Applying El Bulli-style food science to cocktails in a bid to engage all five of your senses, the Quinary shakes up some pretty impressive concoctions. This brand new temple to cocktails is Located on Hollywood Road, right in the middle of Central. The decor juxtaposes comfy leather sofas with a never-ending, sleek, black bar and padlocked, mesh-fronted shelving units crammed with a menagerie of trophies, books and knick knacks.
Mixologist magician, Antonio Lai, whips up his sensory drinks using an arsenal of high-tech kit including a rotary evaporator and a centrifuge which are proudly displayed in a science lab area at the end of the bar. I highly recommend the Quinary take on the Earl Grey Martini which comes topped with a swirl of bubble bath-like foam and laden with petit pois sized spheres of Earl Grey infused 'caviar' (much nicer than they sound). The Touch of Rose and the Oolong Tea Collins are also delicious - my memory of everything after that gets a little bit hazy though. The truffle fries are apparently incredible, maybe an order of those next time will help to make my head a bit less fuzzy the morning after ...
56-58 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong Island
+(852) 2851 3223
Google map: bit.ly/OqulDy
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