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Royal China

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13 Queensway, London W2 4QJ, England
02072212535
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Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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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
Always good

Always have to wait to get in sometimes we have waited for an hours. Very good dim sums and whole crab with ginger sring onion is on par with what I had in Hong Kong. Service sharp and attentive

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Les W
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always have to wait to get in sometimes we have waited for an hours. Very good dim sums and whole crab with ginger sring onion is on par with what I had in Hong Kong. Service sharp and attentive

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Thank Les W
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service is brisk, not chatty but who wants to chat when there's delicious fresh dim sum to be had? They are really great with kids too, sometimes I see the staff holding a grumpy baby so the parents can eat (although admittedly this is when things are significantly quieter than the 12-2 rush!). The last time I was there... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The venue is large and rather cold, but fine. The food is amazing. The dim sum is out of this world and the crispy duck was really excellent. Everything was so so good. We were the only non Chinese clients there, that is always a good sign! I would highly recommend here for an excellent Chinese meal.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Almost the closest thing to dining in Hong Kong. For the last 20 years, my family would consider this the best dim sum in London. Fresh and excellent quality every time. Service is fast and efficient, just as if you were in Hong Kong. Sometimes though, one feels a little rushed to finish one's meal especially during busy times, Sunday... More 

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Thank Carmi P
Lille, France
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

need to go early on week end to avoid the massive wait..They make fantastic dim sums..service is fast not always friendly but efficient

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Thank Sfrunaux
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I want to start this review by saying I really didn't want to do this as it was before Saturday my favourite restaurant to go to out of anywhere in the world and I go about 4 times a month. On Saturday the 16th of January 2016 at around 14:00 I met with my mum for the first time since... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was actually very good, if a bit pricey for Chinese food. Entrees don't come with rice, so that has to be ordered separately - which I thought was strange. Beautiful decor - almost too "fancy" for the type of restaurant. Service was very hurried. We had barely received our food when the waiter brought our check. He also appeared... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

You can't book this restaurant for dim sum, but the restaurant is big enough to accommodate everyone. And of course on Sundays, they open at 11am. The queues start at about 10:45 am on Sundays before the restaurant opens but it's always worth the wait. The staff are robotic but there are many of them so you won't be waiting... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Over cooked sea bass with a sauce which was supposed to be HK style - it was basic soy with a bit of ginger, too salty for sure.. Concur with other reviewers who noted that the dishes were indeed very oily or tasteless or salty. Undercooked veggies especially the bell peppers. Only discern able food was crispy duck. Very disappointing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This is my first time visit here as a friend recommended it. I was slightly disappointed in the beginning because I was really looking forwards to their dim sum, but after we sat down and ordered drink, we found there's no dim sum menu. We asked the waitress and she said they don't serve dim sum for dinner. Anyway, we... More 

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Restaurant Details

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 22 - 29
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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