As a result of the latest social distancing regulations, The Diplomat has amended its opening hours to 12pm to 6pm on Monday through Saturday, and is temporarily rebranding as The Diplomat Café. The change goes beyond the name though, as the bar is shifting the focus from its extensive drinks menu to its pub grub offerings.
The Diplomat Café serves up refined versions of pub and tavern staples. Highlights include cubano made with suckling pig ($170), the croque madame made with day truffled egg yolk ($140), and even the king of Western comfort food – truffled mac & cheese ($90). While dine-in service will be available during opening hours, customers can order takeaways until 9pm. And if you would love nothing more than enjoying professionally made cocktails right at home, you can even pick up some of The Diplomat’s signature cocktails-to-go. The cocktails will be packaged in individual wax-sealed bottles in a large format that serves four, and while only five cocktails are listed on the menu – the Tarling, Boulevardier, Negroni, Gibson, and Blinker Highball – fans will be relieved to hear that all cocktails from the regular menu are available upon request.