The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge
May 11, 2018
Flitting effortlessly from its position as a sophisticated daytime restaurant to a energetic hangout with live DJ music in the evenings, The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge fuses plush seating and abstract art in the most tasteful of ways. The marbled walls and chandeliers lead guests towards a long mirrored bar area which just begs to be perched at, while the soft upholstered chairs offer a gateway to an extremely comfortable dining experience. For those up early enough to see the sunrise, The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge serves a delicious a la carte breakfast menu, which transitions to a picture-perfect afternoon tea selection by mid-afternoon. But it’s once evening hits that the bar really comes into its element. An impressive pick-and-mix gin and tonic menu is the definite highlight, allowing guests to not only choose their own gin and tonic water, but also the flowers, spices and fruit that accompany them. Cocktails run the gauntlet from old classics to exotic new concoctions – the Red Snapper Martini fuses tomato soup with spiced black pepper-infused vodka and barbecue smoke, while the Improved Vionnesse serves up bourbon with tonka beans, dark chocolate and coffee panna cotta. There’s also plenty of wines, top-shelf spirits, cognacs, whiskies, several beers and even a cider offering, all of which can be sipped alongside The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge’s evening menu of Asian-inspired seafood dishes and fresh oysters.