May 11, 2018
If you feel adrift in the midst of Central Hong Kong and the bustle of Soho, this is a fine modern bar in which to wash up. Split over two levels and divided between the steakhouse restaurant and the main lounge bar, it’s a spacious place with a parquet floor and modern styling but enough pizazz to makes it a destination and not just a pitstop. One of its best features is the rear roof terrace area, all 1,800 feet of it. The views aren’t as commanding as many in the city, but the mix of booths and high tables make it just as good for people watching. Inside the main bar runs the almost the length of the room, and from behind the spot-lit worktop come a fine selection of cocktails. The classics section features the usual suspects of Manhattans, Negronis and Old Fashioneds, but things take a turn for the contemporary with the signature cocktails. The “you will sound silly ordering it” You Sexy is one of them and mix of light rum, pineapple, lime and ginger ale provides enough punch to make it worth your while asking for one. Elsewhere the Head Light is a curious and soft blend of elderflower, apple juice and green tea-infused gin that threatens to do what it suggests. Some of the restaurant’s snack-friendly options are available to eat, including pork belly and baked camembert.