Opened a few months back in the Central district of Hong Kong, Duddell’s has quickly risen to become a socialising venue of choice among the territory’s artistically minded. It’s not hard to see why, for when it comes to selling points, Duddell’s – located on the street of the same name – is blessed with an embarrassment of riches.
Chief among our reasons to visit the venue is the interior from London-based designer Ilse Crawford. We only had to travel as far as The Crown in Amersham for the last Studio Ilse project we featured, but we’re happy to go the extra mile for interiors as good as this. Duddell’s is split over two lovely levels; the dining area is on the lower floor, and a library and salon sit above, with a verdant garden terrace an added bonus. Executive Chef Siu Hin Chi of the Michelin starred T’ang Court is another big draw to Duddell’s, bringing his acclaimed renditions of traditional Cantonese cuisine.
Duddell’s also stands out from the crowd with its dedication to art, and a rolling programme of exhibitions will grace the walls here. November saw the opening of Framed, a collection of works by a dozen Hong Kong artists curated by Ai WeiWei – a pretty impressive start. We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for other notable events in 2014.