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Spanning 8,000 square feet, this new venture by Cookie DPT founder Wil Fang has something for everyone from morning to night

Central has always offered food, drinks, dance floors and wellness all within several paces of one another, but H Code's newest tenant is looking to go one step further. Carbon is a new 8,000-square-foot venue crowning the vertical development that combines all these concepts into a space spread over two floors.

Spearheaded by Cookie DPT founder Wil Fang, beverage consultant Chanel Adams, and Charlz Ng, co-founder of Hybrid Group, Carbon—so named after the element that forms the building block for all life—offers vertiginous views of Tai Kwun, the Mid-Levels and Victoria Harbour from within a spartan, all-black interior that is designed to cater to guests from morning to late night.

In addition to circadian lighting, the modular, hydraulic-enabled furniture can be quickly transformed from a restaurant set-up to a lounge format to accommodate drinks gatherings and music performances. Meanwhile, a 2,600-square-foot rooftop can hold anything from morning yoga sessions to outdoor movie screenings against the backdrop of the city.

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Heading up the food programme is executive chef Mike Boyle, whose time at Alto, Bistecca Italian Steak House, and now-closed Sai Ying Pun paleo diner The Awakening have burnished his health-conscious cooking style. His seasonal, flexitarian and farm-to-table dishes include a grilled
garden platter, black truffle pappardelle, and even a 1kg porterhouse steak with za'atar roasted carrots.

Throughout the day, the drinks menu offers coffee drinks, low-sugar mocktails and detox smoothies, before switching in the evening to a range of Hong Kong-inspired cocktails put together by Adams. This, alongside a music programme of hip-hop, R&B, funk, soul, jazz and reggae headed by French producer and resident DJ Freekill, promises to put Carbon firmly on the nightlife circuit when it opens to the public on November 11.

Carbon, 26/F, H-Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong; +852 6166 8585

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