Being in the restaurant is an experience in itself, particularly for westerners. There were only two during our 2 hour visit. Noisy and seemingly chaotic but in reality very efficiently run, most of the waiters having been there for many years. We had the benefit of a Hong Kong resident in our party but it would have been possible to get by with a lot of finger pointing and nods.
Watch for the waiters not being totally accurate when filling tea pots etc and your table can get quite messy but this just adds to the experience. Maybe the dim sum baskets may not be totally clean and it is a good idea to wash your cups and chopsticks in some of the boiling water from your first full teapot.
The food is very good if you like dim sum and the service is fairly prompt in refilling the teapots and removing empty baskets. The trolleys bearing the dim sum are regular though sometimes it is good to let them pass by so you can take a breather!
As to value for money, four of us ate well for HKD300 or the cost of just a bottle of wine in westernised establishments.
All told this was a fun experience and we vowed to return
One tip; get there for 11.30 am to ensure getting a table . Also when exiting the lift go for a table on the left hand side near to where you can see the tea and the kettles. This allows you to conveniently point to the tea you want and look as if you might know what you are talking about; well for a minute or two at least.
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