NEW PUN­JAB CLUB

T.Dining by Hong Kong Tatler - - Best Service - Pau keema,

Hos­pi­tal­ity is an art—it’s one that can’t be taken too lightly, nor can it be learned too stu­diously. Some­times, we’re not quite sure what’s worse: abysmal, sloppy ser­vice or that of the per­func­tory sort, where you’re not sure if the staff are able to go be­yond their care­fully re­hearsed lines. Nei­ther of these are an is­sue at this lat­est show­ing by Black Sheep Restau­rants, where the glo­ri­ously campy ser­vice (so rem­i­nis­cent of that of Car­bone, a pre­vi­ous Best Ser­vice award re­cip­i­ent) will set you in a good mood for days. The blend of heady con­fi­dence mixed with the right dash of hu­mil­ity means staff seem gen­uinely proud of what’s com­ing out from the kitchen—but not so proud that they’re un­able to ac­cept feed­back when things don’t go as planned. The lit­tle things, such as of­fer­ing some­thing to nib­ble on while you wait for a tardy din­ing com­pan­ion, or know­ing that you might want a bit more with your are sim­ple but

ef­fec­tive—and be­com­ing all too rare in our hec­tic din­ing ecosys­tem.

New Pun­jab Club, 34 Wyn­d­ham Street, Cen­tral, Hong Kong

RUN­NER-UP

Pol­ished team­work con­tin­ues to be on dis­play at Am­ber, which still man­ages to im­press our panel of re­view­ers af­ter all these years.

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