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HK$600 per per­son

Shop B01-B10, Base­ment One, Lee Gar­den Three, 1 Sun­ning Road, Cause­way Bay, Hong Kong TEL: +852 3105 3668

www.johnan­ Brought to you by Max­i­mal Con­cepts, the same group be­hind the stylish Mott 32, this lat­est con­tem­po­rary Chi­nese restau­rant is no­tably fresher in feel—a more youth­ful, mil­len­nial coun­ter­part to its glam­orous older sis­ter, you could say. De­spite its base­ment lo­ca­tion, the space is no­table for its trop­ics-led de­sign and strate­gic light­ing—if there was ever such thing as un­der­ground beach club, this might be it. An open kitchen al­lows for din­ers to take a peek at the Chi­nese culi­nary magic that nor­mally hap­pens be­hind closed doors. A size­able lounge area hugs a well-stocked bar, and one can imag­ine com­ing to John An­thony just for a laid back tip­ple were it not for the en­tic­ing food on of­fer. The name of the restau­rant ref­er­ences the first Chi­nese per­son to be nat­u­ralised by the British in the 19th cen­tury, and as a trans­la­tor helped fa­cil­i­tate trade along the spice route. Dishes such as slow-cooked wagyu beef cheek with wa­ter­melon and chilli sauce are un­ex­pected and de­light­ful, and the char­coal grill turns out le­git Can­tonese bar­be­cued meats from goose served with dark roasted pur­ple plum sauce to Iberico pork presa char siu. Go for lunch to sam­ple the day­time-only dim sum.

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