get. They charge 80HKD for an espresso... seriously?! 😳
  • Becky T.
    Lovely bar for drinks with friends or celebrating a birthday. Great cocktails and wine. Cocktails cost around £10+
  • Matt T.
    Matt Ta-MinOctober 24, 2016
    Food is ok, but really pricey for what you get. Really loved the ambience: music, setting and service are great. It just could be a lot better value.
  • Piero P.
    Piero PollioOctober 19, 2016
    The waiters are so pushy
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MelnykSeptember 25, 2016
    A decent cocktail - with a great colonial balcony to watch the hustle and bustle below.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Timothy A.
    Timothy AuSeptember 12, 2016
    Bad service and food. Can't believe the rating here.
  • Bleep B.
    Bleep BloopAugust 2, 2016
    Extremely expensive and the new renovation is dull. The crowd is mostly expats. It is a place you go to be seen. Give it a miss and find a more cheap and cheerful place nearby in wan chai.
  • Constance |.
    Very good cocktails, nice and cosy place with comfy sofas.
  • Eric
    EricJune 24, 2016
    Quite loud if you're looking for a quiet place. Fun cocktails though. Try the Milk Tea.
  • Kenneth K.
    Kenneth KwokMay 4, 2016
    Extensive spirits and cocktail menu at outrageous prices. You pay a premium for the view.
  • Nick Z.
    Nick ZieberMarch 14, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Classic. Classy.
  • Hester B.
    Hester BrandsmaMarch 10, 2016
    Drinking green tea on THE balcony of this old building, watching the high trams go by
  • Lauren R.
    Lauren RandolphFebruary 24, 2016
    It feels like this bar should be a secret, excellent mixologists making drinks.
  • June L.
    June LaiFebruary 15, 2016
    Yummmmm, one of my favs for modern european food
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyFebruary 6, 2016
    Speakeasy-esque cafe and bar that used to be a pawn shop. Come for happy hour for cheaper drinks or brunch on the weekends!
  • Wilson F.
    Wilson Favre-DelerueJanuary 27, 2016
    A small-ish food menu but tasty dishes and a good wine selection in this beautifully renovated - and recently remodelled - heritage building.
  • Henrik
    HenrikJanuary 8, 2016
    Sipping classic cocktails in a nice environment is the thing to do.
  • Kathleen C.
    Kathleen CorlessDecember 23, 2015
    Great gin tonics!
  • Robin P.
    Robin PeckhamDecember 12, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    New menu is fantastic!
  • Sacha
    SachaNovember 25, 2015
    Grab a drink and head to the terrace in the early evening. Great for people watching and seeing the endless trams trundling along beneath you.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BNovember 24, 2015
    So much better than it used to be. Had an amazing fillet steak and thankfully more than 4 chips than the last visit. Toffee pudding was AMAZING.
  • antti k.
    antti kaukorantaOctober 28, 2015
    Good drinks and house music
  • Malin
    MalinOctober 8, 2015
    Awesome drinks. Had a great dinner outside on the balcony.
  • John B.
    John BoothJuly 13, 2015
    Cosy bar, sit inside or outside. Also does food.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel McCoyJuly 11, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Champagne liquid brunch is always the way to go 😉👍🏼
  • Ross W.
    Ross Webster-SalterJune 25, 2015
    Enjoyed the outdoor balcony seating, Mac and cheese left a little to be desired but other food was fantastic
  • Chris C.
    Chris ChenJune 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Food has become pretty good after Tom Aiken took over as consulting chef
  • Jessie L.
    Jessie LeeJune 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great lunch set menu. 190 for 2 course. Very healthy portions and ingredients
  • burcu d.
    burcu davarciMay 15, 2015
    Foods, wine selections, ambiance
  • Mariliis R.
    Mariliis RetterApril 29, 2015
    Good atmosphere! If you like beer, try the Cherry Cocktail
  • Marina M.
    Marina MApril 5, 2015
    Great place for all occasions: brunch, cocktails etc. You can't go wrong with the Pawn!
  • julia w.
    julia wangApril 5, 2015
    nice view,good service!
