LOVE ON TOP
33 Bayswater Road, Potts Point (02) 8021 9112 loveontop.com.au
You can feel the love all right. With the balmy night sky above, palm trees, fresh flowers and cacti of all sorts on the garden-setting tables, Astroturf underfoot, and the broadest, genuine welcoming smiles behind the bar, Love on Top brings back to Kings Cross love, passion and magic. The flavours of Asia – sambal, five spice, lychee, coriander, lime – dance through the cocktail list to match the inspired food of Chef Kenny Kong (formerly China Doll): Shanghai Strip ($19); Beijing Mary ($18); HK Sour ($18); Tianjin Iced Tea ($18). Yet this cocktail-focused lass was also otherwise impressed with the offerings of wine by the glass and bottle, mostly sourced from small Australian family vineyards: Tinja Pinot Gris 2013 ($12/glass); Bath Rose 2011 ($9/glass); Tim Smith Grenache 2012 ($10/glass) and Bay of Stones Shiraz 2012 ($8/glass).