HOT IN THE CITY - Other stops for art, de­sign and food lovers

Epicure - - TRAVEL FEATURE -

J PMQ

An­other her­itage build­ing, PMQ once housed Queen’s Col­lege and Po­lice Mar­ried Quar­ters for po­lice of­fi­cers and their fam­i­lies from the 1950s. Now billed as “The Cre­ative Heart of Hong Kong”, de­sign en­thu­si­asts come here to sup­port lo­cal re­tail brands like 12-yearold Kapok, which brings in Tammy & Ben­jamin bags and Of­f­grid scarves among oth­ers. Other lo­cal names in­clude Ce­cilia Ma (check out her quirky box clutches) and Chailie Ho (for fem­i­nine wom­enswear).

No. 35 Aberdeen Street, Cen­tral.

Tel: +852 2870 2335

H Queen’s

H Queen’s, a 24-storey up­scale art and life­style build­ing, fea­tures an auc­tion house and seven art gal­leries, in­clud­ing White­stone Gallery, Tang Con­tem­po­rary Art (which ran a solo ex­hi­bi­tion of works by Chi­nese artist, Ai Wei­wei) and Ora-ora. It’s also home to five res­tau­rants, in­clud­ing Vir­gilio Martinez’s Ichu Peru

80 Queen’s Road Cen­tral. www.hqueens.com.hk

Mott 32

Housed in the Stan­dard Char­tered Build­ing, this per­pet­u­ally packed dim sum des­ti­na­tion is not your typ­i­cal Chi­nese restau­rant. You are led down an es­ca­la­tor to the base­ment, then to a dimly lit stair­case sur­rounded by mir­rors. Our pip­ing hot ibérico pork Shang­hainese soup dumplings is a savoury de­light. Bonus points for the re­ally good cock­tails. You won’t go wrong with the Hanami, which is a mix of Tan­queray gin, umeshu, yuzu and gin­ger beer gar­nished with shiso. Stan­dard Char­tered Bank Build­ing, 4-4A Des Voeux Rd Cen­tral, Cen­tral. Tel: +852 2885 8688. www.mott32.com

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