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By Kate Springer | June 13th, 2017
  • Bar, Restaurant
  • Kowloon, Mong Kok

Wine and Dine: A renovated restaurant at Cordis hotel (formerly Langham Place), Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social brings together a fun menu and handcrafted cocktails.

Look & Feel: The on-trend decor feels urban and industrial, thanks to metal lighting fixtures and faux cement walls, but it’s softened by pops of colorful pillows and Scandinavian furniture.

Alibi - Wine Dine Be Social
Play it cool at Alibi

Meet the Chef: Chef James Oakley has worked in prestigious kitchens around the world, including London’s Restaurant Gordon Ramsay at the Claridges Hotel.

On the Menu: There’s a little bit of everything on offer here: the common ground is the whimsically intricate presentation. The Misty Forest is to be taken literally, with a plate of pickled forest mushrooms served with a trail of vapor rising out of the plate. Then there are the Scotch quail eggs offered on top on an edible fried leek nest. All the plates are sharing-friendly.

Service: Everything seems to be working smoothly on this front: expect to get exceptionally great service from the bar manager.

Jeng: What we like most about Alibi is that it does not feel like your regular old hotel bar. It’s really welcoming and seems to draw a young after-work crowd. The cocktails stand out, thanks to a bartender who takes great care to recommend a personalized drink and then walks through a detailed lineup of the ingredients.

Alibi - Handcrafted Cocktail - Gin & Tonic
Oh hello, beautiful.

Not So Jeng: It’s not as easy to find something more easygoing on the menu — but that’s not what you’re here for anyway.

Great For: After-work drinks, big group get-togethers.

FYI: Cordis has remodeled almost the entire hotel, so check out the new rooms and club lounge while you’re there.

This writeup was based on a media tasting. The Loop HK doesn’t guarantee/sell restaurant review coverage. See our editorial policy here.

[Updated June 2017]