Cover Black Sheep Restaurant's The Last Resort is set to open in late fall in SoHo (Photo: Courtesy of Black Sheep Restaurants)

The new dive bar by Black Sheep will offer quality drinks and food curated by chef Jowett Yu of Ho Lee Fook and Le Garçon Saigon

This year started off with an unexpected bang. And for the food and beverage industry, it's been a roller-coaster of openings and closures, of isolation and social distancing. So it's unsurprising that the desire for a well-deserved drink is needed more than now––and Black Sheep Restaurants wants to provide a place of comfort in the times we're living in.

The Last Resort is their answer to that. Set to open in late autumn in Soho, the new opening aims to provide a chance for you to saddle up in a bar with friends, where a friendly face behind the bar top is offering a quick drink to wash away the stress of the day.

Co-founded by Gen.T honouree, Syed Asim Hussain, Black Sheep Restaurants has always curated a distinct dining experience that tells a story about a particular time, place, culture or cuisine while celebrating the bounty of premium ingredients available locally and abroad. The Last Resort is said to be "a crumpled love letter" to the types of places founder Christopher Mark spent years sneaking into that evoke a sense of nostalgia of the old days and of simpler times.

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This new bar promises to offer an approachable and straightforward take on drinks––serving well-made, quality cocktails such as fresh-pressed green apple juice with your favourite bourbon or cherry cola and rum. 

The strong drinks will be paired with a menu from executive chef of Ho Lee Fook and Le Garçon Saigon, Jowett Yu. As an antidote to our craving for comfort food, the focus will be on hot fried chicken––with chef Jowett elevating his signature fried chicken by using local three-yellow chicken from the New Territories complete with a special blend of spices.

"A lot of the team have spent time living in Canada and have a similar nostalgia for these no-frills bars that act as a haven after long days or nights, in some cases long weeks and months, where those in the neighbourhood, those working in the industry could find a little respite," says founder Christopher Mark.

The Last Resort is where time can pass without notice, just a drink in hand, where strangers, friends and alike are welcome. More information and the address to be revealed soon.

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