Under the radar
Hidden down a discreet passage off Central’s Wyndham Street, Stockton
’s atmospheric interiors, complete with antiques and taxidermy from Paris flea market Marche aux Puces, transport guests to another world. Designed to feel like 1890s London, top-notch mixologists shake up signature cocktails – it’s renowned for its negronis, but those in the know go for the off-menu Old Fashioned – amidst exposed brickwork, dark woods and plush furnishings.
If you are inclined towards something straight up, choose from more than 150 whiskies, while celebration may call for a bottle of boutique champagne. And if you are looking to speak easy in this suave speakeasy, seek out the secret Rake Room, hidden behind a wall panel at the back of the bar. A popular spot that nevertheless offers privacy, it’s best to rock up with a reservation.