Project NameParadis Restaurant
Opening HoursMonday to Thursday 12:00 - 14:30 , 18:30 - 01:00 / Friday 12:00 - 14:30 , 18:30 - 03:00 / Saturday 18:30 - 03:00
Telephone+852 3182 0105
Creative AgencyA Work of Substance
|Bars, Restaurants, Design, Interior Design
|Monday to Thursday 12:00 - 14:30 , 18:30 - 01:00 / Friday 12:00 - 14:30 , 18:30 - 03:00 / Saturday 18:30 - 03:00
3/F 46-48 Wyndham Street
Hong Kong S.A.R., China
|+852 3182 0105
|A Work of Substance
Invoking the air of mystery and enchantment of a Caribbean island’s lunar eclipse, Paradis restaurant on Hong Kong’s Wyndham Street invites patrons to partake in a journey of intimate adventure the moment they walk through its doors. Designed by the branding and design consultancy agency, Substance, it opened in January 2016 with a clear mission at hand: to enthral its guests through a relaxed cocktail hour and a languid dinner service that last as long as the moon illuminates the sky.
French Colonial style greets all who enter the low-slung, 62-seat restaurant and bar, elegantly bringing the outside in through ingenious touches and subtle detailing. Warm, soothing lighting emanates from the custom made, brass pendant light fixtures hanging from the ceiling which were designed so as to invoke the waning and waxing cycles of the moon. The gilded sheen they cast references the Haitian goddess of the moon, Mawu, and embraces all elements of the décor—from the sophisticated rattan furniture and canopy hanging over the bar, to the beige-toned, leather-clad seating banquet running along the edge of the entire dining area and even the custom designed, “La Lune ” alcohol bottles.
The exotic themed mural which is hand painted in intoxicating detail on the surrounding walls invokes the moody magic of an island paradise, further melding the outside within and providing an evocative, colourful and textural backdrop for all proceedings. One can almost hear the portrayed cheeky monkeys laughing as they hide behind rustling leaves while waves crash onto a nearby beach just beyond the lush green forest. Meanwhile, back in the reality of Paradis, the elegant Colonial-style wooden louver-screens used to delineate both the cocktail lounge from the dining area, as well as the individual dining booths from one another add an element of cosy seclusion—making it easy for a party of guests to forget that they aren’t dining on the grounds of their own private Caribbean plantation!
The sensory experience continues and is in fact magnified through the menu, where a richly French influenced Caribbean cuisine tickles guests’ palates through choices laced with succulent exotic island staples, such as passion fruit and plantain.