Le Tambour

Hong Kong-Central

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May 11, 2018

Hong Kong has its share of French bars and restaurants, ranging from world-beaters like Amber to no-nonsense places like FAB and Pastis, but for the true French experience, you need to go where all the French people are.

Hong Kong has its share of French bars and restaurants, ranging from world-beaters like Amber to no-nonsense places like FAB and Pastis, but for the true French experience, you need to go where all the French people are. And that is Le Tambour. The first pit-stop for the Francophone expat community in Hong Kong, this tiny, narrow wine bar perched up at the top of Peel Street is home away from home for many. As with so many small community bars, everyone knows everyone here – although there is still a Gallic-style welcome for outsiders. Events include chilled out music nights on their old, battered piano. With an unpretentious, vin de table wine list and an admirable focus on basic French dishes, its secret is in keeping things simple. If only there was a little more Gitanes smoke in the air, it would be easy to forget you were in Hong Kong. Of course, much of the focus is on the wine list, and the bulk of the labels are sourced directly from winemakers and are, as you might expect, overwhelmingly French, As a sign (in French, naturally) proclaims, “A glass of wine is good for your health – the rest of the bottle, for your morale!”

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