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The Best Of Hong Kong
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By Kate Springer | February 16th, 2016
  • Casual Dining
  • HK Island, Central
  • Address: G/F,32 Wyndham Street,Central
  • Website: http://www.stockton.com.hk/
  • Open Hours: Monday-Sunday, Dinner, Late Night
  • Open Since: January, 1970
  • Phone: 2565-5268
  • Rating: 4
  • Cuisine: Western, Whisky, British
  • Ambience: Fancy, Trendy

Calling All Anglophiles: It’s not exactly the most affordable bar in Hong Kong, but this British-inspired speakeasy feels a world away from the buzzing LKF nightlife scene — if that’s what you’re after.

Look & Feel: The sophisticated space makes no apologies for its over-the-top British appearance. There are leather couches, distressed brick walls, hidden-away nooks and even a private cigar room.

On the Menu: Just by looking around at the gentlemen’s club vibes, you won’t be surprised by the comprehensive whisky menu, with over 150 varieties, boutique champagnes, and complex cocktails that pay homage to the 1800s. If you need a nibble, the food menu is just as decadent, featuring contemporary British cuisine  like Soldiers and Eggs (sea urchin and slow-cooked duck’s eggs on toast); grass-fed Australian beef pot pie; and fried artichokes.

Stockton
Sink into some leather luxury at Stockton

Service: A product of the Maximal Concepts, which also runs Blue Butcher and Brickhouse, you can bet that service is up to scratch if not a little zealous.

Jeng: The menu is seriously educational, with in-depth descriptions of what you’re drinking and some excellent tasting notes.  We could drink many a Brass Monkey ($150), which is reminiscent of a whisky sour and goes down surprisingly easy. As for food, don’t leave without trying the Scotch eggs with chorizo, which make for a hearty drink pairing.

Not so Jeng: Although the Athole Brose — with whisky, honey, oatmeal, Drambuie, amaretto and cream — comes highly recommended, we find it cloyingly creamy and hard to finish. We also find the bar’s fried veggies to be too oily and heavy.

Great For: Showing off to out-of-town friends, date nights, spending your Chinese New Year bonus all in one place.

FYI: Do not show up without a reservation. Seriously. The door man is rude.

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