Celebrating 30 Years of Culinary Excellence
For a quick and easy reference to the overall dining experience at the restaurants listed in this guide, each restaurant has been rated in four key areas – setting, food, wine and service. The system is used year round by all Hong Kong Tatler reviewers whether they are appraising a restaurant for this guide, or for the latest review published on HongKongTatler.com.
To ensure that our experience of each restaurant was as close to that of a regular diner, each venue was reviewed anonymously during the compilation of this guide. The final ratings are a result of the reviewers’ reports, plus the general recommendations of our expert editorial panel.
The ratings are displayed at the bottom of each review through the use of easy-to-read symbols. Setting, food, wine and service are each rated on a scale of one to ten, and take into account a myriad of factors related to the dining experience.
It is with our reviewers and expert editorial panel that we arrive at the awards – best new chef, best dim sum, best pastry chef, best front of house, best wine list, best sommelier, best cocktails, best interior design, and best brunch. After reviewing all eligible entries, a shortlist is compiled and a vote carried out to determine the ultimate award recipients.
For the second consecutive year, we called upon our readers to make their mark on by casting their own votes for the city’s best new restaurant (in operation for 12 months or less). Our period of qualification is from September 2013 to September 2014 and the voting took place online on HongKongTatler.com between October 14 and 21, 2014.