By Anna Coe
A restaurant serving fine French cuisine in an art gallery setting.
163 Hollywood Rd
Situated in central Soho, this eclectic restaurant focuses on fusing fine French cuisine in a contemporary art gallery environment. A project by the anonymous street artist ‘Bibo’ and design agency Substance, the restaurant is housed in a heritage building on Hollywood Road – one of the oldest and most happening streets in Hong Kong ad features artwork by the likes of KAWS, Banksy and Jeff Koons.
The kitchen is helmed by executive chef Mutaro Balde – who was previously at Alain Ducasse’s The Plaza Athenee in Paris and L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon – so you can expect a modern take on very traditional French classics, with a focus on using local produce and making everything from scratch. Menu highlights are the La Salad Végétarienne – a salad of figs, artichokes, asparagus, creamy burrata and a truffle vinaigrette and the L’oeuf Mayo.