Bond Lounge Bar
May 11, 2018
Named after the street it’s in, not the Secret Agent, although the sexy, sophisticated atmosphere in here is licensed to thrill. It’s a multi-roomed 600-person space with a powder room, private cigar lounge, dance floor, “kitchen” and a cellar specialising in cognac, single malt whiskies and fine wine. The Powder Room serves complimentary champagne and hors d’oeuvres to members and, in a very Bond-like touch, has a closed-circuit television filming the main bar. In the ladies room meanwhile, hairdressers and make-up artists pass on beauty tips to the girls. Not that they need them, since these Bond girls are drop-dead gorgeous anyway. The design adds to the elegance. The interior walls are all sultry curves (there are no corners) while custom-made leather sofas and chairs are finished in a shiny metallic sheen that off sets the red carpet elegance at the narrow side street entrance. The dominant colour is chocolate and cream while the dominant era is 1930s art deco. Drinks-wise, staff serve every cocktail under the sun since, like the place itself, the choice is endless. Mines a martini, stirred not shaken.