Hong Kong-Tsim Sha Tsui
May 11, 2018
With around twenty cocktails on the menu here there should be something suit all tastes. If not, then head mixologist James Tamang promises to fix something that does hit the spot using artisanal, high quality ingredients. The list is divided into a number of sections, from ‘Light and Refreshing’ to the slightly gnomic ‘Before or After’. From the latter comes the Falso Margarita that pulls no punches with its jalapeno-infused tequila, blue curacao, ginger, lime, salt and pepper. For something less full-on there is the crisp Miravolous that blends cucumber, lime and elderflower with Tanquery gin, or something more potent, Divine Intervention, that uses home-infused vanilla vodka with apple, celery and lemon juice. Mini blue cheese burgers, fried calamari and spicy chicken bites should sate appetites that need more than liquid refreshment. Situated in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, Room One might not be every Hong Kong visitor’s number one destination, but the nightclubby decor, swish, low-lit booths and the traffic of hotel guests, the Kowloon after-work crowd and thirsty international shoppers makes for an interesting clientele. There’s room for live music a few nights a week , but the space is large enough to take refuge without the soundtrack of hotel jazz standards and pop classics are not your bag.