The owners of The Press Room brasserie and Classified delicatessen and cheese shop on Hollywood Road have opened a restaurant in a newly renovated four-storey heritage building (below) in Wan Chai. The Pawn, which opened on Tuesday, is so called because a pawn shop previously occupied one of the spaces in the building, which was built in the late 1800s. The restaurant covers 14,000 square feet over three storeys. The first floor - The Living Room (below right) - is a lounge and bar serving cocktails, wines, single-malt whiskies, draft beers and a menu of simple dishes. The second floor Dining Room seats 80. Cocktails can be taken on the roof garden, weather permitting. The Pawn serves modern British dishes by Welsh chef David Tamlyn, who apprenticed with Marco Pierre White and worked at Michelin two-star establishments The Square and Pied a Terre in the same city. Pastry chef Emma Renfrew worked at The Wolseley in London. The menu includes ham hock and prune terrine with piccalilli and crispy pig's ear (HK$95), roast beef with Yorkshire pudding (served on Sundays, HK$210) and brandy snaps with caramelised oranges (above right; HK$75). The Pawn is at 62 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, tel: 2866 3444.