  • Tai K.
    Tai KhoosuwanMarch 24, 2015
    Beautiful building. Sit outside
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HuberMarch 17, 2015
    Great people watching from the terrace.
  • D C.
    D CFebruary 24, 2015
    Nice decoration and very relaxed place for lunch. Dishes were nice (yummy dessert), service was a bit slow
  • Veronika
    VeronikaFebruary 22, 2015
    Great terrace, has ciders!
  • Ketevan D.
    Ketevan DaneliaFebruary 18, 2015
    Drinks! Friendly service! Good selection of spirits!
  • Angela L.
    Angela LiuFebruary 10, 2015
    Nice interior after renovation- amazing spot for weekend brunch!
  • Francisco L.
    Francisco LopezFebruary 9, 2015
    Great place for friends reunion.
  • GregWasThere
    GregWasThereJanuary 31, 2015
    Not cheap and not much options for lunch but very nice quiet place in the heart of HK
  • jenny t.
    jenny tJanuary 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    highlight of the night - attentive service, amazing pork belly & nice revamp
  • Sun Hwa J.
    Sun Hwa JungJanuary 16, 2015
    can enjoy nice night air at the terrace! +wifi available. ask for password to staffs.
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel C.December 18, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    New menu/ makeover; with the kitchen headed by Tom Aikens. Not to be missed.
  • Cat
    CatDecember 15, 2014
    Minimal vegetarian snacks at 1st floor bar. They do have some tasty bar nuts, pecan, cashew, almonds, slightly toasted and spiced.
  • Donna
    DonnaNovember 30, 2014
    The "shared" steaks. Delicious and HUGE! Ordered to share with one friend and couldn't even finish half. More like shared by 4 people. But great food and even better service. Duck liver app is great!
  • Wen W.
    Wen WongNovember 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Chef Tom Aikens has made classic British gastro pub food sexy! Charcuterie board, porterhouse steak, Mac and cheese with lobster all amazing. Cheesecake was less successful.
  • Alice Z.
    Alice ZulianiNovember 24, 2014
    It is a beautiful place and the food is good( food is good almost everywhere in HK) but it is super expensive and dishes are super tiny. Go there for a drink in the terrace and eat somewhere else.
  • Patrick A.
    Patrick AnsariNovember 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Good wine. Unfortunately the bar tender has no idea what whiskey he's selling. Disappointed
  • Joel S.
    Joel SavitzkyNovember 22, 2014
    Good venue for a pint with a well-mixed music selection from a talented DJ. Coming soon: Moonzen beers!
  • Jonathan W.
    Jonathan WerrettNovember 16, 2014
    The new fit out removed all of The Pawn's charm. It now feels like an IKEA showroom with no "Pawn Shop" theme and no authenticity. They did keep the slow service and prices tho!
  • Cat
    CatNovember 16, 2014
    There is an unmarked staircase next to the shop "tang tang tang tang" which only goes up to the first floor on Johnson street. Quick east access.
  • Cat
    CatNovember 16, 2014
    Beautifully renovated, lounge on 1st floor, dining room on 2nd floor, and rooftop for sun and alfresco seekers. The main entrance to access all floor via lift is on Tai Wong street east.
  • Javier P.
    Javier PaezNovember 7, 2014
    Soft launch and the place looks amazing! We're sad we won't make it for the official opening!
  • Gebi S.
    Gebi ScherrerNovember 5, 2014
    Avoid! The portions are tiny!
  • Nils N.
    Nils NeckelNovember 2, 2014
    Amazing steak tartare
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa BrewsterNovember 1, 2014
    What happened to the cocktail list? The snacks menu was pretty lackluster as well. Hope it will be updated soon! #worththewait questionable
  • Nils N.
    Nils NeckelNovember 1, 2014
    What a nice make over. And a new Michelin starred chef too
  • Fil G.
    Fil GilliesOctober 11, 2014
    Good food. High price point. Amazing cocktails.
  • Emily F.
    Emily FooksOctober 10, 2014
    The brunch was my favorite, but I think it's closed now...
  • Huda A.
