Joyce Wang Studio has imagined a futuristic and metallic version of the Parisian bistro for the Hong Kong institution BELON – which has reopened in a new location in Soho.
Guests enter the Hong Kong restaurant through an iridescent granite ‘portal’ and mirrored passageway, which showcases BELON’s moody new interiors. We are far from the brilliantly lit space of its former location.
Wall lamps and suspensions bathe the interior of the restaurant in a soft light, which highlights Joyce Wang Studiothe use of textured materials including hammered pewter, slatted wood and raw wall plaster.
The floating ceiling panels, along with the lighting, create the feeling of being underwater – serving as a reminder of the corals and sponges that new chef Matthew Kirkley apparently used as food inspiration. Guests who want a little more theater with their dinner can book the Glass Kitchen, which gives a first-hand perspective on Kirkley’s work as he cooks Kusshi oysters, pigeon pithivier and chocolate cake and nutty.