PRESENTING ALL-DAY PUB GRUB AND COCKTAILS TO-GO
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<<15th July 2020 – Hong Kong>> A dedicated speakeasy by John Nugent, The Diplomat introduces an enhanced experience of reimagined cocktails and brasserie-style snacks. In light of the temporary government restrictions announced on Monday evening, The Diplomat will amend its opening hours to 12pm – 6pm on Mondays – Saturdays starting 15th July 2020 (Wednesday).
Bringing the focus to its highly popular food menu, the newly named The Diplomat Café welcomes guests to dine on a refined menu of pub grub and cocktails all day long. Additionally, The Diplomat Café will offer a premium “Cocktails To-Go” service, offering guests the chance to enjoy professionally mixed cocktails in the comforts of home. Advance table and bar counter bookings can be made online via https://www.sevenrooms.com/reservations/diplomat.
The Diplomat Café: All-Day Pub Grub
The Diplomat boasts a pub brasserie menu of refined snacks and hot dishes, which are all available now for dine-in and takeaway. The bar snacks infuse ingredients distinctive to various cities and their cuisines to recreate familiar and nostalgic flavors.
Only at The Diplomat Café will one find a suckling pig version of the Cubano (HK$170), made with crispy-crackling suckling pig, cheddar cheese, mustard, and arugula. The best-selling The Diplomat Burger (HK$180) is a crowd favourite, available in limited quantities daily. The simple yet stunning burger comprises of a juicy quarter pounder patty, melting cheddar and sesame buns. Don’t miss out on Nugent’s Nuggets (HK$100), John’s favourite after-hours guilty pleasure made with free-range organic chicken and spicy dipping sauce. The ultimate comfort dish, Truffled Mac & Cheese (HK$90) features a potent combination of shaved black truffles, gruyere, and Swiss cheeses. Complement with a side of Pommes Frites (HK$90), truly the classiest fries in town made with Irish potatoes, Espelette pepper, yuzu mayo and house-made ketchup.
Cocktails at The Diplomat
Stocking a range of small batch produced wines and vintage liquors, The Diplomat’s cocktail menu draws from the experience of influential state leaders, ambassadors, and historical figures. From 15th July 2020 onwards, The Diplomat Café will offer guests the option to take away cocktails in individual wax-sealed bottles.
Pandan gin, white port, baking spice, clarified orange juice, and coconut juice make up Tarling (HK$500, serves 4), which cleverly mimics the rich, nutty profile of chocolate by combining Asian specialties pandan and coconut. Boulevardier (HK$600, serves 4), a cocktail with origins in Harry’s New York Bar in Paris and which loosely translates to “man-about-town”, features a classic combination of Wild Turkey rye, bourbon, Punt e Mes vermouth, and Campari bitter. Our Negroni (HK$550, serves 4), bitter and balanced, is a surefire customer favourite. John’s latest cocktail creation, the Blinker Highball (HK$600, serves 4) is a fruity and balanced mix of bonded raspberry rye, Austrian bitter, unripe grapes, celery and grapefruit soda.
About The Diplomat
The first speakeasy concept by award-winning mixologist John Nugent, The Diplomat offers a cocktail experience befitting of the convivial personality of Hong Kong. The beverage menu features small batched produced wine, vintage liquors, and reimagined classic cocktails shaped by the legacy of influential state leaders, ambassadors, and historical figures. The Diplomat’s interiors are reminiscent of a cozy gastropub, and feature eclectic artwork by contemporary creatives that accentuate the speakeasy’s contrasted spaces. Whether for the expertly crafted cocktails, opened armed hospitality or whimsical ambiance, The Diplomat is a place where weary travelers can call home.
Contact The Diplomat
A: LG/F, High Block, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong
T: +852 3619-0302
Opening Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 12pm-559pm (Temporarily)