Casual


Lobster Bar and Grill

Hong Kong-Central

4.4 / 5

May 11, 2018

Housed in the Shangri-La Hotel, the Lobster Bar seems to take its interior décor cues from Captain Nemo’s drawing room.

Housed in the Shangri-La Hotel, the Lobster Bar seems to take its interior décor cues from Captain Nemo’s drawing room. While free of any overt nautical theme, two portholes in the seated restaurant area of the bar look into blue-lit fish tanks. Elsewhere there’s a mix of chintz and Edwardian-style furnishings that opt for maximalism in its choice of colours and patterns. The cocktail menu goes for a “more is more” approach, too. There is a selection of time-worn classics, but some characterful options among the sours, juleps, bishops, rickeys, fixes and daisys on offer. The Mexican Firing squad is a volatile mix of tequila, pomegranate juice and rhubarb tincture, while a Griottes Old Fashioned adds a soothing touch of cherry to the classic. The mix of hotel guests and locals searching for something a bit more refined than the usual Hong Kong bar scene help give the place a jolly, clubby atmosphere, while a jazz combo on Friday and Saturday evenings complete the things you find in a hotel bar check-list, but fit the place just as well as the huge ice cubes do in the bar’s low ball glasses. The eponymous crustaceans are available for those after nourishment, with blue crab cakes, Peruvian ceviche and a seafood platter groaning with the deep blue’s finest available. A feast fit for Nemo himself. 
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