22 Ships
No Reservations! No Service Charge!
By Jason Atherton
Chef Chef
Press Press
22 SHIPS, a tapas bar by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton is named after its address on the quaint Ship Street in Wan Chai. With a buzzy ambience and neighbourhood attitude, the tapas bar brings a unique flavour and vibe to complement Ship Street’s casual and easy-going nature. The buzz focuses on Atherton’s creative tapas menu which represents the modern face of dining — outstanding food that is reasonably priced.
Blending into the neighbourhood with a balance of vintage touches and modern charm, the intimate venue designed by Neri & Hu Design Research Office (NHDRO), offers inside table and communal bar seating, as well as relaxed al fresco dining and drinking.
22 Ships is also the creation of entrepreneur Yenn Wong, founder of JIA Boutique Hotels group and Sheung Wan’s buzzy restaurant and bar 208 Duecento Otto, and Michelin-starred Chef Jason Atherton of London’s Pollen Street Social fame. The JIA Group currently consists of a collection of award-wining hotels and restaurants in Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai.
A creative menu, exceptional service and detailed planning are key to any successful event.

Introducing 22 Ships catering service, our crew of professionals will ensure that your events are memorable and stress-free, whether for a large corporate function or an intimate dinner in the privacy of your home.

A feast brought to your home or parties
by the chef and crew of 22 Ships
Impress your friends with a Feasting Menu of modern tapas created specially to bring you celebrity Chef Jason Atherton's 22 Ships experience to the exclusivity of your own home, junk or event. Aaron Gillespie, Executive Chef of the award-winning tapas bar will personally orchestrate the dinner.

The menu will be crafted to suit your needs - expect a selection of 22 Ships signature dishes including a whole Spanish style roasted suckling pig, Iberico pork and foie gras burgers and more... We can also arrange wine and sherry pairings that match perfectly with our menu.

