From delicate tea sets to house-made pickles and complex dishes, Old Bailey is dedicated to presenting a complete journey into Jiangnan food and traditions.
The restaurant is located on the second floor of the JC Contemporary arts centre, part of the Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and the Arts, a new cultural hub in the restored Central Police Compound. Designed by Swedish architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron, the space thoughtfully merges Hong Kong heritage with modern city appeal. A bright and relaxing open bar area provides a selection of tea, cocktails and cakes, while the restaurant area presents a retro and elegant dining atmosphere.
Led by Executive Chef Wong Gwan Man, Old Bailey provides a wide range of traditional Jiangnan dishes, many of which require meticulous skill and involve complex processes to prepare. To the culinary team, ingredients are the star of all dishes. Therefore, all the ingredients in the restaurant are carefully sourced, with more than 80 percent of the vegetables being organic, for example. With a strong tea culture in the region, the menu also includes a selection of premium tea.