Mandarin Bar & Bistrot
Photography by Mandarin Bar & Bistrot
Words by Mattia Pastori and Marianna Piva on 28-Feb-2019
Via Andegari 9, Milan, Italy
Tel: +39 (0) 2 8731 8898
Website: View bar's website
Style: Hotel bar
Price guide: High-end
Owned by: Mandarin Oriental Milan
Open from 8am to late, Mandarin Bar & Bistrot is the hotel’s beating heart where the atmosphere evolves gradually from tranquil urban oasis by day to vibrant nightspot after dark. Its outdoor spaces feature lounge sofas, coffee tables and soft lights, while indoors the walls are covered with black and white geometric mosaic patterns, which create stunning lighting effects together with glassware, smoked ceiling mirrors and other reflective surfaces.
Evenings at Mandarin Bar & Bistrot are marked by two key moments, ‘Aperitivo’ and ‘after dinner’. Full of oriental touches and other twists on the classics, the cocktail menu offers a selection of Mediterranean and exotic flavours, and is topped off with ad hoc creations.
We suggest to Drink a Smoky Negroni, which is a cocktail that is served from the opening. For aperitivo, drinks are accompanied by a contemporary, gourmet version of the traditional Milanese appetiser selection.
Near the Mandarin Bar & Bistro there is a 2 Michelin Star Restaurant called Seta, where the Chef Antonio Guida like to be creative with his dishes. The drink that we recommend is the Smoked Negroni, a classic Negroni smoked with Tonka beans and starry anise.
For more bars in Milan, please see our recommended Milan bars page.