If you can't make it to Duddell
's weekend dim sum brunch (it's recommended you eat on the terrace and wash the dumplings down with a bottle of champagne, or two), lunch hour in the upstairs lounge is just as wonderful.
Pictured ahead of the Green Fair at Whittington Castle on Sunday are, from left, Jonjo Evans, Joy Duddell
and Matilda Evans
The Foxglove on Duddell
's Street is one of the best speakeasies in the city.
I start with gourmet dim sum and quirky cocktails crafted by Fung Man-Ip at Duddell
's, situated on the roof of 1 Duddell
Delicious fluffy bao buns on offer at Ling Heung Tea House in Wellington Street Pineapple buns and coffee for brunch at Duddell
's The chic terrace bar at Kerry Hotel's Red Sugar club Francesca in Hong Kong at the Man Mo Temple The Aqua Luna traditional junk boat getting ready for a sunset journey
"It's often difficult to justify beauty in a world run by spreadsheets," laments Crawford, whose Studioilse imbued the project with the same intimate domesticity it has applied to elite social hubs like Soho House New York and Duddell
's Arts Club in Hong Kong.
With an interior design inspired by bing sutt (the traditional Hong Kong coffeehouse), the Duddell
Street Starbucks has a character unlike any other.
These finalists were selected at local Taste Festivals held during 2016, with Gerrits seeing off competition from Pascal Aussignac from the Club Gascon, London; Michael Hunter from Antler Restaurant, Toronto; Andrea Provenzani, from Il Liberty, Milan; Vitaly Tikhonov from G.Graf, Moscow; Siu Hin Chi from Duddell
's, Hong Kong; Scott Bridger from Bib & Tucker and May Street Larder, Perth; Sylvestre Wahid from Restaurant Sylvestre, Paris; Francesco Apreda from Imago, Rome; and Nelly Robertson from Nel in Sydney.
A leading example of collector-led innovation is Duddell
's, the restaurant-cum-gallery co-founded by Alan Lo, which has hosted exhibitions curated by Danh Vo and Gregor Muir among others.
This call was from EnergySave Plus (UK) Limited, an Essex company run by 21-year-old Ryan Duddell
. I asked him why his company was calling a number registered with the Telephone Preference Service.
The current newsmaker is Duddell
's which opened in June 2013 atop the flagship Shanghai Tang Mansion in Central.
Eschewing Hits like Sit Down, Born Of Frustration, Laid and Tomorrow, yet briefly indulging singer Tim Booth's tongue-in-cheek conducting of the 1812 overture, the marriage of alt-rock with Joe Duddell
's arrangements fully justified the scale and spectacle - even if the drums occasionally drowned out the strings.