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By Andrea Lo | May 23rd, 2016
  • Bar, Restaurant
  • Causeway Bay, HK Island
  • Address: 23 Lan Fong Road, Causeway Bay
  • Website: http://www.jerrymaguire.hk/
  • Open Hours: Monday-Friday, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night; Saturday-Sunday, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Open Since : June, 2016
  • Phone: 2881-5008
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Cuisine: Bar, Fusion
  • Ambience: Casual

Causeway Bay Revival: Before Causeway Bay was taken over by luxury retail outlets, Lan Fong Road was a happening spot full of cool bars and restaurants. Jerry Maguire has set out to reclaim the street with a delicious new concept: “dessert cocktails” that are unlike anything else in town.

Look & Feel: Surprisingly spacious for a prime location, Jerry Maguire can comfortably seat parties big and small. There’s an alfresco area should you need some fresh air. 

Jerry Maguire's Alice The Wonderland cocktail
Jerry Maguire’s Alice The Wonderland cocktail

On the Menu: The cocktails are like quaffable works of art. You’ll find elements of desserts blended into the drinks, which are presented in imaginative ways. A lot of thought obviously went into each one, with unusual ingredients aplenty. There are also equally creative Scandinavian-European nibbles with a Japanese influence: think chicken wings with a wonton stuffed in the middle and 73ºC slow-cooked pork.

Service: Service is incredibly friendly. Operations director-slash-owner Paul Kwok, in particular, is a cocktail whizz who’s ready to make recommendations based on your personal preferences.

Jeng: The “Alice The Wonderland” ($198) is a great example of the dessert cocktail concept. It’s made with Havana 3 Years Rum, Midori and elderflower syrup, with mint leaves and pineapple juice, garnished with a “JM mushroom” marshmallow and a deconstructed cheesecake served alongside. An elegant piece of spun sugar tops off the glass, with golden leaves sprinkled on top. The cocktail is made-to-order and only six are served every day, so hop to it. Those looking for something a bit more low-key can opt for the Sour Apple ($68), a ginger-flavored mocktail made with Italian frozen dessert granita. There are surprising flavors all around, with ginger blended into the granita to be eaten with a spoon.

Not So Jeng: Drink prices are a bit on the steep side. Unfortunately, this sort of thing comes with the territory.

Great For: Chilled after-work tipples, girls’ night out, pre-drinks before going out.

FYI: While the bar is named after Tom Cruise’s 1996 hit “Jerry Maguire,” the owners were particularly inspired by a line in the rom-com/sports flick, “You complete me.”

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