Artesian comes from good stock. The original bar in London's Langham Hotel has won numerous awards over the years. While the Hong Kong version in the recently renovated Tsim Sha Tsui hotel hasn’t hit the same heights yet, it does present some accomplished hand-crafted cocktails. Hand-cut Japanese and English glasses are the receptacles for two of Artesian’s classics, the very London “Chelsea Flower Show” and “Paddington”, sherry and absinthe based respectively. Among the signature classics is just-the-right-side-of-sweet, “Herbal Delight,” that mixes gin, vermouth, apple liqueur, rosemary and egg white. The menu’s Forgotten Classics are far from that, with a dedicated section that also presents one of the city’s most extensive range of bourbons, plus a gin and tonic pairing section. The deftness with which the drinks are made is in keeping with the light, smart interior. Some updated Art Deco touches add to the refined, lounge feel, where hotel guests and those looking for a high quality drink can relax to the soft tones of an occasional lounge jazz combo. Sharing plates – among them jamon iberico, slow roasted pork ribs and oysters - offer enough substance for those that want to augment the fine liquid offerings. Arrive between 6pm and 8pm and complimentary cheeses and charcuterie come with selected drinks.
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