GBA Lifestyle News
Food & Drink Section
By Kate Springer | May 20th, 2016
  • Bar, Restaurant
  • HK Island, Wan Chai
  • Address: Shop 39A–41A, 1/F, The Avenue, Lee Tung Avenue, Wan Chai
  • Website:
  • Open Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, Bar Bites, Drinks
  • Open Since : May, 2016
  • Phone: 2520-1117
  • Rating: 4
  • Cuisine: Australian, Bar, Tapas
  • Ambience: Intimate, Trendy

Fantasyland in Wan Chai: You can thank Bangkok bar guru Ashley Sutton — behind Iron Fairies and Sing Sing Theatre — for this whimsical new Wan Chai cocktail bar.

Look & Feel: If Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland got hitched and moved to Hong Kong — this would be their local. The moody and mysterious experience begins with a Hong Kong-inspired entrance complete with hanging bird cages. Behind a heavy velvet curtain is an aviary-inspired bar where peacock motifs mingle with industrial materials. Find a seat in one of the intimate nooks or move to the spacious outdoor terrace, where nightly entertainment (in a cage) should keep things interesting.

Ophelia, Entertainment
Peacock party at Ophelia

On the Menu: There’s nothing standard here. Choose a potion from the Cabinet of Curiosities — most of which make use of Asian spices, fruits and herbs. One of the signatures is the “Cheongasm,” which is made with a saucy mix of tequila, La Quintinye Vermouth Rouge, lemon, lime, cinnamon mist and house-made pomegranate cordial. An Australia-inspired tapas menu will complement the cocktails, though it’s limited to a shortlist at the moment.

Great For: Intimate nights out, late-night entertainment, outdoor drinking, escaping your boring life.

FYI: Of course there’s a story behind the bar… A fictional character, Mr Wong, collected exotic birds. A mysterious peacock arrived on his doorstep one day with the name “Ophelia” engraved around a gold band (hence the ubiquitous peacock motif).

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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.