John Anthony莊館是香港一家主打粤式点心的新派中菜馆。餐厅概念源自1805年历史上第一个入英国籍的华人John Anthony。彼时John是东印度公司的雇员，远渡重洋抵达东伦敦港区的Limehouse，为上岸的中国水手安排食宿。后来，他成为了Limehouse中国城的奠基人。室内设计以John Anthony的航行为灵感，旨在探索东西方建筑风格和材料的融合，在殖民建筑风格中融入东方细节，将一座英式茶屋摇身一变改造成一间中餐厅。
John Anthony is a contemporary dim sum restaurant located in Hong Kong. The concept for the restaurant is drawn from the historical figure John Anthony, the first Chinese man to be naturalized as a British citizen in 1805. John Anthony, an employee of the East India Company, embarked on the voyage from the East to West arriving in Limehouse, the east end docklands of London. There his job was to ensure lodgings and food for arriving Chinese sailors. He became the father of Limehouse’s Chinatown. The design drew on John Anthony’s journey, exploring the fusion of architectural styles and materiality between East and West and colonial architecture blurred with eastern detailing, to create a British tea hall turned Chinese canteen.
▼莊館内部空间，view of the interior
Linehouse explored the materials John Anthony would have encountered on his journey: hand glazed tiles, natural and racked renders, terracotta, hand dyed fabrics and hand woven wickers.
explore the materials John Anthony would have encountered on his journey
Arriving guests are transported down a vertical staircase of white metal and back lit diffused glass. The entrance captures a glimpse of what is to come: terracotta render walls with a triple height arched ceiling clad in pink tiles, and a lime green terrazzo floor. Infinite reflections of the arches are captured in the high level mirrors.
▼餐厅入口，entrance of the restaurant
white metal grid wall&terracotta render walls &arches
▼石灰绿色水磨石地面、黄铜灯具，lime green terrazzo floor&copper lights
▼用餐区入口处，entrance of main dinning area
Linehouse plays on the retro nostalgia of the Chinese canteen, fusing this with colonial detailing captured in the details of the timber bar with glass vitrines, wicker leaners and furniture, and gold and maroon floral fabrics.
▼复古且点缀以殖民风格的设计，retro nostalgia of the Chinese canteen fusing with colonial details
▼木质台面、玻璃灯架、藤编沙发椅座、金色与栗色的印花，timber bar with glass vitrines, wicker leaners and furniture, gold and maroon floral fabrics
A collection of infused gin tubes hang vertically above the bar, infused with blends of botanicals found along the Spice Routes. At high level the arches are back lit with diffused glass, allowing for shifting light qualities throughout the day and night. This arched structure hovers above the bar displaying an expansive gin collection behind glass vitrines. A white metal structure hangs from the render ceiling reminiscent of an industrial storehouse, suspending custom timber tube lights. Bespoke hammered copper lights line the walls.
▼吧台沿用拱形元素，arched structure used in the bar area
An intimate room behind the bar welcomes guests to be seated on floral booth seats, allowing glimpses of the bartenders beyond. Cream linen curtains hang on a copper rail, dividing each booth and billowing hand dyed indigo linen envelops the ceiling recalling nautical qualities.
▼吧台背后卡座区，intimate room behind the bar
The main dining hall in the restaurant is an interpretation of the storehouses in the docklands. The modern vaulted space plays on verticality, lightness and has a sense of whimsy with circular canopy columns in a dusty pink lacquer and white metal arches surrounded by terracotta render. Beyond the dining hall, a series of arched spaces allow for more intimate dining. The arches are clad in handmade tiles in green and blue, framing views of the kitchen and the spaces beyond. These spaces can be screened for privacy from the main hall by turquoise curtains.
▼一系列小拱顶结构的相对私密用餐区，a series of arched spaces allow for more intimate dining
dusty pink lacquer columns surrounded by terracotta render and connected ceilings
▼立柱上部细节，details of the column capital
The private dining rooms are lined in hand-painted tiles featuring large scale illustrations of commodities traded between the British and Chinese in the 18th century such as medicinal poppies and exotic animals. The room is enveloped by a hand racked arched plaster ceiling. Reclaimed terracotta tiles pave the main dining hall, sourced from abandoned houses in rural China.
▼石膏拱顶与砖片墙面的包间，tiles wall and arched plaster ceiling
▼ 绘有药用罂粟和东方异兽的墙面，image of medicinal poppies and exotic animals on the wall
The bathrooms reference the spice trade, with a custom laminate in green, mustard, and turquoise framing the space, custom copper mounted vanities, and a green arched ceiling. Recycled plastic tubes line the ceiling of the bathroom stalls.
▼取材自东西方香料贸易历史的洗手间设计，bathrooms reference the spice trade
▼隔间天花板由回收的塑料管排列装饰而成，recycled plastic tubes line the ceiling of the bathroom stall
At the heart of the venue is a sustainable message, woven into every aspect of the interior and operations. From upcycling wasted plastic and paper into coasters and menus, to tiling floors with reclaimed terracotta and using highly sustainable rattan, every element incorporates an eco-friendly or ethical initiative. The kitchen uses traceable ingredients from sustainable food suppliers and employs equipment to reduce energy usage. Wines and spirits are sourced from environmentally responsible vineyards and craft distilleries.
▼地下二层平面，level B2 plan
▼地下一层平面，level B1 plan
▼一层平面，level 1 plan
摄影: Jonathan Leijonhufvud （雷坛坛）
Year of completion: 2018
Client: Maximal Concepts
Project Address: Shop B01-10, Basement One, Lee Garden Three, 1 Sunning Rd, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Photograher: Johnathon Leijonhufvud
Project Website: johnanthony.hk