The Iron Fairies Hong Kong

Exquisite Taste - - After Dinner Nightlife - (din­ing­con­cepts.com)

The idea for The Iron Fairies was dreamt up by ac­claimed Aus­tralian de­signer Ash­ley Sut­ton, based on his real-life ex­pe­ri­ence work­ing in the iron mines of Western Aus­tralia. The con­cept first man­i­fested it­self as a tril­ogy of books about mis­chievous fairies tak­ing over an iron ore work­shop (books avail­able be­hind the bar) be­fore be­ing trans­formed into a se­ries of out­lets in Bangkok, Tokyo,

New York and within the Chi­nachem Hollywood Cen­tre, Cen­tral.

En­ter from Pot­tinger Street and once in­side al­low your­self a few minutes to ab­sorb the de­tail. The main work­shop area fea­tures huge iron chan­de­liers that spread a warm glow over the large cir­cu­lar cast iron ta­bles and worn leather stools. The floor and bar are made from heavy re­claimed tim­ber and the walls faced with kiln bricks.

With count­less cast iron fairies dis­persed through­out, the dé­cor is just as star­tling. There are over 10,000 but­ter­flies on thin cop­per rods sus­pended from the ceil­ing and 12,000 bot­tles of coloured fairy dust hung around the bar and a myr­iad of tools and books. The main work­shop holds up to 80 guests. There are also six in­ti­mate pri­vate rooms en­sconced be­hind 2-inch-thick iron fur­nace and cast­ing doors for that spe­cial oc­ca­sion.

The Iron Fairies feels like a fan­tasy-film set but with a drinks and bar menu that ri­vals any­where in the city. Check out the range of clas­sic and crafted cock­tails like the Wa­ter­melon Daiquiri with Fairy Dust or Smoke in a Bot­tle No.1 or choose from the boutique beers and wine list. Foodwise, sig­na­ture dishes in­clude the fried pork knuckle, honey toast and a range of hand­crafted Aus­tralian beef burg­ers.

WA­TER­MELON DAIQUIRI WITH FAIRY DUST

IMAGES COUR­TESY OF ASH­LEY SUT­TON DE­SIGN

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