The much anticipated opening is the brainchild of Ashley Sutton, the creative mastermind behind some of Bangkok and Tokyo’s most popular retaurants, bars and clubs such as Iron Fairies, Maggie Choo’s, Sing Sing Theatre, J. Boroski Mixology and many more.
As with much of Sutton’s work where the décor hints at the Far East, Ophelia is no different. Taking inspiration from Hong Kong’s history, waitresses in cheongsams sashay through the intimate alcoves and semi-private rooms, reminiscent of the city’s 19th century upscale opium dens which have been brought into modern day through the use of intricate metal work, handmade plush velvet furniture and resplendent peacock feathers.
Guests will also be able to enjoy shared tapas dishes especially created to match with the cocktails. Australian chef Angus Harrison helms the burners at Ophelia, having earned his stripes training under some of Australia’s most popular chefs such as Luke Mangan, Eric Van Alphen, Martin Boetz and Jane Therese Mulry, Marco Pierre White’s first ever female head chef. Although Ophelia is launching with a limited tapas menu, guests can later expect an exceptional menu of fresh, creative tapas with a modern Australian twist.
To complete the experience for all the senses, the sultry cocktail lounge will be host to some of the most sought-after entertainment in town. With every visit, guests can expect a surprise element of entertainment, with the only constant being the “muses” with their opium pipes suspended above the bar, setting the tone for the decadence that will unfold. A fantasy wonderland for nocturnal escapades, expect a one-of-a-kind experience at Ophelia, reservations highly recommended.