Loungelover is trashy and impressive by equal measure. The crowd is prone to flashing cash, but the space is so magnificent that it’s worth ignoring the self conscious spenders for the opportunity to drink here.
Loungelover’s main draw is its interior, created by the same team who designed the interiors for nearby restaurant Les Trois Garcons. The look is larger-than-life, from the flaming torches at the entrance to the red and pink glass wall at the back. Following suit are the odd found objects strewn around, such as giant shells, anatomical drawings, taxidermy, palm leaf chandeliers and mismatched rococo chairs. Loungelover features an extensive wine and cocktail list, with drinks as unusual and extreme as the setting like the “Limelight,” a frappe mix of green chartreuse, passion-fruit vodka and mint. If you’re peckish, order from the Japanese menu of sushi and sashimi. Note though that getting a table here requires pre-booking and confirmation on the day. A slight inconvenience? Yes. Worth the trouble? Oh yes.