The OG Asian sexy hotel bar, Manhattan still has plenty of sparkle eight years on, especially under the watchful eye of its latest leader, Rusty Cerven (ex-Connaught, Gibson, et al). He and his team worked hard to create the latest menu, New York Personified, and the delicious results are a true team effort. With drinks inspired by iconic Manhattanites such as Andy Warhol and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, there is something to suit every palate, including non-alcoholic ones. Recent favourites are Warhol’s Silver Factory and the Notorious RBG.
Of course, the Manhattan trolley and barrel-aged cocktails (from its very own in-house rickhouse) are a must and if you get a chance, please go for the adults-only Sunday brunch and, above all, the stellar hospitality.