Lobster Bar and Grill
World's Best Bar
World's Best Bar
Feb 26, 2020
Lobster Bar and Grill is a throwback to a bygone era where hotel bars were the quintessence of luxury. The elegant and classic decor features a long and curved glossy mahogany bar, a mix of chintz and Edwardian-style furnishings, and two portholes looking into blue-lit marine aquariums, the focal point of the 90-seat restaurant and lounge. Nightly live jazz performances complete the mood, as servers bring out the drinks and fine seafood creations the place is known for.
While today’s Hong Kong bar scene may be rife with trendy places and cutting-edge concepts, you won’t find any with the same level of service and love for perfectly structured cocktails as this one. Over the years, Lobster Bar and Grill has drawn in some of the best bar industry talents from all over the globe, cementing its reputation as one of the city’s finest destinations. More recently, it was featured among Asia’s 50 Best Bars from 2016 to 2019, and received the Best Cocktail Bar award at the Hong Kong Best Spirits Awards 2019. Last fall, veteran French bartender and winner of 2019 Asia’s 50 Best Bars The One to Watch award Bob Louison took the helm as bar manager.
The cocktail menu showcases the meticulous craftsmanship of the bar’s team of mixologists. Based on James Hilton’s 1933 novel Lost Horizon, it is divided into four sections (British Influence, Oriental Tales, Chinese Heritage and Heaven on Earth) that follow the adventures of its main character, British diplomat Sir Hugh Conway, on his journey to Shangri-La. We love A Toast for Conway, a delicate and refreshing drink with a fruity tartness made with champagne, Lillet Blanc, plum lemon and honey. Another favorite, strong and flavorful Like Anko, is made with whiskey, Chinese tangerine, red bean liqueur, Cocchi Vermouth Di Torino and vanilla bitters. Finally, Blue Moon, with Absolut Elyx vodka, elderflower, blue curacao, lemon, butter, egg white and corn flakes syrup, is a floral, smooth drink that looks as good as it tastes.