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YinJiSpace – August 18, 2022

YinJiSpace – August 18, 2022


Clarence 餐厅



当总部位于香港的In Situ & Partners董事总经理Yacine Bensalem接到Clarence餐厅的设计任务时,他的愿景简单而有效:在香港打造一家以法国美食和葡萄酒为主题的现代都市餐厅。

When Hong Kong-based In Situ & Partners managing director Yacine Bensalem was given the brief for Clarence Restaurant , the vision was simple yet effective: to create a modern urban restaurant around French gastronomy and wine in Hong Kong.

该餐厅于2022年3月开业,位于中环的H Code,从25层的位置可以俯瞰前警察局和改造后的大官艺术中心。借鉴“风土”的概念,Bensalem使用了一种优雅的自然风格的色调,白色石膏与灰色、酒红色和红色色调。

The restaurant, which opened in March 2022, is located in Central’s H Code, and from its 25th-floor position overlooks the former police station and reinvented arts hub of Tai Kwun. Drawing on the concept of ‘terroir’, Bensalem used a refined nature-inspired colour palette of white plaster with grey, burgundy and red hues.


Wooden columns along the lift core greet diners at the entrance, this feature immediately asserting the verticality of the space. In the main dining room, plush semicircular banquettes sit against wavy back walls that provide a subtle divider from the entrance. Floors are rendered in aged smoked oak, made from three-metre-long planks from Belgium, while the white fluted plaster panels contrast against the dark wood versions.


The raw fish and wine area is distinguished by its unique monolithic curved counter. Here the lighting is dimmer, more subdued, and the blackened oak theme is striking in the otherwise airy restaurant. An outdoor lounge is rendered in patterned brickwork flooring with ultra-matt terracotta accent walls and ceilings. These markers evoke a traditional country loggia.


In the sommelier room is the restaurant’s collection of fine wines — 4,000 bottles and counting — stored a cellar realised in partnership with wine storage company Sensis. Designed to evoke a traditional vaulted wine cellar, the additional walk-in space is defined by its stepped brick walls and low ceiling, beautifully centred to envelope the gold-veined marble table where wine tastings take place.


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