Le Boudoir, a new drinking destination in the bustling night life of Wyndham Street in Hong Kong, is a must for any lover of ambience. Its rich burgundy hues, velvet, gilded mirrors, vintage wallpaper, and wonderful chandeliers harks back to a time past: a burlesque era starting in the 1800s with theaters and music halls and of course the art of the tease! Dance halls and their adjoining bars in Paris were burlesque in style – high on glamour, extravagance, glitter and attitude. There is clearly a burlesque revival happening as is evidenced by the cropping up of similar bars in several global cities.
Venues that try to imitate this era sometimes end up looking a bit too kitch – but not Le Boudoir. The 2 young french men (Olivier Caisson and Jerome Spitzer) who own the place have also succeeded in turning what is a very small space into a very alluring place – attracting many of the french residents in HK. There are in fact about 17,000 french in HK itself mostly employed in Banking, high end consumer and in the food and wine business. Above Le Boudoir is their bistro which is full every night.
Le Boudoir has a superb French wine list that contains some stunning french reds and whites by the glass and of course an extensive cocktail list.
A must do for pre or post dinner drinks for visitors to chic HK.
65 Wyndham Street, Hong Kong