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Royal China

#4,699 of 17,329 Restaurants in London
#5,053 of 18,251 Places to Eat in London
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13 Queensway, London W2 4QJ, England
02072212535
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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The establishment has been offering authentic Chinese food for decades. They know steamed fish (ours was a sea bass) and cook it perfectly. And their lobster noodles is still very good, although the noodles this time was not al dente enough. Scallops in the shell was truly yummy. And the service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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New York City, New York
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The establishment has been offering authentic Chinese food for decades. They know steamed fish (ours was a sea bass) and cook it perfectly. And their lobster noodles is still very good, although the noodles this time was not al dente enough. Scallops in the shell was truly yummy. And the service seems to be much better than we remember.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Every mouthful was sumptuous ...try Szechuan prawns, crispy beef and toffee apple dumplings with a portion of Lychees... No-nonsense service and cleanliness too. Will definitely go back

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I went with a colleague to have a chat over a leisurely lunch, we arrived about 1 and were seated immediately - what struck us both was the large number of Chinese families eating there - always a good sign. Menus were already on the table and we were asked what we wanted to drink straight away, the drinks were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Dishes are excellent compared with other restaurants, but not so good as in China. The biggest problem is the service! Waitresses are important!

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

After walking around a bit, we decided on Royal China. We got in jut after there dinner rush and it showed. Wait staff was tired and wanted to be elsewhere. Food was ok, but it is another place that has several people working the table. One brings you a menu, another takes your order, another brings drinks, etc. We had... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We stopped in for dinner after a full day in London. The food is outstanding quality, nice atmosphere,and very friendly professional service. Highly recommend this is you like quality Chinese food. We arrived at 630 with no reservation, and got in right away BUT noticed it was full within 10 minutes of our arrival. Recommend a reservation.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The dim sum is second to none. The wait staff is probably the rudest I have encountered anywhere. When you ask for something, like a napkin for instance, you receive absolutely no acknowledgement. A napkin appears and the waiter leaves without a smile. My son asked if they hated us.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This is part of a little chain of Chinese dim sum restaurant in London. Location - Queensway is a lively but dirty and noisy street, in an easy of cheap little hotel and cheap shops for tourists. Food - Dim sum is the specialty. They are fine but not very refined. Design - Commercial and for tourists. Low level. Price... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is a great institution in London for dim-sum and one of the best I've been to outside China. The service is very quick and efficient, so great for large lunches. Wide range of choice and large kitchen guarantees success for everyone. The only downside is that mobile phone reception is not good in the restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I popped in here for lunch as it had been recommended by friends. The dim sum was good, thought not the best I've had in the UK. The prices were low for the dim sum options, though the regular menu was more what you'd expect price wise in London. The staff were friendly and helpful. I'd happily go again.

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Address: 13 Queensway, London W2 4QJ, England
Phone Number: 02072212535
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Notting Hill
Average Prices: USD $23 to $31
Cuisine: Chinese

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 Queensway, London W2 4QJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Notting Hill
  • Neighborhood: Notting Hill
  • Phone Number: 02072212535

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $23 to $31
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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