For more details contact us:
T: +852 2555 0722
E: feasting@22ships.hk

Media Enquiries

T: (852) 2200 7050 M: (852) 6181 4540


South China Morning Post Food and Wine, 6 Sept 2012

Small bites, big taste – cover story, p. 6

South China Morning Post Post Magazine, 16 Sept 2012

Sunday reading – Jason Atherton, p. 26

South China Morning Post Cityseen, 17 Oct 2012

Lavish party taps into demand for Spanish tapas, p. C2

Hong Kong Economic Times 香港經濟日報, 2 Nov 2012

星級廚師打造型格Tapas Bar, p. C7

Sing Tao Daily 星島日報, 12 Nov 2012

名廚新派Tapas, p. E3

The Wall Street Journal Asia, 16 Nov 2012

A Briton Tinkers With Tapas in Hong Kong, p. W8


Hong Kong Tatler, Oct 2012

Dining Highlights - Que viva cocina!, p. 68

Hong Kong Magazine, 19 Oct 2012

New and noted – Watch out for..., p. 24

Weekend Weekly 新假期, 22 Oct 2012

Dining Blogger, p. 10-11

Timeout HK, 24 Oct 2012

Just opened, p. 40

Next Magazine, 25 Oct 2012

Spanish Style, p. 126

Hong Kong Tatler, Nov 2012

Culinary Capitals, p. 1

Crave, Nov 2012

News/ Opening, p. 10

Hong Kong Magazine, 2 Nov 2012

Trend Watch: Spanish Invasion, p. 22

Time Out Hong Kong, 7 Nov 2012

Tapas takeover!, p. 28 – 29

Hong Kong Magazine, 9 Nov 2012

Letters - Restaurant Watch, p. 4

Eat and Travel Weekly 飲食男女, 9 Nov 2012

What’s New – 名廚 tapas bar, p. 26

U Magazine, 9 Nov 2012

大熱Tapas Bar新派演繹, p. 14

Ming Pao Weekly 明報周刊, 10 Nov 2012

What’s New – 西班牙舞台, p. 20

South China Morning Post Good Eating, Winter 2012

Appetising View, p. 5



What’s for dinner at 22 Ships – Hong Kong’s new tapas restaurant

Sybarite Unlimited, 30 Aug 2012

Gossip: tapas times two and secret chefs

Hong Kong Tatler Dining, 6 Sept 2012

Interview: Jason Atherton

Sybarite Unlimited, 12 Sept 2012

A chat with Jason Atherton: his career, his restaurants & his Hong Kong opening

Travel Xin MSN, 15 Oct 2012

Hong Kong Tatler Dining, 16 Oct 2012

22 Ships Opens

Hong Kong Magazine, 16 Oct 2012

Michelin Star Chef Opens a New Tapas Bar in Hong Kong

Jason Atherton
Culinary Director
Jason Atherton started out working alongside great chefs including Pierre Koffmann, Marco Pierre White, Nico Ladenis and Ferran Adria at el Bulli, before joining the Gordon Ramsay Group in 2001. After launching 'Maze' in London and overseeing the opening of five more 'Maze' restaurants globally, Jason left Gordon Ramsay Holdings to launch his own restaurant group, The Social Company.

His flagship restaurant 'Pollen Street Social' opened in April 2011 in Mayfair and was awarded a coveted Michelin star within just six months of opening. It was awarded 4 AA Rosettes by the AA Guide, named The Good Food Guide's 'Best New Restaurant' and hailed the third best restaurant in the UK. Jason was awarded 'Chef Of The Year' by 'Caterer and Hotelkeeper', which for a chef, Jason has likened to winning an Oscar.

Four years on, Jason and The Social Company now have multiple restaurants worldwide, including the Michelin-starred Social Eating House, Little Social opposite Pollen Street Social, the acclaimed Berners Tavern - named 'the defining restaurant of the decade' - and City Social, which earned a Michelin star within six months of opening. His latest London opening was Social Wine & Tapas, a wine shop and tapas bar in Marylebone, which the Evening Standard called "Jason Atherton's best yet".

Alongside his London restaurants, Jason has taken the Asian dining scene by storm, opening 22 Ships, Ham & Sherry and Aberdeen Street Social in Hong Kong and The Commune Social and Table No.1 in Shanghai. In 2015, he launched his first stateside restaurant The Clocktower, an all-day dining space set within the New York EDITION Hotel; and Marina Social, a stunning waterside restaurant in Dubai.

Upcoming projects include Kensington Street Social within The Old Clare Hotel in Sydney; and Sosharu, a Japanese restaurant in Clerkenwell.

Jason is married to Irha Atherton who works alongside him as co-director at The Social Company. Irha also runs the head office in Soho, London. Jason and Irha have two daughters and the family live in South West London.

Passionate and talented, young Australian chef Aaron Gillespie joined the JIA Group as Executive Chef of 22 Ships and Ham & Sherry in May 2016. He started his culinary journey at the age of 16, gaining vast experience in fine dining restaurants in South Australia and Dubai.

Prior to arriving in Hong Kong, Aaron was Senior Sous Chef of the renowned Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsey in Dubai, and Chef de Cuisine at La Brasserie at the Atlantis the Palm Hotel in Dubai before that.

Aaron has been hand-picked by Jason Atherton to helm two of his Hong Kong eateries because of his acclaimed, fun, creative and stylish approach to food which make the restaurants he has worked at the hottest places to dine in town.

Aaron Gillespie
Executive Chef
22 Ship Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong
t : +852 2555 0722
Monday to Saturday : 12 Noon-11pm (3pm-6pm drinks only)
SUNDAY : 12 noon-10pm


Media Enquiries
T: +852 2200 7050 M: +852 6181 4540
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We embrace friendly, outgoing individuals with a positive attitude, passion and commitment for our restaurant, which is led by an international award-winning management team.

Please send full resume and expected salary to
E: info@22ships.hk
F: +852 2537 0471
or call 2200 7000 for interview