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André Fu designed the yolk-coloured interiors of this Hong Kong restaurant, which looks like it’s basking in a permanent state of golden hour.

The designer describes his approach as ‘Jodhpur reimagined’, explaining that Leela is an interpretation of his memories of the city’s sandstone Umaid Bhawan Palace.

Fu’s captured the atmosphere and form of Jodhpur’s historic town using shapes, patterns and styling found in traditional palaces. Scalloped archways, metal pendants and a liberal use of colour all call to mind the Indian influence.

The interiors serve as a prelude to the menu, serving chef Manav Tuli’s personal take on the classics – including tandoori beef, ox-tail gosht, bone marrow biryani and a tiffin box lunch menu.

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