Hong Kong's Duddell's to make its UK debut in November

By Georgia Bronte contact

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Michelin-starred Duddell's to make its UK debut in November

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Hong Kong’s JIA Group has confirmed it will open a London outpost of Duddell’s in St Thomas Church, London Bridge, this November.

Founded by restaurateur Yenn Wong, the original restaurant has two Michelin stars and serves dim sum alongside modern Cantonese dishes.

The kitchen will be headed up by Daren Liew, who previously held the role of executive sous chef at the Hakkasan Group.

The menu will feature Liew’s reinterpretations of classic dishes, such as ying yang prawn with citrus dressing; smoked Black Angus ribs with red wine soy and baby peach; and chargrilled black cod with truffle, Chinese-aged vinegar, lily bulb and Nameko mushroom.

Alongside Liew’s dishes, there will also be signature dishes from the group’s Hong Kong restaurant, such as Guandong crispy salted chicken; 12 hour XO beef shin with sea vegetables; and barbecued Iberico pork with honey glazed soy bean. There will also be a cocktail menu featuring drinks that have been given an oriental twist. 

Like its Hong Kong counterpart, Duddell’s will have a strong focus on its art programmes. The Hong Kong restaurant has an art programme of lectures, talks, screenings and exhibitions, guest curated by respected art experts, often displaying works on special loan from the archives of private collectors.

The space has been designed by Michaelis Boyd, the high profile design agency behind Soho Farmhouse. The building is grade-II listed, but will be given a contemporary twist with a green-tiled dim-sum kitchen and bar, terrazzo worktop and brass shelves intended to create the feel of a retro Hong Kong tea shop. A mezzanine level will offer a semi private dining space overlooking the restaurant.

The JIA group currently owns and operates 11 restaurants in Hong Kong.

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