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Restaurant, $$$$, British, Central
A contemporary take on British cuisine served in plush surroundings
  • ReservationYes
  • Accept Credit CardYes
  • Dress CodeSmart Casual
  • Vegetarian DishMore than 5
  • Bring Your Own BottleYes
  • BuffetNo
  • CorkageHK$350 per bottle
  • Smoking AreaNo
  • Car ValetNo


Aqua Group’s Statement, with its plush interior—a stately mix of teal, dove grey and dark woods—is an excellent fit with the Tai Kwun’s colonial-era architecture, and the food—a contemporary take on British cuisine—proves just as stylish. An appetiser of Hokkaido scallops with smoked cabbage heart and Welsh laverbread butter gets our meal off to a great start; the scallops are plump and cooked perfectly, whilst the rich seaweed sauce makes for a deliciously indulgent pairing. Overall, however, the dish is just that little bit too salty; throughout our meal, the issue of slight over- or under- seasoning persists, although the flavour combinations are largely on point—including a punchy lamb tartare with heritage tomato chutney, and a side of baked carrots with creamy goat’s curd and crunchy buckwheat. The wine list is excellent and extensive, with helpful tasting notes given for the by-glass options; service is friendly and well-informed too, although it gets a bit difficult to flag down staff once the restaurant is full. With its focus on quality ingredients and full-bodied flavours, Statement has all the foundations in place – and, with just a little more refinement, could easily hit greater heights.

Tatler Tip

Arrive early to enjoy a cocktail in the restaurant’s adjoining sister bar, The Dispensary.


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