Known for his quintessential Britishness, designer Timothy Oulton is lauded for both his beautifully hand-crafted leather furniture and progressive collection of resurrected pieces that delicately weave the authenticity of the past into designs for the future. So, it’s safe to say, we’re already fans of his work.
Now, the designer has chosen Hong Kong for his first restaurant. Gough’s on Gough is helmed by one of our favourite chefs, Arron Rhodes, who has crafted a contemporary British menu using the same ethos as Oulton’s, with familiar dishes reinvented for a modern plate and evolving palate. The restaurant setting on quietly cool Gough Street, next to the shops where Timothy Oulton and Rare by Oulton have always lived, works perfectly with the casual but refined feel for which the brand is known.
Touches of the UK are everywhere. From the bust of the Queen and cocktails inspired by Sir Winston Churchill, to the deep, tufted leather sofa seats, elegant chandeliers and patterned monochrome floor tiles, it’s a sophisticated saturation of textiles and textures that evokes elegant design injected with a sense of humour. A vintage scuba suit encased in a vertical aquarium houses “Derek the Diver” and a tank of piranhas greets you at the entrance.
Mushroom & Pine
Slow-cooked Hungarian chicken
15 Gough Street, Central, 2473 9066
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