T.Dining by Hong Kong Tatler - - Best New Bar -

Fol­low­ing its suc­cess­ful pop-up back in 2016, the ac­claimed bar an­nounced a per­ma­nent res­i­dency at the Land­mark Man­darin Ori­en­tal just two years later. Opened in Fe­bru­ary 2018, PDT (short for Please Don’t Tell) by Jim Mee­han and Jeff Bell set a fris­son of ex­cite­ment rip­pling through a city where high-end mixol­ogy still re­mains very much a niche. Many of the things that make PDT great in its home­town of New York City have been adopted here—the play­ful phone-booth en­trance with its heavy vel­vet cur­tains, the clan­des­tine set­ting, the darned good hot­dogs (here crafted in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the LMO’s culi­nary di­rec­tor, Richard Ekke­bus) and, of course, the su­perla­tive cock­tails. While the menu fea­tures plenty of PDT clas­sics, there are Hong Kong spe­cials not avail­able in the US, such as the Milk Tea Punch with Hen­nessy VSOP co­gnac,

con­densed milk and Taiy­ouran egg. Tell ev­ery­one you know: this is the real deal. PDT Hong Kong, Mez­za­nine Level, MO Bar, Land­mark Man­darin Ori­en­tal, 15 Queen’s Road Cen­tral,

Cen­tral, Hong Kong

RUN­NER-UP An­other hid­den bar that we’re rais­ing a glass to is An­to­nio Lai’s Room 309. Lo­cated within The Pot­tinger, this in­ti­mate drink­ing den of­fers clev­erly crafted cock­tails that are all crys­tal-clear.

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