Since opening in 2018 after its eight-year HK$3.8 billion renovation project, Tai Kwun's popularity is yet to dim. Once a colonial-era Central Police Station, the revamped Centre for Heritage and Arts is now a hub for not only culture vultures checking out the latest art openings and exhibitions, but also for those looking for everything from dim sum brunches, to after work drinks, Michelin-star meals and boutique shops.
While many of the eateries and shops housed inside Tai Kwun have been open since day one, over the last year, new openings have breathed even more new life into the space. So, once you're done taking in the history, be sure to drop by one or two of these restaurants, bars and shops on your next visit.
Restaurants & Cafes
Open since 2018, and awarded a Michelin star in 2020, Aaharn brings a unique and modern interpretation of Thai cuisine to Tai Kwun. Helmed by internationally celebrated chef David Thompson, the menu features elevated dishes that stay true to its roots using only the best quality ingredients, including fresh Thai herbs and vegetables brought in directly from Thailand daily.
Expect dishes such as coconut and turmeric curry of snow crab; stir-fried Wagyu beef with cumin, onions and chillies; and white turmeric salad with scallops and green mango. All main dishes are served family-style with steamed Thai jasmine rice, with the restaurant’s wine and cocktail selection carefully crafted to complement the Thai flavours. Wine pairings are also available.
Shop 02-1/F, Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, aaharn.hk