Fortunately, some of the big brains in the F&B world have used their culinary clairvoyance to create great al fresco hotspots, where you can smoke to your hearts content, and enjoy a wee tipple to boot, without street walking.
The new terrace atop Causeway Bay’s Excelsior Hotel is just such a spot. Formerly a bare concrete perch whose world-class vista was over-looked by diners clambering for window-front seating in the Talk of The Town restaurant (known as ToTTs, which sounds like a kiwi being rude), the new roof terrace is a great spot for showing off Hong Kong’s skyline to visiting friends or colleagues or as an ice-breaker. Located on the 34th floor, its one of the few public-accessed views from east to west and perfect for the nightly festival of lights. Finger food is available and if the views don’t set the candles of amour aflame, the range of Latin-themed cocktails, including Caipirinha d’Uva, Pineapple Batida and Lychee Mojito, will certainly have you both ready to Rumba.
It’ll be love at first sight.
ToTT’s roof terrace
Excelsior Hotel, 281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Tel: 2837-6786
The Nuts & Bolts
A new view to the city’s cocktail scene opens at ToTTs of Excelsior.