With its flagship located on Hong Kong’s Gough Street and 40 more stores worldwide, Timothy Oulton has established a visionary brand built on quintessential British design and craftsmanship. Each piece of handcrafted furniture exudes innovation and whispers of faded grandeur – and the same hallmark qualities are reflected in the brand’s first modern British culinary venture led by Head Chef Arron Rhodes, Gough’s On Gough.
Housed within an eloquent 2-storey design, Gough’s on Gough captures the essence of modern Britain while retaining traditional mannerisms. The doors on 15 Gough Street have now opened, and guests are invited to embark on an unparalleled dining experience that combines timeless style, jet-fresh fare, and charming hospitality.
WHY GOUGH STREET
Gough Street is a storied locale that has borne witness to much of the modern history of Hong Kong. Named after a British Viscount with an exceptionally international orientation that saw him travel the globe from England to Africa, India and China, Gough Street has long been a unique point of confluence for an exotic blend of eastern and western culture. With its heady proximity to the traditional Man Mo temple, radical university student life frequented by a revolutionary Sun Yat Sen, its notorious printing shops, and its famous beef brisket noodle shop, Gough has always felt to us like a perfect place for new stories to begin.
Timothy Oulton has had a home on Gough Street in Hong Kong since its inception, setting out to create inspiring interior experiences anchored in the values of authentic handcraftsmanship and materials, daring creativity and an ethos of hosting. This ethos has seen it establish a presence in many of the world’s great cities, east and west. The overall design of Gough’s on Gough, as well as all fixtures and furnishings, have been fabricated in the same workshops that Timothy Oulton uses in the creation of its distinctive furniture collections, all with the intention of providing an inspiring backdrop for our guests’ experiences.
Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Head Chef Arron Rhodes realized his passion for cooking early and kicked off his culinary career from a young age. With trainings from prestigious and globally recognized restaurants such as Restaurant Andre in Singapore and 2 Michelin-star restaurant The Vineyard at Stockcross, UK, Arron’s initial years in the industry prepared him for his tenures at lauded establishments to come. From intensive trainings at 3* Hof Van Cleve in Belgium to masterminding the world’s first underwater restaurant in the Maldives, and most recently in Peru working in the world’s 4th ranked Central Restaurante, and the world’s 15th ranked Maido by Mitsuhara. Arron has travelled far to hone his culinary skills. Now, Chef Arron arrives to the helm of Gough’s On Gough to push the boundaries of culinary excellence, and provide Hong Kong’s international clientele with an unforgettable experience of modern British cuisine.
At Gough’s On Gough, guests will indulge in the finest modern British cuisine prepared by Head Chef Arron Rhodes, with service steeped in the traditions of good manners and charm. Modern British cuisine is a reinterpretation of classic British dishes, drawing from a mix of multi-cultural influences, in this case, from Asia and Latin America. Dining at Gough’s On Gough is a casual yet refined affair with a menu offering a variety of meats, fish and seafood with strong influences from the British Isles. Gough’s On Gough is deeply committed to supporting small family farms with exclusively sustainable practices, and guests can rest assured that all grass-fed livestock were raised on pastures as nature intended. One particular source is a farm as close as the New Territories, where amazing herbs and vegetables are grown locally.
At the anticipated Seafood Bar, guests can relish a variety of fresh seafood such as a succulent Selection of Seasonal Oysters (Market Price), Madagascan Prawn Cocktail (HK$158), or the magnificent Seafood Platter for 2 (HK$1,280), which carries royal helpings of oysters, mussels, clams, king crab, lobster, prawns and sauces. From the seasonal appetizers, Chef Arron’s signatures include Scottish Brown Crab (HK$158) with green apple, seaweed ewe milk ricotta and charred cucumber salad, and Handmade Gnocchi (HK$178) made with a 6-month matured comte cheese sauce, pickled potatoes and fresh garden herbs. Meat lovers will fawn over the tender Slow-Cooked Hungarian Chicken (HK$328) with sautéed peas, confit asparagus and a raw mushroom carpaccio, and the hearty grass-fed wagyu Steak (HK$398) with perhaps a side of Thyme-baked Baby Potatoes (HK$72). To conclude, Gough’s On Gough offers an exquisite selection of sweets to invigorate your palate. Lychee Garden (HK$98) is a refreshing choice with vanilla bean mousse, ginger bread, lychee sorbet & textures of passionfruit, and the chef’s Nordic-inspired specialty, Icelandic Skyr (HK$98) features macerated blueberries, toasted oat granola, praline, and white chocolate crumble.
