Restaurant attracts customers and tenants

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 25 May, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 25 May, 2011, 12:00am


Like many small grade-B and grade-C office towers built on side streets, Tiffan Tower, located in Wan Chai Road, was largely unknown to all but its own tenants.

However, that changed when a small French eatery called Mirror Restaurant opened on the sixth floor of the 26-storey building nine months ago. The restaurant quickly established a reputation for fine dining, and despite its location in a district dominated by old and often run-down buildings, now draws its custom from the city's wealthy businessmen, including top investment bankers and property developers.

'Sun Hung Kai Properties vice-chairman Raymond Kwok Ping-luen has visited us,' said Clifford Chan, one of the three shareholders of Mirror Restaurant.

Chan is an executive director of Luk Hoi Tong, which owns Tiffan Tower and also the prime office property Luk Hoi Tong Building in Queen's Road, Central.

Be warned, he says, if you plan to visit the 30-seat restaurant. 'If you want to come during weekends, the queue is up to July,' he said.

The main attraction of the restaurant is quality French food at lower prices when compared with outlets in more conventional upmarket locations, said Chan. Customers can also dress casually, unlike in five-star hotel restaurants.

Tiffan Tower now has 10 floors leased to restaurants, bars or entertainment-related businesses.

Chan said Luk Hoi Tong planned to attract more operators of different cuisines to enhance the building's popularity.