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By Andrea Lo | April 5th, 2016
  • Bar
  • Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Address: G-1/F,6 Knutsford Terrace,Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Website: http://assembly.knutsfordbyprivegroup.hk/
  • Open Hours: Monday-Sunday, Dinner, Late Night
  • Open Since: November 1st, 2014
  • Phone: 2723-6588
  • Rating: 4
  • Cuisine: Bar, French, Western
  • Ambience: Alfresco, Casual

Quality Gastropub: The opening of Assembly in 2014 proved to be a great addition to the Knutsford Terrace nightlife scene. A sister establishment of Common Room in Central, Assembly serves up a great cocktail selection alongside pub grub galore.

Look & Feel: Much like the rest of the strip, Assembly is decked out with tables out front for alfresco dining and residential-esque interiors inside. It’s a mixed bag when it comes to design: the concept is modeled after communal areas in British schools where kids kick back and relax, but the decor is inspired by a Parisian train station — spot the “bon voyage” signage on the wall. Grab a coveted outside table, as it’s the perfect people-watching spot.

Assembly room
Let’s all Assembly this weekend

On the Menu: There are eight signature cocktails, most of which are just under $100. There’s been an overhaul in the menu since our last visit — whereas sweet, fruity concoctions used to take center stage, now there’s a better mix of cocktails to suit different palates. 

Service: During busy nights, it can be hard to flag down a waiter. But the staff are pretty friendly and helpful overall.

Jeng: At Knutsford Terrace, decent food and drink can be hard to find, so we’re glad that Assembly continues to serve up stand-out cocktails and delectable comfort food. Assembly’s must-try dish? The pulled pork poutine ($108). It’s a cheesy dish that keeps us going back. The Bacon Whiskey Sour ($110) is the perfect way to kick off an evening — it’s made with bacon-infused whiskey and butter, fresh lemon juice, egg white and homemade spice syrup. Still like your sweet drinks? We recommend the White Rose ($90), made with vodka and lychee liqueur with lychee fruit and rose syrup, balanced out with the addition of fresh lemon juice.

Not So Jeng: At times, the space feels overwhelming. Assembly can get loud, with seemingly a million things going on around you at the same time.

Great For: Drinks and a bite, people-watching, a classy alternative to Knutsford Terrace bars.

FYI: During happy hour (Sunday-Thursday, 3pm-9pm; Friday, 3pm-8pm), drinks start at $38.

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