Swire Hotels is pleased to announce that Rowley Leigh, British Chef, Restaurateur and Food Writer is the chef Consultant of The Continental, Hong Kong, the flagship stand-alone restaurant owned and managed by the newly-established restaurant division of Swire Hotels.

Rowley is one of the founding fathers of modern British cooking.  Over the past two decades in London, he has been acclaimed as one of UK’s most outstanding and celebrated chefs heading iconic restaurants such as Le Café Anglais, Kensington Place, and Le Poulbot after an apprenticeship at Joe Allen and Le Gavroche

In 1998, Rowley also began a career as cookery writer, winning the prestigious Glenfiddich award three times with The Guardian andThe Sunday Telegraph and has now been ten years at The Financial Times.

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Swire Hotels is pleased to announce the opening of three new restaurants in the second half of this year: PUBLIC and Ground PUBLIC in Taikoo Place and The Continental in Pacific Place.

In July, Ground PUBLIC will begin serving coffees, drinks and takeaway items during office hours on G/F of One Island East in Taikoo Place. In September, its full-service counterpart PUBLIC will open on L37 of the same building, and will cater to workers in the neighbouring office buildings as well as residents of the area. PUBLIC will feature both served and self-serve areas and its wide-ranging menu, which will include Western and Asian dishes, will be updated on a regular basis.

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