To compete against newly revitalised projects like Tai Kwun and The Mills, the former Marine Police Headquarters in Tsim Sha Tsui, previously known as Hullet House, has been given a facelift and rebranded as House 1881. As part of the refurbishment, five new restaurants and bars, as well as a boutique hotel, have been introduced.
Within this restored colonial-style building are several brand new F&B options for Hongkongers to discover. First up, there’s Café Parlour, an all-day-dining restaurant that offers international fare and afternoon tea; Fortune Villa, an opulent, fine-dining Cantonese restaurant that celebrates traditional dim sum techniques using locally sourced ingredients; and The Stable Steak House, which sees the former horse stables transformed into an atmospheric chalet serving quality steaks and seafood. Located upstairs is the Stable Bar (formerly Whisky@Stables), which boasts the city's largest selection of gin, artisanal and rare spirits and wine. For a more laid-back vibe, pop along to new gastropub The Sergeant's Bar. Originally the watering hole for visiting sailors and police staff, the bar now offers a wide selection of craft beers, themed cocktails and bar snacks. It also screens live sports programmes.
The new boutique hotel, which highlights the house's long history as well as modernity with its lavish furnishings, offers two varieties of suites with private balconies. Bookings for June are now available.
And to kick it up a notch as the new heritage attraction, House 1881 now features a 3D synchronised light show celebrating Hong Kong’s traditions, cultural icons and Victoria Harbour’s changing landscape. You can catch it every weekend (Friday-Sunday) and on public holidays at 8.30pm.