A little bit hidden on the 3rd floor, just off Hollywood Road on the interchange with Lyndshurst Terrace, you have to head down the little pedestrian alley behind Pacific Coffee (Graham Street) and head into the entrance next to the Asian Restaurant. The third floor offers a newly renovated and nicely designed Cocktail Bar, with furniture out of a Tim Burton movie and a great Terrace looking down on the busy interchange, which can be quiet entertaining on a weekend during night time.
There are 2 skillfull Bartenders doing their magic behind the counter, either creating fantastic Cocktails from the menu choices, or based on your personal preference of ingredients. The rest of Topiary is fast, nice and just what you expect from an intimate Cocktail bar as well.
Drinks are marked more on the higher end of the price scale here, means you will have to pay The simple Gin Tonic was very refreshing, nicely crafted with a good balance.
Next I tried one of their signature cocktails, the Hostile Takeover, it’s a very flavorful mix of whisky, honey, ginger beer, and a hint of lime, and it was so good my friends who tasted it, went straight for it in the next round.
I finished the evening off with their most popular drink “The Chinese Wall“. They wont tell on the menu what ingredients you get, but it’s a very potent mix of Vodka (?!) and Green Tea, served in a traditional Tea cup and a dragon candy on the side. It was strong, and I left soon after. We had a fantastic night here. I can highly recommend the bar if you like quality cocktails, a relaxed atmosphere and people watching.