Category: Bar and bites
The smoking panda on park street can be found upstairs of the hotel coronation. Open til late, has a fully stocked bar with a huge variety of drinks, in particular, cocktails and mocktails that the bartenders or mixologists make like they’re a piece of art. It also has bar food, quality bar food that the chef devised and it is presented beautifully. Bar tables and also a seated area. They even have an aquarium with jellyfish. Great for a date or with group of friends.
We tried a lot of the cocktails and they were beautiful, and tasty. I first went with the pandemonium: ketel one vodka, apricot brandy, amaro montenegro, lemon, peach bitters and egg white. It is then set on flames and topped with a beautiful artwork of a panda 🐼 made with cinnamon. This was delicious.
Inspired by the theatrics I also got smoking panda: gold infused grapefruit, pineapple honey syrup, grand marnier, red berry infused vinegar and then served in a cloche smoking and topped with fresh lavender.
They also have classic cocktails or tailor a drink to your liking. My husband likes whiskey, with his cocktail of choice being the old fashioned, which they obliged to make with the Glenmorangie la quinta rueben. He also very much enjoyed the Ardberg 10 Penacillin. They had a great whisky selection at this bar.
On the food menu are dim sum (Tuesday dumplings $1 said the promo), sliders and other snacks. We tried the barramundi fish cakes, the yellowfin tuna ceviche bites and the smokey citrus beef pinchoss; marinated beef tenderloin on a grilled piece of apple. All the chefs creation.
Another of his menu additions was the finger donuts – fried donuts filled with white and dark chocolate buttons covered in cinnamon and a chocolate dipping sauce.
This is an awesome place to visit, especially for cocktails. They may even consider a cocktail masterclass in the future.