A Contemporary British Salute to Hong Kong’s Heritage
Part of the trilogy of landmark new venues by Aqua Restaurant Group at Tai Kwun, Statement is located on the top floor of the West Wing of the beautifully transformed old Central Police Headquarters building which dates back to Hong Kong’s early years as a British colony.
In keeping with the building’s history as a Police Station, the name Statement is a light-hearted reminder that most of the building’s past visitors would have probably come here to give one.
The dessert menu also offers some great British puddings that are equally bursting with rich flavours. Chocolate mousse with British cherries and a black cherry sorbet indulgently pairs tart cherry flavour against sinfully sweet chocolate, while Cranberry poached pear with buttermilk caramel mousse and Scottish shortbread draws on an original shortbread recipe that has been passed down through generations.
Yet the atmosphere is far from formal, and the shimmering blue-green fabrics, artful lighting and wooden tables with sparkling glassware create an atmosphere of understated contemporary glamour.
All along the side of the restaurant are very generously proportioned private booth dining areas which are ideal for a romantic tryst or a quiet tête-à-tête. But if you want to be in the centre of the action, choose one of the unusually long communal tables set in the middle of the dining room.
From this main room, large colonial doors sweep open to an expansive original verandah with black and white tiled floors, colonial style furniture and hanging balcony lamps, overlooking the Tai Kwun Parade Ground where officers of the law once stood on ceremony but now visitors mill around and performances are sometimes held.
Statement is part of a trilogy of three landmark new venues which together evoke the story of Hong Kong’s colourful history. The others are The Chinese Library featuring Hong Kong’s favourite Chinese dishes from the different provinces of China, and an atmospheric lounge and bar, The Dispensary. The stunning spaces occupy the whole floor, more than 15,000 sq foot of the old Police Headquarters Block.
Lunch: 12pm – 3pm
Afternoon Tea: 3pm – 5.30pm
Dinner: 6pm till late
Verandah Dining (small plates): 12pm until late
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11.30am – 3pm
Address & Booking Information:
Police Headquarters, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
T 2848 3000| www.statement.com.hk | FB @ statementhk | IG @ statementhk
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