    Huda Al MousaSeptember 11, 2014
    Fun vibe / interior, good for drinks
  • Luiz E.
    Luiz EduardoSeptember 8, 2014
    Great cocktails
  • KL
    KLMay 29, 2014
    Nice bar grab grab happy hour with colleagues.
  • Pamela N.
    Pamela NewberryMarch 21, 2014
    Wasabi martini is awesome!
  • Riki K.
    Riki KoMarch 9, 2014
    Bad service; all the staff seem to really love their job...sarcasm.
  • Jango my heart
    Jango my heartFebruary 28, 2014
    You go here for the cocktails in the terrace with a cigar! And definitely not for the food. Uninspiring, dull super overpriced "English" food.
  • Sveta N.
    Sveta NaumovaDecember 22, 2013
    Very cool bar! I like design and atmosphere:) good choice of whiskys
  • Inthehai
    InthehaiDecember 21, 2013
    Try the Apple Blackberry Crumble... loved it!!
  • alison
    alisonDecember 8, 2013
    Try the truffle French fries... mmm!
  • Angela N.
    Angela N.December 5, 2013
    Roof-top garden over looking team trackd; old tenament apt
  • Liis K.
    Liis KDecember 5, 2013
    Best risotto I've ever had!
  • Robert L.
    Robert LassautOctober 26, 2013
    Try the pineapple min martini !
  • Ernest C.
    Ernest CustodioAugust 1, 2013
    Happy hour from 5pm to 8pm!
  • Steve M.
    Steve MJuly 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This is $55. Bend over and relax. You'll enjoy your time here more.
  • Patrick F.
    Patrick FlanaganJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Wasabi martini > a best best liquid!
  • Foodie World
    Foodie WorldJuly 5, 2013
    Reviewed in this month's issue, we cover their latest contemporary gastropub menu by the talented Anthony Fletcher... Read more
  • Jackson A.
    Jackson AlfonteJune 27, 2013
    the crew staff is so accomodating and friendly especially the manager randy angeles
  • James
    JamesJune 27, 2013
    The beet salad will satisfy your every craving for veg not drenched in oil. Escaping Asia.
  • Aaron W.
    Aaron WJune 15, 2013
    correction: 183hkd for a rank burger served by a waitress with the facial expression of a bulldog licking piss off a nettle is outrageous
  • Aaron W.
    Aaron WJune 15, 2013
    miserable service and 165hkd for a burger in inedible bread is outrageous
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SandstromJune 14, 2013
    Get the smokey pear cocktail! Or the happy hour old fashioned (cigar infused). The food is also very very good!
  • Alison F.
    Alison FeinbergJune 4, 2013
    Legit chips.
  • jessicapangers
    jessicapangersMay 25, 2013
  • Patrick R.
    Patrick RizarriApril 21, 2013
    Definitely try the Organic Scotch Egg with Bacon Jam! It's delicious!
  • backinblack
    backinblackApril 13, 2013
    Second best espresso martini in town.
  • Alayna F.
    Alayna FApril 5, 2013
    Wasabi martini - do it
  • JulienF
    JulienFMarch 12, 2013
    Nice bar in Wan Chai, get ones of their cocktails and seat down on the outside terrasse, now enjoy !
  • Elaine C.
    Elaine ChowMarch 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This is a historical building with tons of character, so bring your guests for an afternoon tea or after-hours drinks. Finger food is delish!
  • Mark B.
    Mark BetteridgeFebruary 2, 2013
    Don't order the latte. They burn the milk badly.
  • Divya M.
    Divya MenonJanuary 13, 2013
    Nice big place, with seating outside. Cocktails, fish and chips are great!
  • Joanne L.
    Joanne LawDecember 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    New Year's Eve 2012!!
  • Stefano T.
    Stefano TronciDecember 29, 2012
    Awesome cocktails. Try the negroni or the wasabi martini
  • Li Lian M.
    Li Lian MahDecember 14, 2012
    Wasabi martini is hot stuff!
  • 7161440
    7161440October 17, 2014
    Симпатичное уютное заведение. Большое меню напитков.
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