On the third floor of Central’s boutique Pottinger Hotel, The Envoy is a brilliant mix of Colonial East meets modern West. Cocktail connoisseurs will have heard the name Antonio Lai - drinks boff and master of mixology extraordinaire. Pair him with the G that is Amana Wan and no wonder the cocktail list is one of the most inventive in town.
The warmly-lit bar stretches in all directions as you walk in, seating at least 20 people along its length, so bring your crew. Hundreds of bottles of spirits and liqueurs make up crazy cocktails on offer: we’re talking first aid kits, bird-shaped glasses and origami, to name a few quirks. The colonial inspo means tea and spice features in many, such as our teatime favourite the Dinosaur, with vodka, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, fresh milk, a Milo ice ball and Milo power served in a large dinosaur shaped eggcup. Wanna feel like you're drinking in Jurassic Park? This is for you. Go all out in the afternoon, and order their high tea menu with cocktail pairing. Work what now?