"A glorious Cantonese symphony."
-Evening Standard

"Duddell's has entered London's high-end
Cantonese restaurant category with distinct aplomb."
-Eater

ABOUT

Duddell's London is the first restaurant of the Duddell's brand to open outside of Hong Kong where the original was founded in 2013. Set in the historic St. Thomas Church in the heart of London Bridge, minutes from Borough Market and The Shard, Duddell's London showcases authentic Cantonese cuisine and hand-crafted dim sum at the Restaurant and Asian-inspired cocktails at the Bar.

Award winning architects Michaelis Boyd were commissioned to restore the interiors of the building, one of the finest examples of Queen Anne architecture. Their design for Duddell's London was inspired by the traditional 1960's Hong Kong tea restaurant, making use of colour and patterns to create a retro space with a contemporary twist, while respecting the traditional architecture and fabric of the listed building.

Duddell's in Hong Kong was conceived to create a cultural and social destination for people with an appreciation for the arts, providing an inspiring backdrop where people could meet, eat, drink and socialise while surrounded by museum quality year-round art exhibitions.

As with its Hong Kong counterpart, Duddell's London has a strong focus on its art programme and is a destination for both foodies and art lovers alike.

Art

ON VIEW NOW


Michael Lau
Image: Michael Lau, Salvator Michael Gold, 2018. Acylic on Canvas. © Michael Lau

OH…MY TOY! Solo Exhibition by Michael Lau
Curated by William Zhao

1 October 2018 – 14 April 2019

Known as the ‘Godfather of Designer Toys’, artist Michael Lau grew up during Hong Kong’s ‘toy era’ of the 1970s. His childhood passion for toys grew into an obsession with collectibles as an adult. His genuine love of toys and his desire to collect them gave birth to his ‘Gardener’ series in 1999, which was presented at a solo exhibition at the Hong Kong Arts Centre. He took inspiration from the streets, but he brought his characters into galleries and auction houses, launching the Artoy trend.

Lau is perhaps best known for a series of nine figures with a secret tenth figure. To obtain the special final figure, you had to collect the first nine and a piece of packaging from each. Collectors had to ‘collect them all’, and these toys became something of a religion.

Continuing with this religious theme, Lau will introduce the character Salvator Michael at Duddell's London, which is housed in a deconsecrated church. Salvator Michael is a character modelled after the Salvator Mundi, blessing his loyal followers with crossed fingers. The figure of Salvator Michael in paintings and sculptures will be placed throughout the space. In addition to a large standing sculpture and two large roundel paintings, Salvator Michael will also be presented hanging on the cross, which here is converted into a lowercase ‘t’ (for ‘toy’). Painted and sculpted versions of this crucifixion will be situated by the windows like the Stations of the Cross. This new series brings toys, art, and God together into a new trinity.


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CONTACT

MONDAY TO FRIDAY

Lunch: 12PM - 3PM

Dinner: 5:30PM - 11PM


SATURDAY

Lunch: 12PM - 3PM

Dinner: 6PM - 11PM


SUNDAY

Lunch: 12PM - 3PM

Dinner: 6PM - 10.30PM


BAR

Sunday to Thursday: 12PM - 11:30PM

Friday to Saturday: 12PM - 12AM


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