Hong Kong’s mysterious allure has always been a heady mix of East meets West, the neon vertical city, pressed between it’s jungled peak and ‘Fragrant Harbour’ protected by Kowloon’s ‘Nine Dragons’.
In the heart of old Sheung Wan, Tim Oulton’s new restaurant realises his passion for authentic hospitality that fully immerses the senses. The best food and wines taken care of, the interiors fulfil the remainder with fine detailing and multi-textured finishes blending with modern and vintage elements to create an eclectic atmosphere of luxurious intimacy.
Welcome to Gough's on Gough, an antique diver in a live piranha tank stands sentinel aside the suspended marble staircase that leads to the first floor dinning area and flamboyantly elegant marble bar. Crystal chandeliers slide on rails and adjust on vertical pulleys to the optimum height above each table.
Personalised spaces for the perfect mood, the central wall can flip to reveal textured oyster shells, leather paneling or soft white feathers for the most romantic of nights.
Low ceilings and tight spaces, a mirror stainless steel ceiling creates a sense of height against the raw concrete beams while soft leather and linen ‘corsets’ are laced to the central more intrusive columns while others are clad with aged brass and herringbone marble.
To maximize limited space, the bathrooms share customized marble basins and glass partitions printed with richly coloured Persian rug patterns.