Gin and Bear It: There’s a new speakeasy in town, and this one’s hidden in plain sight, in the depths of the Landmark right by the Central MTR station. Enter Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour, serving G&T’s and a whole lot more.
Look & Feel: Once you push through one of two similarly disguised doors that look like entrances to a doctor’s office, you’ll enter a posh underground bar, styled as an apothecary and decked out in intricate cabinet shelves and colorful stools.
On the Menu: More than 250 types of gins are on offer, ready to be turned into exotic cocktails. One G&T combo (and you can choose from different pairings) is the Blind Tiger (G) x Fever Tree (T) at $175 a pop. For those looking for an excuse to grab a drink, the G’vine Floraison (G) x Fentimans (T) actually comes with real green grapes ($135). And in case you thought Dr. Fern only catered to night owls: the space also serves branded teas and coffees during the day.
At the Helm: The head bartender here is Gerry Olino, who used to lead the team at Island Shangri-La.
Great For: Showing off a hidden hangout to friends who aren’t as cool.
FYI: There’s an elaborately crafted story for DFGP, and it goes something like this: Dr. Robben Fern is a physician slash botanist who loves to prescribe gin-based solutions for his patients. DFGP is from Ming Fat House, the group behind Foxglove and Mrs. Pound.
This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop will update this post once we’ve visited in person.