COMMISSARY RETRO CALIFORNIAN-STYLE RESTAURANT
Among the many upmarket restaurants located at Pacific Place in Hong Kong, the Commissary stands out with its smart casual style and chilled-out vibe. With a neutral colour palette, string lights and wood implements, this Southern Californian restaurant charms with a warm and cosy ambience.
Designed by Singapore-based Siew Hui Lim of Hui Designs, the hip restaurant features a fresh take on Californian interiors of the 1960s and 1970s, which is what the co-owners – entrepreneur Yenn Wong and culinary director Morgan McGlone – envisioned when developing the diner’s concept. Like many of Yenn’s other F&B concepts that offer customers a place to relax, Commissary exudes a sophisticated lounge atmosphere with an open concept and lots of natural light.
A “commissary” usually refers to a basic food store for military personnel, but the design of this outlet is far from simple. Guests entering the restaurant are greeted with large bay windows, red clay walls and generously proportioned wood furniture and furnishings. Once inside, diners are instantly transported from the bustling city to a beachside cafe.
Featuring Hay’s Soft Edge chairs in oak matte lacquer and vintage Herman Miller DSW chairs (designed by Charles and Ray Eames) in fibreglass, the ensemble further enhances the modern feel of the space. One main feature is the wooden bar with a brass counter and mirror backing – a modern interpretation of the classic wooden counter. Hui Designs also transformed the exterior into an outdoor terrace with lush plants and high tables.
The restaurant offers all-day dining and baked goods, including treats such as fish tacos, red velvet cake and a range of California-inspired cocktails.
With its well-conceived menu and inviting interiors, Commissary makes for a stop worth visiting the next time you are in the fragrant harbour.
COMMISSARY IS LOCATED AT LEVEL 4, PACIFIC PLACE, 88 QUEENSWAY, HONG KONG. VISIT HTTP://WWW.PACIFICPLACE.COM.HK/EN/DINE/COMMISSARY