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8 must-try restaurants in Tai Kwun

Time Out Hong Kong
  • Written by Time Out Hong Kong
The Best Restaurants in Tai Kwun

After years of anticipation, Hong Kong’s former Central Police Station Compound on Hollywood Road has reopened as Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts. Aside from getting history buffs and culture vultures excited, the complex has also garnered a lot of attention from foodie circles, thanks to its exciting line-up of F&B options. From a down-to-earth tea house to a swanky grand salon, here are the best restaurants and bars to pay attention to when you visit Tai Kwun.


Aaharn

Aaharn

The first project in Hong Kong for David Thompson, the man who founded Nahm, in London and then in Bangkok, the latter of which was awarded the top spot on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2014. At Aaharn Get me there {{title}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info , expect a scholarly approach to traditional Thai cuisine and plenty of soups, salads, curries and relishes with rice.

The Chinese Library

The Chinese Library

This stunning-looking restaurant serves contemporary regional Chinese fare. The Chinese Library Get me there {{title}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info celebrates the diversity of regional Chinese fare with dishes spanning from Cantonese cooking to Sichuan and Shanghai’s culinary traditions.

Madame Fu

Madame Fu 

Madame Fu Get me there {{title}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info is not simply a restaurant, but an experience, complete with a compelling backstory that centres on its eponymous heroine. Playing up to the colonial stylings of the former police compound, the venue channels an East-meets-West vibe that pays tribute to the fictional Madame Fu, a socialite who opened a grand salon in Shanghai in the 1930s after living in Paris. Look forward to modern Cantonese-focused Chinese fare here, as well as Western desserts and afternoon tea sets.

Café Claudel

Café Claudel brings a slice of Parisian chic to Tai Kwun. This is the place for classic French fare such as foie gras terrine and croque monsieur. Taking full advantage of the serene surrounds of the former heritage complex, Café Claudel also boasts a spacious open-air terrace where you can enjoy a glass of wine (or two) with your meal.

LockCha Tea House

LockCha ’s Tai Kwun store offers a relaxing atmosphere in which guests can enjoy traditional teas and healthy vegetarian dim sum. If you like what you drink, you can pop next door to the tea store, where you can buy the brand’s premium leaves to brew at home.

MaoMao Eat

If you thought Tsui Wah couldn’t get any quicker or casual, think again. The group’s latest brand, MaoMao Eat , which debuted here in Tai Kwun, offers a short but sweet menu of cha chaan teng specials, as well as freshly baked Hong Kong-style buns and bread. If you’re looking for a quick refuel while exploring the surrounds, you can’t go wrong with a cup of lai cha and a crispy bun drizzled with condensed milk.

Phoenix Sweets

Phoenix Sweets

Almost like an art gallery, Phoenix Sweets Get me there {{title}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info  space showcases the brand’s beautiful bespoke cakes and confections. Go along for everything from multilayer buttercream cakes to custom cookies and cupcakes.

Statement

Statement

Just across from its sister restaurant, The Chinese Library, Statement Get me there {{title}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info offers creative British cuisine crafted by head chef Arron Rhodes. The menu mixes hearty comfort fare such as slow-cooked 24-hour marinated British oxtail with contemporary dishes such as red prawn tartare cigar with sea urchin and salmon roe. Save room for dessert, which includes the classic sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce and clotted cream.

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