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Royal China

#5,076 of 17,752 Restaurants in London
#5,453 of 18,677 Places to Eat in London
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Notting Hill
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13 Queensway, London W2 4QJ, England
02072212535
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Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 47
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Disappointing for one of London's Great Chinese Restaurants

For one of the most famous Chinese Restaurants, this was sadly very disappointing. Decor was tired, and not clean in places. Food was not fresh or innovative - as demonstrated in their photo menu. The duck and shredded beef were dry and limited taste - probably reheated. Service was rushed in order... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This was an evening meal on a Sunday. We had booked and from about 6pm the place filled up slowly. Service was excellent and attentive - ok, a large party helps with the bigger spend but a dinner service is very different here to the dim sum lunch where the customer turnover is obviously too important for the restaurant. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We regularly meet friends for sunday lunch at this restaurant and despite arriving at 11 am to make sure we get a table, there is always a long queue of people waiting to get in. As this is an exceptionally busy chinese restaurant, the trick is to arrive as early as you can, get a numbered ticket from the reception... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

For one of the most famous Chinese Restaurants, this was sadly very disappointing. Decor was tired, and not clean in places. Food was not fresh or innovative - as demonstrated in their photo menu. The duck and shredded beef were dry and limited taste - probably reheated. Service was rushed in order to turn tables and get new customers in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My family and I have been going to this restaurant for years and the food is always fantastic! The staff always remember us and the manager is extremely welcoming and friendly. I would definitely recommend it! The crispy seafood noodles, Peking duck and most of the varieties of dim sum are absolutely delicious. Overall it is an outstanding restaurant and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Super food! We used to live in Hong Kong and so know a little about Chinese food and we are very lucky to have these restaurants in London.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Food was excellent and very impressed with the kitchen staff. However, the service was quite simply atrocious. From the very beginning the maître d' looked miserable and escorted us to the table without a smile before dumping the menus on the table and walking away. For the rest of the meal we had a waiter and waitress serving us and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Lovely dim sum - prawn cheung fun, prawn and chive dumplings, har gow, Shanghai dumplings, pork buns and gyoza. Service was as to be expected for a Chinese restaurant, have had similar type service in Chinatown, London. Prices are a little higher than Chinatown (I'd estimate £3 per plate in Chinatown vs. nearly £4 per plate of dim sum at... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Didn't even get to eat here as we arrived at 1155am with two small children and it was raining outside the door was open so we went in but were advised to get out first by a waiter who said we couldn't wait inside even though they have a seating area in the door - the manager was even ruder... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Good food, good service. A limited menu selection but worth going if you like dim sum. Lots of flavour. Attentive staff. A couple of cheeky additions to the bill that we didn't order so check your bill when it comes. Otherwise very good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A tipycal big chinese restaurant, crowded both of customer and waiters. Good and fast service and also good meal, very well cooked and presented, specially dim sum dishes that I strongly recommend to taste. Lacked duck is a must and also the humble, but excellent, vegetables soup. I want to come back to have more tasting experiences.

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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 23 - 31
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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