I couldn’t resist.
I found this 1972 ad for the Godown Bistro’s sister restaurant–the Godown Restaurant, across the Harbor in Hong Kong’s Central district.
The ad is just as colonial as the Bistro’s:
It has the same intimate, friendly atmosphere and the waitresses are all European. The food is excellent and in the medium price range which suits the resident Europeans who regard it as their ‘local’.
If I didn’t know any better, I’d say the guy holding a cigarette and wearing the chef’s hat in the top photo is the same as the one staring into the camera in the bottom photo.
He looks strikingly similar to the man smoking a cigarette in the Bistro ad–Godown owner Bill Nash.