Justin Kauflin at Q's Bar & Lounge by Quincy Jones - Palazzo Versace, Dubai
My guest and I arrive at 9pm, at a time when the venue is about half full. I am told though it has been sold out, as is the case on all nights, days in advance. As an Abu Dhabi resident where we are over fed on 2 for 1 offers to fill restaurant seats and hotel beds, it is clear that Q's has struck a chord with people ravenous for the sophisticated type of entertainment with which it has become synonymous.
The service at Q's is, and this is an added reason to visit, very relaxed. Once again, I am waited on by a waitress who steps outside of the training manual and is able to make meaningful conversation while at the same time being aware of how busy the bar is. She makes recommendations, is witty and intelligent - a real pleasure. Management has come up with a very strong team of female staff at Q's and also recognised that all-day dining and a niche outlet like this require a different kind of waitress.