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Royal China

13 Queensway, London W2 4QJ, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
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Ranked #3,078 of 17,014 restaurants in London
Price range: $26 - $34
Cuisines: Chinese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate 
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72% Recommend
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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a ravishing restaurant - all black and gold and mirrors Entrance at the weekend requires long queuing - well worth it, go in get a number and wait to e called The service is often indifferent but the food is consistently good. The menu changes every so often with a special menu changing more regularly There is also... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We had heard about the popularity of this original Queensway branch of Royal China restaurant with its long dining room lined in mirrors and black lacquered walls, with depictions of curling waves and geese soaring above. Last month we booked a table and experienced the lively atmosphere, and its authentically prepared dishes. Their menu is quite large and has a... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great lunch, excellent food but the service was a bit challenging. However the food and quality was making it worth while coming back.

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160 reviews 160 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I find it hard to believe that this place has the balls to masquerade as a restaurant. Over rated, over priced, staff who couldn't wait to get rid of us at 10pm! and a general attitude of take it or leave it. Service was so slow We thought they had phoned a Chinese takeaway to deliver the food. Avoid like... More

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Cotswolds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

This place used to be a good Chinese Restaurant. It was closed for ages. I'm not sure why. I agree with lots of the comments in this section. It made me not want to go to a Chinese Restaurant ever again in my life. The food was diabolical. 2 of our party of 4 were quite ill afterwards. The staff... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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139 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Yesterday i was in London for the evening, planned to meet a friend who's in London for a Concert. I have been to Royal China in different part of London but never been here. What is the difference with RCC and other RC's? Fusion food. I arrived early,rather crowded, noisy and tables too close to each other but the meal... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We made a reservation (by telephone) for this restaurant and arrived in time to be seated. Upon giving our details, we were told that there was no record of our reservation, despite having called only two hours ago. What made matters worse was the unnecessarily rude and disrespectful attitude of the hostess. She walked away from us mid conversation, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We arrived at the restaurant just 15 minutes before the kitchen closed, at 11 p. m. Even though we arrived so late, we were still treated like royalties. The staff was extremely helpful while we were ordering and came with suggestions in a very helpful and efficient manner. Now, I'm not suggesting you arrive this late, but I think it... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Food was really delicious. A little bit expensive but dum sim are relatively cheap! Having afternoon tea with friends near the river was quite enjoyable!

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London, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

1. Service is dire - I ordered a drink and was ignored by staff. 2. Evening menu is extremely limited and not worth the price. This is bog standard Chinese food. 4. Zero atmosphere. Choose somewhere in Chinatown this place is a chain 5. 13% "discretionary" service charge added! ! They weren't too happy when I exercised my discretion and... More

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