May 11, 2018
Designed by Miguel Cancio Martins, the man behind the infamous Buddha Bar in Paris, the swanky Vermillion Cinnabar serves excellent Asian fusion food in chic surroundings. Though the boxy exterior is nothing to write home about, ugly even, inside the place is opulent in the extreme, raising a cocky two fingers at the credit crunch. A lot of time and effort has been spent getting the look right. The upstairs Cinnabar is particularly striking, peppered with no surprises Buddha statutes and odd egg-shaped cocoon seats. The drinks are very well executed, the Asian-flavored food is excellent and the crowd is glam and buzzing.