Redesigned restaurant & bar at Metropole Hanoi introduces modern culinary and drinks concept
December 22nd, 2018
Recently reopened after an extensive interior and concept refresh, angelina at Hanoi’s famed Metropole Hotel offers an enticing combination of cocktail bar, whisky lounge and modern casual restaurant. Within the voluminous space, a dramatic double height back bar is the centrepiece of the contemporary multi-level interior. Serving modern International cuisine, both classic and progressive craft cocktails – plus an impressive assemblage of vintage and rare whiskies – angelina has become a popular destination in Hanoi for relaxed dining and drinks – attracting a discerning clientele of both local residents and hotel guests.
Opening from morning until late, angelina serves a lunch and dinner menu, together with a late-night bar menu. Experienced bartenders behind the bar serve up drinks from the menu of classic and signature creation cocktails or assemble bespoke creations from the ceiling high array of premium spirits. A daily L’aperitif Happy Hour between 5 pm and 7 pm offers a concise selection of aromatic and flavourful cocktails – plus selected wines by the glass, premium spirits and beers – all at attractive prices.
Highlights from the house signature cocktails include Angel-in-a-Box – a polished combination of Talisker 10-year whisky, shiitake tincture, Oloroso sherry and applewood smoke; while Snow Capped blends vanilla-infused Absolut Elyx, elderflower syrup, fresh lemon juice and Deutz Brut Champagne into a well-balanced cocktail. Standouts from the “classics” include Angelina’s take on the Bramble – with Bombay Sapphire gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and Crème de Mûre blackberry liqueur; and the spirit-forward Manhattan – a barrel-aged blend of Rye whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters.
At angelina lunch and dinner menus comprise well-executed modern interpretations of classic comfort dishes – with a focus on fresh seasonal produce. Dishes that exemplify the cuisine include the 12-hour Wagyu Beef Short Rib – served in a red wine reduction, with truffle mash; and the impressive Angelina Burger – wagyu mince, aged cheddar, tomato, red onion, smoked bacon and thick potato chips.
angelina is accessed directly from its street-front entrance – or internally through the hotel – with the bar open from 11:30 am until 1:00 am. Check the angelina Facebook Page for upcoming menu promotions and events.
(food images credit Metropole Hanoi)