SEVVA, perched atop the iconic Prince’s Building in Central, has been a symbol of elegance and sophistication since its grand opening in 2008. Over the years, it has enchanted patrons with its breathtaking 360-degree views of the Hong Kong skyline and a refined culinary experience reflecting the city’s diverse cultural influences.
At the helm of SEVVA’s success is Bonnae Gokson, a creative visionary who, with unbounded passion, has curated the venue into a glamorous East-meets-West hotspot. The establishment’s menu, inspired by the cultural diversity of Hong Kong, features a cosmopolitan mix of authentic tastes from Chinese regional kitchens and colonial-era influences, earning SEVVA international acclaim and recognition as one of the world’s healthiest restaurants.
However, the announcement of SEVVA’s closure in May 2024 marks the end of a 16-year era. The decision, attributed to unforeseen challenges, comes in the wake of political unrest in 2019 and the global COVID-19 pandemic, which severely impacted Hong Kong’s hospitality sector. Bonnae Gokson acknowledged these hurdles, citing external pressures that ultimately led to the difficult decision to close the establishment.
The closure of SEVVA also signifies broader changes in Hong Kong’s economic and social landscape. The city’s decline in visitors, coupled with the impact of sociopolitical events, has created a challenging environment for high-end establishments like SEVVA. Gokson’s statement highlights the ripple effect, affecting the livelihoods of the staff in the entire food and beverage industry.
Despite the challenges, SEVVA leaves behind a legacy that extends beyond its luxurious ambiance and stunning sunsets. As it bids farewell, the establishment reflects on its success and expresses openness to exploring new creative directions in the future. SEVVA’s influence on Hong Kong’s celebrity social scene, hosting events that drew enthusiasts from fashion, music, and film, will be remembered as an integral part of its legacy.
/In May 2024, as SEVVA serves its last sundowner cocktail on the rooftop terrace, patrons will gather to celebrate 16 years at the pinnacle of Hong Kong’s F&B scene, cherishing the memories of this iconic venue that has left an indelible mark on the city’s culinary and social landscape.
For reservations and to bid farewell to SEVVA, you may contact them at 25/F, Prince’s Building, 10 Charter Road, Central, 2537 1388, or [email protected].
Photos from: SEVVA