The culinary philosophy of the restaurant focuses on creativity within Chinese cuisine, a celebration of Hong Kong’s most favoured Chinese food.
Backed by Aqua Restaurant Group, The Chinese Library aims to serve Hong Kong’s favourite Chinese dishes “in colonial elegance”.
The first Aqua restaurant opened 18 years ago and the group now has over 25 venues in Hong Kong, Beijing and London.
Where is it?
Inside Tai Kwun, a trendy new development in Central, situated in the restored Central Police Station compound.
Tai Kwun is a pretty large complex and I wasn’t sure exactly how to find The Chinese Library when I arrived. Fortunately, while I was studying the map at the entrance, a voiced piped up behind me: “Welcome!”
I asked the voice where I could find The Chinese Library and received a surprisingly detailed and courteous response. This treatment continued once I entered the building that houses the restaurant. As I approached these stairs, I was stopped by another Tai Kwun staff member, who asked which restaurant I was visiting, before motioning for me to go upstairs…