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Duddell’s, Hong Kong

Restaurants can be a work of art

Restaurants can be a work of art

Sophie Douglas, Fusion Design & Architecture

As you’re welcomed into two Michelin-starred Duddell's, you slowly marvel at the space your sitting in – neither museum nor gallery and unlike any restaurant you’ve stepped foot in before; this is where art and food collide. Everything is an elegant artwork, from the prints adorning the walls to the sculpture in the foyer, not to mention delicately assembled dishes of organic produce served with attentive skill.
During our travels throughout Asia, we stumbled upon a restaurant and event space where both fantastic food and modern art align in a harmonious act of hedonism. Duddell's was founded by a trio of creatives as a stimulating space – a crossroads where food, people and art connect in a unique way. Spread across two floors in the heart of Hong Kong’s central district, every corner, tablesetting and installation inspires conversation, interaction and appreciation – whether you’re sharing dim sum and a round of handcrafted cocktails or indulging in the full experience of the nine-course tasting menu.

The scents of the nearby kitchen fill the air, as dishes come one by one from the kitchen, chosen from the seasonal menu that marries traditional and modern. Memorable plates included pan-fried Wagyu beef in wasabi and soy; pigeon in Haudiao wine; and crispy smoked duck breast.