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13 Queensway, London W2 4QJ, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
02072212535
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Ranked #3,795 of 17,997 Restaurants in London
Price range: $23 - $31
Cuisines: Chinese
Neighborhood:
Notting Hill
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Madrid, Spain
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78 reviews 78 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

I had been previously here some years ago and based in the good experience we went on a Sunday for lunch. As reservations are not accepted on weekends we had to wait for 10 minutes (can be longer for bigger groups). The food was very good, with many different dishes. Weekends lunch they have an special dim-sum menu. Service was... More 

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Paris, France
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652 restaurant reviews
388 helpful votes 388 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Simple but very good chinease restaurant, as testified by large number of locals. We had a nice, dim sum only lunch, with a large list to choose from. All is fresh, served quickly and efficiently and at rather good prices.

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London, United Kingdom
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82 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Had a late lunch (Friday) with friends. Despite what other reviews may say- this is not really a tourist trap unless they are all Chinese. The Dim Sum are very very good. Yes, it is a bustling, noisy restaurant, yes the staff can seem a bit surely, but just enjoy the food as it is top notch and don't be... More 

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Paris, France
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32 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Royal China came highly recommended but the night we came we got poor service and the quality of the food failed to make up for it. We were a large group and at first they were very welcoming. However two of the guests arrived somewhat late, delaying our order. Still, we did order drinks and appetizers while we were waiting.... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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55 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Royal China has long been our favorite place for a weekend Dim Sum meal. We've gone to both Baker Street and Queensway. I like Queensway better. No reservations on the weekend, but worth the wait. Last time we waited about 20 minutes. You always see a lot of Asians eating there, so you know it must be good. Royal China... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We had a dinner for 11 people at a sub total of £263.40 and the service charge was a supposedly discretionary 13% to be added to the bill, BUT it was more than 13% ! The sub total was £263.40 and the Service they added was £41.26 which made it 15% ! Totally dishonest ! I called to complained they... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This restaurant is one of the most successful ones in London especially the Queensway branch. It has an amazing turn over of tables and hosts large number of diners and big groups. There are two menus. The chinese one has many delicacies for the adventurous.

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I had a quick lunch last week. The ambiance is rather dull and full of hordes of tourists. Dim sum Exellent, the same for the crispy duck. Service not at its best. I suggest a whole refurbishment of the restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Our first meal here was more than 30 years ago. This is one of the better Chinese restaurants in Queensway /Bayswater area. There's always a long queue on weekends especially for dim sum lunch. Stick to the standard Cantonese dim sum which is consistently very good. If unsure, order a few items and watch what other (preferably Chinese ) customers... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

The atmosphere at Royal China is pleasant enough and the service was fine. The food was a mixed bag. The dumplings were succulent and spicy. The Prawn toasts were fine, nothing special, and tasted like a normal Chinese restaurant. They certainly weren't worth £7.50 for four. The baked duck for mains was juicy and flavourful, despite the skin being too... More 

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Additional Information about Royal China

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

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