Guests may also opt for the 2017 8-Course Summer Tasting Menu (HK$988 per person), for a remarkable gastronomic journey filled with fresh meats, fish and seafood of select provenance. Showcasing impressive techniques by the chef, the tasting menu provides a stunning glimpse into the best that Gough’s On Gough has to offer.
“We are working with some amazing ingredients here at Gough’s On Gough, which are of course sustainably sourced and of the highest possible quality within their respective categories. I can’t wait for Hong Kong to finally get a taste of the modern British-inspired dishes my team and I have been developing tirelessly over the past few months,” says Head Chef Arron Rhodes.
Classic libations will be prepared at the restaurant’s two bars featuring cocktails inspired and created in the memory of the great British icon, Sir Winston Churchill. Take a seat at the bar and whet your appetite with a skillfully prepared Aperitif, with a choice of 4 elegant cocktails. The Mayfair Cocktail (HK$100) is a sweet tribute to the stylish London district, with vanilla-infused vodka, Luxardo apricot brandy, Pimiento Dram, and orange juice. One of the bar’s signature drinks, The Roots of Manchester (HK$100), takes guests further north from the English capital. Shaken and stirred with Aylesbury Duck vodka, Dandelion & Burdock, blueberry and arugula greens, this eccentric creation is the perfect cocktail to stimulate the taste buds.
From the Cocktail Menu are 4 choices of sensual modern libations to sip with your meal, such as White Bellini (HK$110) with Aylesbury Duck vodka, Cocchi Americano, Apricot Purée, fresh lemon and champagne. End the night with the gourmet ritual of Digestif. Let the experienced mixologists tempt you with Our Finest Hour (HK$120), created with Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac, Compass Box great King Street Artist Blend, tobacco & cocao nib tincture, and tempus fugit crème de Noyaux.
Known worldwide for its vintage British soul, Timothy Oulton masterfully blends traditional craftsmanship with pioneering designs. Situated in close proximity to the flagship furniture shop, Gough’s On Gough embodies the distinctive Timothy Oulton spirit throughout its design. From the rustic, leather-bound menus to the moonstone and crystal central bar, bold surprises lurk at every unassuming corner and provide the perfect space for socializing. Handcrafted, sensational materials adorn the restaurant’s interior and make for a sleek yet comfortable place for all types of social gatherings.
From beginning to end, the Timothy Oulton experience is nothing short of extraordinary. At the entrance, guests will be greeted by Derek the Diver, a deep-sea diver donning a 1940s vintage helmet that protects him from the surrounding swarm of majestic Amazon basin red-bellied and gold-flecked live piranhas. Past the tank, guests will make their way up a spiral staircase as authentic bar beams of century-old English reclaimed timbers crisscross overhead along with a glittering crystal chandelier reminiscent of a Venetian 1960’s style. On the second landing, step onto the mesmerizing Roman optical black-and-white patterned marble flooring, with each piece meticulously hand-cut and laid. The moonstone bar ahead is a glowing sight to behold; featuring back-lit Italian moonstone and 495 herringbone baguettes of K9 Optical glass that refract the light like crystal. Settle into one of seats showcasing deep-tufted leather banquettes, hand-buttoned and hand-finished with translucent dyes to give a rich, warm patina. At Gough’s On Gough, this is how one’s night begins, and similarly, how it ends.
Seating just over 50 people with 10 additional seats at the classic marble cocktail bar, Gough’s On Gough also offers an intimate private dining room for a table of 4 as well as a semi-private dining room for a party of between 6 – 12 people.
“We are extremely excited to be opening our first restaurant concept in Hong Kong. Gough’s on Gough shares the same philosophy with everything our brand stands for – the idea of welcoming and connecting people and providing them with extraordinary hosted experiences is what inspires us,” says founder, Timothy Oulton.
Address – 15 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact Number – 852-2473-9066
Contact Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Website – www.goughsongough.com