Jin Gui, Hamburg
Opening onto a historic courtyard, the Pan-Asian restaurant takes its name from the Chinese meaning “golden tortoise”. The name refers to the legend of a French lady in the 19th century who paraded around the courtyard with her tortoise on a leash. The interior takes its cue from her avant-garde exuberance.
Beyond the deepest reach of the restaurant is the surreal and unexpected Spiegelsaal, a private dining space that is the jewel of Jin Gui. This space sets itself apart from the rest with a rhythm of overlapping copper rods, rotated towards a vanishing point and reflected by a mirror wall to create a kaleidoscopic effect, transporting diners into another world. The Spiegelsaal is in a limbo of futuristic and earthy, slick and raw, fantasy and familiar; not for the faint-hearted.
The adjacent chamber is a 12-seater private dining room that extends the visual language of Tibetan geometry and landscape to celebrate the diversity of personas that will enjoy our space to come. A radiating chandelier of copper detailing and crackled glass fills the room with glistening warmth. A playful ode to the larger energies at work with our planetary system and its alignment of planets and stars.
SOMMERSAAL, the Winter Garden turned Summer Salon can be found off to the side of the main dining area. Filled with plantings, guests can enjoy intimate dining in an airy environment whilst people-watching from tete-a-tete loveseats and sumptuous armchairs. This space features terrazzo floor lamps with copper base plates and stems. Caning furniture compliments the Summer Salon with a modernist outdoor aesthetic.
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Stadthausbrücke 10, Hamburg