Metinee Kongsrivilai/ May/ Mayface




Laaaaaandaaaan innit? Both my parents are Thai, but you can mistake me for a Puerto Rican if you wish.


Dragonfly Cocktail Bar in Edinburgh. The Bon Vivant and Companion with Stuart McCluskey and since moving down, I've been the UK Brand Ambassador for 42BELOW and am still bar tending at Hawksmoor Spitalfelds with the dream team.


Alongside the ones I've previously worked in, I also love Bramble in Edinburgh, Mutis and Dry Martini in Barcelona and of course the Artesian at The Langham. How can you say no to drinking a Pina Colada with a giant umbrella in one hand, two vintage guns in the other and being showered with gold dust and handed a rose as you leave…WIN.


Celery Sour at Bramble. So good it makes me cry.

Bad ass barman/rock n roll moment?

Auctioning off myself at Speed Rack for breast cancer. Was totally ready to give myself away for free, but got £500 from Sarah Mitchell at LCC… whooooop! The other moment was probably waking up poolside drenched and in my formal dress from the night before. Bottle of Champagne in one hand and bra in the other. Gangster.

Ever done it on a bar?

I think I've become asexual. No one wants to tap this!

What's next for you?

Many projects in the pipeline and about to start a new role, but it's all hush hush at the mo...

Best/worst chat up lines you've heard at a bar?

Worst: Would you like to come to my grandmother's funeral with me? Best: Customer: You remind me of my wife… Me: How long have you guys been married? Customer: I've never been married...

Tell us a secret or something we don't know?

I once ate 6 hot dogs and a bottle of prosecco in one sitting and passed out on the bar. It was a dark day. Probably why I'm single.

If you were to make a barchick cocktail, what would you put in it?

"Hola Chickas" 50ml strawberry infused BACARDI Superior 25ml fresh Lemon Juice 12.5ml simple syrup Built and served long over crushed ice. A few dashes of blue curaçao on top and garnished with Haribos. Inspired by the Aussie boys 'The Real Fruit Tingle' drink. Fun, simple and tasty. Chin!   oh also…Richard Crossan is desperate for a shout out…Hi Rich!

How do you like your Martini?

Gimlet style, navy strength, four of, shaken and served in a frozen tankard with a straw. To be sipped responsibly of course...

What did you want to be as a kid?

Miss Universe. Didn't quite pan out as I'd hoped...