Located on the 25th floor of H Code in Central, Clarence opened its doors in March 2022. Located in a stunning spot, the restaurant offers an unparalleled view of Tai Kwun. Transitioning from its former use as a police station, Tai Kwun has now been transformed into a thriving arts hub.
By using a refined nature-inspired colour palette of white plaster with grey, burgundy, and red hues the concept of ‘terroir’ comes to life. Wooden columns along the lift greet diners at the entrance, this feature immediately asserts the verticality of the space. The main dining room has plush semicircular banquettes that sit against wavy back walls. This provides a subtle divider between the entrance and the rest of the space. The carpenter used three-meter-long planks of aged smoked oak imported from Belgium to make the flooring.
The unique monolithic curved counter distinguishes the area for raw fish and wine. Here the lighting is dimmer, more subdued, and the blackened oak theme is striking in the other way airy restaurant. The brickwork flooring pattern and ultra-matte terracotta walls and ceilings provide a distinct ambiance to the outdoor lounge. These markers evoke a traditional country loggia.
In the sommelier room is the restaurant’s collection of fine wines. The stepped brick walls and low ceiling of the additional walk-in space create a traditional vaulted wine cellar ambiance. Centered beautifully is a gold-veined marble table where wine tastings take place.
Clarence aims to make customers feel at home by creating a welcoming and emotionally engaging atmosphere.